Local and National News
Fall Golf 2021 winners, photos
Oct. 15, 2021 | Fifty Local 355 golfers made the early-morning trek to Rising Sun, Md., located in the far northeastern part of the state, for this year's Fall Golf Outing. The bi-annual event was held Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. It was the Local's first event at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Course. Check out the top finishers here, and additional photos in the photo gallery, 2021 Fall Golf.
Teamsters stand in solidarity with striking John Deere UAW workers
Oct. 14, 2021 | The Teamsters Union is proud to support some 10,000 striking John Deere workers represented by the United Auto Workers who walked out today after the company failed to address worker concerns with wages, working conditions and retirement benefits. “These frontline workers, who have been on the job throughout the coronavirus pandemic, build the equipment used to harvest crops and feed America,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “As brothers and sisters in the labor movement, the Teamsters understand the struggle for fairness on the job and will honor the UAW’s picket lines.” … Teamsters
Your vote will help decide the future of our union
Oct. 14, 2021 | For more than a century, Teamsters have come together to fight for better pay, stronger protections, and fair benefits for all workers. The strength of our union is because of members like you, and this fall, we need Teamsters to once again come together -- this time to decide the future of our union. Ballots were mailed Monday, Oct. 4th. Watch for yours then make sure your voice is heard by marking and returning your ballot by November 15th. Questions? Information about your ballot and the voting process is here.
Negotiations Update: Contract ratified at Old Line Custom Meats
Oct. 13, 2021 | Local 355 members employed at Old Line Custom Meats Company voted September 30, 2021, to accept a new three-year contract. The agreement provides a five percent increase in the first year and increases in the remaining two years. The raises were retroactive to the original expiration date of September 6, 2021. The new term of the contract will be from September 7, 2021, through September 6, 2024. Old Line Custom Meats is among Maryland’s largest meat processing companies, providing services to individual customers and wholesale clients.
Teamster feeder driver to House Committee: ‘The threat to the industry I work for is Amazon’
Oct. 12, 2021 | In a hearing last week held by the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, UPS feeder driver and Teamsters Local 177 member, Dan Gross, urged Congress to pass antitrust laws addressing the excessive power that large, powerful corporations, like Amazon, have over their workers. “I’ve seen firsthand what large corporations try to get away with due to corporate greed when workers don’t have a collective voice to demand decent pay and working conditions,” said Gross to members of the Subcommittee… Watch Gross’ testimony (beginning at 37:16): “Reviving Competition, Part 4: 21st Century Antitrust Reforms and the American Worker.”
Elsewhere in the News
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 10/15/2021
• In Hollywood and America, the strike is back
• U.S. workers are in a militant mood
• Nurses and other health care workers are in revolt
• Is a new labor movement brewing?
• Once hailed as heroes, health care workers face rash of violence
• Mail delays, price hikes are coming at USPS. Here’s why.
• 784 misclassified XPO drivers achieve nearly $30M in settlements
• Hoffa: End misclassification of port drivers to fix supply chain issues
• How the pandemic lockdown & retail walkouts mobilized IATSE members
• SS benefits to rise 5.9% in 2022 - highest bump in 40 years
• The do’s and don’ts of supporting a strike
More Than 100K workers Threaten Strikes As Unions Flex Muscles
America Is in the Midst of a Dramatic Labor Resurgence
Wave of Unrest Could See Tens of Thousands on Strike Within Weeks
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