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    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    Teamsters local 570
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    Teamsters Local 355
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    Teamsters Local 992
    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    Teamsters Local 992
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    Teamsters Local 888
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
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    From the Desk of Secretary Treasurer Tom Quackenbush

    Every three to five years or so, the International, in Washington, sends an Internal Auditor out to each Local to do an extensive review to ensure there are no improper expenditures, failures to obtain approvals or other  violations  of  the  union’s  bylaws  and/or  the International Constitution. In the early spring, we endured our regular review and I am happy to report, overall it was very successful.

    The audit made me think about my position as Secretary-Treasurer over the last five years and thinking back, I have to admit, that in 2015, when I experienced my first Internal Audit as Secretary- Treasurer, I was a little nervous…. Not because I feared we were doing anything wrong, but more of a fear of the unknown. What did the audit involve? Was I going to be able to answer questions about the work of my predecessors? …etc. That first audit was long and arduous, but a great learning experience overall that tremendously prepared me for our  most recent audit.

    I learned the importance of maintaining good records with good back up documentation and I learned the importance of keeping the Board involved    in many decisions and discussions regarding our financial situation and where to  go  moving  forward.  The  Secretary-Treasurer’s  function  is  the  union’s administrative backbone. And for me, doing the job right is absolutely essential — not only because of the legal requirements concerning accounting, taxes and reporting, but also because it maintains our integrity  and financial health.

    I do, however, view the role of Secretary-Treasurer as much more than just “keeping track of the money”. While the title of “treasurer” clearly conveys my financial responsibilities, meeting with and working for you, our  members, and understanding your needs and how they are intertwined with the overall mission of our organization, is absolutely an essential part of being a good treasurer.

    I just wanted to take the time to let you know that the Secretary-Treasurer position of this Local is an important responsibility that I do not take for granted and I am honored to be able to serve.

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    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 21, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
    In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 21, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
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    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
    Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
    10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
    Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
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    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
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    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
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    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
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    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
    Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
    Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
    UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
    10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
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    Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
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    Oct. 14, 2019 | STRIKES | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
    Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
    10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 14, 2019 | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
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