Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today joined UAW members on strike at the General Motors Lake Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Mich.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters across North America stand in solidarity with the Amazon workers who are walking out of work as part of the Youth Climate Strike Week of Action. More than 1,500 members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) are joining the Youth Climate Strike and walking out of work to demand that Amazon management “take responsibility for the impact that our business has on the planet and on people.”
Delia Huerta, 57, was performing her duties as a crossing guard on Sept. 16 when she was struck and killed by a vehicle in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Valley Glen. At the time, she was helping a student cross the street,who was also injured in the crash. Huerta was taken to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
On a busy second day in Montreal, Teamster women spent the day engaging and learning with their sisters at the various workshops held.
When three clerical workers at a DHL facility outside Baltimore went on strike last week because of a dispute over benefits, it might not have sounded like a big deal. But those workers are represented by the Teamsters, whose members have the right to honor a picket line of their fellow DHL colleagues if the picket line shows up outside their workplace.
Myriad reasons out of the control of workers is causing them to fall behind. Union membership could change it.