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The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star (Frankenstein’s Monster) and union activist Boris Karloff. pay increases. ~Labor Tribune

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News Items - June 2024
Updated On: Jul 09, 2024
General membership meetings are suspended until September 2024 
Members in attendance at the May meetings in Baltimore and Salisbury voted to suspend the meetings in June, July, and August. Dates for the September meetings will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.

Amazon Labor Union formally affiliates with Teamsters
June 4, 2023  |  The Amazon Labor Union has formally affiliated with the 1.3 million-member strong Teamsters Union. The affiliation was announced by Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien during the union’s General Executive Board meeting today in Washington, DC. The Teamsters' board unanimously approved the affiliation. This story is developing. Stay tuned for more details. Update: The affiliation agreement must be ratified by the ALU membership.

Maryland archeologists join Teamsters 992
June 13, 2023  |  Archeologists at Goodwin and Associates, a cultural resource management firm, have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 992 in Hagerstown. This is the second group of archeologists to join the Teamsters in two months. “Congratulations to the newest members of North America’s strongest union,” said Secretary-Treasurer Tom Krause. “These workers are experts in their field and deserve to be treated as such by their employer.” The 13 new Teamsters formed their union with Local 992 because they wanted a structured work-life balance and fair compensation that aligned with their expertise. Learn more here.

Take care: Heat can endanger workers
June 19, 2023  |  A heat advisory is in effect for our region. Heat indexes will hover around 100 degrees throughout this week in Baltimore. The highest heat index forecast is 102 degrees on Sunday. While some of us work inside where air-conditioners will keep us cool, many of you will have to face sweltering conditions, so drink plenty of water and take a look at some of these useful safety tips from the American Red Cross. Related: How to cool your body down fast

Some UPS drivers still waiting for AC in trucks as temps soar
June 26, 2023  |  Some UPS drivers are still waiting for air-conditioned trucks as some areas around the country face sweltering heat just days into the official summer season. Under the UPS Teamsters National Master Agreement, ratified in August 2023 following extensive negotiations between the Teamsters Union and UPS, all trucks purchased from Jan. 1, 2024 onward must be equipped with air conditioning. Teamsters spokesperson Kara Deniz told FOX Business Monday that UPS "has asserted to the Teamsters that all vehicles they've purchased this year have air conditioning." Deniz added, "We are midway into the summer and frankly, UPS is not moving fast enough." Read more here.

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