June 23,1947: Congress overrides President Harry Truman's veto of the anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. The law weakened unions and let states exempt themselves from union requirements. Twenty states immediately enacted open shop laws and more followed.
Important Note to Applicant: Your company will not know you have completed and submitted an authorization card to Teamsters Local Union 570. The information you provide is confidential and will be viewed only by Teamster officials and the National Labor Relations Board.
It is likely that your employer's representatives will make negative assertions and comments to keep you from filling out a union authorization card, so take the time to think — Why??? Why would the company do that?
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about attaining union representation, please call us at 410-284-5081 and ask for the Organizing Department.
I authorize Local 570, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, to represent me in negotiations for better wages, hours, strong benefits and a voice in my future.