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    Walmart Woes
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
    Walmart mismanagement: Does it sound like a place where you work? Walmart has an outsize impact on the U.S. economy as it depresses wages, increases the trade gap with China and destroys locally-owned competitors. The way it treats its workers may have also spread. Consider this story from the peerless Hamilton Nolan at Gawker.
    King of Tax Dodging
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 61
    The Whopper is about to become un-American Burger King is the latest U.S. company to try to buy a smaller foreign country and move its mailing address there so it can pay lower taxes. Burger King wants to buy Canadian restaurant chain Tim Horton's so it can take advantage of Canada's lower corporate tax rate.
    Local 162 Members Celebrate Labor Day
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 162
    Teamsters Local 162 members and their families were welcomed to a Labor Day picnic and celebration at Portland's Oaks Park.  Thousands of Union members from throughout the Portland area joined in the festivities.  There were Teamsters, Machinists, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, Iron Workers, Food and Commerical Workers, Public Employee Unions and many more. Governor Kitzhaber attended the Labor Day picnic, as did U.S. Senators Wyden and Merkley.
    Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
    LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 264
    On the first Monday of every September, our nation honors the contributions and sacrifices of millions of working men and women. Labor Day is about remembering labor’s triumphs and the workers without whom society would not function.
    Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
    09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
    Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
    09/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
    Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
    Labor Unions Gave Us Labor Day and Longer Life Spans
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 1, 2014 | OPINION | …Not only did organized labor advocate for a shorter workweek and workplace safety protections, but also helped extend our life spans. Workplace safety measures, even more so than modern medicine, helped extend the life spans of working Americans. Fewer workplace accidents and reducing the chance of simply being worn out over time lets us live longer lives.
    Looking Back at Labor Day's Turbulent Origins
    09/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 1, 2014 | LABOR HISTORY | Today will mark the 120th celebration of Labor Day as a legal, national holiday. What is the history of the Labor Day holiday? It had a turbulent, complicated beginning. Understanding more about this can help us to rethink the significance of this holiday today. American labor in 1894 was a volatile force.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/29/14 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/29/14 - Teamsters local 570
      • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/29/14 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
    Local 618 Flu Shot Day Set !
    08/28/14 - Teamsters local 618
    Mark your Calendars ! Local 618 Annual Flu Shot Day  The Local 618 flu shot day has been scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014. Flu shots will be administered beginning at 8:00 am and end at noon. The shots will be given at the Local 618 Union Hall, located at 9040 Lackland Rd. , Overland, Mo 63114.
    Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
    08/28/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
    Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
    08/28/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
    Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
    08/28/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
    September General Membership Meeting
    08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 964
    ATTENTION ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 964 MEMBERS "COOKOUT" The General Membership Meetings will be resuming.  Please join us for the September meeting with a cookout to follow. Date: Sunday September 21, 2014 Time 11:00 a.m. for the meeting with the cookout to follow  Please note time change for this meeting Place: Teamsters Hall, 6511 Eastland Rd.
    Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
    08/27/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
    Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
    08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
    Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
    08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
    SCHOLARSHIPS!
    08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 231
    Congratulations to Riley Wendling, daughter of Peg Wendling, City of Bellingham S & P, who was selected as a $10,000 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient.  She also received a $500 scholarship from the International Teamster Women's Caucus.  Riley graduated from High School with a 3.
    Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
    08/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
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