Local and National Union News
Hoffa: Teamsters support Spain’s striking Amazon workers
July 18, 2018 | In a letter expressing solidarity to striking Amazon workers at the San Fernando de Henares logistics center, General President wrote in part, “The growth of Amazon is impacting so many of the industries in which Teamsters work and is changing the way people work and life across the globe.” Thousands of Amazon workers in Spain and Germany struck for during a three-day period, July 16 - 18, and workers in Poland staged a work-to-rule during Amazon’s Prime Day promotion. The workers are demanding labor contracts that guarantee healthy working conditions at fulfillment centers, according to nbcnews.com
Water. Rest. Shade.
July 2, 2018 | The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for our area today, and a heat advisory through July 3 at 8 pm. Heat illness can be deadly. If you work outside you need to protect yourself: Drink water often. Rest in the shade. Report heat symptoms: Dizziness, headache, sweaty skin, fast heart beat, nausea, vomiting, weakness and cramping are symptoms of heat exhaustion. Symptoms of heat stroke are red, hot and dry skin, high body temperature, confusion, fainting, convulsions. Both types of heat illness require emergency care. Check out OSHA's website for additional information and advice about the hazards of working in hot weather.
Important survey for American Red Cross members
June 29, 2018 | The National Bargaining Team for the Coalition of Red Cross Unions needs your input for an important survey. Over the past few years, the Coalition of American Red Cross Unions has heard many stories of American Red Cross bargaining unit employees who do not make livable wages. Even as you work long hours to serve the public and fulfill the mission of the Red Cross, it is a struggle for many of you and your families to make ends meet. The Coalition hears you and is fighting hard for you during national negotiations because we know it is not easy. Please take five minutes to complete our survey here. The survey closes on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, so please complete it before then – and encourage your coworkers to do the same!
New bargaining update includes a call to action
June 28, 2018 | The June 19-21 national bargaining session was the last scheduled national session with Red Cross. The Union Coalition made progress on issues that affect our day-to-day lives, but management remains far from the union on where the money should be invested. This special edition of national bargaining has additional information about what has happened at the national table, and what we can do next to fight for what we deserve. Keep wearing your UNITED! buttons; we’ll stay united until we reach an agreement that works for everyone!
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