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Jan. 23, 1936
In Allegany County, MD, workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal era public works program employing unmarried men aged 18-25, are snowbound at Fifteen Mile Creek Camp S-53 when they receive a distress call about a woman in labor who needs to get to a hospital. 20 courageous CCC volunteers dig through miles of snow drifts until the woman is successfully able to be transported.

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News Items - March 2013
Posted On: Apr 22, 2013

Labor Notes' coverage of UPS bargaining
Mar. 25, 2013 | Jane Slaughter, editor of Labor Notes, writes that bargaining for a settlement in the largest private-sector union contract in the U.S., covering nearly 250,000 Teamsters, is expected to wrap up in early April. The contract expires July 31 "but UPS wants an early agreement to keep FedEx from luring away customers scared about a possible strike. Read it here.

No to right-to-work (for less) in Pennsylvania!
Mar. 26, 2013 | Wisconsin. Michigan, Indiana. Now Pennsylvania?! NO! Corporate-backed RTW lawmakers introduced right-to-work legislation (House Bill 50) in the Pennsylvania State House - a dangerous bill that threatens to steal away hard won gains by generations of union men and women. A Day of Action has been called for Saturday, April 20th, at 9 am at the Coyle Library in Chambersburg, PA. We need all Local 992 members to join in this day of solidarity with our brothers and sisters from other Teamster locals and the UAW, IBEW, Steelworkers, SEIU and other unions. We must hit the streets to keep Pennsylvania a union-powered state. Please read this appeal from Secretary-Treasurer Tom Krause. And take a look at this fact sheet on why right to work is wrong for everyone. See you April 20th!

UPS and UPS Freight bargaining updates
Mar. 28, 2013 | Updates from the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee for UPS Package and UPS Freight bargaining were posted today. The Union told the Company it is prepared to return to the table the weeks of April 15th and April 22nd "provided the Company is prepared to reach an Agreement acceptable to our members during those two weeks."

YRC change of operations info; contract extension at ABF
Mar. 28, 2013 | YRC's proposed "Network Optimization 2013" change of operations will be heard April 19, 2013 in Dallas. Read the YRC update here. The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee agreed to grant a 30-day extension so that negotiations with ABF could continue. Any economic improvements in a new contract will be retroactive to April 1, 2013. Read the ABF contract update here.

 

 


 
 
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