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Mar. 18, 2010
As the Great Recession continues, Pres. Obama signs a $17.6 billion job-creation measure a day after it is passed by Congress.

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Teamsters support Dream and Promise Act
Mar. 13, 2019 | The Teamsters Union applauds today’s introduction of The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6). This crucial legislation, which has 130 co-sponsors, would ensure that the future of Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders is secure. Permanent protections for Dreamers and TPS holders must be enacted to stabilize an uncertain and unstable situation for the American economy and population as a whole. The cancellation of these programs have upset the lives of millions of men, women and children who have done nothing but lived their lives as productive members of our community… Teamsters

Teamsters celebrate Women’s History Month
Mar. 5, 2019 Every year, we commemorate Women’s History Month in March, and March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The theme of International Women’s Day in 2019 is “Balance for Better,” because a more gender-balanced world is a better world. This is a time to reflect on women’s accomplishments in our union and communities at large. Often it’s Mother Jones or Rosie the Riveter who come to mind when we think about strong women in labor history. However, there are many more accomplished women, including Teamsters, who work every day to fight for workers’ rights… Teamsters

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Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions? Can government claim that abandoning its workforce to die or flee their homes doesn’t affect working conditions? If employers don’t accept that every choice made today affects the near future, they’re denying science…. Working In These Times
Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.?
Mar. 13, 2019 | JOBS | Last week, a large group of striking factory workers, United Electrical Workers union officials and community members gathered in the freezing temperatures in Wilmerding, Pa., across the railroad tracks from the Wabtec Corporation, holding signs denouncing corporate greed and announcing support for the union. As a train passed by, it blew its whistle repeatedly in support of the protest. Strikes have made a resurgence in the past year, with more workers striking in 2018 than at any time in over 30 years. But most of these workers were teachers and health care professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which collects data on all work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, the strike in Wilmerding, near Pittsburgh, was the largest manufacturing strike of the Trump presidency… New York Times
Can The Courts Strike Down Right-to-Work?
Mar. 5, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Last week, in a move that’s as likely to baffle union activists as it is to encourage them, a West Virginia judge struck down key portions of the state’s “right-to-work” law. The Kenawha County judge’s ruling may amount to no more than a temporary hiccup in West Virginia Republicans’ war to destroy unions. But it’s another example of how hotly provisions of the 1947 federal Taft-Hartley Act are being contested in the courts as it becomes clearer that the anti-union impact of the law has contributed to an era of massive inequality that threatens our democracy… The American Prospect  Related: Another RTW win in W. Va... Teamsters
Big Labor Renews Calls for Immigration Reform
Mar. 5, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS |  A coalition of top labor unions on Monday called on Congress to pass expansions on programs to protect immigrants with temporary permits. In a letter to Congress, more than 30 labor unions let by the AFL-CIO and Working Families United asked for protections for “Dreamers” – immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as minors – and beneficiaries of two humanitarian immigration programs, temporary protected status (TPS) and deferred enforced departure (DED)… The Hill
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