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Jan. 19, 1986
Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a benefit for laid-off 3M workers, Asbury Park, NJ.

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Updated: Jan. 19 (14:05)

Wyman Burns Award of Apperception
Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Kroger Negotiations Update 28
UFCW Local 455
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters local 570
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters Local 355
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
Teamsters Local 888
King County Violates Worker Safety
KCPOG
 
     
Unions Support Workers During Crisis
Updated On: Jun 30, 2020
June 29, 2020 | OPINION | The COVID-19 pandemic has sent our world into a public health and economic tailspin. As of May, the national unemployment rate was at 13.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Michigan, it is a staggering 21.2% — worse than the Great Recession. [ In Maryland, it’s 9.9%.] The Washington Post reports that more than 100,000 businesses have closed permanently. But more important, lives are at stake. While a majority of employees in white-collar industries were able to move to much safer remote work environments, hundreds of thousands of “essential” and “frontline” workers — grocery store clerks, sanitation and transportation workers, medical professionals, and others — could not stay home even when the nation was on lockdown… This pandemic has shown just how critical it is to have a union to protect the rights, working conditions, safety, and health of workers. With almost the flip of a switch, millions of hard-working people across the country were suddenly without work, without health benefits, struggling economically — proud individuals who suddenly needed to file unemployment, miss mortgage payments, and visit food banks… Detroit News
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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