The Cargill meatpacking plant in Fort Morgan is scaling back operations to protect workers after one employee died from the novel coronavirus and as many as 18 others have contracted the COVID-19 respiratory disease.
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Teamsters leader James P. Hoffa has dealt with the fallout of hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the global economic meltdown of 2008, but nothing comes close to the wholesale devastation he’s seeing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Thanks to the fight for justice for airline workers in federal legislation, thousands of Gate Gourmet workers and workers at other airline catering companies will continue to receive wages and benefits until Sep. 30, 2020. The Teamsters Union worked in coalition with the UNITE-HERE, RWDSU, UFCW and BCTGM unions to fight for airline catering workers to be included in the most recent legislation.
As deliveries from the e-commerce giant become an essential service, big labor is helping warehouse employees press for better working conditions
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.
In a unanimous vote, Sysco warehouse workers who are members of Teamsters Local 822 in Norfolk, Virginia have ratified their first contract.
While many CPG manufacturers have increased pay and improved safety within their facilities, some unions and employees have asked whether it is enough.