Hertz, the rental-car company employing Teamsters nationwide, increased layoffs today from 80 to 90 percent of staff, with half of management being laid off.
The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.
COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic and federal, state and local governments are trying to slow the spread. Some measures—such as limiting crowds, scaled-back travel, closed schools, events and venues—have caused economic uncertainty for Teamster members.
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.
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.
(WASHINGTON)– A coalition of major labor unions representing a combined 5.3 million workers Thursday filed a petition calling on the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into anti-competitive behavior by Amazon. The petition is available at www.InvestigateAMZ.org.
Teamster drivers with Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation held a one-day action on Thursday at Pier 50 in San Francisco. Teamsters Local 665 members have been fighting for a contract since September that will provide the same fair pay, benefits and retirement that all other tech drivers in the city receive.