Less than four days after landing in San Juan, the Teamsters Disaster Relief team has already expanded its mission across the island in the weeks following Hurricane Maria’s havoc. Workers are providing relief in Fajardo, Cataño, and even Yabucoa, where the eye of the hurricane first made landfall.
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The Teamster Disaster Relief volunteers have been on the ground since Wednesday working diligently to restore some semblance of stability in Puerto Rico as it still reels from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
The Teamsters are mourning the deaths of two members and one retired member who were killed this week in the senseless Las Vegas shooting that claimed the lives of 58 people. In addition, there are reports that several Teamsters were injured during the incident as well.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, September 30-October 6, 2017.
The U.S. Supreme Court, as expected, last week decided to hear a case in the next few months that would threaten the ability of unions to collect “fair share” fees from non-member public sector workers for the services they provide them.
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) – Teamsters from across the country are on the ground in Puerto Rico assisting with disaster relief, following a chartered flight of over 200 union volunteers that arrived in Puerto Rico yesterday.