Phone: 410-284-5081
  • GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 10 am. Please be present and on time. Face masks required.

     
    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
    May 6, 2021 | WAREHOUSE | When we last checked in with Amazon warehouse workers in November 2015, the consensus was that life as an employee at one of the company’s 110 domestic fulfillment centers was physically challenging but financially rewarding. On their feet for most of the day, these “Amazonians” (the company’s term for workers) receive, stock, sort, pick, pack, ship, and problem-solve the hundreds of thousands of items carried by the e-tailer in massive facilities between 600,000 and 800,000 square feet in size. Each can employ over 1500 full-time associates. For more on the job, Mental Floss reached out to several current and former employees. Here’s what they had to say about working with robots, finding time to pee, and the overall experience of what social media has dubbed “Amazon vest life.”... Mental Floss
    May 5, 2021 | LABOR’S FUTURE | We are living through a revivified effort among workers—more likely to be women and people of color and nurses, teachers, and AI scientists rather than soot-covered white men, but nonetheless radicalized like miners of a century ago—to secure more rights, including greater say in how their companies operate. Because empowered workers are the surest path to being able to make positive change and improve the world. In this special package on the present and future of this new worker moment, we profile the leader electrifying this renewed fight, explore novel approaches to growing workers’ power, and showcase employees in Bessemer, Alabama, to present the face of today’s American workforce… Fast Company
    May 4, 2021 | COVID-19 | […] Essential workers had “heroism” foisted upon them by corporate employers who quarantined in palatial estates and ordered their groceries online, and we, satisfied that these “heroes” were selflessly sacrificing themselves in our service, did not ask any questions. These workers, however, did not ask to be heroes – and those who died did not ask to be martyrs. We do owe them a thank you, to be sure. But, more than anything, we owe them a fairer, more equal, and more democratic society… On Labor

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    Apr. 28, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | This Workers Memorial Day has a different timbre than previous ones, which have tended to focus on explosions, transportation accidents, falls, trench collapses and other easily measurable events, as opposed to chronic, work-related diseases, which develop over time and take an estimated 95,000 lives a year. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a fearsome, invisible layer of risk to all of this. And the government agency responsible for workplace health and safety enforcement, which turns 50 today, is under pressure to do something about it. … Center for Public Integrity

     

    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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