(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is working closely with Joint Council 16 in New York and the AFL-CIO to provide qualified volunteers to provide much needed support to the people of Puerto Rico. Teamsters Local Union 901 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, an affiliate of Joint Council 16, represents more than 2,000 working men and women across the island. Fill out the Volunteer Form, here.
Your union brothers and sisters need your help now! More than 2,000 fellow Teamsters in Puerto Rico have been affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and are in dire need of assistance.
Teamsters are pitching in through donations of food, water, money and by volunteering to help their fellow union members in need who have suffered from catastrophic Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in recent weeks. Meanwhile, in New York, members of Local 812 stood up against beer distributor Clare Rose for almost three months before agreeing to a new contract. And meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of gospel music.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, September 23-29, 2017.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Teamsters Labor Management Cooperation Trust is holding a job fair for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline from October 6-7, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Teamsters confronted Praxair’s CEO at a shareholder meeting in Danbury, Conn., about the company’s planned merger with German-based Linde and what it means for U.S. workers. Teamsters represent tankhaul drivers for both companies across the United States.