(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the Senate’s passage of a coronavirus-related stimulus bill last night that expands unemployment benefits, makes money available to hospitals and provides relief to the nation’s airline industry.
(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.
Teamsters are doing all they can to get pro-worker candidates elected in 2020.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about H.R. 6201, the “Families First CoronaVirus Response Act,” legislation approved by the House early Saturday and awaiting action in the Senate that expands paid sick leave and family leave and provides for free COVID-19 testing and greater Medicaid benefits.
Legislation would using federal spending as a tool to provide incentives for businesses to keep work in this country.
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?”
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.
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.