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Teamsters 30th Convention opens Tuesday, June 22
June 21, 2021 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention opens tomorrow, and this year’s event will be like no other Convention in the union’s 118-year-old history. This 30th Convention will be online. Planning has taken place over the past year and a determination about the format had to be made by January 1 of this year, when no in-person, large-scale events were taking place. Guests speakers will include President Biden and former President Bill Clinton; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and, international and U.S. labor leaders. Delegates will view the Convention on a special platform, and an app has been created to follow the events. For officer campaign election campaign info, convention committee reports, five-year reports, and proposed resolutions, or view convention videos and visit the convention store, register on the convention website here. You can also watch the convention here (no password is required).
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. * Photo Gallery: 2012 Spring Golf
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.
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