The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.
Due to newspapers being considered an essential service, the presses at local and national newspapers are running and on schedule. I have talked to a number of locals across the country and I have not heard about any layoffs. Everyone is working.
Teamcare is working with medical professionals and has posted some COVID-19 information on their website. Under the heading, "TeamCare Answers Your Questions about the Coronavirus" you will find up-to-date information which may be helpful.
The deadline for applying for an academic or vocational/training program scholarship from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is March 2.
Block Communications, Inc.’s unconscionable economic assault on unions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette continues with the illegal laying off Sunday of about 30 Teamsters and three pressmen who are also Teamsters. Those let go have decades of service to the paper yet have only been offered a paltry maximum of six weeks severance pay. In keeping with its cruel tactics, the Toledo-based, Block family-owned media company made sure that most of the Teamsters who remain were put on part-time status, meaning they will lose their health care benefits.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
There are certain fundamentals to a union contract. In a worker-friendly state like Washington, union security is high on the list. Union security insures that all employees in the bargaining unit pay their fair share for representation under the contract.