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Teamsters Want Stimulus Bill to Address Safety for All Workers

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are raising concerns that coronavirus-related stimulus legislation still being negotiated in Congress is not addressing the health and safety of workers across industries.

Whether it’s those in food processing, drivers who transport goods to market, those who stock the shelves, or cashiers who handle the sales, these are critical workers who need to be on the job right now. They, and others like them, want the federal government to outline standards that would ensure their personal safety in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis.

S.C. Teamsters Spread the Word on Top Issues to Get Out Vote

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- After a week of talking to members at worksites throughout South Carolina, members of Local 509 spent the Leap Day primary celebrating their work at a “Seafood Fest” GOTV event. Members proudly wore their “I Voted” stickers as they enjoyed a Low Country Boil.

From school bus barns to manufacturing plants, Local 509 members talked to one another about the issues and encouraged each other to vote.  At school bus yards in Charleston, members got right to the point with questions like “are you registered to vote?” and “you voting on Saturday?” 

Local 597 Leads Charge to Pass Vt. Misclassification Law

After years of standing up for the rights of misclassified workers, Vermont Teamsters were rewarded when Gov. Phil Scott signed into law earlier this month legislation that would crack down on the practice in the Green Mountain State.

Local 597 Secretary-Treasurer Tony St. Hilaire said the change will help the state’s construction workers in particular, who are often treated as contract workers even though they show up to work for the same company day after day.

Candidates Hope to Hit the Jackpot With Las Vegas Labor

LAS VEGAS – There is more than one heavyweight fight being waged in Las Vegas this week as the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off during a lively debate on Wednesday night at the Paris Hotel & Casino. But prior to the candidates taking swings at each other onstage, the presidential hopefuls made a point to visit hundreds of union members that were practice picketing outside the Palms Resort and Casino.


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