Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how the Teamsters are demanding racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Plus, get the latest news from the Passenger Transportation Division, and learn about the challenges facing Local 922 transit workers in the nation’s capital.
COVID-19 News Updates for June 3, 2020.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are lauding the release of a new House transportation measure today, saying the bill is a win for workers and will enhance roadway safety. It will not only make nearly $500 billion available for road, transit and rail needs, but will also roll back new rules that placed the lives of transportation workers and the traveling public at risk.
COVID-19 News Updates for June 2, 2020.
By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 3, 2020
The coronavirus has brought the American economy to its knees. During the last 10 weeks, more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment, forced out of jobs by a pandemic that has shuttered businesses, many never to reopen again.
To all locals,
For over a month an Industry-Wide Labor Management Task Force has worked on establishing return to work policies and safety protocols. Representatives of the Teamsters, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, DGA, as well as various producing entities comprised the task force. The linked white paper is the resulting product. It sets forth detailed guidance employers must follow to provide a safe working environment for our members as well as the general public. It was delivered yesterday to the governors of New York and California. Since then it has been sent to all other states where filming has taken place.
COVID-19 News Updates for May 29, 2020.
(FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla.) – With 97 percent voting in favor of union representation, workers at MV Transportation in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida have joined Teamsters Local 991. The workers provide transportation services for residents of Okaloosa County.