Phone: 410-284-5081
    What We Do
    Local 570 has been fighting for working men and women for 80 years. By joining together, members have strength in numbers so that they have a voice at work about the issues they care about. We support them in the workplace and on the legislative and political fronts to ensure their best interests are represented.
    Who We Are
    Local 570 is staffed by hard-working men and women experienced in labor relations and workers’ rights. Our Executive Board members come from the shops we represent, with the experience and knowledge needed to be strong, firm voices on behalf of union members.
    Who We Represent
    Local 570 represents workers employed in a variety of industries, including Warehouse, Dairy, Bakery, Laundry & Linen, Brewery & Soft Drink, Solid Waste & Recycling, Professional & Technical, Passenger Transportation, and General Sales.
    Latest Labor News
    Sept. 20, 2023 | SIT-DOWN STRIKES| On Tuesday, leaders of the striking United Auto Workers vowed to expand their labor action against the Big Three automakers Friday if contract talks break down. Now in its second week, the strike has drawn widespread attention, but it’s only the latest indication of the broader resurgence of union organizing by the likes of Starbucks workers, big city teachers’ unions, Marvel digital effects workers, Uber and Lyft drivers, and, of course, Hollywood actors and screenwriters. In August, the threat of a United Parcel Service strike with Teamster support resulted in a new contract, and some of Amazon’s massive warehouses are simmering with labor unrest. Yet all of today’s labor organizers stand on the shoulders of their forebears who, during the mid-1930s, amid the depths of the Great Depression, established or expanded key unions in the steel and auto industries and founded all of the Hollywood guilds. Central to many of their advances was a fresh tactic… Mother Jones
    Sept. 19, 2023 | SELECTIVE STRIKES | Many observers have been impressed with UAW President Shawn Fain’s astute strategy of using selective strikes rather than calling all of his members off the job. The strategy has three significant tactical benefits. First, it conserves the strike fund, which would only last about 90 days if all workers were out. This, in turn, lets management know that the union can take a longer strike and increases the UAW’s bargaining leverage. Second, it also allows the union to inflict the most damage for the least cost by taking advantage of supply chain vulnerabilities, as when a key parts supplier or a plant producing popular cars in short supply is shut down… And third, management not knowing which plant will be struck keeps the companies off-balance. As it happens, this original idea is not quite original to the UAW. American Prospect

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      • More Red Cross workers chose Teamsters
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      • After months of striking, media workers are not backing down
      • Regulators blast Union Pacific for running unsafe trains
      • Calls for Starbucks boycott grow amid aggressive union busting
      • Half a million CA workers get a raise – and a seat at the table
      • Striking actors, writers swarm Hollywood in massive solidarity march
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    Sept. 14, 2023 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Amazon on Monday for having its employees sign a confidentiality agreement that the Board says restricts their rights to unionization. The complaint names Andy Jassy, Amazon’s CEO, as well as two Amazon Prime Air supervisors, as people who required employees to sign the agreement. The complaint comes in response to an unfair labor practice charge filed in May by the plaintiff, Cheddi Skeete, who formerly worked on Amazon’s drone delivery program out of the company’s office in Seattle. As a condition of Skeete’s employment, Amazon had him sign a “Confidentiality, Noncompetition, and Invention Assignment Agreement” in August of 2021, the complaint states. It then quotes the confidentiality agreement in full… Vice
    Sept. 13, 2023 | OPINION | Call it the afterglow from a hot labor summer, but a key indicator of U.S. public support for unions recently notched a record high, with six in 10 Americans saying unions are good for the U.S. economy. Nearly the same number agreed a unionized workforce is helpful — not harmful — to their company’s success. As a labor economist, I know that the public is onto something — and that the rise in U.S. labor activism and union formation is not an automatic threat to business interests and economic stability. Evidence shows that unionized workplaces are more productive and have a more stable workforce. Evidence also suggests labor unions can help correct market failures, reverse decades of income inequality, and support economic growth -– all forces that make the economy work better in ways that ultimately help business’s bottom line. MarketWatch


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