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May 26, 1936
One hundred thousand steelworkers and miners in mines owned by steel companies went on strike in seven states. The Memorial Day Massacre, in which ten strikers were killed by police at Republic Steel in Chicago, took place four days later on May 30.
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News Items - May 2020
Posted On: May 21, 2020

Maryland Presidential Primary: Voters to receive mail ballots in May
May 7, 2020 The presidential primary election initially scheduled for April 28, 2020 was moved to June 2, 2020. This election will be conducted primarily by mail. You should receive your ballot in early to mid-May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one. (Don’t be surprised that the ballot has “April 28, 2020” printed at the top. There wasn’t time to reprint ballots after the election date was changed to June 2nd due to the coronavirus. The April date does not affect your ballot being counted.) There will be in-person voting for voters who cannot vote by mail. For more information about this election and where voters who cannot vote by mail can vote, click here.

A Message to Warehouse Teamsters from Division Director Steve Varma
May 12, 2020 As one of the largest divisions in the Teamsters Union, the Warehouse Division has been working with our local unions in the grocery and broadline industries during this unprecedented time. The division is working at all levels to ensure that those still working are doing so safely and fairly: We continue to call on employers to fully enforce CDC guidelines — whether on the federal, state, or local level — in the workplace. The division is also not backing down in our effort to push for mechanisms to hold employers accountable for protecting workers. To continue reading, click here.

Update from Material and Construction Trade Division
May 12, 2020 Even though there has been a slowdown in the economy due to the COVID-19 crisis, construction projects in many states continue on due to exemptions made by state. This is good news for our members working on projects like these, but we also need everyone to be cautious while they are on the job and observe CDC guidelines. Many of our members are had been practicing social distancing long before the COVID-19 crisis. For example, driving a Ready-Mix truck or a plywood truck or using a marooka on a site requires that the driver be alone in the cab. Where our members are most at risk now is in a warehouse setting… Click here to continue

New podcast: Coronavirus Update 9
May 13, 2020 Listen here to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, a legislative update and news from the Health Care Division. Plus, a Local 355 UPS worker explains the challenges of staying safe on the job.

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