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JANUARY 2021
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Welcome to Our Website – Improved and Upgraded
Jan. 1, 2021 Our upgraded website is fully responsive with all mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browers and portable devices. We know that improving functionality of the site is not simply about giving it a good look and feel, but understanding what our members need. In the coming weeks, we'll continue to improve the site and introduce new content. We hope you like the new look of the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need quickly and easily. Please contact us at team570@comcast.net to share your feedback and suggestions.

Local 570 Convention Delegates, Alternates Elected on White Ballot
Jan. 12, 2021 Nominations for four delegates and three alternates to the 2021 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention to be held in June were conducted Sunday, January 10th at our monthly membership meeting in Baltimore. Because the number of nominees did not exceed the number of delegates (7) to be nominated (thus the use of the term white ballot), the candidates were declared duly elected by Kevin McDermott, past Principal Officer of Local 570, who oversaw the meeting. Delegates are Sean Cedenio, Secretary-Treasurer; Richard Brown, President; Moses Jackson Jr, Vice President; and Joseph Fowler, Recording Secretary. Alternates are Angelo Wilson, Karen Miller, Larry Kelly, Trustees. The size of the membership determines the number of delegates and alternates to which the Local Union is entitled. Official posting of IBT nomination results here.

Building Stronger Unions for American Workers
Jan. 15, 2021 | The U.S. next week will begin a new chapter with the swearing-in of Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president. And the Teamsters are ready to turn the page and move forward with policy objectives that will empower American workers so that they will be able to more easily come together and fight for higher wages, better benefits and safer workplaces… Continue reading here.

Teamster Staement on Cancelation of Keystone Pipeline
Jan. 21, 2021 |“The Teamsters strongly oppose yesterday’s decision, and we would urge the administration to reconsider it. This executive order doesn’t just affect U.S. Teamsters; it hurts our Canadian brothers and sisters as well who work on this project. It will reduce good-paying union jobs that allow workers to provide a middle-class standard of living to their families. America needs access to various forms of energy that can keep its economy running in the years ahead. This decision will hurt that effort.

“Going forward, we expect the President to boost U.S. workers by allowing them to come together and negotiate for better wages, benefits and retirement security as his administration pushes forward with policies that grow good-paying jobs that support American families.

“The Teamsters know that President Biden is a friend to workers. The President’s past words and deeds have shown us that is true. This union looks forward to working together with him on policy and programs that create good-paying jobs with strong labor standards.”

School Bus, Transit Workers Are High Priority for Covid-19 Vaccine
Jan. 22, 2021  | “The vaccination of frontline workers is essential to their protection and the protection of the public at-large,” said Rick Middleton, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 572 and Director of the Teamsters Passenger Transportation Division in a statement issued today. “Much attention has been given to the heroic workers who have continued to keep our country functioning during this terrible time – those in industries like the supply chain and health care are owed an immeasurable debt of gratitude. We shouldn’t forget, however, another group of workers who are owed that same debt – those in school bus and transit. These unsung heroes have continued to transport our most precious cargo throughout this calamity – elderly and disable citizens who have nobody else to turn to, other essential workers who rely on public transportation to get to work, and of course, our children…” Continued here


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