Teamsters are doing all they can to get pro-worker candidates elected in 2020.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- After a week of talking to members at worksites throughout South Carolina, members of Local 509 spent the Leap Day primary celebrating their work at a “Seafood Fest” GOTV event. Members proudly wore their “I Voted” stickers as they enjoyed a Low Country Boil.
From school bus barns to manufacturing plants, Local 509 members talked to one another about the issues and encouraged each other to vote. At school bus yards in Charleston, members got right to the point with questions like “are you registered to vote?” and “you voting on Saturday?”
After years of standing up for the rights of misclassified workers, Vermont Teamsters were rewarded when Gov. Phil Scott signed into law earlier this month legislation that would crack down on the practice in the Green Mountain State.
Local 597 Secretary-Treasurer Tony St. Hilaire said the change will help the state’s construction workers in particular, who are often treated as contract workers even though they show up to work for the same company day after day.
LAS VEGAS – There is more than one heavyweight fight being waged in Las Vegas this week as the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off during a lively debate on Wednesday night at the Paris Hotel & Casino. But prior to the candidates taking swings at each other onstage, the presidential hopefuls made a point to visit hundreds of union members that were practice picketing outside the Palms Resort and Casino.
Granite State Teamsters meet two candidates, encouraged to engage in primary process.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Teamsters across the Hawkeye State played an active role in the Iowa Caucus this week, educating workers at a UPS facility in Davenport about where the presidential candidates stand on Teamster issues. The Teamsters played a direct role in the process with local leaders overseeing precinct caucus sites in what at times was a chaotic process.
The nation's water networks are in a dire state. Fixing them would not only make people healthy, but improve workers' lives as well.
Stockton, Calif. Teamsters spread the word in advance of March's California Primary.