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Feb. 23, 1940
Woody Guthrie wrote "This Land Is Your Land" following a frigid trip - partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail - from California to Manhattan. The Great Depression was still raging. Guthrie had heard Kate Smith?s recording of "God Bless America" and resolved to himself: "We can't just bless America, we've got to change it."

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News Items - November 2017
Updated On: Nov 29, 2017

Aramark Refreshment, Leonard Paper ratify contracts
Nov. 1, 2017 | Members employed at Leonard Paper ratified last weekend a new contract with a four-year term. The successor agreement provides wage increases; an increase in night shift differential; maintains the Local 570 health plan at no cost in premiums to employees. New this contract has the requirement for a weekly company contribution to the employee 401(k) plan, without the requirement of employees to put in their own monies ( even though it is encouraged). Members at Aramark Refreshment Services  also approved a three-year contract that provides wage/bonus and pension increases; maintains Local 570 health plan; an increase in the bereavement leave benefit; and a new company-required weekly 401(k) contribution effective January 1, 2018, without the requirement of employees to put in their own monies (even though it is encouraged). (Photo: Aramark members after ratification vote with chief negotiator and Principle Officer Sean Cedenio, far left, and President Richard Brown, third from right.)

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

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


 
 
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