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)--The Teamsters General Fund and the CtW Investment Group released a call on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)’s board of directors to put up for a vote and support a shareholder proposal, asking the board to issue a report on how the company oversees workplace safety at its own and its contractors’ facilities. The request comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allowed Amazon to exclude a shareholder proposal that the two investors had filed to be voted on at the online retailer’s annual meeting of shareholders, scheduled for May 27. The investors are appealing the SEC’s staff decision to the full Commission today.
COVID-19 News Updates for April 6, 2020.
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In this video, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy thanks Teamsters for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic in support of communities.
On NPR's Morning Edition today, Michael Whitehead, a port truck driver in California, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 at the ports. Michael is a misclassified port truck driver. Misclassification is an illegal practice that companies employ to avoid basic workplace protections like minimum wage, health insurance, disability and more. The Teamsters Union is standing with port workers, assisting with resources in English and Spanish so that they can apply for unemployment benefits.
A dispute with nurses at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit highlights growing anxieties among front-line hospital workers as a surge in cases of the coronavirus grows in metro Detroit.
Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update for April 6, 2020.