Local and National Union News
The Local 570 Executive Board extends its thanks to the members for their continued support.
Local 570 officers and trustees re-elected for another 3-year term
October, 2020 | On Sunday, October 11, 2020, nominations for the election of the Local 570 Executive Board were held during the monthly membership meeting at the Local Union Hall. Incumbents were nominated and, as there were no other nominations, all are re-elected. Pictured above, left to right: Larry Kelly, Trustee (Republic National Distributing Co.); Richard Brown, President; Karen Miller, Trustee (Costco); Moses Jackson, Vice President; Sean Cedenio, Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer; Joseph Fowler, Recording Secretary; and Angelo Wilson, Trustee (Cloverland Dairy). The Executive Board vowed to continue its hard work for strong contracts, maintain and improve benefits, and grow the Local Union membership. The three-year term is January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2024. Click here to view more photos in the Photo Gallery. (Note: Image loading time varies.)
Early voting in Maryland begins Monday. Here’s what to know.
Oct. 26, 2020 | The end is in sight. With eight days left in the U.S. presidential campaign, early in-person voting begins today in Maryland. In an election reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic and colored with uncertainty, more than 800,000 Maryland voters have already submitted ballots by mail or drop box. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Team570 negotiators hammer out new contracts, a few extensions
Oct. 20, 2020 | The business of our union doesn’t stop for anything, not even a global pandemic. With more nearly two dozen contracts expiring this year, Local 570 bargaining teams succeeded in bringing back new contracts for ratification and, in some cases, approved extensions for others. Given the difficult circumstances we live with in this coronavirus environment, the Local and the negotiating committees appreciate the commitment and patience of our members. Principal Officer Sean Cedenio said recently. “In this time of crisis, you stood up, and no matter what, you continue to go to work and do your job. Thank you for helping us work through some tough times.” An update on ratifications and current negotiations is here.
Hoffa: Biden-Harris will improve lives of workers
Oct. 8, 2020 | 2020 is a year for the record books. A global pandemic has wreaked havoc not only with the health of Americans, but also on their wallets. Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and millions are still out of work. But if we are honest with ourselves, these tumultuous times did not start back in March. Working families all over the country have been struggling for years with a federal government that’s prioritized the corporate class over the working class. That’s why we’ve seen a curtailing of union rights and a lack of attention to pension security issues. We need a change at the top… Continue reading here
Notice: Proposed plan for nomination and election of IBT Convention delegates
The Local 570 plan to nominate and elect delegates to the IBT Convention to be held in June 2021 has been submitted to the Election Supervisor for approval. The Election Plan is available for review at www.ibtvote.org.
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