• Today in Labor History
    Dec. 10, 1948: 
    International Human Rights Day, commemorating the signing at the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, in part: “Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests."
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    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.)

      Teamster News Headlines  
     
    Teamsters Weekly Updates, Ending December 7, 2018
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    Bus Monitors at First Student Westmont Ratify Contract with the Teamsters
    Hoffa: Legislature is Ditching Workers
    NYT: Lawmakers Call for House to Investigate XPO After Workers’ Miscarriages
    Allied Waste Daly City Unanimously Ratifies New Contract
    Hoffa: China Needs to Make Real Changes to Fix Trade Inequities With U.S.
    CDT Paratransit Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify New One-Year CBA
     
         
  • FEBRUARY 2018
    Updated On: Mar 29, 2018

    Child care tax credit increase for working parents proposed in Maryland
    Feb. 5, 2018 | For the first time in more than 15 years, the little-known child care subsidy is getting election-year attention from politicians in Annapolis. A proposal introduced last month would extend access to a child care tax credit to families that earn $150,000 a year, up from the current cap of $50,000, set in 2001…The proposal to increase the subsidy voucher has strong support in the state Senate, where 32 senators have sponsored the measure — eight more than required for passage… Baltimore Sun

    ‘Day of Action’ set to bring workers together to support their unions
    Feb. 22, 2018 | Workers all across the country will come together in cities from coast-to-coast Saturday to urge lawmakers to stand up to big business bullies dumping dollars into an effort to tamp down on the collective bargaining rights of those on the job. As part of the Working People’s Day of Action, attendees will challenge the latest attack on laborers that will come before the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26, when oral arguments will be heard for Janus v. AFSCME. The court will decide whether non-union public sector workers should continue to contribute fees to cover workplace representation they receive from unions like the Teamsters. Read more at Teamsters. To find out more and locate the nearest gathering, click here.

    Md. Teamsters oppose beer reform bill that would hurt union jobs
    Feb. 27, 2018 | Dozens of (Baltimore) Local 570 beer distribution members showed up at a hearing last week in Annapolis to support area beer distributors. The companies are concerned The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 will “throw off the balance among brewers, distributors and retailers – the three arms of the state’s tiered alcohol industry.” Speaking to the Baltimore Business Journal, Local 570 Secretary-Treasurer Sean Cedenio said the measure “would have a devastating result on the members we represent…” Teamsters Local 570


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