(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Dairy and Food Processing Division Director Rome Aloise regarding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will be suspending limits on the H2-B visa program and permitting companies in the U.S. food supply chain to hire or extend the stay of temporary workers:
Teamsters Borden Bankruptcy Update for May 6, 2020. After months of little public reporting by Borden about any progress on plans to emerge from bankruptcy, Borden has gone on record with the Court about what it has been doing and its proposed next steps in this case.
Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from the Food Processing Division and Building Material and Construction Trades Division. Plus, Local 330 bus driver Bill Wolf explains how the union has fought to keep him safe on the job.
As the pandemic enters its third month, millions of Americans are depending on Teamsters to deliver their groceries and our jobs have never been more important. Your work keeps this country alive.
Both the Dairy Farmers of America Final Offer and the Prairie Farms Final Offer were overwhelmingly accepted by Teamsters, with 83% of DFA members and 96% of Prairie Farms members voting yes.
A majority of Teamsters currently working in the dairy industry for Dean Foods have voted to approve agreements with Dairy Farmers of America and Prairie Farms.
Conference calls were conducted on April 8 and 9 with Dean Foods Teamsters that fall under the Final Offers from Dairy Farmers of America and Prairie Farms.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This has changed the employment landscape across the country. As COVID-19 continues to spread, employers and employees should know about laws and recommendations that govern COVID-19 in the workplace.