Today in Labor History June 1, 2000 Meatpackers at the Dakota Premium Foods plant in St. Paul, Minnesota carried out a successful seven-hour sit-down strike to protest a speedup on the production line that was causing increased injuries on the job. The workers went on to join the UFCW Local 789. ~ Voices of Labor
Maryland Presidential Primary: Voters to receive mail ballots in May May 8, 2020|The presidential primary election initially scheduled for April 28, 2020, was moved to June 2, 2020. This election will be conducted primarily by mail. You should receive your ballot in early to mid-May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one. (Don’t be surprised that the ballot has “April 28, 2020” printed at the top. There wasn’t time to reprint ballots after the election date was changed to June 2nd due to the coronavirus. The April date does not affect your ballot being counted.) There will be in-person voting for voters who cannot vote by mail. For more information about this election and where voters who cannot vote by mail can vote, click here.
New Teamster Podcast: Coronavirus Update 9 May 13, 2020|Listen here to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, a legislative update and news from the Health Care Division. Plus, Local 355 UPS worker Dave Pink explains the challenges of staying safe on the job.