I remain in near daily contact with DHL Express and AEI. Obviously, the safety of our members is the highest priority.
Teamsters Local 332 represents the technical bargaining unit at McLaren Flint Hospital in Michigan, which includes respiratory therapists and radiology workers--critical frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
Read Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa's letter in support of American Red Cross workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Employment in the tankhaul industry has been steady for Teamster members during the COVID-19 national emergency.
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.
COVID-19 News Updates for April 21, 2020.
COVID-19 News Updates for April 20, 2020.