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September 22, 2019

On This Day in 1878
Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Sinclair wrote the 1906 novel The Jungle, which became famous for its vivid portrayal of the unsanitary condition of Chicago meatpacking houses. It was also an indictment of the bosses’ exploitation of workers, political corruption, union corruption, and the abuse of immigrants..
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Hoffa: Protecting Pensions Remains Top Priority
Posted On: Jun 05, 2019
June 5, 2019 | RETIREMENT SECURITY | […] It is not too late for Congress to follow the lead of lawmakers in Michigan and back legislation on such things as pension reform that would help thousands of their constituents. It is clear this issue has supporters in both parties. The Teamsters have been working for years to try to secure a solution that would beef up retirement security for some 1.5 million Americans whose nest eggs are jeopardized through no fault of their own. That includes having Teamster retirees and the spouses of Teamster retirees tell their stories to different House committees at hearings this year. This union supports H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act because it would protect the retirement futures of some 400,000 current and former Teamsters who paid into the Central States Pension Fund… Teamsters Related: Congress must pass bill to protect workers’ pensions
Teamsters Local 355
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