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As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in our region, we continue to do what we can to protect the health of our members and staff while providing you service and support. Safety procedures instituted in March 2020 remain in full effect. Click here for important notices regarding COVID-19 policies regarding our office and credit union hours of operation. If you need to see your business agent or have questions or concerns, give us a call at 410-566-5700.
Local and National News
Talks with State of Maryland break down over 1% pay offer
Jan. 12, 2021 | Members in Bargaining Unit H may be interested in this news summary by labor news service, Press Associates, Inc., on the current status of union negotiations with the Hogan administration.
Local 355 plan approved for nomination, election of IBT Convention delegates, alternates
Jan. 11, 2021 | The IBT Election Supervisor has approved the Local 355 plan for conducting nominations and elections for seven delegates and seven alternates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention to be held in June 2021. Click here to read in English and Spanish.
Union denounces assault on democracy, mourn murder of U.S. Capitol police officer
Jan. 11, 2021 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters join our brothers and sisters across the labor movement in condemning the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and decrying the murder of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Officer Sicknick was a member of the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee. “This past week we witnessed an unprecedented assault on our democracy, as a mob of extremists stormed the sacred halls of the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to thwart the will of the people and prevent the certification of the Presidential election… Continue reading here.
2021 International Convention to be conducted virtually
Jan. 7, 2021 | In a memo issued yesterday, General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall announced, “It is with regret that we advise that the General Executive Board has determined that the pandemic will prevent the International Union from conducting the International Convention in-person… While we are hopeful that the new vaccines will be distributed and administered to much of the public before June, we cannot put delegates and convention planners at risk.” Read the entire memo here.
Teamsters Women’s Conference offering free webinars
Jan. 5, 2021 | The Teamsters Women’s Conference is continuing to provide timely, topic-specific webinars they hope are helpful to you during this unusual and stressful time. While the webinars do not take the place of the in-person conference, it’s an opportunity to hear from experts in their fields regarding issues that affect all Teamster women. Check them out here.
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• Marty Walsh: “As Secretary of Labor, I’ll work just as hard for you as you do for your families and livelihoods. You have my word.”
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