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Local 171 Teamsters Work to Keep Members Safe

Many employers haven’t been doing enough to make sure their essential workers are as protected on the job as they should be. And that’s where the leadership of unions like Local 171 in Salem, Va. have stepped in.

Noting a lack of personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer and cleaning solution for its worksites at UPS and elsewhere, Local 171 President Todd Robertson and Secretary-Treasurer Jim Pappas -- with the help of other staff, their families, shop stewards and workplace safety committees – have made sure members have the materials they need to stay save on the  job.

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. 

Truck drivers in the United States work long hours (intercity drivers average 65 hours per week) and have frequent work activities that involve face-to-face or close contact with other people. While property-carrying Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers spend most of their work time driving, a portion of that time involves handling freight and other materials.


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