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Joy “JT” Ferguson’s first construction experience was driving a 51-ton truck. The hardworking member of Local 959 in Anchorage, Alaska, quickly rose through the ranks to become a step-up foreman, and credits her success in large part to the opportunity afforded her by a Teamsters Union apprenticeship program.
Teamsters in Canada are active with a number of initiatives and efforts to improve the lives of women and their families.
March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Teamsters Union recognizes and celebrates women’s accomplishments year-round; however, during the month of March we have a special opportunity to highlight Teamster women and their achievements.
Teamster women showed their Teamster power as far back as 1918, during the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Teamster women truck drivers participated in a national program to bring doctors and medicine to rural areas. They received commendations for their service.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union honors International Women’s Day today, standing in solidarity with Jimena Lopez, a woman union leader who was fired during a successful union organizing effort at LAN Ecuador, an subsidiary of LAN Airlines, the largest airline in Latin America.
March is Women’s History Month. It’s a time to recognize the contributions that women make year-round to the world, to their communities and to their union. Also, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, whose theme this year is “Make It Happen.”
As a way of marking International Women’s Day, March 8, unions are urged to stand in solidarity with Jimena Lopez, a union leader who was fired as a flight attendant in Ecuador for tirelessly fighting for the rights of her members.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is saddened to announce the death of longtime member and union activist Clara Day.