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April 16, 1947
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.  ~Labor Tribune

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Updated: Apr. 16 (22:04)

Teamsters Local 492 Wins Historic Grievance Against Sysco for Members
Teamsters Local 492
Stand With Peacehealth Nurses At Their Picket On April 18th
Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Union Labor Would Bring Strongest Workforce to Rebuild Key Bridge
Teamsters Local 355
Union Labor Would Bring Strongest Workforce to Rebuild Key Bridge
Teamsters Local 992
May General Membership Meeting
Teamsters Local 90
Gilbert Elks Inc
I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
 
     
US Maritime Union Sounds Alarm Over Global Shipping Standards
Updated On: Mar 29, 2024
Mar. 29, 2024 | CORPORATE PROFITS | A top labor union for maritime engineers has sounded the alarm against corporate profiteering in the wake of Tuesday’s cargo ship crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, claiming the industry is “probably the worst offender.” The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (Meba) warned of the dangers of growing vessels and shrinking crews – claiming that those from overseas are “not up to the standards” required in the US. “These types of issues can be averted when you have a highly trained crew and you have the resources for the crew to be able to operate,” Rexha said in an interview. “Between the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and what’s happened recently with Boeing. Obviously, we’ve seen corporate greed at its worst and the maritime industry is actually probably the worst offender.” The Guardian
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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