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August 14, 2020

On This Day in 2003
The Northeast of the United States and Canada experienced a massive blackout, which affected 50 million people. Initially concerned that it could be a terrorist attack, it soon became clear that it was the failure of Ohio-based First Energy Corporation to maintain its portion of the electrical grid. In a statement following the costly blackout, the Utility Workers Union of America called on Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission to investigate the industry’s maintenance practices and urged the state legislature to revise its deregulation laws that led to lax standards and mass layoffs of line workers.

- Voices of Labor

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Benefits, discounts exclusively for Teamster families

The Teamsters Privilege is a benefits program that offers benefits and services beyond the benefits negotiated with your employer under your Teamster contract.

These benefits are available to you as long as you are a union member:

Life & Accident Insurance: Round-the-clock accident insurance (at no cost); affordable term life insurance protection and supplemental life insurance coverage; hospital income program.

Retire Health Insurance & Discounts: A full menu of money-saving programs and discounts to help you and your family cut the rising cost of health care.

Mortgage & Real Estate: Buying, selling or refinancing a home? This benefit makes it easier! (Adobe Reader is required for this link.)

Banking: Quality banking products and services to suit all your financial needs.

Credit Cards & Loans: Currently carried by more than 280,000 Teamsters members and retirees, the Teamsters-endorsed credit card helps you save money with competitiive rates, no annual fee and low-rate balance transfers.

Auto, Homeowners & Renters Insurance: The Teamsters Vehicle Insurance Program and Teamsters Homeowners & Renters Insurance Program from GMAC Insurance is looking out for your family's security with great benefits and exclusive rates.




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