The Teamsters UPS and UPS Freight National Negotiating Committees and UPS have reached an agreement to protect members at UPS and UPS Freight who may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As the U.S. combats the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Teamsters throughout the country have been on the frontlines serving their communities. Throughout every division and in every local, Teamster members are hard at work for the greater good—ensuring that essential items are being transported and in stock, hospitals are up and running, and that our streets are kept clean and safe.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life and commerce throughout the United States in recent weeks. The waste and recycling industry's essential services continue, but for frontline workers it is no longer business as usual.
With more and more states ordering the closure of restaurants as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, our members working at broadline food distributors are facing severe economic hardship.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has requested for the CEOs at Republic Services, Inc., Waste Management, Inc. and Waste Connections to provide employees with adequate next steps for ensuring the health and safety of Teamster members as they continue serving communities during this public health crisis.
Teamsters members are critical to health care, working in hospitals, nursing homes and health care facilities, including the American Red Cross, where over 1,300 Teamsters are employed.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about H.R. 6201, the “Families First CoronaVirus Response Act,” legislation approved by the House early Saturday and awaiting action in the Senate that expands paid sick leave and family leave and provides for free COVID-19 testing and greater Medicaid benefits.