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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 extends its thanks to the members for their continued support and vows 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.)


Hoffa: House-passed stimulus bill brings much-needed relief to US workers
Oct. 2, 2020 Read General-President Hoffa’s statement on the House’s passage last night of a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that will fund much-needed relief for airline workers, Amtrak workers and state and local governments that have been suffering from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It also boosts pension plans and workplace safety provisions.

Brewery and Soft Drink Conference update
Oct. 5, 2020 From Director Greg Nowak: “As part of the army of essential workers who have continued to work all though our country’s pandemic, thank for the job well done, which you continue to do. The Brewery and Soft Drink Conference, representing workers in production facilities for beer, wine, spirits, water and soft drinks, and lal the delivery drivers for the and suppliers for these products, have kept products distributed for the changing habits of consumers…” Continue reading 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

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

Download your Teamster ‘I Voted’ Facebook frame
Oct. 26, 2020 Let everyone know that you’re a Teamster and you voted! Download these frames as your profile picture on Facebook to show that Teamsters are making our voices heard at the polls in this historic election.

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.

Md. election officials: Don’t mail ballots; use drop boxes
Oct. 29, 2020 With reports of slow mail delivery across the country, Maryland election officials are urging voters to return their mail-in ballots at drop-boxes throughout the state instead of using the Postal Service. Learn more here.

In case you missed these...

  • COVID-19 news updates for Oct. 29, 2020
  • American households are doing better than expected
  • Trump Administration’s attacks on workers are relentless
  • Why the Republican Party wants to destroy labor unions
  • The specter of pension failures haunts the election
  • U.S. workers fear for future as election, COVID-19 loom
  • Workers keep getting fired for reporting COVID-19 safety violations
  • AFSCME sues federal labor agency in court over anti-union policies
  • Thousands of aviation layoffs loom amid a dysfunctional Congress
  • HOS rule’s legality questioned by Teamsters, safety groups
  • A special message from Vice President Joe Biden to Teamster members:


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