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Hoffa: Washington lawmakers must do right by workers
May 5, 2021 | The Teamsters and other unions for years have been urging lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to prioritize the needs of working people, given that the wealthy in this country have never done better. Finally, elected officials… Continued
Bainum continues his quest for Tribune, The Sun as time runs out
May 3, 2021 | Bainum notified Tribune Publishing last Wednesday that he planned to have $300 million in financing that would go toward a revised offer valuing the company at roughly $680 million, according to three people with knowledge of the proposal. As part of the would-be arrangement, $200 million would come from his own fortune. The additional $100 million would come from new debt. The proposal is not quite firm. His offer is contingent on his finding a backer who will take on Tribune’s flagship paper, The Chicago Tribune… New York Times
Local 355 mourns the passing of Brother George Lucas
Apr. 30, 2021 | It is with deep sadness that we inform our members that Brother George Lucas recently lost a battle with COVID-19. A longtime Teamster, Brother Lucas worked for more than 10 years as a loader at US Foods until 2016 when the company closed its Severn, Maryland facility, and at the time of his death, he was a driver for ABF Freight System. Condolences and cards for his family may be sent to Victory Ministries of Christ, 240 S. Hilton Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21229.
Teamsters take a stand to keep American families united
Apr. 29, 2021 | The Teamsters are urging Congress to take up soon-to-be-introduced legislation being discussed in a House subcommittee hearing today that would help fix the nation’s broken immigration system by halting the separation of U.S. families that have both legal and undocumented members. The union is coming out in favor of the American Families United Act in part to support 20-year member Jason Rochester, a Georgia UPS worker. Rochester and his wife Cecilia have been separated since 2017… Continued
Elsewhere in the News Weekly News Wrap-Up: 5/8/2021
• Please buy this newspaper
• May Day: Made in the U.S.A.
• U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why.
• Amazon plans to raise the wages of 500,000 worker
• Opinion: Get rid of no-strike clauses and stop begging
• Labor Dept. withdraws Trump-era independent contractor rule
• Biden stakes claim to being America’s most pro-union president ever
• Amazon is dictating personal hygiene, nail length of contract drivers
• Teamsters honor all health care workers during National Nurses Week
• Amazon hearing starts with union aiming to overturn Alabama vote
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