A labor contract defines the rights and the responsibilities of both labor and management, and the remedies provided to each in the event that one party fails to live up to the obligations stated within the contract.
"All the money in the world doesn't lay one foot of highway, without the worker."
Teamsters Local No. 20 435 South Hawley Street Toledo, Ohio 43609
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All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Since 1910, the Teamsters logo has consisted of two horses’ heads, representing the complimentary forces of strength that are inherent in the Teamsters organization. A well-known emblem, most people recognize it but are unsure of the story behind it. The horses’ names are Thunder and Lightning, Thunder is male, Lightning female. Together, they symbolically represent the pillars of the Teamsters organization: quality and power, dignity and justice, strength and morality. The Teamsters are built on pillars that allow us to ensure that our Members’ needs are taken care of, that workers have access to their rights, and that our organization has the staying power to persist through the years.
1969 The “Chicago Seven” go on trial. The trial of the “Chicago Seven” begins before Judge Julius Hoffman. The defendants, including David Dellinger of the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE); Rennie Davis and Tom Hayden of MOBE and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS);and Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman of the Youth International Party (Yippies), were accused of conspiring to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Wear red on Fridays to support our troops and until they're all
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) were declared illegal in Canada. The ban was lifted in 1919. By 1923, the IWW had several branches in Canada, including the Lumberworkers International Union (LWIU) 120 and Marine Transport Workers International Union 510 in Vancouver, and an LWIU branch in Cranbrook BC for a total of 5,600 members. – 1918
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Executive Board has donated $1,000.00 in behalf of Local 20, to the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund Topical Storm Harvey.
3 Questions to Ask in Order to Win Your Contract Interpretation Grievance
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On September 1st, after countless hours of negotiations and bargaining, in the hopes of saving their hard earned pensions, the Local 20 members at Maple City Ice went on strike. Mere hours into the strike, after 20+ years of dedicated employment to this Company; the Owner, Patricia Hipp came out simply to tell the eight (8) men that she had cancelled their insurance and then walked away.
Owned by the same family and cohabitating from the same distribution center; our members at Lorain County Beverage have joined the strike in solidarity and expressed their contractual right to not cross the picket line.
Although this is never something these hard working men wanted to endure; we are all deeply thankful and humbled by the continued support from the community.
Thank you to all of the fellow union brothers and sisters who have stopped out to join the strike in solidarity. Thank you to everyone in the community who has driven by and honked in support and thank you to all of the men and women who have come by to donate meals, beverages, snacks and firewood.
On behalf of ourselves and our families, we are grateful for every one of you!
Teamsters Local 20
Maple City Ice,Teamsters on Strike
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The UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees are scheduled for September 25th and the Two-Person Review is scheduled for October 17th. Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee, will lead the meetings along with Kris Taylor who is Co-Chair of the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.
Pray for recent victims
of the natural disasters that struck in Puerto Rico, Japan and Mexico.
At the core, labor unions (we) are working men and women, unified as one force. Despite any personal differences that may exist between us, we have banded together to protect and improve the lives of workers. We rise up together for the greater good. We defend one another like family.
SUE CARNEY, "We're Not a Fee-for-Service Organization", The American Postal Worker, March/April, 2014