Tag: Teamsters

Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights
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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights

Washington, DC – On Friday, a powerful coalition of Labor unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of ongoing police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s anniversary march…

Labor Joins Black Lives Matter in Coast to Coast Action Against Systemic Racism, Police Brutality and Economic Inequality
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Labor Joins Black Lives Matter in Coast to Coast Action Against Systemic Racism, Police Brutality and Economic Inequality

New York, NY – Workers in more than 150 cities staged walkouts and rallies as part of a nationwide “strike for black lives” July 20. Those actions included an early-morning strike by 1,500 office-building janitors in San Francisco; rallies by McDonald’s and hospital workers in Chicago; marches by fast-food workers in St. Louis and Durham,…

LaborPress Spotlight on IBT Local 202 President Dan Kane, Jr. and Hunts Point Market Workers
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LaborPress Spotlight on IBT Local 202 President Dan Kane, Jr. and Hunts Point Market Workers

New York, NY – Teamsters Local 202 represents 1,500 food-distribution workers at the Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx, as well as 3,000 other members, including social-service workers, ATM mechanics, and telecommunications workers. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has subjected the food-distribution industry to enormous strain. LaborPress recently spoke to IBT Local 202 President, Daniel…

As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

Amazon Fires Worker Who Protested Lack of Antiviral Protections
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Amazon Fires Worker Who Protested Lack of Antiviral Protections

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Less than five hours after workers at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse and shipping center staged a lunch-hour walkout to protest inadequate virus-safety procedures, one of the main organizers was fired. Amazon said it terminated Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the JFK8 fulfillment center, on Mar. 30 for “violating social distancing guidelines and…

Building Service Workers Fill the Streets As NYC Bosses Push Major Healthcare and Wage Concessions
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Building Service Workers Fill the Streets As NYC Bosses Push Major Healthcare and Wage Concessions

New York, NY – The union advocating for 22,000 building service workers throughout the city and the group representing their bosses were back at the bargaining table Thursday — one day after 32BJ SEIU members voted to authorize a strike and marched up Sixth Avenue to demand a fair contract before the existing agreement expires…

NYC Council Passes Sanitation Zones Bill; Teamsters, Laborers Divided
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NYC Council Passes Sanitation Zones Bill; Teamsters, Laborers Divided

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The City Council passed a bill Oct. 30 that will dramatically restructure the city’s system for collecting commercial trash. Intro 1574, approved by a 34-14 vote, will divide the city into 20 or more zones, with the Sanitation Department granting contracts to a maximum of three private companies in each zone. “The Sanitation…

Magnacare Hosts 3rd Annual Labor & Health Care Benefits Forum at Tavern on the Green
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Magnacare Hosts 3rd Annual Labor & Health Care Benefits Forum at Tavern on the Green

Labor leaders and health care experts gathered in Central Park’s Tavern on the Green last week for MagnaCare’s Third Annual Labor & Health Care Benefits forum titled “20/20: A Vision for Health Care & More.” The purpose of the forum was to introduce the health organization’s new innovative approach to designing health plans that combine…

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