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Amid gains, railroaders seeking quality-of-life improvements
Jan. 30, 2023 | Even though track maintenance workers in the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division union aren’t on call the way train crews are, they are increasingly being sent on the road for days at a time to tackle construction projects and repairs, prompting many to reconsider whether the job is worth the sacrifice, Teamster BMWED union spokesman Clark Ballew said. “To date, we haven’t seen genuine concern from management about these quality-of-life decisions that our members increasingly wrestle with.” Associated Press
Energizer plans to outsource Teamster jobs
Jan. 20, 2023 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is fighting plans by billion-dollar company Energizer to outsource more than 600 good-paying jobs after the company announced intentions to close its battery plants in Fennimore and Portage, Wisconsin. Last year, Energizer gave $93 million to shareholders through quarterly dividends and posted a gross profit of $1.1 billion. Learn more at Teamsters.
Tonight at 7 pm: Senator Sanders on the State of the Working Class
Jan. 17, 2023 | “Before we can effectively go forward in terms of economic policy, it’s necessary to know where we are at. On Tuesday, I will give a speech at the U.S. Capitol on the state of America’s working class and how we address the existing crises.” – Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont. Watch his national address live from the U.S. Capitol at www.facebook.com/senatorsanders.
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• Strong unions are a force for economic and racial justice
• Employer wants Supreme Court to set aside 60 years of settled law
• NLRB judge rules against Pittsburgh paper, orders it back to the table
• Why union members are first line of defense to protect Social Security
• Fast-food companies spending millions to block raises for their workers
• No to paid sick leave, Union Pacific spent more on stock buybacks than workers
• Gov. Moore proposes tax cuts, free health care for Maryland’s retired veterans
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America’s Trucking Industry Is At A Crossroads