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Iowa Public Sector Teamsters Stick With the Union

Iowa public sector Teamsters, forced to recertify their memberships each year under anti-union legislation enacted in 2017, have again overwhelmingly voted to stand with their union.

Local 238 reported this week that it won 55 of 62 recertification elections it held. In all, 96.7 percent of the 1213 bargaining unit members who voted choose to stick with the Teamsters. In the units were recertification was defeated, the union only lost 29 members.

Hoffa: Teamsters Offer Deepest Condolences Over Synagogue Shooting

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that took the lives of 11 congregants and left six injured, including four law enforcement officials.

“The Teamsters, like millions of other Americans of good will, were horrified by the senseless, hate-fueled shooting at a Pittsburgh temple this weekend that took the lives of 11 people merely trying to practice their faith as they have the constitutionally-protected right to do as U.S. citizens.

When It Comes to Teamsters Disaster Relief, Salt and Pepper Duo Push It Real Good

Salt and Pepper have been making trips to Tallahassee, the state capital, for many years to lobby the legislature on behalf of their fellow members. Over the years the duo made a name for themselves among organized labor in Florida thanks to their dogged and passionate political advocacy. It wasn’t surprising, then, when Florida AFL-CIO President Mike Williams called Local 79 President Brian Rothman to let him know that their help was needed. A few days after the call, salt and pepper made the trip from Tampa Bay to join the disaster relief labor coalition in rebuilding the panhandle after the devastation of Hurricane Michael.

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