In my last update, I mentioned that the Division has been working with locals on a plan to utilize members facing layoffs in the broadline industry to companies in the grocery industry.
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. Protecting essential workers who engage in local and regional parcel delivery should be a priority so that they can continue to provide goods and services without getting sick or spreading the infection to their communities.
Teamsters are on the front line of the COVID-19 response. In this crisis, thousands of Teamster health care workers—from nurses to respiratory technicians to American Red Cross workers and more—are as always united. The Teamsters Health Care Division is asking health care members to take a couple minutes out of your very busy schedules to fill out this important survey to tell us how you are impacted. Responses are confidential and will assist us with member representation through a national and regional perspective on the work and challenges that front-line members face. Click here to complete the survey.
Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update for April 1, 2020.
Aaron Meier, a sanitation worker, posted a series of tweets telling others that “it’s gonna be ok” and sharing how he keeps his city running.
Carhaul Division Update From Director Kevin Moore for April 1, 2020.
As I mentioned in last week’s update, the Division sent letters to the CEOs of Waste Management, Republic Services and Waste Connections on March 16, citing health and safety concerns along with a list of recommendations to protect our members during this national public health emergency.
Teamsters Local 237 Greg Floyd talks about the growing concerns about the city’s essential workforce, including crews at the Javits Center, the city’s public housing, and the city’s homeless shelters.