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July 8, 1966
From July 8 to August 19, 1966, over 35,000 airline workers across the nation employed by five airlines went on strike. After several years of stilted wage gains as the airline industry invested heavily in jet technology, aircraft mechanics and other ground service workers represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) were anxious to share in the substantial profits of 1965. Facing a bargaining impasse between the IAM and the five carriers (United, Northwest, National, Trans World and Eastern) covered in the industry’s first multi-carrier labor contract, a Presidential Emergency Board presented a “compromise” package. In the summer of 1966, IAM members rejected this compromise and walked off the job in the largest strike in airline history. For 43 days during the peak summer travel season, 60 percent of the U.S. commercial airline industry was literally inoperative as 35,000 workers stayed out on strike.
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Local News Update - November 2014
Posted On: Nov 10, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 18th, warehouse workers at Hanover, Md.-based foods distributor Rhee Bros. ratified their first contract since organizing with the Teamsters in December 2013. The three-year agreement provides wage increases/bonuses, implementation of a wage progression scale, health insurance percentages locked in for the term of the agreement. In addition, workers are guaranteed a 40-hour work week, a grievance and arbitration process, and current vacations and holidays are protected.

Wage negotiations on behalf of United Care Connections (UC2) drivers and day-center aides produced wage increases and signing bonuses effective January 1, 2015.

Negotiations with Leonard Paper began Thursday, Oct. 16th.

Bargaining continues with Bond Distributing and Stroehmanns.

In other news, members present at the Union's monthly General Membership Meeting held Sunday, October 12th, unanimously returned all Local 570 leaders to office for the January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017 term. The following members were declared elected officers of Teamsters Local 570:
   Ray Valentine, President
   Richard Brown, Vice President
   Sean Cedenio, Secretary Treasurer/Principle Officer
   Robert Brown, Recording Secretary
   Moses Jackson, Angelo Wilson, and Christopher Price, Trustees









 
 
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