Local and National Union News
Update from the Building Material & Construction Trade Division
Mar. 31 2020 | Most construction projects are still ongoing with measures in place to help protect the workers such as thorough cleaning of turnstiles and handrails. All pipeline construction training courses are being postponed until later this year. Please check here for more information.
Coronavirus Update: Resources to help everyone
Mar. 27, 2020 | Listen to the latest Teamster Nation Podcast dealing with the coronavirus epidemic; get the latest health, safety, and legislative news. Plus get updates from the heads of the Package and Convention, Trade Show and Casino divisions.
Enforcement notice on expiring CDLs *
Mar. 26, 2020 | FMCSA grants, until June 30, 2020, a waiver from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license and commercial learner’s permit holders and to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. You can find the Enforcement Notice here. * For additional information, see the Teamsters CDL Drivers Coronavirus Factsheet
Scholarship deadline EXTENDED to April 14
Mar. 26, 2020 | Due to the national emergency, the deadline for applications for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has been extended to April 14. Please see the Fund's website for details on how to apply.
Republic Services: Reinstate employee Greg Dowis NOW
Mar. 25, 2020 | Republic Services, a $10 billion trash, and landfill corporation, suspended longtime employee Greg Dowis for speaking out for worker safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Greg is married, has a son serving in the US Army, and has 2 grandchildren. He is just looking to protect his family and community. Please sign this petition to demand that Republic reinstate Greg NOW!
Gov. Hogan announces closure of non-essential businesses
Mar. 23, 2020 | Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he was ordering closed all non-essential businesses in the state, including retail stores that had been allowed to remain open. Hogan said the additional step was necessary to “slow the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland.” The order, which takes effect at 5 p.m. today, does not include essential or critical industries as defined by the federal government: health care, law enforcement, emergency workers, food, energy, water, transportation, public works, communications, government, critical manufacturing, financial services, chemicals, and defense. Liquor stores are exempted from the order… Baltimore Sun
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