• Today in Labor History
    Mar. 2, 1990
    More than 6,000 drivers strike Greyhound Lines, most lose jobs to strikebreakers after company declares “impasse” in negotiations. ~ DC Labor

    • Local and National News

      Union pleased by House approval of stimulus bill containing pension reforms
      Mar. 1, 2020 | The Teamsters are applauding the House’s passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill today that includes language granting relief to hundreds of endangered multiemployer pension plans that would protect the hard-earned retirements of more than 1 million American retirees and workers. Under the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 language inserted into the legislation, more than 50 Teamster pension plans – including its largest, the Central States Pension Fund – will be eligible for assistance at the outset of the bill’s enactment, with more of the union’s plans becoming eligible in 2022…. Continue reading

      Baltimore Sun set to return to local ownership
      Feb. 17, 2020 | Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community… As part of the acquisition, the nonprofit Sunlight for All Institute would acquire The Baltimore Sun, the Capital Gazette papers in Annapolis, the Carroll County Times and several other Baltimore-area weeklies and magazines, as well as the affiliated online properties. The Sun deal is contingent on the Alden-Tribune deal going forward [with] the approval of Tribune Publishing’s shareholders.… Baltimore Sun

      IBT Convention delegate, alternate delegate nomination meeting results
      Feb. 10, 2020 | A nomination meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 to nominate candidates for delegate and alternate delegate to the IBT International Convention. Click here to view the results of the meeting.

      Black History 2021
      Feb. 9, 2020 | As we look to Black History Month 2021, a number of factors merge to create unique topics for discussion. The election of the first black woman vice president, the Black Lives Matter movement and a rise in glaring racial hatred in speeches and actions just to name a few. Black leaders across the country have stepped forward to meet the challenges in spite of or because of all the turmoil. Young people have brought new voices and fresh ideas to the table… Teamsters 


      Advisories, industry-specific fact sheets, and resources for members
      Our Union is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Union is focused on providing Local Unions and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. Click on COVID-19 Outbreak Resources for Members for local and regional resources. On the left column, click on COVID-19 News for Industry-related Fact Sheets and other critical information from the IBT.


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        • Why Virginia is Organized Labor’s next big battleground
        • Civil Rights & the Labor Movement: An historical overview
        • How many Americans are out of work? More than 10 million
        • Amazon offers $2,000 “resignation bonuses” to bust AL union drive
        • Corporations, lawmakers collude in new multi-state 'right-to-work’ offensive


      Feb. 26, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month may be drawing to a close for 2021, but the exploration and learning does not have to stop (and should not) on February 28. There are so many books, videos, programs, exhibits and oral histories out there you need much more than a month to experience it all. Take advantage of all these resources. Black History Month is more than a “month” of awareness. It’s part of who we were, who we strive to be … Teamsters

      Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed. Families with children and parents learning and working remotely are left struggling to find a healthy balance between their personal and public lives. Although the problems of Covid-19 are global, the pandemic is impacting people differently. Research from The Center for American Progress reveals… Labor Press


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