Week five in the Teamster Nation Blog digest of Teamster-attended candidate events found members hearing from presidential contenders in Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Week three in the Teamster Nation Blog digest of Teamster-attended candidate events found members hearing from presidential contenders in Nevada and South Carolina. A summary of their responses are below.
Monday, Aug. 26
- Charleston, S.C.: Beto O’Rourke, former U.S. congressman from Texas, issued his support for workers’ rights and collective bargaining when asked about it by a Teamster member.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
It's time for elected officials and big business to realize rank-and-file workers need to share the profits of economic gains.
Union educates members, retirees on how to question candidates on the issues that matter most.
Local leaders take in both forums, left wanting for more on issues that affect workers.
Millennials and Generation Z workers are doing worse than previous generations when it comes to making a living. Labor allies have a solution.
This year's version of measure is the newest in the state's anti-union bill graveyard.
Wages for low-income workers are on the way up, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), thanks to increases in the minimum wage. But there are still large, systematic gaps that must be conquered if real income inequality reform is going to take place.