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    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
    Feb. 26, 2004
    The UFCW and employers reached an agreement to end the nearly five-month-long grocery strike and lockout of 59,000 workers in Southern California. The strike was fueled by management’s demand to strip workers of their healthcare benefits. The new two-tier contract required employees to pay for healthcare benefits for the first time, included no raises, and paid new hires less and put them in a different healthcare plan.
    ~ Voices of Labor

      Teamster News Headlines  
     
    Hoffa Opens Brewery, Soft Drink Conference
    Grocery Workers, Allies Alert Public to Amazon Prime Greed in So. Calif.
    Kansas Teamsters Applaud HB 2315
    Detroit News: Teamsters Chief James P. Hoffa Won't Seek Re-Election
    A Giant Milk Industry Merger Moves Closer With a $425 Million Deal
    Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods Reach $425 Million Deal
    Dairy Farmers of America Agrees to Buy Dean Foods, America’s Biggest Milk Producer, for $425 Million
    First Student NMA Update
    Black History Month Means More to Teamsters
    Striking N.Y. Workers' Wait Time for Unemployment Benefits Shortened
     
         
  • JANUARY 2020
    Updated On: Feb 27, 2020

    Hoffa: New year brings big responsibility for voters
    Jan. 3, 2020 | Today, America begins a very important year in its existence. Over the next 11 months, voters will decide who they want to lead this country and what they want its future to look like. The process will be tumultuous. But it is a critical decision that will have long-lasting implications for all who call this great nation home. The Teamsters are taking its role in helping to shape this country’s path forward seriously… Detroit News 

    Local 992 UPS driver created wildly popular ‘UPS Dogs’ social media pages
    Jan. 7, 2020 | When Sean McCarren, 44, started having little four-legged “fans” follow him around on his UPS route, he decided to start taking their photos. After collecting more than 60 pictures of dogs on his phone, he posted one on his personal Facebook page in 2013 just for fun. “Everybody got all excited about it, so I just went ahead and made a little Facebook page to share them all,” said McCarren, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., and works out of the Hagerstown UPS center. After he established the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, other UPS drivers started posting dogs that they see on their travels delivering packages. There were steady posts for several years, then in 2017, the pages took off. “It just went viral,” McCarren said… Herald Media [McCarren, right, has been a member of Teamsters Local 992 in Hagerstown, MD since 2002.]

    Tribune offering buyouts after hedge fund becomes largest shareholder
    Jan. 15, 2020 | Tribune Publishing, the parent company of the Chicago Tribune, [the Baltimore Sun] and the struggling New York Daily News, is offering voluntary buyouts to [non-union] employees with eight or more years of service, it announced on Monday. “Although our digital successes provide good momentum, we continue to face industry-wide revenue challenges,” Tim Knight, president and CEO of Tribune Publishing, said in an email to employees at all nine Tribune newspapers. “Further, to reduce expenses and avoid turning to company-wide reductions of the workforce as a last resort, the company is offering this voluntary separation incentive plan to all eligible employees with eight or more years of company service.” NY Post


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