In week eight of the Teamsters 2020 Primary Engagement program, the number of candidate hits ticked up over 100 … 108 to be exact. Union members from Iowa and South Carolina pressed candidates to go further in their commitments on Teamster issues like protecting our pensions and standing up for collective bargaining.
AB 5 will crack down on companies using independent contractors.
A U.S. House committee last week took a much-needed step towards empowering workers by approving legislation that would expand their right to organize on the job while shielding them from employer intimidation if they choose to form a union.
Week seven of the Teamsters 2020 Primary Engagement program featured members and local union leaders raising Teamster issues at candidate events across the country from east to west. Virginia became the 14th state where Teamsters have gotten out to make sure our issues are being addressed in this presidential election.
House Education and Labor Committee passes PRO Act. Full House consideration is next.
On Tuesday Teamsters gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with fellow public sector unions to say in one voice that federal employees are fed up and are rising up!
“We’re tired of workers being targeted for political reasons,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Teamsters Public Services Director. “Workers who serve our country every day should be treated fairly.”
Week six in the Teamster Nation Blog digest of Teamster-attended candidate events found members hearing from presidential contenders at two big events held in Philadelphia and Des Moines.
As the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heats up, candidates are vying for the support of the Teamsters Union. On September 7, at the 2019 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention in Manchester, many met with Local 633 and 25 members and officers to make their case.
The convention, which was held at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena, provided a forum for all of the candidates to speak directly to the state delegates and other key organizations like the Teamsters Union that were in attendance.