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Martin Luther King, Jr.

As our nation celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr, it is important to recall that Dr. King gave his life in Memphis in a battle for justice for striking workers.

Part-Time UPS Worker Hopes to Raise Wages, Runs for Teamster Trustee

By Ginger Adams Otis, New York Daily News

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A part-time UPS worker from Brooklyn is hoping to send his Teamsters union leadership a message on Nov. 15: “You’re out!”

Trinidadian-born Dave Loobie, 40, is the first part-time worker to ever run for a union position at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — one of the largest and most well-known labor organizations in the world.

8 Men Awarded $5.3 Million from UPS; Effigy Hung from Ceiling

By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald Leader

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A Fayette Circuit Court jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to eight black men who had filed a 2014 lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington.

“The verdict of the jury maybe will change things at UPS, because they really need change,” said UPS tractor-trailer driver William Barber, 54, a plaintiff who continues to be employed by the company. “...We hope UPS sees this and addresses the situation.”

"Right-to-Work" provides no 'rights' and no 'work'

January 22, 2015: Since last year’s Congressional elections, lawmakers in at least nine states have signaled that they intend to introduce “right-to-work” legislation.   Wisconsin, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio and Missouri will be battlegrounds over the misnamed legislation, with bills being introduced in early 2015. Efforts to pass RTW laws are also expected in Colorado, Kentucky, Montana and Pennsylvania.  “Right to Work” laws mandate unions to represent workers who don’t pay any dues or fees...

Getting Part-Timers Involved: an interview with Local 804 steward Kioma Forero

January 8, 2015: Stewards in your building have had a lot of success in winning grievances and getting more members involved. How do you do it?   A lot of our organizing is done from our parking lot meetings held every other Thursday and Friday.   What do you do at the parking lot meetings?   The topics depend on what the most important issues are at work that week. One week it could be management cracking down on attendance, another it...
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Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

'How this African American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

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