• Today in Labor History
    Sept. 8, 1997
    Some 2,600 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers begin what is to be a successful six-day strike for higher pay and against a two-tier wage system. ~ DC Labor

  • FEBRUARY 2021
    Updated On: Mar 15, 2021

    Stronger unions are key to a stronger America
    Feb. 1, 2020 | Working Americans have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – not just their health, but their wallets as well. Millions are out of work and struggling to keep food on the table. And thanks to some policy changes made during the Trump administration, the social safety net is fraying beneath them… the Teamsters are urging the Biden administration and Congress to take action as part of the union’s new Build Back Stronger campaign. The results of those efforts thus far have been productive… Continued here.

    Two mass Covid-19 vaccine sites to open today in Maryland
    Feb. 5, 2020 | Vaccinations will begin at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Largo, Prince George’s County. Appointments are required and there is no walk-up availability. Maryland residents who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine can register for an appointment at the convention center site here or call 443-462-5511 from 9 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays. Appointments for Six Flags will be made available soon. Additional information here. List of other Maryland vaccine locations.

    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 

    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.

    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

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