Phone: 410-284-5081
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    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.

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    Latest Labor News
    Sept. 21, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | A strike that started last month in Portland, Oregon, and spread to other Nabisco bakeries and distribution centers across the United States ended Saturday after unionized workers voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement. Though some Portland employees opposed ratifying the four-year contract, calling for better terms, it ultimately garnered the necessary support from workers there and at facilities in Aurora, Colorado; Richmond, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; and Norcross, Georgia… Truthout Related: This strike is so much bigger than one bakery… nwLaborPress.org
    Sept. 21, 2021 | ORGANIZING | (Click image to enlarge) The Teamsters Union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of U.S. e-commerce company Amazon.com, according to Reuters interviews with union officials. The influential union took the first step earlier this week to organize employees at one of Amazon's Canadian facilities, and the interviews reveal it is widening such efforts across the country, where the e-commerce company employs about 25,000 workers and plans to add 15,000 more. Interviews with Teamsters units show that the union's efforts stretch from the Pacific coastal province of British Columbia to the Canadian economic heartland in southern Ontario… U.S. News. Related: The struggle to unionize Amazon is shifting to Canada, where workers in Alberta could soon be the first to unionize an Amazon warehouse in North America... Truthout
    Sept. 7, 2021 | NLRB | A top labor regulator is reviewing an obscure rule change that has helped bosses get away with illegal union-busting activities for decades. The decision could result in workers being more capable of exercising their right to organize a union without fear of retaliation by their managers. General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Jennifer Abruzzo asked agency lawyers to pursue cases that could revive the Joy Silk doctrine, which was in effect from 1949-1969 when it was suddenly abandoned by the agency… Truthout
    Sept. 6, 2021 | OPINION | […] In 2021, conditions workers are now protesting really reminds me of what they were protesting in the 19th century. The scale and brutality are different, but health and safety and extreme intensity of the working hours are fueling worker fatigue and rage… Now, workers everywhere are pushing out more goods and services with fewer and fewer people. Labor productivity increased, you could call it sweating, 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2021 because output increased almost 8% (7.9) percent while hours worked only increased 5.5 percent…. Forbes

       To Labor Day and Labor Days ahead
      • Voting rights equal worker rights
      • New British union leader vows to take on Amazon
      • Labor Day reminds us that all workers are essential
      • Full General President candidates’ debate video here
      • Warehouse workers in Des Plaines reach deal with Sysco, end strike
      • FedEx faces labor union challenge over billionaire CEO’s pay
      • Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. Please sign this petition
      • 10 charts on the state of U.S. workers on the 2nd pandemic Labor Day

     

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act last year, but anti-worker legislators in the Senate blocked it. Undeterred, working people fought to elect pro-worker lawmakers to the Senate, House and White House. And we won. The House passed the PRO Act for a second time on March 9, 2021, sending the bill to the U.S. Senate. If it passes, it would: Empower workers to organize and bargain; hold corporations accountable for union-busting; and repeal “right to work” laws which were created during the Jim Crow era to keep White and Black workers from organizing together. Lawmakers gave us their word they would make the PRO Act a top priority. It’s time for them to keep that promise. Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work. The #PROAct is our first step to get there.

    Since 1910, the Teamster logo has consisted of two horses' heads, representing the complementary forces of strength inherent in the Teamster organization. A well-known emblem, most people recognize it but are unsure of the story behind it. The horses' names are Thunder and Lightning; Thunder is male and Lightning, female.

    Local 570 members and their representatives negotiate wages, benefits, and job security, resolve grievances, and secure health and safety protections during a pandemic because, as a union, they have a seat at the table with their employers.

    We want to take the time to reach out to you, our brothers and sisters — and your families as we continue to go through very challenging times with the coronavirus pandemic. We know you still have many questions and concerns during these unprecedented times. While the uncertainty can be stressful and unsettling, we believe we will get through these times together and emerge stronger than before. If you need additional information about the coronavirus, please do not hesitate to call the Local Office. We will continue to look for ways to assist and support you during this difficult time. Stay safe, stay well, stay strong — and stay informed!

    Teamsters Local 570 
    410.284.5081
    team570@comcast.net

    "The Union that Works for You"


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