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April 18, 2021
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Updated: Apr. 18 (16:39)
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 18
Teamsters Local 179
CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
Teamsters Local 179
FREE MRI, CT AND PET SCANS THROUGH ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS FOR MEMBERS WITH INSURANCE UNDER SUBURBAN TEAMSTERS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WELFARE FUND
Teamsters Local 179
Pension Accrual Rate Increased Again!!!
Teamsters Local 492
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
Teamsters Local 570
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
Teamsters Local 355
 
     
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 18
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for April will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Once again, we will be operating under state COVID-19 guidelines limiting attendance to 50 including officers and staff. Masks are mandatory.
CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The vaccine distributed will be either Pfizer OR Moderna.
FREE MRI, CT AND PET SCANS THROUGH ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS FOR MEMBERS WITH INSURANCE UNDER SUBURBAN TEAMSTERS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WELFARE FUND
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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Pension Accrual Rate Increased Again!!!
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 492
33% Western Teamsters Pension Bonus Granted for Service in Years 2021 – 2023 The Trustees of The Western Conference of Teamsters (WCT) Pension Plan have granted a special three-year 33% pension bonus under the Plan’s contribution account benefit formula for each of the years 2021, 2022, and 2023, increasing the benefit percentage from 1.2% to 1.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Covid Vaccine Update
04/15/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Bimbo Bakery Contract Vote Overwhelmingly Passed
04/15/21 - Teamsters Local 455
Update: IBT Delegates and Alternate Delegates Election
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 542
UPDATE Teamsters Local 542 IBT Delegate and Alternate Delegate Election Ballots were counted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. However, official notice of the Elections Results will be posted once the the Election Supervisor certifies the election.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr.
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | [...] Despite the valiant efforts of the workers, Amazon?—?which has more resources than nearly any company in the world?—?was able to blunt their momentum through its anti-union campaign…. But this is hardly the last word on organizing Amazon.
Scabby: The Law of the Rat
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | LABOR LAW | What has sharp teeth, bloodshot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening? Though it might seem like an unlikely subject of cutting-edge labor and constitutional law, the union’s inflatable rat balloon called Scabby has been at the center of these disputes for over a decade.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
Harris, Rosen Applaud Teamsters’ Role in Vaccine Rollout
04/13/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 13, 2021 | COVID-19 | The Teamsters understand what is at stake when it comes to combatting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Teamsters have been working on the front lines during the pandemic, keeping our communities safe and our economy moving. The union is doing all it can to not only deliver the COVID-19 vaccine, but to create opportunities for members to be vaccinated as well.
Scabby: The Law of the Rat
04/13/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 13, 2021 | LABOR LAW | What has sharp teeth, bloodshot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening? Though it might seem like an unlikely subject of cutting-edge labor and constitutional law, the union’s inflatable rat balloon called Scabby has been at the center of these disputes for over a decade.
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
04/13/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 13, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
04/12/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 12, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
General NOTICE: Membership Meeting Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
04/12/21 - Teamsters Local 177
This is the formal Notice for the Local 177 General Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 @ 9:00 am. ZOOM LINK can be found in the article.
Amazon Warehouse Election in Alabama
04/09/21 - Teamsters Local 492
Opinion - by 492 Teamsters President Trey White Amazon Warehouse Election in Alabama 4/9/2021 - Over 2,000 people signed cards asking the NLRB for an election at the Alabama Amazon facility, but in the end, a majorty of those people either didn't vote or were intimidated into changing their minds.
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