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April 22, 2019

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Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.
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News Items - August 2017
Updated On: Sep 05, 2017

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Aug. 1, 2017 | Educational information that can help you better understand your union, your role in it and your responsibility to it is available in the Members Resources section under Members and Shop Stewards. Short helpful tips that define a contract campaign, how the bargaining process works, why – and how – a grievance is filed and presented, the importance of confidentiality issues, when a case goes to arbitration, your role in an arbitration, some cautionary notes about insubordination, are among the useful information we've made available to help you be a more informed union member or steward. Check in every Monday for something new you can use.

Proposal Meetings: 'For the union to be successful, we need your in put'
Aug. 2, 2017 | UPS membership meetings are scheduled (dates and locations here) to discuss and submit proposals for upcoming contract negotiations. In a message to all UPS and UPS Freight members, Local 355 President and National Negotiating Committee member Denis Taylor, said: “The time is coming very soon when your union will begin to bargain the largest private sector labor contract in the country. For us to be successful, we need your input. What are the issues most important to your family? How can we best protect our working conditions? What can we do to strengthen your job security? Our request meetings are just the beginning of a process that will culminate in an agreement that meets or exceeds the needs of our membership. Your participation along the way is critical to our success. Please attend these important meetings at the times scheduled here.” Please note: If you are not yet a teamster355.com registered user,  sign up now to stay informed!

Hoffa: Get serious about good jobs
Aug. 8, 2017 | … To create good jobs that fuel economic expansion, out country needs to have a well-trained workforce. The Democrats’ “A Better Deal” proposal calls for an increase in registered apprenticeships and work-based learning programs by doubling federal funding for them. If Congress makes such programs a priority, young people and those currently out of work can benefit from the increased government investment. That will raise wages while reducing the burden on various public assistance programs… detriotnews.com

Teamsters convince Congress to block driverless trucks
Aug. 8, 2017 | ... The Teamsters is fighting tooth-and-nail against the legal implementation of autonomous trucks in the US. Last week it successfully lobbied Congress to place a 10,000 pound weight-limit on current driverless vehicle legislation. The legislation represents a rare example of bipartisanship under the current administration; it passed with a vote of 54-0. thenextweb.com

Upcoming Salisbury membership meetings to be held at Hampton Inn
Aug. 28, 2017 | Because our union office/hall in Salisbury, Md. is still undergoing renovations, membership meetings for the months of September and October will be held at the Hampton Inn Salisbury, 121 East Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801. The meetings will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Questions? Contact your shop steward.

Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund coordinating efforts with South Texas leaders 
Aug. 28, 2017 | *Updated with correct Fund link. General President Hoffa has directed international union staff to provide all necessary support to members impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. Assessments are currently being conducted on how the Teamster Disaster Relief Fund, Joint Councils and Local Unions can best provide support to our members and retirees affected by the unprecedented storm. In the meantime, you can make donations directly to the Fund here and the funds will be earmarked for assistance to members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. teamster.org



General Membership Meetings:
May 5, 2019 - Baltimore
10 a.m. 
Baltimore Union Hall
May 19, 2019 - Salisbury
10 a.m. Salisbury Union Hall

Please be present and on time.
Bring a coworker!

Just Sayin’
    "Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship."
~A. Philip Randolph, civil rights leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters




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