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After five years of strikes and boycotts, table grape growers in California sign their first collective bargaining agreement with the United Farm Workers. The contract—which covered over 10,000 workers—ended labor contracting and established seniority and hiring rights; included an immediate wage increase; and provided for fresh water and toilets in the fields, and a medical plan..
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July 30, 2021
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Local 507 Retirees: Giving Back, Getting More
Updated On: Sep 21, 2011

They might be retired from work but that doesn’t mean they’re retired from life.

Retirees from Local 507 in Cleveland make it a point to be active, involved and engaged—especially when it comes to issues that affect their union brothers and sisters. When Ohio needed 230,000 signatures to repeal SB5, the anti-worker legislation on the November ballot, Teamster retirees helped collect the 1.3 million signatures that were delivered. And they’re at it again.

On September 15, more than 400 retirees attended a quarterly luncheon where they heard from state Sen. Tom Patton and learned what they could to do stop voter suppression. “The message I took away from Sen. Patton is it doesn’t matter if you’re Republican or Democrat. It’s about doing the right thing,” said Local 507 retiree Charles Smith. “Tom Patton comes from a working background and he fights for working families. That’s what’s important.”

Read the full story at TeamsterMagazine.com











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