Health & Safety

Your Right to Refuse to Operate Unsafe Equipment: Do's and Don'ts 
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers' rights to enforce truck safety by making it illegal for a company to discipline, discharge or discriminate against an employee for making a vehicle safety complaint or refusing to operate an unsafe vehicle.

Refusing to Drive Under Bad Weather 
Understand your right to refuse to drive during bad weather under the STAA, a federal law.

Driving in Winter Weather 
Are you on thin ice if you refuse to drive in dangerous conditions? 

How to Make the Most of OSHA Rules on Reporting Workplace Injuries 
Workplace activists, stewards and health and safety committees can use these injury and illness reports to track safety problems in the workplace.

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We lost a dedicated Teamster and wonderful human being when Al Adams passed on September 7 at the age of 79. Al was the kind of person who makes the union and the world a better place. And he was a dear friend to myself and many others.

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