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
    June 14, 2021 | SAFETY & HEALTH | The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections. The Labor Department included only health care workers in its new emergency temporary standard published Thursday…Rather than issue mandatory rules for other workplaces, the Biden administration released new nonbinding guidance that relaxed some recommendations. Most workplaces where people are fully vaccinated no longer need to provide any protection from the coronavirus, according to the guidance issued by Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the federal agency responsible for protecting workers… Associated Press

      • Robert Reich: Why the PRO Act is critical
      • New Hampshire House votes against “right to work”
      • A simple solution to the labor shortage: Raise wages
      • Workers are gaining leverage over employers right before our eyes
      • Lewis Hine, photographer of the American working class
      • Corporations are co-opting mindfulness to avoid meeting workers’ needs
      • Amazon fired him. Now he’s trying to organize 5,000 workers in NY
      • Increase in wages to $15 an hour brings flood of workers to US businesses

    June 10, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | OSHA’s emergency rule to protect workers from Covid-19 infection will center on the health-care industry and be released by midday Thursday, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Wednesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also issue voluntary guidelines for industries other than health care, Walsh told the House Committee on Education and Labor during an oversight hearing. “Science tells us that health-care workers—particularly those who have come into regular contact with people who are either suspected of having or being treated for Covid-19—are most at risk,” Walsh said. Walsh acknowledged that the government’s vaccination program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest guidance have “changed the nature of the pandemic,” prompting the decision to refrain from issuing a rule that would have placed mandates on companies across the economy… Bloomberg Law
    June 9, 2021 | OPINION | Something I've just learned about Amazon – one of America's most profitable and fastest-growing corporations, headed by the richest man in the world: According to the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Amazon warehouse workers sustained nearly double the rate of serious injury incidents last year as did workers in non-Amazon warehouses. In addition, largely because Amazon failed to provide its workers adequate protective equipment during the pandemic, the corporation admits that nearly 20,000 employees were presumed positive for the coronavirus… The explosive growth of Amazon's army of poorly-paid and ill-treated hourly workers is emblematic of the long-term decline of America's middle class and levels of economic inequality America hasn't seen since the late nineteenth century's Gilded Age. This has strained the social fabric of the nation – fueling anger and frustration… Read more by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at AlterNet
    June 7, 2021 | US LABOR | It's not by substantially strengthening the labor movement, as the self-described "union guy" intended. President Biden’s proposal to ease union organizing languishes in Congress; so do his plans to create high-paying jobs with infrastructure investments and enhance worker skills with expanded education opportunities. Instead, the ongoing recovery from coronavirus has created an unusual moment of leverage for workers. The hunt for labor among businesses scrambling to reopen, and the choices that relief checks and expanded unemployment benefits have provided, have sharply bid wages up… CNN

     

    NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Because public health concerns related to COVID-19 require us to balance staff safety with member access to Local Union staff, we have instituted new office schedules and procedures. Click here for the latest information.

    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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