Myriad reasons out of the control of workers is causing them to fall behind. Union membership could change it.
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
An update from Teamsters themselves about what the candidates are saying while campaigning.
Union makes its presence known in the political arena.
The Teamsters are saying goodbye to a long-time friend and champion of workers who made it his mission to be a voice for those who too often didn’t have one in the halls of Congress.
Retired Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), 92, the “Dean of the House” whose 59 years as a member of the chamber is the longest in U.S. history, died Feb. 7 after a battle with prostate cancer. He leaves behind a six-decades-long record of progress for labor rights, civil rights and health care expansion.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, September 30-October 6, 2017.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, August 4-11, 2017.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, July 8-July 14, 2017.