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May 19, 2021

Teamsters Say They’re Organizing an Amazon Union in Iowa
March 4, 2021 A unionization effort is underway among employees of's Iowa warehouses, with organizers threatening a strike. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 Organizing Director Buzz Malone said Friday that he has been recruiting workers to organize since November. He said the union has approached "400 to 500" current or former employees, primarily tied to Amazon's distribution centers in Grimes and Iowa City… Continue reading

A Message to Waste Division Members
March 9, 2021 In a message to members yesterday, Waste Division Director Chuck Stiles wrote, “The Teamsters Solid Waste and Recycling Division is off to a strong start in 2021. I am proud to report that we are seeing success across the board nationwide. From organizing to bargaining, our division is showing the entire union what happens when members stand strong and united as part of a worker movement. We are also increasing our organizing efforts, prioritizing collective bargaining and fighting back against companies that violate workers’ rights and safety. Even before COVID-19, waste workers were performing the fifth most dangerous job in America…” Continue reading here

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