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March 24, 2017

On This Day in 1970:

Five days into the Post Office’s first mass work stoppage in 195 years, President Nixon declares a national emergency and orders 30,000 troops to New York City to break the strike. The troops didn’t have a clue how to sort and deliver mail: a settlement came a few days later.

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May/June Newsletter
Updated On: May 05, 2010

Brothers and Sisters:

   As you read this, the bowling season is coming to the end. We will have our bowling banquet on May 12. The banquet is for bowlers only, so think about joining us next season. Dates will be in upcoming newsletters.
   The Spring Gold Outing was held at Queenstown Harbor and we had 52 golfers sign up. (Pictures to come.)The Fall Outing will be announced at a later date.
   Weather permitting, we will be grilling outside for our May meeting.
   While on the subject of grilling, this past Sunday (May 2), the retirees did some bodacious outdoor cooking for the regular membership. This is an annual event that the retirees do at the last regular Sunday meeting before the summer break. (The regular meetings have always been canceled for the months of June, July and August.) A special thanks from me and the officers of Local 355 for a great job to all who worked their butts off. (More photos here.)
   At the April meeting, the retirees hosted IBT history Project staffers. To read more about this project, please go [here]. This very well done site has a retiree's link, as well as many other links for keeping informed about union matters.
   From the good news/bad news department:
   First the bad news. As I am sure that most of you have heard by now, after many years of having our Summer and Christmas parties at the Town and Country Hall in Lansdowne, we had to come up with a new place. This was done because of something beyond our control.
   The good news is that the retiree officers have come up with a very nice new hall where we are going to have the upcoming Summer and Christmas parties. The new hall is the UAW Hall at 1010 South Street, right next to the Farm Store. The hall is right off the Boston Street exit off of Route 95 (new tunnel) and the O'Donnell Street exit off of Route 895 (old tunnel). The Summer party will be August 19.
   The Christmas party will be December 16 and there are some changes to the schedule. First, the hours for the party are now 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (instead of Noon to 4 p.m.). Second, no one will be allowed in the hall until 20 minutes prior to the start of the party.
   Start getting your envelopes in, as they have to be in by August 9 and December 9, respectively.
   The Triple Crown winners were: First place - Rusty Rinehart; Second Place - Don Fox; Third Place - Jesse Artis.

New members: James Hinton, Ralph Boarman, Sr., and Joe Michael
Sick members: Joe Gardner, Brett Scheibe, and John Kirschke
Deceased members: Donald Parks and John Mandley

Please keep these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

   Our next meetings will be on May 20, and June 17, 2010, in the Sullivan Hall at Teamsters Local 355, 1030 S. Dukeland St., Baltimore, MD. Coffee and donuts are served starting at 9:30 a.m. The Executive Board meets at 10:00 a.m. The General Meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the general meeting. Remember to bring another retiree with you.

 

Fraternally,                                                     

Bob Eney,  

ARM President

 

 


General Membership Meetings:
Apr. 2, 2017  - Baltimore
Apr. 9, 2017  - Salisbury

10:oo am.
Please be present and on time.

Bring a coworker!







Current Campaigns
  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

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  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

 
 
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