As you are all aware, we find ourselves in very difficult times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. TNFINC has been in constant contact with YRCW and its operating companies (YRC Freight, Holland, New Penn and Reddaway) as we seek to work through the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 virus. Unfortunately, all of the YRCW companies have experienced a sharp decline in volumes over the past few weeks in light of the closure of many of its customers’ operations and the general economic downturn.
It is being reported that Hertz is seeking government aid through the coronavirus bailout package to avoid bankruptcy. Hertz employs Teamsters at locations around the country.
The Disneyland Resort Master Services Council completed furlough negotiations with the company on April 9 which will go into effect on April 18, 2020. The council is made up of Teamsters Local 495, UFCW Local 324, SEIU-USWW and BCTGM Local 83.
“The Teamsters Union and the Industrial Trades Division have been working with our union partners and with Disney to make sure members are secure in their furlough as far as insurance, benefits, seniority and other issues,” said Bob Lennox, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 495 and co-chair of the Disneyland Master Services Council.
Teamsters and the Service Trades Council Union reached an agreement with Disney’s Florida locations regarding the company’s decision to furlough employees starting on April 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Service Trades Council is made up of Teamster, IATSE, UNITE HERE, TCU and UFCW locals who represent approximately 43,000 union workers at Disney.
COVID-19 News Updates for April 15, 2020.
As of Friday morning, 414 employees had tested positive for COVID-19, though a number have already returned to work, Mager said.
A Staten Island sanitation worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told THE CITY that shouldering the extra load has been “physically and mentally daunting.”
He’s lost sleep and fears falling ill.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of waste and recycling operations is critical to the health, security, and stability of all society. As information about the virus and best practices to keep everyone safe continually evolve, it’s imperative to establish regular communication between employers, labor unions, public health officials, and workers.
Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear an update from the union’s Rail Conference and Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division, as well as the Organizing Department. Plus, what it’s like to work inside a grocery warehouse in the age of COVID-19.