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Teamsters are pitching in through donations of food, water, money and by volunteering to help their fellow union members in need who have suffered from catastrophic Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in recent weeks. Meanwhile, in New York, members of Local 812 stood up against beer distributor Clare Rose for almost three months before agreeing to a new contract. And meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of gospel music.
Learn more about the role drug distributors like McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health play in the explosion of opioid painkillers availability in this country, and what the Teamsters are doing to try and curb the problem. Plus, an update on the latest strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And finally, Chance the Rapper stands up for the rights of working musicians.
Getting the low down on the future of automated trucks and how truck driver jobs and highway safety could be affected; an update on the XPO Logistics campaign; the value of Teamsters running for public office; and Queen Latifah’s long history as a union member.
Learn about the Teamsters’ fight to help keep so-called right-to-work laws at bay both in states around the country as well as at the federal level, and efforts to halt other anti-worker legislation across the country. Plus, Teamsters airline mechanics compete at competition to show off their maintenance skills and union training. And finally, a song from one of the nation’s most beloved bluesmen.
Inside the Teamsters’ XPO organizing effort, including why the giant logistics company is bad for workers and what unions across the globe are doing about it. Plus, how Philadelphia’s soda tax is killing good Teamster jobs across the City of Brotherly Love. And finally, how a former Army captain got his song in the hands of the “Man in Black”.
Listen to Teamster Nation News for March 8-14.
Teamsters Call on XPO CEO Jacobs to Improve Worker Rights; IIO Withdraws Recommendation of Charges Against Hall; Regional Freight Coordinators Appointed; UPS Aircraft Mechanics Ask for Release from Mediated Negotiations; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Mexican Trucks at Center of New NAFTA Debate
IBT Election Results Certified; Unions Unite to Celebrate DOL Nominee’s Withdrawal; Carhaul Locals Endorse Tentative Agreement; Teamsters Laud DeFazio’s NAFTA Resolution; Union Plays Big Role in Defeat of RTW in N.H.; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Anti-Union Forces Set Sites on Iowa Public Sector Workers