Newsletter Archive

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May 2022 (Current issue)

Highlights: Local 350 Members Ratify Strong Contract at Recology; IAFF’s Annual National Boot Day Raises Funds for Muscular Dystrophy.


April 2022

Highlights: Teamsters Honor Women’s History Month; School Lunch Supply Chain Unions Call for Robust Buy America Regulations.


March 2022

Highlights: New Proposals Will Create More Clean, Union Jobs; Union Members at USPS Applaud House Passage of Postal Service Reform Act; Teamsters Local 952 Reaches Tentative Agreement with Orange County.


February 2022

Highlights: Republic Services Teamsters Vote to Approve Contract, End Strike; Minimum Wage Gains Shows the Power of Workers.


January 2022

Highlights: Teamster Gives Back; Teamsters Applaud Confirmation of Deirdre Hamilton to Serve on National Mediation Board; Unions, Sierra Club & Other Organizations Stand Together Against Amazon’s Destructive Practices.



December 2021

Highlights: Nestle Ice Cream Factory Begins 41.3 Million Dollar Expansion; Teamsters Win at the Ballot Box, Will Bring Union Perspective to Offices; Culinary Union celebrates 86 years of fighting for working families in Nevada.


November 2021

Highlights: XPO Drivers Achieve Nearly $30 Million After Company Misclassified its Workers; Waste Management Orange County Workers Ratify Groundbreaking Union Contract.


October 2021

Highlights: Teamster Women Inspired by Annual Conference; IAFF Responds to Hurricane Ida.


September 2021

Highlights: Richard L. Trumka 1949-2021; Economy Gains 943,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Down to 5.4%.


August 2021

Highlights: Workers at XPO Logistics in Miami Make History, Ratify First Contract; Teamsters Applaud House Passage of the INVEST In America Act; Workers at XPO in N.J. Ratify Contract; 2nd Contract Approved in a Week Nationwide.


July 2021

Highlights: Teamster Public Service Workers Get America Vaccinated; GCC Helps Push for Renewed Effort to Employ Freelance Writers.


June 2021

Highlights: BLET Marks 158th Anniversary; Teamsters Applaud First Labor Complaint Filing Under USMCA Rapid Response Mechanism.


May 2021

Highlights: New Cross-Border Trucking Rule Will Protect Teamster Drivers; Canadian Unions Pleased with Direction of Federal Budget.


April 2021

Highlights: Labor Movement Mobilizes as Texas Recovers; Teamsters Remember Roy Gillespie.


March 2021

Highlights: A Shot in the Arm; Teamsters Mourn Loss of Slain Paratransit Driver.


February 2021

Highlights: IBEW Helps Produce/Distribute Vaccines; NATCA Members Guide First Flights Carrying COVID-19 Vaccine; The Million-Mile Teamster Woman.


January 2021

Highlights: Teamsters, Coalition of Allies Support AV Tenets to Guarantee Safety; Teamsters Quebec Generous Despite the Pandemic.



December 2020

Highlights: Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $10,000 to Quest Food Exchange; Passing of Tom Keegel; University of California Workers Win Union Representation.


November 2020

Highlights: Laid-Off Disney Teamsters Work as Volunteers at Food Bank; A Summer Streak for Sanitation Workers; Wages Unfrozen in Illinois.


October 2020

Highlights: Working from home during the pandemic: much to think about; Local 665 Assists with Vehicles Bound for Haiti.


September 2020

Highlights: Unions Pitch in to Help Cedar Rapids Families; Economy Gains 1.8 Million Jobs in June, Unemployment Declines to 10.2%; NATCA Members Thank Hospital Staff Who Saved One of Their Own from COVID-19.


August 2020

Highlights: Safety and Security: Worker Wins; U.S. House Passes Major Rail Safety Bill; Public Sector Jobs at Risk Due to Senate Inaction.

Union Times July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020

Highlights: Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $30,000 to BC Charities; What would our lives be like if there were no truck drivers?


June 2020

Highlights: Nevada’s Labor Movement Comes Together to Support Each Other; Labor Is Pioneering a New Kind of Relief Effort in the Twin Cities; Hoffa: Canadian Trucking (Almost) Back to Normal.


May 2020

Highlights: Kroger Family of Companies Announce Hero Bonus for All Hourly Frontline Associates; Minn. Teamsters Help Expand Workers Comp for COVID-19; Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers.


April 2020

Highlights: US Teamsters Issue Statement on Coronavirus Pandemic; UPS Freight Workers Win Back Pay Award Estimated to be More Than $2 Million; COVID-19 and Canadian Workers’ Employment Rights.


March 2020

Highlights: Media Unionization Wave Continues; Chicago Teamster Bob Allen Invents Truck Brake Releaser System.


February 2020

Highlights: Teamsters Mourn Loss of Two UPS Drivers; New Jersey Legislators Pass and Governor Signs Worker Protection Bills; Minimum Wage Hikes Just Start of Justice for Workers.


January 2020

Highlights: Union Reaches Tentative Agreement with CN, Ending Strike; Union Honored for Helping Veterans and Military Families; NY Union Member Returns To Work After Accident.



December 2019

Highlights: Union Members Elected to Office Across the Great Lakes Region; New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay; Union Members Deliver on Election Day.


November 2019

Highlights: Teamsters Look to the Future of Work in N.J., Calif; In Quebec, Camo-route wants at least 10% of all truck drivers to be women; Teamster Truck Drivers Shine at National Driving Championships.


October 2019

Highlights: Nearly 50,000 UAW Members at GM Go on Strike; Teamsters Remember a Hero; Teamsters Women’s Conference Kicks Off in Montreal.


September 2019

Highlights: CWA’s Morton Bahr Was a Labor Icon; In N.J., Wage Theft Legislation Signed into Law; Barbara Shailor Passes Away.


August 2019

Highlights: Union Member Brings Unemployment Benefit Increase Bill to Governor’s Desk; Hoffa: Teamsters Laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans; At Netroots, Panelists Say Workers Want Focus on Economic Issues.


July 2019

Highlights: Teamsters Raise Over $1 Million in 2018 in Support of United Way Community Work; Governor Murphy Signs ‘Panic Button’ Bill to Protect Hotel Workers from Assaults, Harassment; D-Day 75 Years Later.


June 2019

Highlights: Teamsters Local 662 Member Reaches 3-Million-Mile Safety Record; Paducah Unions Observe Workers Memorial Day by Helping Feed the Hungry; Teamsters Help Train Navajo Area Rail Workers on Protective Skills.


May 2019

Highlights: Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup; The Center of Victory; Meet the First Woman President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.


April 2019

Highlights: ‘Miracles Do Happen:’ Long-Lost Mother and Daughter Find One Another at Local 777; Teamsters Lend a Hand to Help Wounded Vets in Ariz.


March 2019

Highlights: Remembering Retired Rep. John Dingell (1926-2019); Legislation Introduced to Protect Transit Workers; U.S. Unions Bring Solidarity to Striking Mexican Workers


February 2019

Highlights: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Forced Arbitration; 42-Day Lockout at Satin Flooring Ends; Teamsters Make Girl Scout Cookies Possible


January 2019

Highlights: Teamsters Disaster Relief Helps Victims of California Fire; BLET Members Proud To Work Bush Funeral Train; Infrastructure Matters. It’s Time to Get Serious About Funding It



December 2018

Highlights: New Bill Seeks to Protect Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace; Teamsters Ratify Agreement with American Red Cross; US, Canadian and Mexican Cement Unions Strengthen Cooperation in Multinational Cement Corporations


November 2018

Highlights: New Union Nurse Contracts Improve Safety For Workers And Patients; UNITE HERE Members On Strike Against Marriott; AFL-CIO Has a Union Problem


October 2018

Highlights: St. Louis Union Members Show Pride After Prop A Defeat; The Union Difference Is Even More Pronounced for Families of Color; Work Without Pay Is Not OK


September 2018

Highlights: Teamsters Win Industry-Leading Agreement for UPS Aircraft Mechanics; Missouri’s Working People Strongly Reject Right to Work; Teamsters Suspend Strike Activities at Coca-Cola United


August 2018

Highlights: Unions Join Together for Pension Reform; Ontario Teamsters Raise CA$120,000 For Variety Village, A Children’s Charity; Iowa Teamster Group Leads Tour of Civil Rights Sites, Colleges


July 2018

Highlights: Unions Decry Supreme Court Ruling Rolling Back Public Sector Union Rights; Union Veterans & Labor Volunteers Team Up With Community to Restore Interior of American Legion; Teamsters Help Deliver Solar
Disaster Unit to Dominica


June 2018

Highlights: America’s Labor Movement Loses Champion Diann Woodard; Think Global, Act Local; The Future of Work in a Digital Age


May 2018

Highlights: Honoring the Life and Preserving the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.; Labor Provision included in New FAA Extension Bill; Southern Labor Leaders Unite Around a Strategy to Build Worker Power


April 2018

Highlights: Inslee Signs Law ‘Banning the Box’ in Washington State; YRC Driver Honored for 5 Million Accident-Free Miles; The Awesomeness of ‘Black Panther’: Union Made


March 2018

Highlights: Supreme Court Hands Victory to Pa. Voters; Parking Valets at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Win Strong Union Contract; We Don’t Play ‘Chicken’ with Safety


February 2018

Highlights: Let’s Rebuild the Middle Class by Rebuilding Our Infrastructure; Teamsters Union Wins $1 Million Settlement on Behalf of Drivers at YRC Freight


January 2018

Highlights: Teamsters Local 125 Member Donald “Duke” Snyder Celebrates Six Decades in the Union; Local 710 YRC Road Driver Roy Lincoln Reaches 5,000,000 Accident-Free Miles Driven; Fatal Workplace Accident At CN In Melville, Saskatchewan



December 2017

Highlights: Washington, Pa. Teamsters Save A Life; Baltimore UPS Driver Brings Hope to Patients; New Measure Would Address Pension Problems


November 2017

Highlights: Union Workers Treat Mind & Body After Las Vegas Shooting; Teamsters Remember Members Killed in Las Vegas Shooting; Local 727 Applauds Repeal of Job-Killing Beverage Tax


October 2017

Highlights: Missouri and Kansas Teamsters Lend Helping Hand to Hurricane Victims; RN Response Network to Deploy Additional Nurse Volunteers to Houston Post-Hurricane Harvey; California Teamsters Send Supplies to Houston for Victims of Harvey


September 2017

Highlights: Tesla Is In Talks to Get Testing Licenses for Its Self-Driving Electric Semi-Trucks; Drivers Applaud Federal Judge’s Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging For-Hire Law; Indiana Red Cross Workers Ratify Union Contract