• General Membership Meetings
    Our union meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the union hall, 6000 Erdman Ave. Baltimore, MD 21205. Start time is 5 p.m. Please be present and on time. (And bring a coworker.)

    Today in Labor History
    Jan. 24, 1952
    The federal minimum wage increased to 75¢ an hour.
    ~ Voices of Labor

      Teamster News Headlines  
     
    BLET National Negotiations Update
    BMWED, SMART-MD Coalition Bargaining Update
    Episode 183: Educating Teamster Kids
    Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Sanitation Workers at MLK Day Marches in Atlanta and Los Angeles
    Tentative Agreement Reached Between Teamsters Local 251 And STA/Ocean State Transit
    Teamsters Applaud Passage of N.J. Legislation Combatting Worker Misclassification
    National Pipeline Agreement Negotiations
    Pipeline Steward School and Business Agent and Officer's Conference - March 22-25
    Teamsters Local 320 Ratifies Tentative Agreement with St. Louis County
    Teamsters, FLOC & Oxfam Protest Amazon's Whole Foods Supply Chain Abuses
     
         
  • NOVEMBER 2019
    Updated On: Dec 09, 2019

    We want your video questions for presidential candidates
    Nov. 6, 2019  | Deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 22! The Teamsters Union is hosting a Presidential Candidate Forum on Dec. 7, 2019, featuring several of the leading Democratic contenders. We want the candidates to hear directly from Teamsters members – that’s why you’re being asked to submit a video with your question for the candidates. Details here.

    Hoffa: 2020 presidential candidates must share vision for Labor
    Nov. 7, 2019  |The 2020 presidential election, now less than a year away, is arriving at a key moment in U.S. history. Workers, long the backbone of this nation, are falling behind because they’ve been ignored at the expense of corporations. Next November’s vote is an opportunity to change that and pave a path to prosperity. But how should it be addressed? The Teamsters decided it wanted to hear from its membership on what the union should prioritize. Three months and some 22,000 surveys later (including from more than 700 Michigan Teamsters), they have made it clear: Preserve our hard-earned pension benefits; continue to protect our legally-guaranteed rights to bargain in good faith; and enact fair trade deals that take workers’ issues under consideration… Detroit News

    Teamsters honor veterans
    Nov. 11, 2019  | Dear Active-Duty and Veteran Teamsters: Veterans Day is a time to remember the contributions of all those who are or have served in the nation’s armed forces protecting our freedom. The Teamsters recognize the sacrifice those in the military incur and are honored that so many have chosen to become a part of our union family. Since World War I, Teamster members have been involved in all our nation’s wars… Continued at Teamsters

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lays off 30 Local 211 Teamsters
    Nov. 15, 2019  | Block Communications, Inc.’s unconscionable economic assault on unions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette continues with the illegal laying off Sunday of about 30 Teamsters and three pressmen who are also Teamsters. Those let go have decades of service to the paper yet have only been offered a paltry maximum of six weeks severance pay. In keeping with its cruel tactics, the Toledo-based, Block family-owned media company made sure that most of the Teamsters who remain were put on part-time status, meaning they will lose their health care benefits… Teamsters

    Alden Global Capital now Tribune Publishing’s largest shareholder 
    Nov. 20, 2019  | The company that owns the Chicago Tribune said Tuesday that former chairman Michael Ferro Jr. has sold his shares to Alden Global Capital, known for slashing payrolls at other newspapers it controls. Tribune Publishing Co. said Alden purchased 9.07 million shares from Ferro and his company, Merrick Ventures, for $13 per share. The nearly $118 million purchase represents a 25.2% stake in the company and will make Alden the largest shareholder of Tribune Publishing. Its shares ended Tuesday’s trading at $9.73… Chicago Sun-Times

     

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