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Union leader A. Philip Randolph meets with President Franklin Roosevelt about the demonstration being organized for July 1 to protest discrimination in the military and defense industries. Randolph told the president that 100,000 people were planning to march on Washington, D.C., and Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802: “There shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin.”

June 19, 2021
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    SPRING GOLF 2021
    First Place: UPS/Baltimore - Tony Petraliga, Robby Arnold, Dave Schultz, Shawn McCoy

    UPS/Baltimore - Nick Lozzi, Joe Deisvaldi, Brian Rigg, Travis Charette

    UPS/Baltimore - Tim Duffy, Muamer Pleh, Mike (Dabs) Dabravalskas, and Brock (Shawn) Lewis

    UPS/Quad Ave.– Tony Quattrochi, Mike Ramey, Cody Geho, Mike Mancinelli

    UPS/Baltimore - Mike Ridgley, Joe Lowman, Michael Steeler, Charlie Huber

    UPS/Hunt Valley - Cody Joseph, Felix Guinto & Local 355 BAs Tim Marvel, Mike Petro

    Local 355 S-T Dave White, Joe Smith (UPSF retired), Local 355 BA John Moylan, Mitch Hoenig (Penske)

    UPS/Hunt Valley - Matt Parks, Matt Gunzelman, Jim Zangrilli, Michael Lynch

    DHL - Lou Palermo, David Krabitz, Scott Wagner, Kevin Hopp

    Local 355 retirees - Vince Genco, Bob Whipps, Joseph Rockstoh, Butch Hurd

    DHL - Pat O'Toole, Jo O'Boyle, Hamilton Brannan, Rob Mortenson

    UPS/Aberdeen - Mike Chaney, John Stoecker, Tim Long

    Kraft-Heinz - Brian Watson, Earl Coleman, Tony Batter, Doug Shelton

    Local 355 BA John Moylan, Local 355 President Denis Taylor, Joe Smith (UPSF retired), Mitch Hoenig (Penske Truck Leasing), Local 355 S-T Dave White

    Local and National News

    Juneteenth holiday enshrines importance of freedom for all
    June 18, 2021 | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Marcus King, the Director of Human Rights and Diversity Commission, issued this statement Thursday on the signing of legislation that would memorialize Juneteenth, the June 19 anniversary of the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally notified they had been freed as a result of the end of the Civil War two months earlier, as a paid federal holiday.

    Local 355 golfers glad to be back on the links
    June 16, 2021 Local 355 golf enthusiasts got together for the first time since September 2019 for the Local’s bi-annual golf outing held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course in Queenstown, Md. Check out the top finishers and additional photos here.

    Maryland governor ending COVID-19 state of emergency July 1
    June 16, 2021 Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. The governor made the announcement as health metrics continue to improve in the state. “Masks or face coverings will not be required in any settings anywhere, including schools, camps, and child care facilities," Hogan said. “If you have been vaccinated, you are safe, but those who have not gotten vaccinated will continue to be at risk." But restaurants, venues, and other businesses and workplaces may continue to require them. Update 6/17: Baltimore will follow the state and end both its state of emergency and mask mandates on July 1.

    US Foods workers in Harrington, DE vote to join Local 355
    June 11, 2021 Drivers working out of a US Foods drop yard in Harrington, Delaware voted on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in favor of joining Teamsters Local 355. Despite their employer’s surprisingly intense anti-union campaign, the workers stayed strong in their drive for better and more affordable health insurance, and the security and respect on the job that a Teamster contract will provide. There are 11 drivers in the bargaining unit.“We welcome this group of US Foods drivers and we will work hard winning them a first contract that addresses their concerns,” said Denis Taylor, President of Local 355.

    UPS workers to receive cost-of-living wage boost
    June 11, 2021 Today, June 11, the Package Division sent out the attached memorandum to all UPS local unions about a COLA increase. Click here to view memo.

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    Elsewhere in the News
    Juneteenth: Freedom, Liberation, and Reckoning
    June 19, 2021 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached the farthest end of the Confederacy and informed the enslaved Black population that they were now free citizens. For many Black Americans, Juneteenth represents the long journey for Black freedom and liberation. It is a celebration of Black joy and resilience and a reminder that the journey is not yet complete… Roosevelt Institute
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    Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated
    June 17, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | Since distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December, members of the Teamsters Public Services Division (PSD) have been working around the clock to get America vaccinated and bring some much-needed light to the national health crisis.  As cases of COVID-19 soared earlier this year, hundreds of PSD Teamsters put their lives on the line to distribute the vaccines essential to ending the pandemic. As cases of COVID-19 soared earlier this year, hundreds of PSD Teamsters put their lives on the line to distribute the vaccines essential to ending the pandemic… Teamsters
    There is No Labor Shortage, Only Labor Exploitation
    June 16, 2021 | COMMENTARY | […] American workers are at a critically important juncture at this moment. Corporate employers seem to be approaching a limit of how far they can push workers to accept poverty-level jobs. According to longtime labor organizer and senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies Bill Fletcher Jr., “This moment provides opportunities to raise wage demands, but it must be a moment where workers organize in order to sustain and pursue demands for improvements in their living and working conditions.”… Naked Capitalism
    Can State Governments Save Local Newspapers?
    June 16, 2021 | PUBLISHING | Newspapers across America are in peril, particularly small and midsized ones. The collapse of the traditional advertising model has caused upheaval across the industry. Since 2004, more than 2,000 newsrooms across the country have closed, most of them weeklies. The pandemic only exacerbated the problem. At least 70 newsrooms have shuttered since March 2020, according to the Poynter Institute. Most recently, Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund famous for exploiting struggling papers, gained shareholder approval to buy Tribune Publishing—an ominous sign for the papers under the company’s umbrella-like the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Yet amid closures and consolidation, some papers have found survival strategies… Washington Monthly
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