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"I AM ESSENTIAL" Face Mask

Teamster Ryan Haney (YRC driver, Dallas Local 745) made these face masks. They're union printed. All proceeds from sales go to support the publication of The Teamster Rebel, a  newsletter written by Texas rank and file Teamsters.

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Pandemic Profits: UPS Reels in Nearly $1 Billion

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UPS announced first-quarter profits today of just under $1 billion after taxes.

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Local 171 – Solidarity is in the House

The members of Local 171 in Roanoke Virginia give a shout-out to their officers and stewards for stepping up during this crisis. When any employer neglects its frontline workers, we demand action from them. And sometimes, we have to take action ourselves. We salute union leaders who do it!

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Protect Pensions Now

Our friends at the Pension Rights Center make compelling arguments for why Congress must protect pensions with the next stimulus legislation. 
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Bilal Chaka - Rest in Power

Bilal Chaka, one of the founding members of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, passed away last week at the age of 82. Chaka—as he was known—was a die-hard unionist, a steward at Yellow Freight in Long Beach, California, Local 692, and one of the pioneers of the Teamster reform movement. He helped form the Southern California TDU Chapter in 1976.

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Grocery Workers Fight for Workplace Safety

Frank Halstead—a TDU Co-Chair and steward in Local 572 at Ralphs distribution center in Compton, California—describes how Teamster warehouse workers are dealing with COVID-19 in the grocery warehouse industry.

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YRCW Gets a Delay for H&W and Pension Payments

In a report to all locals representing YRCW members, IBT Freight Director Ernie Soehl told officers that YRC, Holland, New Penn and Reddaway have sought a “grace period” to delay making health and welfare payments to various funds Teamster members are covered under.

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YRCW Freight Call Center Could be COVID-19 Hot Spot

Teamster Local 120 says that the YRCW Freight call center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which employs 160 Teamsters could be a COVID-19 hot spot, and YRCW management is doing “business as usual.”

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New COVID-19 Side Deal Lets UPSers Work Vacations

The IBT Package Division has signed a new side agreement with UPS on a “COVID-19 Vacation Bank” that allows drivers who want to spend more time at work during a pandemic to voluntarily work their vacations.

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IBT Gives OK for Part-Timers to Deliver With Personal Cars

The IBT has approved a letter of agreement to allow UPS to possibly utilize part-timers to deliver overflow volume in their personal cars, if volume grows significantly.

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