*Deadline is March 31: High school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Teamster member (including BLET, BMWED, GCC members) can apply now for college scholarships, ranging in award amount between $1,000 and $10,000 through the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Teamsters purchasing TurboTax software through the exclusive Teamster-link can take advantage of a discount.
Teamsters throughout the country are mourning the death of Robert Morales, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 350 in Daly City, California who also served as the first and only Director of the union’s Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division. Morales died January 26, 2015.
A new CDL-training program for military veterans has been launched as part of the Teamsters Military Assistance Program.
Lamont Byrd, director of the Teamsters Safety and Health department, was recently appointed by US Labor Secretary Tom Perez to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.
(HOUSTON) – Workers at WCA Waste Corporation in Houston, who are seeking fair wages, job security and safer working conditions, voted today to join Teamsters Local 988. The vote was 90 to 28.
In the October newsletter some of the topics included the union’s ongoing campaign to educate communities and governments about Republic Services’ toxic landfills, and an update on the challenging contract negotiations in Atlanta.
(ST. LOUIS, MO) – On Saturday, Teamsters gathered with St. Louis-area residents, union members, elected officials, faith leaders, environmental experts and attorneys about Republic Service’s [NYSE: RSG] West Lake Landfill. West Lake is a Superfund site in Bridgeton, Mo. that contains 8,700 tons of buried uncontained radioactive nuclear wastes adjacent to an underground landfill fire.