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Listen: New Congress delivers big victories for Teamsters
Jan. 19, 2022 | In the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast you’ll hear how President Biden and Congress delivered for the Teamsters, plus the union’s efforts to rein in Republic Services.
Local 355 mourns passing of Brother Joe Sassman, UPS
Jan. 14, 2022 | It is with great sadness today that we inform our members of the January 7, 2022 passing of Brother Joseph Sassman, Jr. He was 34 years old. Hired in January of 2006 at the Quad Avenue UPS facility in Baltimore as a part-time employee, Joe moved into a full-time driver position then won an inside full-time job two years later. He was elected shop steward in 2016. “When a coworker went to Joe with a possible contract violation, Joe jumped into action to get the grievance filed and then worked hard to resolve the issue,” said Mike Petro, a Local 355 UPS Business Agent. “Every UPS employee loved Joe. When you returned to the building at the end of a bad day you would find Joe there with a great smile and a fist bump –guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.” The Local 355 Executive Board extends sincere condolences to his wife, Monica, and family and friends on behalf of our members. Click here for obituary and service information.
Local 355 mourns passing of Brother Donald Fink, US Foods, retired
Jan. 14, 2022 | Brother Donald Fink, Jr. passed away on January 6, 2022, at the age of 61. He retired in 2015 after 20 years as a driver for US Foods in Severn, Md. We remember him as a dedicated Teamster member and coworker. On behalf of our members, the Local 355 Executive Board extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Click here for obituary and service information.
Elsewhere in the News
Labor News Wrap-Up: 01/21/2022
• Order free at-home Covid-19 tests here
• Republic Services Teamsters approve TA, end strike
• Union battle vs. corporate power isn’t a fair fight
• America’s new class war: Organized Labor is back
• CEMEX drivers protest lack of respect for organizing rights
• Thieves are looting freight trains filled with UPS, FedEx, Amazon pkgs
• Workers got fed up. Bosses got scared. This is how the Big Quit happened.
• TA reached, workers end 10-day strike against grocery chain
• Maryland tax deadline extended to July 15
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The Business Case for Union Busting is Eroding
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