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    This was already a devastating year for hard-working Americans, struggling to keep their jobs amid a pandemic made worse by corporate greed. Now, with the holiday season underway, “essential workers” employed in warehouses, delivering goods, and stocking grocery shelves find themselves in an even bigger crunch. The post HOFFA: THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, GIVE ESSENTIAL WORKERS […]
  • Thanksgiving Message from General President Jim Hoffa November 26, 2020
    As our nation celebrates Thanksgiving 2020, I want to take this opportunity to give thanks to the more than one million essential services Teamsters who have kept our nation running during the pandemic. I also want to recognize all of the Teamsters who have been impacted COVID-19 - those whose industries have been devastated and […]
  • FreightWaves: Class I Railroads Grapple with COVID-19 as Unions Seek Safety Assurances November 25, 2020
    With coronavirus cases rising sharply in the U.S. and Canada in recent weeks, the Class I railroads have also been grappling with managing increased COVID-19 exposure on their networks. Meanwhile, some rail union members contend that the railroads have been inconsistent with how safety precautions have been applied throughout the rail network (see below). A CSX (NASDAQ: […]
  • Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications November 25, 2020
    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has begun accepting applications for the 2021 award year. The Fund awards financial scholarships to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members. Academic awards in the amount of $1,000 or $10,000 are awarded to eligible high school seniors. Vocational/Training program awards are available ranging from $500 […]
  • COVID-19 News Updates for November 25, 2020 November 25, 2020
    HHS Allocates Regeneron Therapeutic to Treat Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 (HERE) ·       The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced plans to allocate initial doses of Regeneron’s investigational monoclonal antibody therapeutic, casirivimab and imdevimab, which received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on November 21, 2020, for treatment of non-hospitalized […]
  • Help for Those in Need November 24, 2020
    Over the past two Saturdays, volunteers converged on Local 639 in Washington, D.C. to help distribute food to families in need as part of a charitable effort run by the Society of St. Andrew. The food bank will continue running every Saturday from now through Dec. 26, 2020.  “We heard about the program and knew […]
  • More School Bus Workers Join Teamsters Local 251 November 24, 2020
    Durham School Services Becomes Latest Location to Vote Yes (SMITHFIELD, R.I.) – For the second time in a week a group of student transportation workers voted to join Teamsters Local 251. On Monday, November 16, First Student school bus workers in Scituate, R.I., voted unanimously to join the union. Then on Friday, November 20, Durham […]
  • Toledo Teamsters Ratify New Contract with Coca Cola November 24, 2020
    Members of Teamsters Local 20 in Toledo, Ohio, have ratified a new contract with Coca Cola Consolidated, a distribution facility, ending a weeks-long strike that began Nov. 2.  All 100 workers, which handle the distribution and warehousing of Coca Cola products, participated in the strike. The company had proposed a higher co-pay for health care […]


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