October 2020 (Current issue)
Highlights: Working from home during the pandemic: much to think about; Local 665 Assists with Vehicles Bound for Haiti.
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.
Highlights: Safety and Security: Worker Wins; U.S. House Passes Major Rail Safety Bill; Public Sector Jobs at Risk Due to Senate Inaction.
Highlights: Teamsters Canada Foundation Donates $30,000 to BC Charities; What would our lives be like if there were no truck drivers?
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.
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.
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.
Highlights: Media Unionization Wave Continues; Chicago Teamster Bob Allen Invents Truck Brake Releaser System.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Highlights: Nearly 50,000 UAW Members at GM Go on Strike; Teamsters Remember a Hero; Teamsters Women’s Conference Kicks Off in Montreal.
Highlights: CWA’s Morton Bahr Was a Labor Icon; In N.J., Wage Theft Legislation Signed into Law; Barbara Shailor Passes Away.
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.
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.
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.
Highlights: Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup; The Center of Victory; Meet the First Woman President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
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.
Highlights: Remembering Retired Rep. John Dingell (1926-2019); Legislation Introduced to Protect Transit Workers; U.S. Unions Bring Solidarity to Striking Mexican Workers
Highlights: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Forced Arbitration; 42-Day Lockout at Satin Flooring Ends; Teamsters Make Girl Scout Cookies Possible
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
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
Highlights: New Union Nurse Contracts Improve Safety For Workers And Patients; UNITE HERE Members On Strike Against Marriott; AFL-CIO Has a Union Problem
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
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
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
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
Highlights: America’s Labor Movement Loses Champion Diann Woodard; Think Global, Act Local; The Future of Work in a Digital Age
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
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
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
Highlights: Let’s Rebuild the Middle Class by Rebuilding Our Infrastructure; Teamsters Union Wins $1 Million Settlement on Behalf of Drivers at YRC Freight
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
Highlights: Washington, Pa. Teamsters Save A Life; Baltimore UPS Driver Brings Hope to Patients; New Measure Would Address Pension Problems
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
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
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