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Nov. 22, 1963
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Generally considered a friend of labor, Kennedy a year earlier had issued Executive Order 10988, which authorized unionization and a limited form of collective bargaining rights for most federal workers (excluding the Department of Defense). Many states followed the example set by Kennedy.

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Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
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Local and National Union News

Fight for $15 just scored big in Maryland. We have unions to thank
Nov. 16, 2017 | A law establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Maryland’s Montgomery County was signed into law Monday. It’s a meaningful victory for the Fight for $15, the union-inspired campaign to raise wages nationally. Montgomery is the most populous county in the state, with a larger population than the nearby cities of Washington, D.C., or Baltimore. It’s also a bellwether for Maryland politics, where organizing has begun already ahead of the 2018 statewide elections, including organizing aimed at improving Maryland’s wage laws…Working In These Times  

Teamsters Union salute those who serve
Nov. 10, 2017 | Veterans Day is a time to remember the contributions of all this who are or have served in the nation’s armed forces protecting our freedom. The Teamsters recognize the sacrifice those in the military incur and are honored that so many have chosen to become a part of our union family… Teamster

Teamsters denounce House passage of joint employer ruling rollback
Nov. 9, 2017 | The Teamsters Union today denounced the passage of legislation (H.R. 3441) introduced by House Republicans that rolls back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI). The decision ensured strong protections for millions of American workers by holding accountable employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers when those employers call the shots. The joint employer rule prevents companies from claiming they are not responsible for workers employed by agencies retained by the company… Teamsters

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Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO. The twin moves punished current boss John Hammergren for his failure to halt the company’s role in the opioid scourge. “For the first time ever, shareholders voted to hold a company accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic,” said Hall, a West Virginian whose state has been hit notably hard by the plague. Hall also said the vote “should serve as a warning” to the nation’s other big drug distributors that their shareholders, too, want to hold corporate conduct accountable… Press Associates
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions. An annual Gallup poll conducted over the summer shows that adults in general support labor unions at 61 percent, the highest approval rating since 2009, when the poll found support for unions at an all-time low of 48%. A Pew Research poll conducted two years earlier shows that enthusiasm is largely driven by the 79 million millennials who currently dominate the workforce: 55 percent of 18 to 29 years olds, the poll found, approve of unions. “What our generation has lacked, and needs, is stability,” says Maggie Thompson, who calls herself an “old millennial” (she’s 32) and studies labor trends for the Center for American Progress. “Unions offer that prospect of stability...” Fast Company
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S., by allowing workers in unionized shops to benefit from collective bargaining, without paying dues — an arrangement that can starve unions of the funds they need to survive. The House bill would increase the incentive for such “free riding” by ending the deductibility of union dues… New York Magazine
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New Measure Would Address Pension Problem
Nov. 17, 2017 | PENSIONS | The Teamsters have been working diligently for years with key members of Congress trying to come up with a solution to the multi-employer pension crisis that could hit tens of thousands of its members hard. And with the release of new legislation yesterday by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the union believes it has found it. Brown called the introduction of the “Butch Lewis Act of 2017,” named after the former Teamsters Local 100 President who died in late 2015 while fighting to prevent cuts to the Teamsters’ Central States Pension Fund, one of the proudest days of his life. He said workers deserve to receive the pensions they worked so hard for to get. “The bill is comprehensive. It includes miners, the Teamsters, and others,” he said. It makes no cuts…” Teamster
 
 
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