Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear the latest health and safety tips for those on the job, as well Capitol Hill legislative action and news from the union’s Industrial Trades and Airline divisions. Plus, inside the daily work of a New Jersey sanitation worker.
(WASHINGTON) – New Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that reduce safeguards for essential workers whose colleagues are diagnosed with COVID-19 must be reversed, as they jeopardize the health and safety of those on the job and threaten to further expose coronavirus to the general public at a time the illness is reaching its peak.
Coronavirus news updates for April 8, 2020.
It is with great sadness that I have to report that we lost a union brother to the Covid-19 virus. Tommy Hogan, a shop steward at the ABF Freight terminal in Brooklyn, New York and recording secretary for Local 707 died due to complications from Covid-19.
The following is an update from Teamsters Bakery and Laundry Conference Director Dave Dudas
For those Teamsters in the Bakery and Laundry Conference deemed essential, many employers are giving hazard pay or bonuses during this national emergency. I salute those of you who are working hard through such a difficult time.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Thanks to the fight for justice for airline workers in federal legislation, thousands of Gate Gourmet workers and workers at other airline catering companies will continue to receive wages and benefits until Sep. 30, 2020. The Teamsters Union worked in coalition with the UNITE-HERE, RWDSU, UFCW and BCTGM unions to fight for airline catering workers to be included in the most recent legislation.
First responders and other frontline workers will now have greater protection against coronavirus.
They say the coronavirus pandemic, and the fact that trash at their landfill comes from New York City—which has been hit harder than any other city by Covid-19—has made their job more dangerous.