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Oct. 22, 1934
Bank robber Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd is killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood," stealing from banks and sharing some of the proceeds with the poor.
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News Items - August 2021
Updated On: Sep 20, 2021

Teamsters mourn the loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Aug. 5, 2021 In a statement today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said: “Today, the entire labor movement lost a true champion for working men and women. Richard Trumka was a friend, a colleague, and my brother in the fight for workers’ rights in America. Throughout his outstanding career, Rich’s tireless work and dedication improved the lives of millions of union members and he will be remembered as one of the greatest labor leaders of our generation. On behalf of the Teamsters Union, I offer our deepest condolences to Rich’s family during this difficult time. He will be missed.” 

Biddle to retire from IBT Package Division
Aug. 23, 2021 Assistant to the Director of the IBT Package Division Keith Biddle, a longtime member of Local 355, will retire effective October 1, 2021. Brother Biddle is a member of the Division team instrumental in coordinating the UPS Master Agreement and Supplements, among other Division responsibilities. Anticipating his retirement, he said, “It has been my absolute privilege to serve the UPS members and assist the Local Unions in understanding and enforcing the National Master UPS Agreement." Biddle worked at UPS from 1977 to 1994, and served as a Local 355 Business Agent and Recording Secretary from 1994 until 2006 when he joined the IBT staff as a Package Division Representative. In a memo to UPS Local Unions announcing Biddle's retirement, Division Director and Local 355 President Denis Taylor said, “We, the Package Division, and all members working at UPS, benefited greatly from Keith’s commitment to the union. He will be sorely missed and we all wish him well in his retirement.”

Teamsters to join March on Washington fight for voting rights
Aug. 25, 2021 The Teamsters are renewing their commitment to voting rights and racial equality with their participation in this year’s March on Washington on Aug. 28. The union is calling on members to meet and join together with tens of thousands of other Americans in rallying for justice at the ballot box, in the workplace, and in our communities. That means pushing for new laws that protect the rights of all to participate in democracy as well as to join together as an advocate for better pay, benefits, and workplace safety on the job… Continue reading


 
 
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