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The Trucking and Shipping Industry Could Be Headed for a Crisis
"Right now, The trucking and shipping industry could be headed for a crisis because of a driver shortage. A PX TV's Lynn Ramirez reports all along the highways and the byways of the Bay Area and the nation. Truckers are helping to move the economy into high gear. But there's one thing threatening to put the brakes on. There is a massive shortage of commercial driver or long haul drivers. Some of our freight drivers locally, uh, you know, package handling Teamsters union Rep Array tourists as companies are trying to re staff after pandemic layoffs last year, but it's been hard, he says. Some drivers could still be sitting on the sidelines, collecting stimulus money. Others have left the industry. But the effects of the shortage could hit everyone. Many long haul truckers are aging out of the industry and retiring and industry experts are concerned about the number of young people eager to join the industry. Quick scientific study finds the
Amazon Begins New Chapter as Bezos Hands Over CEO Role
"Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has stepped away from the company's top spot Jeff Basil's has handed over the reins of Amazon to ENT Jesse who ran its cloud computing business but Basil's who remains the largest shareholder still hold sway over the online behemoth taking on the role of executive chairman with plans to focus on new products and initiatives jazz he takes the helm of a one point seven trillion dollar company that tripled its profits during the pandemic with consumers more dependent on internet shopping but Amazon is facing activism from its work force during a labor crunch one unionization effort failed and now the teamsters is attempting to represent the work force hi Jackie Quinn
Teamsters Aims to Step up Efforts to Unionize Amazon Workers
"Powerful union targeting the country's biggest online retailer. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is expected to approve a resolution Thursday to fully fund and support efforts to unionize workers in Amazon's delivery network. The Teamsters accused the company of exploiting workers with low wages, unreasonable workloads and not providing job security. But it's no small task to organized labor within the online retail giant. Amazon has been union free since launching 26 years ago and a recent effort to unionize workers at a warehouse in Alabama overwhelmingly failed Amazon push to keep unions out of that warehouse, arguing it pays workers at least $15 an hour and already offers benefits. Unions want.
"teamsters" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Teamsters is setting its sights on Amazon. They'll vote on whether or not to make organizing Amazon workers a top priority. Seems to say the nation's second largest private employer exploits its employees with low wages Amazon. Meanwhile, this publicly pledged to relax its drug testing policies and also to support federal legalization efforts. Now how many other companies will follow? I'm David Jennings. That's your money. 7 20 w G N WGN SPORTS Here's Kevin Powell USA Basketball closer to finalizing its roster for the Tokyo Olympics, and it's pulls All Star guard Zach Lavine joining the team where the summer games while Brooklyn guard James Harden pulling out due to a hamstring injury. NBA these finals in Milwaukee tonight Game one between the Bucks and Hawks. Stanley Cup semifinals Islanders trying to force a Game seven when they host the Lightning. They're down 3 to 2 at Soldier Field tonight. Chicago Fire hosting Cincinnati and it's time for the baseball report brought to you by white lightning, caulks and sealants. It's been nearly a full week, but the White Sox back in the win column today, a 43 victory in Pittsburgh. Here's manager Tony LaRussa. I didn't know the Smith summer solar. We got the last all that's all you got to win. You know we have. Yeah. Sometimes when you're getting beat boy, it's hard to win one he socks snapping a season long five game losing streak. Dylan sees five and two thirds one earned run struck out seven. Liam Hendriks hammering down his 19th save of the season. Socks are off tomorrow before they return home to host the Mariners Friday night, and the Cubs will begin a season long 10 game. A road trip tomorrow starting at Dodger Stadium. I'm Kevin Powell, WGN sports and I'm Lauren Latka on Chicago's very own 7 20. W G. And.
"teamsters" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This marketplace podcast is supported by personal capital. Who can help you take control of your finances no matter where you are. Download the personal capital app or start today at personal capital dot com to get free professional grade financial tools including a retirement. Planner and fi analyzer. Want to talk. Personal capital has registered advisers by phone or online for qualified users personal capital. There's no place like financial confidence. This is pride month. And now to a person who feels strongly that taping a rainbow to brand and solidarity is not enough the rainbow pride flag is symbol of the lgbtq plus community an icon but like greenwashing when companies look but are not sustainable. Let us introduce the idea of rainbow. Washing andrew is in is founder and president of wind mark concepts a longtime lgbtq marketing and communications agency. Mr isan thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me. So we're clear. What's your definition of rainbow washing. Well let me put it in context. You're walking through a city. You're walking around any city in america. And you walk round a bank and it's festooned in rainbow. Flags a storefronts festoon rainbow flags in the month of june. And then they disappear. And what many companies to understand. Is that this concept. This annual ritual known as rainbow washing which essentially wrapping yourself in a rainbow can have unintended negative consequences so paying lip-service during pride month does not equal a commitment to the issue. Absolutely not pride really is twenty four seven three sixty five and companies that understand this and relegate themselves to a year long commitment rather than a one month effort to reach out to the community understand how to reach this consumer companies that rainbow wash are seen as pandering tokenistic to this community. Some hearing two things from andrew. It bugs you when you see this. You think it's hypocritical wrong. But you're also saying this is bad business. It is bad business. So for instance. Our client corona beer has a shooed marketing during june has committed itself to eleven month commitment with lgbtq marketing graphics messaging etc and turn in the twenty percent growth in its sales. So how can other companies do better on this. I mean it has to do with not strategizing in some boardroom. Inner sanctum but probably opening up. Lines of communication. Maybe well there's a couple of things. David first of all as companies embrace denied diversity equity and inclusion. They think that they're touching on and reaching the needs of this community but in fact they're not it's very much a display of. Yes we want your business. But companies that are actively seeking this consumer segment for the other eleven months of the year are really benefiting so for instance. You've got one trillion dollars worth of spending engine. It's the highest discretionary household income about twenty three percent of the national average. these consumers. No better they understand what's sincere and what's authentic when brands make emotional connections to these consumers. It's a win for the consumer and it's a win for the browns bottom line. But when i say emotional connection. Emotional connections are predicated on action that as to accompany putting their money where their mouth is showing that we have active programs active outreach notch just saying as a corporation were supportive of you as lgbtq person but as an lgbtq consumer andrew iza is founder and president of wind mark concepts. Thank you very much. Thank state or thanks for having me on and the wall street investment bank. Morgan stanley has a new policy. No covert vaccination no entry to its new york city area offices starting july twelfth. If an employee or contractor cannot show proof vaccination building access will be cut off according to the financial times clients and other visitors as well. I'm david brancaccio with the marketplace morning report. Apm american public media. Hey all i'm ready mcrae's host of the marketplace podcast. This is uncomfortable. Getting scammed can often leave you feeling angry or ashamed but for one man after he got scammed left him wondering wait. Could i do this. Yeah wisconsin. I was definitely scammer. Like with with a footnote. Let's say out a scammer. That cheats shooters this week. We go deep into the world of an online scam to see the links. People go to for money when no one else is looking. New episode of. This is uncomfortable. Drops thursday wherever you get your podcasts..
The Art of Business Wars: In With the New
"Today's lesson is about how life and business can change on a dime especially if you underestimate your competitor. In japanese martial arts practitioners cultivate. Something called zong chen. It means that even at the moment fighters facing off against an opponent they also have to remain aware and alert to new threats when the hero of the movie systematically vanquishing each bad guy even though they're all attacking him at the same time that's zong chen it may take a martial artist a lifetime to master the ability in the business world. You'd better learn it sooner. New competitors arrive on the scene all the time lose sight of them and your company may become a part of history next two names like blockbuster kodak and borders remember them august busch the third believed in the concept so much he launched a corporate coup in the early seventies against his own father at stake was control of the beer giant. Anheuser busch his father. August anheuser busch junior known as gussie had overseen the growth of the budweiser brand to its position. As the king of beers gussie was so focused on attacking the number two brand schlitz that he didn't even notice that there was a new threat on the horizon. The miller brewing company had been acquired by philip morris. The company developed a new less filling beer and had a smart marketing strategy as a result miller lite was making steady gains in the market. You may remember. The argument that sent sales skyrocketing. The best part is that it tastes great. Bet spot is. It's less filling tastes great less filling as great list. Philip less filling. You know even less about basketball. That's it heinsohn but august. Bush was less myopic than his own man and ready for every threat after taking over the company rains. He faced a union strike against automation. At the bottling plant in a twist that would make game of thrones riders envious august and his colleagues had anticipated the teamster troubles and stockpiled enough budweiser to maintain distribution. The company was able to outlast the union and its demands
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Taking a few minutes to share this story with us. I appreciate it Brian and closing. If i may. I'd like to thank the membership not only for their donations. There's facilities where they do a collection and bring him down there their staff and business agent. That helps me assist on the delivery. So though i'm here speaking on behalf of the toy drive this is a collaborative effort between the rank and file membership and teamsters local seven six nine executive board. Thank you very much. That's awesome david. Thanks thank you for more information on our toy. Drive and get involved next year. See our website or contact. David renshaw at d. Renshaw at teamsters local seven six nine dot org. We'll be right back attention. All teamsters local seven six nine members. Do you know that you can always have a copy of your contract in the palm of your hand. Do you know that you can have easy. Access to union benefits and discounts. Right when you need them. Do you want to have up to the minute news and alert specific to your work. Site and employer will urine luck. The teamsters local seven six nine smartphone app is available for download now for isos and android download the app register and after your membership status is confirmed. You're immediately a more powerful union member with virtual. Id card for contactless check in union events and the ability to take immediate action on political issues facing our union. You'll have these and more powerful tools to protect your rights in the workplace and maximize the benefit of your membership. Go to the apple app store or google play and search. Teamsters seven six nine downloaded today and never again be caught with the power of knowing your rights for more information and support visit. Teamsters local seven six nine dot org slash app ever since the general election ended in november. All is around the country of turned to georgia and a special runoff election. That will decide. Which party has control of the house given the current make-up of the house in the incoming executive branch the teamsters have decided that the best path forward to pass legislation that truly represents the interests of working families is to push for democrat. Control the senate with issues such as pension reform and care being so significant to workers at this very moment having a unified legislature will create a pathway for labor priorities to actually make it to the president's desk. The entire country is recognized the significance of these runoff elections and massive amounts of money and labor being poured into georgia head of the january fifth election. Date the teamsters are no different recognizing the significance. We have political field organizers once again phone banking and texting to drive our members to the polls joining us now as political field organizer joel burrito from ups and florida to tell us a little bit about the program. Hi joel thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. Brian introduce yourself to our listeners. Tell them a little bit about yourself. And where you're from okay. I've been a teamster almost twenty eight years. I started in the miami building as a preloader for. Ups couple years later made fulltime driver. And i did like twenty five years at that. Building came stored about A little over ten years ago and then we moved to arou- the dorado ups building about three years ago. And i've been there ever since all right that's a new building there and durrell. Yep yep newe facility. Three years old did you. Did you like your route. That much that you wanted to follow it. Yes i love it so much yes absolutely. It was easier to get home so you live over that way. Yeah just gonna turnpike and go home. That's it you know. Call better so what. You've been up to in georgia. What are the teamsters doing there. What we Contacting our brothers and sisters to make sure they go vote. No we tell them about our to endorse candidates of also wore knock. Which are you know. These are pro. Labor candidates Teamsters and you know the the important thing here if we win that They'll see we. We've been we get control the senate and obviously you know. Help us with The pension reform with healthcare. So were you know calling our members and you know and just shake golden volt. You know for yourself though the up so other than Phone calls what other methods of communication you guys. Utilizing texting Lots of taxing. And you'll get a response to the members and we take them back. We send him links information. That's a very valuable in this coming up runoff election. Yes okay how has the response been. Are you being received well by the members. you're contacting. yeah you know it. It you know we. We have been positive You know a good percentage than the last time around the general election but there's a good good Percentage of a members very positive for the are endorse candidates. Yes awesome and is there any indication that it's working is is there evidence based on the statistics that are coming back. Were impacting the outcome there. Yeah there there's there's some steady information here About won't with How have already voted which pretty much rivals the the general election during the same time again. And there's also one point three million ballots that have been requested. And there's about you know following in twenty four dollars already been to mid it There's there's a between thirty six been hearing reports that there's about thirty six thousand new voters to sixty seven thousand new voters. But when you say. New voters as wasn't eligible to vote during the During the general election because reminders. Oh okay so so there's people that have just turned eighteen and while they weren't able to vote in the previous election just this past november. Now there's voting in this one exactly exact- while that's a lot that's definitely a lot. The only downside of this is the analysts reports. Gop is closing the gap on the on the democrats elitist slightly smaller than it was at at this point during the general election buying one that state by less than two thousand volts. So you know it's definit- definitely neck and neck rewrite. So it's it's really no time to relax. You know i've up all right. Well thanks joe. Thanks for taking time to talk to us. And and thanks for all. You're doing to try to make sure the teamsters voices are heard in these important elections. Thank you for having me special. Thanks this month. Goes to all the teamster brothers and sisters who helped make this year's toy drive a huge success thanks also to joel brio and david renshaw for their contributions to this episode. And as always teamsters local seven six nine solidarity. Podcast is produced by the officers in staff of local seven six nine including josh zivkovic. Raleigh pena and steve myers with contributions by local seven. Six nine business agents and by me. Brian busby we encourage you to visit our website at teamsters local seven six nine dot org slash solidarity there you will find show notes in additional info as well as links to our social media pages you can also email us at podcast at teamsters local seven six nine dot org or you can leave us a voicemail at seven eight six four five six seven nine three six. If you leave a message we can use. We may include your comment or answer your question in an upcoming episode shirt. Subscribe to our show on apple podcasts. Or anywhere you find podcasts. 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Difficulties Of Movie Production During The Pandemic
"Tom that Cruise we're is being told profanity to observe out here in laced the community rant from Governor the Laura UK Kelly's set office of Mission. says she's Impossible still seven, considering has the requests. been making the rounds on As for social a vaccine, media today. health care workers The leaked in audio Kansas was prisons first and published jails by will the British be among tabloid the first to The receive Sun it. Cruise But there's no news seems on whether to have inmates caught or people other disobeying staff will Covad be next safety for protocols. NPR news. I don't ever I'm want to see the death. Ever. Movies can be big, lumbering productions with a lot of expensive moving pieces. Here's NPR's Andrew Limbaugh on the difficulties of moviemaking during Cove. It Here we are. Earlier this summer, a much Sonnier and bright eyed Tom Cruise tweeted a video of himself going to a movie theater undercover to watch his movie tenant back to the movie theater. It's a different side of the actor than what's in the leaked tape. But the point is the same. Tom Cruise wants the movie industry to keep going, but that's a tall order. The biggest thing is to make sure that we sort of hard wire the new norm so they can safely continue. That's Dr Reginald Nesbitt from the Safe way forward consulting group that works with studios and production companies to create Covitz safety protocols. A lot of it is the same stuff. We all have to do, wearing masks, staying 6 ft. Apart from each other, But there are a few things specific to movie productions. To consider, for instance, scouting up locations become important. What of the size of the cast and the crew that are going to be in a particular square footage? Is there adequate ventilation for your particular shoot? They loved to shoot in abandoned buildings. There's no ventilation system. Never gonna make it. Madona. Russell is a ventilation specialist and a safety consultant for SAG. After that's TheStreet Actors union, which also represents some NPR employees, and she's also a safety officer for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Earlier this year. Those unions, as well as the Directors Guild, and the Teamsters got together and laid out basic safety guidelines for productions. Russell was a consultant on that project. We just had to look at absolutely everything because on a film location, you got trailers. You've got the venue itself. You've got places where they do make up. You know, It's just really a mess. And if one person tests positive, and then another and then another Production could get shutdown in October. The Sun the same tabloid that leaves the audiotape reported that production on Tom Cruise is mission Impossible. Seven had to be delayed for fear of a covert outbreak. And, of course, the lease cost money. But Dr Nesbitt says keeping people safe on a movie set goes just beyond money. It even goes beyond keeping people in the movie industry safe. That's NPR's Andrew Limbaugh. Muir listening to all things considered.
If everyone is shopping online this year, why arent shippers prepared?
"So of course amazon. They obviously have an edge over the more traditional justice companies in using data and analytics to let's say predict volumes. And for like even though the else ups and fedex is of this world. They haven't slept over the last couple of decades. But this there's also a difference in mindset if you look at the traditional customer base of these companies so wile e commerce platforms like amazon are by definition consumer focused many of the personal companies puzzle carriers and their traditional or saying most loyal customer base is not the final consumer but our corporate clients. That's also one nation why they're probably a little bit more reluctant to just move fast and break things interesting. So that's why for example. Ups doesn't just get rid of the teamsters union fire all the drivers and use amazon's model. It's because ups is also brand exactly. Ups is a bryant ups as a source of trust right. I've worked with ups and the past we've been on delivery routes and it's amazing to see how much driver is really the face of the company. The driver is usually kind of a source of trust for many customers. We've been walking into companies like corporate clients without even showing our batch. People just knew okay. These guys from ups so it's fine. That would never happen to you. If you were on brandit amazon. Flex delivery a person for instance so they have a lot of an say a brand equity to lose if they don't do it right or if there's there are trust issues between the driver which is really the customer facing part of the company and the customers but at the same time we're going into a holiday season and a kind of pandemic. That amazon is winning right that this company has spun up an incredible logistics machine in a very short period of time and i wonder what that means for businesses that need to compete whether those businesses are ups. Or macy's. i mean what some of the carriers have already started to do is they have started to work with their most important shippers actually on smoothing out the extreme demand peaks and that's probably a big advantage that the ups fedex is of this world. Have they have these longstanding relationships with their important retail clients. What we're going to see this year is probably a very strong collaboration. Between some of the major shippers and some of the major carriers to to try and balance the load that we are seeing due to the holiday season and the pandemic. It's interesting the in some ways. It sounds like a little bit of replicating what amazon does in that. It can control the supply and the distribution. And you're saying these. Big shippers are using their relationships with companies to try to control the play. Yeah as much as they can. Yeah you have to keep in mind though that That's hard it's hard for people like ups fedex to control the supply than for amazon. Because let's say if amazon gets an order from you and they realized that the fulfillment center that this would usually come from. Is maybe overcapacity already. Then they might just send it from facilities center on the other side of the country and they might pay a lot of money to get this order to you in time. But they have that flexibility to just basically changed a source of the shipment for you as the customer while ups fedex all these puzzle. Curious they're pretty much dependent on where volumes are being fed into the network. And that's where they have to actively work with the shippers to make sure that old volumes set up being fed into the network also meet the required required capacity. So if i break it down. What you're really saying is shop early. Yes and that's something that is true not just during the pandemic and not just during the holiday season. Maybe that's a good. It's a good exercise for all of us to kind of challenge our shopping behaviors. I mean we've been doing research on this for quite a few years now and this trend towards more and more on demand consumerism. Amine we're also -ceptable to it could super convenient to just or something and get it the same day or the next day but we really need to question whether that's necessary for every single thing that we buy and i think especially this time of the year and under these circumstances maybe also. The consumers need to reconsider whether everything they order on. Amazon or elsewhere needs to be delivered as fast as possible or whether there's certain things to prioritize and other things to de prioritize mitya's bach is director
Team Secret Cleans Up At Esports Awards
"Team secret for the e sports awards that i did not watch at all They one team of the year. They won player of the year which was nisha and coach of the year. Which is hain. is that all correct syndrome. Correct what do you think of that. So teamster again no. Ti this year and other other games have had the kind of their big tournaments some of them at least league for example but secret essentially winning the last. If you wanna take out the last few weeks has been seven plus money. I wanna say eight events in a row. Yeah seven months. They want everything just winning. Literally everything would you. I mean obviously our daughter bubble. So we're gonna agree right. The doda words everything. i would agree with. I don't know if i would put nietzsche's player of the year. I think it's hard to pick one. Yeah but he would definitely be one other candidates right. So i mean as it always is with these multi game award shows right. It's easy for us to say that these are great choices because we don't follow the other games that are part of it nearly as much to be honest with you. I don't even know which games are eligible to win in the sports category. If it's dodo leagues he has go rainbows. Six call of duty. Like i don't know what games are included in this is. It's hard to imagine another team in any game being as dominant the secret where this year. I think that's fair to say like you need to basically when everything right and not only that but the competition needs to be tougher which is unlikely once again because of corona because you know arguably secret even had a really tough region to play and while this was happening wasn't like it was just free easy wins because the region was week or something still tons of teams so it's super impressive I'm happy coaches got a bit more recognition so gretz to heen as well. I think he's really elevated this team to the next level they just started owning after he joined. I feel like it made a pretty big difference at least down the stretch Ceo good stuff. The thing about these awards shows though is. I don't know how much stock to put in the general. It's always cool for the teams to get recognition like this But i wish maybe it was a little bit more transparent a little more defiant. How we're going to segue into this next kind of mini topic of what do you think of award shows for e. sports in general because from my perspective i'm used to watching the oscars. I don't really watch a lot of other award shows at all but the oscars. I watch every single year. It's an event you know it's fun to watch. Even if i hate all of the movies which is sometimes the case that they just pick like the criteria just doesn't make sense to me sometimes like these artsy fartsy like movies will sometimes win for no reason. According to me but again like what criteria are they using. I don't know maybe you just don't have any taste. No that's definitely. I love in bruges. It's a great movie. Don't try to get out obligation. But what do you think from east perspective because when you look at the movies just as you know. Let's just do a one to one here. It's pretty clear. Even without knowing the exact criteria it's movies of this category but for east. There's just it feels like it's not as black and white. There's just so many different games. What is even considered an e sport. Technically speaking like. I don't even know the answer that question. That's the thing i mean. I guess the analogy of the comparison is really good though because in movies. There's also like it's super subjective. Right like what do you consider. A good movie is very different. From one person to the next head would be considered true. I suppose what it's defined as an eastport is a game that yeah but how many how big of a following doesn't need to have how significant to the price does need to be if i host a tournament in prague for one hundred bucks on eastport best escort because then then a lot of things could have won but now i i don't know what the criteria is and i think that's what we're probably agreeing on right now is that Maybe maybe are transparent about it. I just haven't seen it. I'm not saying that's not the case But yeah. I don't even know what sport is because like you said if it's just money than short that's anything could be in eastport if it needs to be x. amount of player base and have tournaments consistently running like whatever the case may be but either way. I like the idea of it. The fact that this is. I believe the fifth year in a row that their continued to do it is cool people show up to the event. There were ranked tuxes. They're trying to make it. That's where i don't like it. Actually they're trying to make it to. I don't know if mainstream is the right word but they're just trying too hard to copy everybody else like just let people show up in fucking sweatpants like were gamers man. Nobody wants to wear a goddamn suit. Unless you're a fucking psychopath syndrome okay. Being honest a lot of people do like dressing up on occasion. I think they don't like having to wear a uniform. It's like that all the time but for special occasions i think people like to do something extra like but honestly now that you it. I think it would be super cool if our award shows had people show up and team jerseys of their favorite team instead of in tuxes right. I think it'd be cool
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"I just WanNa comment on what really brought up and I appreciate him elaborating on the ORDONIO. Fund hopefully these these two young lady mother. Girls Right now, but when they become young ladies, they'll take advantage of the opportunity with the higher education we can say. If these young ladies become successful that the teamsters paid for their education. One hundred percent will pay. For their education. That's right. That is what teamsters do. Overall the meeting went well, it was a positive step in return to some semblance of normalcy during a time filled with new procedures and protections. We'll be right back? Hi, teamster parents, are you aware that teamsters local seven six nine has scholarship fund benefiting the children of local seven, six, nine burst teamster parents work hard to provide for their children and funding for a good education is a concern for all who have children nearing the end of Highschool teamsters local seven, six, nine, scholarship fund is something all of the children of our members are eligible for an all graduating seniors are eligible to apply. An application can be downloaded from our website at teamsters local seven, six, nine, dot org. So spread the word about the scholarship fund to all of your fellow teamsters with children entering college this year. teamsters local seven, six, nine, Scholarship Fund is just another example of how our local stand up for our brothers and sisters and their families. For more information, visit our website at teamsters local seven, six, nine, dot org slash solidarity or call us at three. Oh five, six, four, two, six to fight. Thanks. In our final story, we have a special report on the upcoming elections. teamsters local seven, six nine always tries to maximize its power to improve the lives of our members, and this is especially evident during election season. In, addition to our collective bargaining power, we have tremendous influence at the polls to effect real change in our government by electing pro worker candidates to offices up and down the ballot. To help educate our members on issues important. A union members teamsters across the country usually deploy both on the ground during election season. But. During these challenging times, things are a bit different. Josh Zilch explains I want to cover a couple of things while we're on new business. Please I'm going to ask Joel Brio and Ivan Rodriguez to come up. You know we spoke or Steve mentioned a couple of things. Some that are hot political topics Obviously, we're in the election cycle with the presidential election coming up as well as members of Congress. Senators? You know we always do get out the vote effort and we're going to be doing that again this time except it's going to look a little bit different, it's not going to be job site visits is going to be more virtual. In fact, I think it's going to be one hundred percent virtual member to member and for the next couple of months, Joel and Ivan. Joel's out of out of ups and I've at Avis both shop stewards force. So you'RE GONNA be getting some calls from them. Some of our members may come to you and say, Hey, I got a call from this Guy Joel or get a call from this Guy Ivan. I'll let them tell you a little bit about what they're doing, and as always we want to support pro war candidate. So as you heard Joel Brita from ups in Durrell and Ivan Rodriguez from Avis rent a car are currently busy reaching out to our teamster brothers and sisters utilizing a number of different digital tools. This season Joel and Ivan members a brief explanation of the top issues that they're speaking about the recent general membership meeting of which pensions tops the list others such as healthcare workers, rights, jobs in the economy round out the list of top issues and Ivan spoke about something a bit more personal. I work. Group that I Won't. Say. Out Being Green. You know when we weren't allowed to ask by Tire You H. You know. To get agreement. To heal to work to get out of my house. To the this off. As thanks Josh. Not, it's our pleasure. While are union members have diverse views on issues of national importance, Josh Village, summarize the Union's position, and again for those who don't necessarily endorse our candidates. That's okay. We're a big tent. We're always a big tent and they're proud to be the big tent. Right we stand together at the end for workers rights. We hoped to bring you more frequent updates on how you can help in addition to some special episodes of this podcast as November third approach is. Make, sure to utilize the features in our new smartphone App such as a digital copy of our endorsement sheet and the ability to register new voters. The voter registration deadline for the November third general election is Monday October fifth. These features in the APP are located under political action in the main menu. The most important thing to take away from all of this is the importance of your vote are union has its greatest impact when all of our members and their families get out and vote. Visit teamsters, vote dot com for more information. Well that about wraps things up for this episode. Special thanks goes to Joe Brito, and Ivan, Rodriguez, for all of their hard work and as always teamsters local seven, six, nine solidarity podcast is produced by the officers and staff of local seven, six nine including village Rowley Pena and Steve Myers with contributions by local seven, six, nine business agents and by me Brian. Busby. We. Encourage you to visit our website at teamsters local seven, six, nine, dot org slash solidarity there. You will find show notes in additional info as well as links to our social media pages. You can also email us at podcast at teamsters local seven, six, nine, dot org, or you can leave us a voicemail at seven, eight, six, four, five, six, seven, nine, three, six. If you leave a message, we can use we may include your comment or answer your question in an upcoming episode. Be, sure to subscribe to our show on Apple podcasts or anywhere you find podcasts and we encourage you to tell our sisters and brothers about the show as well. Our theme Song Vendetta was composed by Stefan Carton Bird and additional music titled. Onion capers by Kevin mccloud at incompetent dot com were used in this episode. Both licensed under creative Commons attribution license. Until next time remember in unity, there is strength by folks..
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"This important information. We'd love to hear your feedback or questions as well. So reach out to us on social media email us at podcast at teamsters local seven, six, nine dot org or call our solidarity podcast voicemail line at Seven, eight, six, four, five, six, seven, nine, three, six, and we may even use your audio in an upcoming episode. Let's begin with our news segment. On July fifth members at MDC in Miami rallied around their teamsters local seven, six, nine contract negotiating team and ratified a new three-year agreement. The, new contract include strong improvements in job security, seniority provisions, and wage increases. Special thanks goes to all of the local seven six nine MDC members who were active in what was a hard-fought final push along with President Josh Zilic teamsters local seven, six, nine business agents, Eddie, Valero Mike Cortez and Dan Vera led the way but it's the members who deserve the real credit for their strength and solidarity. By now, you may have seen our members on social media wearing teamsters local seven, six, nine masks at their worksites, or you may have even received one of your own. Early in July teamsters local seven, six, nine began distributing masks to members at ups. DHL. Cemex, and many more of our essential service workers members have reported how much they appreciate the masks and more continued to be distributed throughout our local jurisdiction. On August twenty eighth teamsters local seven, six, nine, published a letter to all UPS members recognizing the tremendous volume increases at ups and detailing the effort of the union on their behalf. Local seven six nine acknowledges the long days and weeks that each one of our ups members has been working and ups has unique situation on their hands. During these uncertain times, they have much more work than they planned for and not nearly enough resources in both equipment and manpower. All facilities under our jurisdiction have experienced peak season levels with no end in sight, and this is not a problem that is limited in scope to south Florida either indeed it's a national issue. However, some relief is in sight. Due to the collective efforts of your shop stewards and business agents. We have been able to move ups to increase the hiring throughout all of our locations and shifts. Through meetings communications and the grievance procedure new part-time and full-time hires are scheduled to increase in the actual number of new positions. Promised is available on our website listed by building and center. The situation is slowly improving but ups has a long way from meeting all of the challenges these volume levels have presented still we are confident that the additional staff will reduce the frequency long days and sixth reports, and we will keep you updated as we make progress on these issues. We have more UPS news. Every year teamsters local seven, six nine negotiates a peak season agreement with ups, and this year is no different. The Union and company representatives met on September sixteenth at our main in Miami and discuss the details of the two thousand twenty agreement, which covers peak season operations at all ups facilities within local seven, six, nine jurisdiction from October Fifteenth Twenty Twenty through January Fifteenth Twenty Twenty One highlights the agreement include temporary change of operations plans for the homestead deerfield and West Palm Beach buildings as well as details about the use of twenty two, four t cd and RPC CD drivers prior to the utilization of seasonal package car drivers. The entire agreement which includes many additional protections is available on our website at teamsters local seven, six, nine dot org. We'll be right back after this. Attention, all teamsters, local seven, six, nine members. Do you know that you can always have a copy of your contract in the palm of your hand or pocket? Do you know that you can have easy access to benefits and discounts right when you need them do you want up to the minute news and alerts specific to your workplace? Well, you're in luck the new teamsters local seven, six, nine, smartphone APP is available for download. Now on Io's an android, just download the APP register, and after your membership status is confirmed, you're immediately a more powerful union member. With the ability to take immediate action on political issues facing our Union and industry specific information, you have the power and the tools to protect your rights in the workplace and maximize the benefit of your union membership. Go to the apple APP store or Google play and search teamsters seven, six, nine, download it today, and never again be caught without the power of knowing your rights for more information visit teamsters local seven, six, nine, dot org, slash APP. On Thursday September Seventeenth teamsters local seven, six, nine members from all over south. Florida gathered for our first in-person general membership meeting since February. Social distancing guidelines were practiced as chairs in the hall where play six feet apart and masks were -quired by all in attendance. It was nice to see everyone again even with clear reminders of the strange times we're living in good evening everybody. Thank you for common. Welcome to our new Arrangement answer at least temporarily hopefully, we'll get back to. A real normal soon but I'm going to go ahead and call the meeting to order and we'll have the. The salute to the flag. We are all learning to live with some of these new norms during the pandemic and as of late, many of us are dealing with children going back to school and thoughts are turning to the economy and politics. It's easy to lose sight of the worst impacts of covid nineteen and teamster members are not impervious to those tragic outcomes. Recently, local seven, six, nine lost four of our teamster brothers to corona virus. Josh civilized spoke to the members about them at the start of the meeting. In the last three weeks. Local seven six nine has lost brother Keith Simon's. DHL Shop Steward. Brother Wall Franklin who is a shop steward at Saint Lucie county brother Jose Almodovar from wire RC. And Brother Federico Cortez who worked at West Palm Beach ups all the Cova. Let's pay our respects and give those whilst. lost brothers a momentous islands. Thank, you may rest in peace. It has been almost a year since our ups brother Franker Donas was tragically killed in twenty nineteen teamsters local seven, six, nine, secretary-treasurer Rowley Pena, and President Josh sillage gave us a status update on the fundraising efforts of teamsters from our local and.
Walsh speaks at union rally on Labor Day in Boston
"A Labor Day rally is held outside the Boston Convention Center to honor essential workers. W busies. Mike Macklin has the details. It was their socially distance Labor Day rally in Boston there, Marty Walsh, addressing organized labor from the back of a Teamsters union flatbed tractor trailer outside the Convention center in South Boston. This year is certainly going to go in the history books and not just as the year of the pandemic. It will be the year of the essential worker and it's important for us to remember that it will be because it was working women and men. Truly essential people who stepped forward to keep us safe. Keep us fed. I keep us going. Keep us giving us hope. We certainly didn't get any any help all from the White House Welsh issue on the full throated endorsement of the Democratic ticket. Former vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. In South Boston, Mike Macklin, W. B Z, Boston's NewsRadio
Labor Day: Labor History in Chicago
"Labor Day on Monday, and so we have Ah, incredible rich history here in both Illinois and in the city of Chicago. Regarding the labor movement on Labor Day. In general, thier monologist dot com is a website Max colonel who has studied cities in history, and all that really cool stuff is here to reminisce and talk about the labor history in Chicago and beyond. Max. Ah, let's Ah let's let's talk about Ah The blue color sort of mentality that we have in this city eyes that tied to the labour movement, you think? Yeah mean absolutely. I think that you know, you think about whether it's images presented in film. It's the Blues brothers, which obviously they're musicians. They do They do reference their union card. That will not be a one point them. Yeah, they D'oh They famously on wonderfully, You know, I think it is. It's a It's a part of. It's a part of the city's identity. And you know, I I e having only been been in here since the mid nineties. You know, a lot of that has changed. Fairly quickly. Do you think about what constitutes a blue collar job? Right? You go down to the Southeast side to see the U. S X Steel. You know they're still re working on that site. But there's no there's no labours. It's a park. Yes, yeah, Among other things you think of what constitutes A blue collar job. You think of kind of the concentration of steps over, um, near last Westside like Teamster City. Um and kind of like, where is those where those people laboring? You think about the actual numbers and they're they're fairly small. Um, you know you you still you still have, you know certain? Industries in the city. You know, I always tell people sick I owe still big bass for food production produces more pork rinds, and I didn't know that I didn't know that that's amazing. Yeah, they're they're still there Still the these moments. I mean, you know, you think of other things, which is a variety of trade agreements, etcetera, you know, to buy goodbye volume candy industry, right? Ferrara. Rocks, but they blow up the Brocks factory for one of the Batman am so some of those things that you consider candy, working blue collar and definitely were people working with their hands. But you know, the other kind of The other Those other jobs. A lot of them just changed. I think this will be a challenge for labor here. Going forward labor unions and see already you're you're you're not. You're not, you know, leaping out Citing necessarily been this government lack of intervention. Too much intervention. But you know, he going up against algorithms. You know what do you you're going up against APS. Yeah, that's that's the kind of That's the kind of harder endure another show, But I think that but I think it is. You know people were we seek it out. I mean, people wanted, you know, they want to experience that kind of That blue collar kind of experience, And I think it's hard. I mean, I know it's harder to find. Yeah, you know, you think about kind of whether its associations with people going to a tavern or whatever, you know 2nd 3rd shifters. I mean, there's a lot of There's a lot of change, even the kind of those the social spaces right now you're more likely to find expensive tasting menus on up top bar That's open. So I think there's that there's that kind of shift in the change and declined those in those those professions or they or they happen. They're kind of their hidden from us, right? I always tell people I play some fascinating which you asked me kind of that question about there's always something new. I had never walked on foot around Elk Grove Village. Some people listening probably know that L grow village has one of the world's largest industrial parks. Mathis, right, so there's work going on out there near O'Hare support. Various interested, but you know, we don't really see it. You know, it's not, you know. Men and women out there. You know whether it's your kind of performing manual labor, physical labor, you know, I think the fabric of the city has changed much as well. You think about you know, over a third of the city is Hispanic, Latino land Next, you know that that work has changed a lot. To you know, you might think of blue collar workers being landscapers gardeners. Um, yeah, I know people crave it. I mean, people, you know, it's such a big thing. And you know this so well to three movies to song. Um And you know some industries. It's still their food processing and a few other places, but, you know Now Steele still encounter people I've still encounter people who want to want to see a stillness still now something like that. It's like, well, that's that's really hard to find in the city limits. Um, but there certainly people You know those people working his people? There's people out there doing all these jobs and I think of wealth building trades, You know. So those air still really, um Those were still really well, boss places where he might be worked like that. But those things that you think of, you know, if you know more stockyards. Steel mills is kind of you know, you can sort of see some of the railroad stuff if you go down to South Lumber Street after from railroad. Yeah, Maybe that might be trash passing. So don't Please don't want anyone thinking, right? But you're certainly you know, you could get a little sense of that when you know when I was in Union station two days ago, jumping on the Amtrak cone off one and try again. Young. You see, you know some people people doing track work inside the station and things like that, so it's still It's still there. There's just a lot less of it. Yeah, it's true. It's true, but I mean, I think to the rest of the rest of the world. Chicago has a very, very blue collar. You know? Ah, representation, You know, I think it's a date. I think people outside of Chicago think of us is a very blue collar city. Yeah. Oh, absolutely. I think there's that people identify. It was like they had identified with the You know the blues or kind of Maureen. I'm kind of more contemporary, you know, Tanya, or common Um, and that kind of that's that's really part of the city's fabric.
"teamsters" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"But one of the one of the things very interesting is the car that that both Lino and Frank Sheeran drove to Detroit for the wedding. was. It was. It was registered to this Eugene Boffa and in addition. Eugene Botha's wife had made a thirty thousand dollar loan to salvage Julio's wife. Obviously was the number one suspect in the disappearance of Hoffa and Boffa continue this on. He was eventually sentenced to a long time in prison as was frank. Who did this to his own to his own union constituency he was. That car he got from Eugene Buffet in the movie he did it because he sold out a bunch of his own union employees took a kickback from Boffa and violated the master freight agreement. So he can screw a bunch of his teamsters and let them work for less money than what they were. The Bob was getting a little piece of every one of those contracts. He was Russell Buff Lena's guy you know that Hoffa didn't would not allow that to continue that. You'll that goose laying those golden eggs for somebody else wouldn I'm not saying that he wouldn't do it himself maybe but I I like to think lake not but he sure was going to kill that golden goose off and in every other golden goose at the mob hat going so I, they had all kinds of reasons to kill off Jimmy. HOFFA didn't they? Yeah. Oh, absolutely. So Jimmy Disappears. and. Frank Fitzsimmons then becomes the pretty well permanent for the president for life of the International Brotherhood of teams. Like there was no way he was gave her get I get out of there as long as he was alive, the bombing war that continued in in Cleveland a lot of people didn't realize John. Nardi. Was the leader of the Cleveland local for ten. Close to the pressures and that's what the Cleveland War was basically about is is like a bullies men and John Nardi were fighting for control of that teamsters local for ten John Nardi eventually lost and lick fully controlled for ten while the pressures controlled their local when Bill Presser was getting old and he eventually retired Jackie Presser. His son would take over and was almost like a Mafia thing where he passed the mantle of his teamsters leadership onto his son. It was sanctioned by the nation's Mafias but he had he had support from Kansas City. They had to get support from Kansas. City and Nick Chevelle agreed With Mace Rochman and they got the Kansas City vote for. Jackie Presser to take over bill pressures role, and this is an order for this to happen. He had to get mafia support from around the country in order for Jackie president to be put onto the teamsters board. So that was that's another example of how that happens is the mob approves somebody to be put on the board. The board will eventually like the president and all this time he was FBI top echelon informant. Absolutely and then he actually he's doing what he was doing some much no-show Jarno he created some some fake. Locals it within the teamsters that we're getting teamsters money and and and earned money and the FBI. Let him do it. He claims and actually they ended up I think charged a couple agents being involved with that I, think they I think it it proved out that they didn't really know that he was doing that but that's how his name came out of the top echelon informant that during that time..
Chicago Mercy Hospital Closing Between February And May Of 2021
"Years in Bronzeville, Cash strapped Mercy Hospital is not planning to close its doors for good WG ends. Robb Sneed is live there and joins us with more on what's behind the decision, Rob Well boils down to finances. They just aren't bringing in enough money, and now they will be closing their doors pretty soon, according to hospital officials, who say that more than 300 workers will be without A job. I spoke with the union rep today and they told me for the lower wage workers. They will suffer the most. As soon as February 1st 2021 staff could be without a job, Mercy Hospital and medical Center president made that announcement today in a statement. That reason, part quote The decision to discontinue service at Mercy Hospital was not an easy one. But patients on the South side have unmet needs within the current system and quote it worked. Devastating. It was because I'm never There are no wages. Teamsters Local 7 43 represents nearly 300 workers at mercy you have in there half of their life. Working in the service transportation. And Vienna. And some of them, but that is the only job that they have ever had has happened here has been decades in the making. Officials with the hospital blamed the financial hardships on many things, including population decline in the area. A decrease in hospital reimbursement and updated facilities to the north and west. The hospital is no
MBTA Drivers Strike For A Sixth Day In Boston Area
"Of drivers of the parent Transit Service. The ride The main sticking point point in in negotiations negotiations between between Teamsters Teamsters Local Local 25 25 the the company company is is health health insurance. insurance. W. W. B. B. C's C's Suzanne Suzanne Saul's Saul's Ville Ville has has more more details details from from the the picket picket line. line. She's never been out here since Sunday, well getting weary but with staying strong. Cheryl Russo works for Veterans Transportation, one of two companies that provide drivers for the ride. 350 walked off the job last Sunday to protest the company's demand. They pay 5% more for their health insurance at a time with covert is here. We've all been out here on the front line, and now our contract's been up over a year and they just don't want to budge, and they want to make us have to pay more found in Sherman's, and it's just unacceptable, Russo says. It's their customers who are paying the price price Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, elderly elderly elderly and and and disabled disabled disabled that that that depend depend depend on on on a a a safe safe safe transportation transportation transportation again. again. again. To To To where where where they they they need need need to to to go. go. go. The The The NBT NBT NBT is is is telling telling telling its its its ride ride ride customers customers customers to to to expect expect expect delays delays delays and service interruptions during the strike. I called veterans transportation, they said no comment and hung up in Everett. Suzanne Saws Bill
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Your questions may be unique, or you may find that others would like to know the answers as well so please submit them enough of the. Let's get to the news recently. We've all seen the news in the protests resulting from the tragic death of George Floyd in a call to action letter to the membership titled Our. Nation is at a crossroads Josh, Zilch and Rowley Pena had this to say. By now you have all been inundated with countless news reports, emails, speeches and social media postings, regarding the horrific killing of George Floyd the aftermath which has ensued. Mr Floyd was murdered and the police officers involved must be brought to justice for their crimes. Unfortunately the reality is that no amount of protests, speeches or demonstrations will bring Mr Floyd back to his family. However, there are steps we can all take to help. Bring a more just society. We want to remind each and every teamsters local seven six nine member that our union is committed equality and justice for all people. Article, four. Section one a our bylaws reads that our primary objective is to unite into one labor. Organization all workers eligible for membership regardless of religion, race, creed, color, national, origin, age, physical, or mental, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or any other protected group or class. Our commitment to fairness, equality and justice begins in the workplace, but our outreach and influence must extend into our communities and into the political system. We are proud of our members who have engaged in peaceful protests who have made their voices heard and wished to make positive change. We also need immediate results from our leaders regardless of their organization political officials, union leaders, corporate leaders, religious leaders and social media influencers need to demand a society that is not just non racist, but is anti-racist. The civil rights movement and the Labor Movement have been intertwined for years and we as teamsters must continue that tradition until no one is marginalized discriminated against. Heaven Forbid killed as a consequence of their skin color. As Proud teamsters, we ask you to stand up for what is right and what is just. Stay tuned to our social media pages and our website for ways that members can get involved. And in our second story, teamsters local seven, six nine, hosted our first ever virtual general membership meeting on May Twenty Eighth, twenty twenty, and it received many positive reviews after it concluded. Good evening. This is Josh double-edged. I'm very pleased to. Have you all join us? We wish.
Teamsters president tells Trump not to reopen economy until safe
"President trump spoke to executives union leaders and other industry representatives at a White House conference. Call today the topic. How to get the economy back up to speed. Npr's Don Gonyea talked to teamsters President James Hoffa who is on the call. Hoffa says he told the president that moving too soon to reopen. Workplaces would be a mistake. He says there's concern that testing is still not readily available and that getting results takes too long and that workplaces will need new rules in addition to being fully stocked with basics. Things like masks and disinfectant wipes laid off. They go back to work. Can't ask them to go back to it. Unsafe workplace or place. They're gonNA get sick so I think that's the guy maybe says. He told trump a president who boasts of slashing regulations that strict new regulations for dealing with the virus will need to be imposed by Osha the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
"Trial By Worms!"
"Worms bill the time and knock off that ridiculous noise. Dr Grant Overtake Dr Steve. Wondering you lighten up for a change instead of complaining. When are you join us in his own me he joined in? I would never do all right. Let me give it a shot. Okay great all you gotTa do is repeat what I say here. We go everyone. I sit alone in his jail. Time from zero. That awful smell. It is more news than you'd believe. Believe and it's coming from from blue very funny. You just go on into that floyd this entire messes your fault my fault. Yes if you had build your diamond. Space travel device to create new worm owes. Every time someone made a jump we never would have violated the words union contract and they never would've captured us well if you hadn't stolen the time and space travel device and made all those time and space jumps forcing us to chase after you. We wouldn't have created so many wearables. It's just sloppy science. Floyd US scientists have created a diamond space device that drill a score and made it spin backwards reversing the Earth's orbit and thereby going back in time. Oh Yeah you're right then ideas much better than mine. That's drill into the center of the Earth. Brilliant brilliant idea better than any of yours. I'll tell you one thing when my team is drilling to the center of the Earth They Will Sidley not be wearing your cockamamie solar-powered mining helmets. They find that poor guy. You sent a little my inventions Dr Steve. Hey doctors please. This fighting is getting US nowhere. Why can't you guys just get along chips and figure over on the far corner of the Cell Gypsum fidget are sitting huddled together telling each other Joe Reba look? They're they're stuck together like a peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. I guess you're right Dr Grant. I'm sorry I snapped at you and I'm sorry that I belittled your inventions floyd. We're going to need to work together to get out of this mess. You're right. We need to think of a way to escape these worms with. I have an idea. We can drill into the floor here and create a tunnel do escaping right drill out of here in straight into the space stream. Why do all of your ideas have to do with drilling this? Arguing isn't getting US anywhere. Dr Floyd user ridiculous Doctor Grant Grant are floyd not your grand talk to Steve. I'm sorry I just wanted to hear bio name. Continue with your argument. You can just be quite the king. We'll see you now. I hear villains are led down a long corridor that opens into a beautifully ornate throne room at the head of the room sits a giant time space worm with a large crowd. This is his Royal Majesty Schwartzchild King of the time and Space Work Rosen. I'm ready for the next case. Your Majesty I hereby call the case of the versus the crews of the duct floyd time and space ship at the doctor Steve Ship of evil. Very well What are the charges? Go Highness these five. Criminals have violated. How Union contract that states that the time and space worms are the only creatures who may make wormholes in the time and space. What is this true? Unfortunately yes you're I have Usually the right here and he can testify to that fact. Just short human comes walking into the throne room. He is a great headman in a smart business. Suit that looks like it's from the nineteen seventies. He approaches the king bows and then starts talking to Him Majesty. These beings have definitely violated several union contracts. They've made numerous way malls throughout the time and space stream without permission or appointments and as a union leader reads off the list of charges. Dr Grant Leans over to talk to. Who is that guy? He looks familiar for some reason what I'd be. You know what that looks a little bit like Jack. Nicholson Dr Grant. Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa. Yeah he was a famous union leader. Who became president of the teamsters in nineteen fifty? Seven later was convicted of trying to bribe. A grand. Jury was sentenced to jail for ten years. You only served about four years and then President Nixon community sentence as long as you didn't participate in the Union for ten years Wacky Nixon. Oh wait I remember now. Isn't he the guy that disappeared in? Nineteen Seventy Five. Jimmy HOFFA DISAPPEARED. And no one knew. Where he wins. I guess we answered that question. The worms must have taken him into the time and space dream and made him their union leader. No wonder violence now. I am a fair king and even though the high chancellor has warned me not to do so I will allow you criminals to speak which one of you is responsible for your transgressions. Oh he is. He's the one who invented the time and space travel device. No this isn't my
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Its effects on our members. We are joined now by teamsters local seven six nine president and principal officer Josh Village to talk more about that as going Josh. Doing Fine Brian. We're doing fine under the circumstances and hope everybody's staying safe. Can you tell us what the local has been dealing with up until now so first and foremost I is the most important thing we want to see? Is that for those of our employers that are continuing their business hundred the circumstances and obviously those are What are considered essential employers and we have quite a few of them in the local. We WanNa make sure if at all possible that we're doing our part that the working conditions that are members are exposed to are of the utmost safe working conditions. We've got nurses that are tending to the ill in hospitals. We've got first responders paramedics. Emt's we've got folks that work in the shipping and Transportation Industries trucking support the trucking itself. All of those folks food delivering. All of those folks are considered essential at this point. And you know we just WANNA make sure they're in a safe situation have work. There's confusion out there. Obviously with regard to what's essential and what's not and we're asking employers in the event that there are shutdowns whether it be on a county level or if it's ultimately enacted by the governor and it's a state wide shutdown that employers provide to those employees that are considered essential a letter that provides them with the ability to identify for law enforcement. Should they be stopped? You know they're they're out at a time when there perhaps pulled over and asked. Hey you know what's your purpose where you going i. If they're not going to the grocery store they're not going to the pharmacy. They're headed to work. They can provide a I work for such and such company. I'm considered an essential employees period..
Pension Time Bombs
"Today our subject is It started off as a five piece. Subject is called. Who stole my pensions. And the more we do these things the number of people coming out of the woodwork. Who went to tell their stories about what happened to the. Pensions keeps growing. So let's start off as a five program of five unit program is now going to ten and the reason it's important for all of you. Listen to this. You know the story about the pension time bomb is because it is the biggest story that nobody knows about. And it's only now making the news. And the reason pension time bomb is so important because as much like this corona virus and all that is a systemic problem like chronic viruses. About you and me. Getting the SNIFFLES. It's about the whole supply chains breaking down all over the world which will cause crashes all over the world. This is number three as start off as a five unit program and now it's expanding so app some very exciting people who just want to tell all and let the world know how this pension program is going to blow up and it's GonNa bring down the biggest crisis bigger than corona virus bigger than the subprime of two thousand eight and Becker than they Student Loan Program simply says you've been ripped off. That's that's really what's happening here being ripped off and one of the ways that Wall Street the US government and the banking system. Reps this office via our pensions so stay tuned on the Rich Dad. Show have more of these programs come to let you know how Wall Street the government and the Crooks of the world have been stealing our wealth via different vehicles and our this vehicles pension. One of them is student loan. One is your home mortgage one is the stock market. So this is a very important series of programs started off as five and what might stop at ten whenever no so our guest. Today again is tense Adele. Here's my co author on the book. Who stole my pension and our second gases. Mark Rain and Mark. Green is in the book who stole my pension and mark is a thirty year veteran a ups driver from upstate. New York he is former. He is formerly the organizer and president of the Teamsters Alliance for Pension Protection Aka T. a. p. p. a. grassroots pension watchdog organization mark led to raise funds to perform the first ever forensic investigation of a union multi employer plan the New York State teamsters conference pension and retirement fund. They are robbed blind. So Ted. Let's start with you because you're my co author on who stole my pension. Please give them a little little bite. Your background about why you and I are interested in pensions. My Dad didn't have a pension poor dad and your dad that have a pension so please introduce yourself tent and then how you got interested in. Pensions sure thanks Robert. My background is I'm a former. Fdic attorney and I have done over a trillion in forensic investigations of pensions. And some of the first investigations. Ever done and one of the things that I uncovered it in these investigations. Is that the reason these pensions were? Failing was not because not enough. Money was going into them or the benefits. Being paid out to workers to rich was because the people running the pensions were grossly. Mismanaging the money what we call Bros. Malpractice generally crafty and For the investigation ideas more threes. Pensions The New York State. Teamsters pension is in the book In the exhibit to the and that was the first forensic investigations of over one hundred. Twenty one multi employer pensions. That are going to be taken over by the government and so that was the first one that was ever done so and also You know like my dad lost his pension because of corruption again in government and he ran for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii and got crushed and lost his pension. And what up until your dad? My Dad was working in the intelligence community so he disappeared in nineteen seventy one in east Africa and it turned out he'd been murdered in Africa in doing an investigation for the American government of being the brutal dictator so since he just could not be found his life insurance wouldn't pay social security wouldn't say his state couldn't be pro baited so there was nothing available for those of us in the survivors of the family. Also so he had no mention either so so one of the reasons I think Ted ireson paddock. Oh you know brothers on this project. A book called. Who STOLE MY PENSION? Is that our fathers. Had their pensions taken. And we're very concerned at this moment. There's many mothers and fathers who will find out if if they already have not found out they have no pension and that's why the but it's more than just a pension is the ripple effect like the corona virus is going to have upon the whole system of the world economy so mark grain Plea thank you and welcome to the program. And I'm glad you raise the money to hire Ted's saddle to go in after the pension so tell us your story Mark Place. Thank you for having me on. I really appreciate you guys working on this project and bringing attention to this pretty serious issue which is affecting us in upstate. New York and of course the whole country so You know how I met Ted. You know it started back in two thousand ten actually the story. We have to step back. A little bit are fun. Started sending US letters in the mail saying We were under sixty five percent funded which is critical status so there was a law passed under the protection. Act of two thousand six. It said the trust. These hasn't make benefit cuts and implemented funding improvement plans. So that's what we first started forming committees. That's when I started getting people together calling attention to this problem and we saw a lot of irregularities with the trustees with telling US misleading statements and we call them out on so as the years went by kept saying. There's enough money in plan to pay low the commerce fabulous and you have nothing to worry about. That's what they were telling people publicly. This is thirty. Four thousand member plan with three or four thousand families involved. Keep in mind privately. They were telling us that the fun needed a fourteen percent. Investment returns every year for the next ten to fifteen years just to break even and not take that step so we knew they were not being honest with the participants. So we had these meetings parking lot meetings town halls and we started raising money in two thousand sixteen to get some inter interventions and. That's where Ted Payments. So thank you ted. I appreciate your work on this investigation and unfortunately we find that the plan was grossly mismanaged and now. I can't retire. You know me along with thousands of other people can't retire because the benefit is way too low and so That's the story as of right now. We can't get the money back but certainly wants to reform of pension legislation to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone
Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On The Global Shipping Industry
"San Francisco is of course home to a very busy port. The vessels that travel in and out of there being hit hard the corona virus is wreaking havoc on the entire global shipping industry. And this is all coming on. The back of a protracted trade war with China Amperes. Jackie Northam reports an bright blue crane clamps onto a shipping container sitting on a flatbed truck effortlessly picks it up sore sixty feet in the air and stacks it on top of five other containers. Toast the new crane-operator he's very slow. Visually it swam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Joe Harris a spokesman for the Port Virginia in Norfolk says the cranes are part of a new eight hundred million dollar expansion here. The third busiest port on the east coast. There's a lot of moving parts here so many pieces to it. There there are no incidental moves. Everything is planned. It's truly like a like a watch but the corona virus has upended the precision planning here and at other ports throughout the US and around the world the global supply chain was interrupted when Beijing imposed travel restrictions China Manufacturing slowed. The docks were quiet. Chinese exports ground to a halt as a result. Cargo ships are being idled in dozens of sailings have been cancelled says John Reinhardt. The CEO of the Port of Virginia. There've been over one hundred twenty ships that we're gonNA come to the United States. That have been blanked. So that means they're not sailing for the periods of late. February march and April. You could be talking anywhere from fifteen to thirty percent of the freight that normally flows in and out of this country will not be happening. This slowdown is affecting shipping. Companies Large and small worldwide Maersk. The world's biggest container ship operator warned its earnings would be lower basil. Karadzic's CEO of new york-based Crisis Marine advisers says. The past decade has not been good for shipowners. The demand has been growing at a slower rate than at dawn inch supply. So they're all the shipowners right now. Do not have much money to spare. Disruption is having a severe knock on effect for other parts of the shipping industry says Western Lebar. Ceo of the Harbour Trucking Association in Long Beach California. It's a bad time for everybody. There were three hundred teamster drivers that were laid off just last week because of the inability to have enough rate for them to move. We've seen employee. Drivers take a voluntary reduction hours for some of our companies as much as twenty five to fifty percent of ours well over half of Chinese exports to the US are unloaded in California and the Port of Los Angeles. Long Beach is the busiest complex in the country. Labar says one in every five jobs in Long Beach is directly or indirectly related to the port. Andy says businesses are down sixty to seventy percent since the beginning of February. But Lebar says there is a flicker of hope. The Corona virus is starting to ease up in China. We're hearing many of our customers. That manufacturing is starting to pick back up in China that the ports in China especially the main large port. Shanghai is now getting back to full operations and the hope is that in a week or two maybe we can start to dig ourselves out of this and get back to full operations but Labar says there is a challenge ahead to consider whether the corona virus spreading across the US will affect port operations here as it did in China. Jackie Northam NPR news.
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Seven six nine dot org slash solidarity and Click on the benefits tab on the right side of the page next here. We are joined by our bakery and laundry business agent and member of the Policy Committee. David renshaw give us some industry news. Hey Brian how you doing good good David Good. Good thank you. Yeah wanted to give you an update as I have the pleasure of Representing all of the bakery and laundry with our division and Just kind of backtrack within that division. There's approximately eighty thousand members that we represent Throughout the United States in different divisions In classifications within the bakery and laundry and Kind of a tidbit. If you will The Bakery and laundry conference is the oldest conference under the umbrella of the teamsters really international. Yes yes Pretty good fun fact. They've been Baking the bread and delivering the Pastries for quite a long time. Yes you have. An update from the conference itself Not Necessarily update from the conference itself. But I do have a local update. We are in ongoing negotiations of one of our long standing shops in. That's intimate doughnuts. Okay those nice chocolate donuts. We all like at the grocery store right. They are actually owned by Bimbo Bakery. So we are currently in negotiations We do represent the intimates drivers throughout multiple counties including all the way up the middle of Florida okay. So it's all one collective bargaining agreement for all those regions. Gotcha we have had multiple sessions With the Labor Relations and we've had some good discussions and some good tentative agreements on non economics. Okay are getting ready to continue our negotiations. Next week's which is the tail end of February to continue our ongoing discussions pertaining to economics. Good as of now Our agenda is being addressed and things are proceeding as planned. There's always some unforeseen bumps in the road right negotiations but It's a good solid. Group of some of these drivers have been delivering our bread and donut and pastry products We have drivers that have been doing it for above twenty five plus years. That's great you know. One of the benefits. They always talk about not only being a part of a union. Is the pension plan that they have. And they have a a good lucrative secured pension plan And it spits gives them something to work for and right there quite a few must be getting close to yes and some of them are exercising now and it's They're they're happy they put in those hours. Yes absolutely and they put in some different hours. those Roy Moore's representatives. It's not uncommon that they would start at one o'clock in the morning right right out to the grocery stores before they open that is that is it before they even open for us so no. It's a good group a lot of senior folks that have been doing it for quite some time and they take a lot of pride in the in the product that we take a lot of bride to eat in maybe a little too much So look forward to giving you an additional update of we are hoping for a tentative agreement as an entirety and bring it up for Ratification through the rank and file. When's your next scheduled? Dawn negotiations our next scheduled. Negotiations is for the tail end of February..
Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies
"A long time associate of teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa's died Charles Brian who went by Chucky was by hope aside in the decades when the labor leader developed the teamsters into one of the largest and most powerful unions in the nation binds also leading so expected Hoffa's disappearance in nineteen seventy five Brian step sons has a stepfather died yesterday in Florida of an apparent heart attack he was
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Or visit teamsters local seven six nine slash solidarity. See there well. Tis the season season again around this time every year teamsters local seven six nine host its annual toy drive into speak more about that we business agent David Renshaw who also heads up the Human Human Rights Commission for teamsters local seven six nine. How's it going today David? Hey Brian it's going good. Thanks for having me today. Cool tell us a little bit more about this year's toy drive as you said his the season Tis the season so here we go Every year along with our host of other events this one is very near and dear to the heart. We host our annual Brighton at child's holiday toy drive for teamsters local seven. Six nine. Cool what we do. Brian is we always have the closing session. On our last general membership meeting this year will be Thursday December nineteen in two thousand nineteen at the Miami Union Hall and at that point in time the tree will be up. The stockings will be hung and the gifts are brought in in that day and that evening there is a plethora of members stewards and believe it or not the community will come in and drop toys off. Last year was emotional ineffective. It was the most support we have ever seen. it wrapped around the whole union. Union Hall. You got the photos on there. We're looking for that participation this year as well. I'm GONNA give you a couple suggested list of items if I may please sure sure so. We're always always looking for anything. That doesn't have batteries. I know the toys with batteries are good but the batteries do come at a cost and some of the locations that we provide them to. They don't have the adequate supply of batteries right. So and no toy guns please These are all new unwrapped. Toys puzzles books for all age level. Board Games Sports Gear Basketball Baseball Glove. Footba aw you know legos. Art Supplies Coloring books. Toy trucks tea sets educational games. Those I really like you know how just a a a different variety of toys from all age groups right right. That's key because key absolutely everybody likes is to buy for the little ones and the older ones sometimes get overlooked and some of the organizations that we have utilized to an acceptance of these donations nations and one hundred percent of the toys that we receive go out the following day so for example December twentieth will have four the five staff with loaded sleighs and go everywhere from Miami Dade County to even north of Saint Lucie County and everywhere in between as you know our jurisdiction is quite large on the east coast right. We have worked with united way in all of the counties. Salvation Nation Army Women's in distress and Miami Children's Hospital as well. Okay couple of those. I have gone to before and to be able to aid and assist to bring a smile to a child's life on Christmas morning where they otherwise may not have have that smile right. Particular reason is something that we all can possibly make a good impact right. Everyone can get behind that. Oh Yeah it's really. It's it's really good to see you know what the holiday season is. Is You know they say that the gift giving right and this is a way of helping out the ones that are in need great. Great sounds sounds good David. All Right Brian Take Care and happy holidays to you and yours. Thank you and yours as well. We'll be back after this. The following.
3,000 Canadian National Railway workers prepare to strike
"Than three thousand workers a Canadian National Railway are on strike ten Kerr project reports they walked out at midnight despite efforts of two federal cabinet ministers the labor and transportation ministers were sent to Montreal to meet with representatives of CN rail and its largest union teamsters Canada CN rail said last week it would cut management and union jobs blaming weaker economic conditions thirty two hundred members of the teamsters began setting up picket lines across the country after the midnight deadline for a strike passed without an agreement see and said its offer of binding arbitration was turned down by the union the workers have been without a contract since late July at stake are critical grain shipments in western Canada as well as crude oil shipments to US refineries the union says the two sides were deadlocked over health and safety issues for NPR news and then carbon Chuck in Toronto
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Hey Everyone Bez here before we begin I just WanNa take a moment to thank keep them coming the reason for this message is that we would like to grow our listenership beyond leave that by helping us get noticed go to apple podcasts and rate and review Shen sollidarity at their workplace again thanks for the support however in this episode we're in the time of year where South Florida teamsters have plenty of make sure that all of your brothers and sisters at your workplace are in the know so be sure I at teamsters local seven six nine dot org or call our solidarity podcast voicemail some time with us today so let's get to the news on October tenth employs pension plan for workers that previously did not have one and pay raises up to thirteen glad to be here cool so about the contract yes ratification the number of meetings sent number communications and also like to thank you for your assistance on the postings very happy about the pension plan We had a seminar is a very good first step in our rebuilding of our Union Fort Lauderdale Viollis occur pension as a matter of fact we would've probably like an old negotiations you don't get everything you want this year and it was very difficult to try to move them more than we could on the wages right also dollars per employee per month which the city will absorb and we're only looking at a very small implant is nothing to scoff at no not at all the F. is a really it's a very good so richer their pension plan will be when they retire right learning about the weren't GonNa be around long enough to go into the forest eight think it'd be worth it and they were worried about yeah those anybody who has their for one plan will continue to get the night per second tribute on their behalf is there anybody you'd like to think well yes. I'd like to thank the following people like thank out works in the police department Beth lager stat who works transportation and as the vote want to thank them for their hard work that day when everything went smoothly and it was a.
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"You. We'll be back after this high teamster parents. Are you aware that teamsters local seven six nine has a scholarship fund benefiting the children of local seven six nine members teamster parents parents work hard to provide for their children and funding for a good education is a concern for all who have children nearing the end of Highschool teamsters local seven six nine scholarship fund is something all of at the children of our members are eligible for and all two thousand nineteen. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply an application can be downloaded from our website at teamsters local seven six nine dot. Org so spread the word about the scholarship fund to all of your fellow teamsters with children entering college this year teamsters local seven six nine scholarship fund is just another another example of how our local stands up for brothers and sisters and their families for more information visit our website at teamsters local seven six nine dot org slash solidarity. Olivetti or call us at three five six four two six two five thanks this is Shawn Bryson from ups. Hi Alina and you're listening to the solitary podcast special thanks this month to David Renshaw Andy Mattis and event Dawson for their help with this episode and as always teamsters local seven six nine solidarity podcast is produced by the officers and staff of local seven six nine including Josh Village Rowley Pena and Steve Myers with contributions by local seven six nine business agents and by me Brian Busby. ESPN we encourage you to visit our website at teamsters local seven six nine dot org slash solidarity there you will find show notes and additional info as well as links to our social media pages. You can also email us at podcast at teamsters local seven six nine dot org or you can leave us a voicemail at seven eight six four five six seven nine six. If you leave a message we can use. We may include your comment or answer your question in an upcoming episode be sure to subscribe to our show on Apple podcasts or anywhere you find podcast and we encourage you to tell our sisters brothers about the show as well our theme song the Vendetta and data was composed by Stefan Hartberg an additional music titled Onion Capers by Kevin mccloud at incompetent dot com used in this episode both licensed under Creative Eight of Commons attribution license until next time remember in unity. There is strength by folks they do you.
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"We have local seven six nine president and principal officer josh village on the line. Hello J Hello osh thanks for joining us. us an, brian. ow're you doing today? Good good so. so. Let me just say that. The first thing I i want to do is thank everybody that i emailed or called or . They wrote letters with regard to house bill h.r. 397 seven to get that bush over the finish line. I thought it was a tremendous effort on behalf of several of our members and that's what it's all about you know. We've all got to get involved and get this legislation passed and so I i wanna thank all those members did. Who Uh took the time to do that absolutely that so what's the next hurdle for this legislation well. Unfortunately I i think the next hurdle is going to be an even heavier lift and getting it passed in the u._s. Senate it is something that we can do and again. We're we're all gonna need to get involved with. A companion piece of legislation is going to have to be passed in the united states senate with regard to deal multi-employer pensions so it's gonna be important that now we reach out to our u._s. Senators to let them know that you know this is an important piece of legislation to the teamsters union and handed members active members that are mentioned participants and engineers that are currently retired right then it still twenty to fifty four or has been filed by senator senator herrod sherrod rown out of Ohio and this would be the companion piece of legislation that you need to see past. There's twenty the eight co-sponsors so far in u._s. Senate and currently referred to the senate finance committee for consideration being an election year which are candidates for the democratic nomination have thrown their shoulder behind this bill of the current candidates. My understanding is that senator her Cory Booker has announced his support senator senator amala Harris from California senator Amy Klobushar dr Minnesota senator, Senator editor anders, sanders ernie bernie anders from Vermont and as well as senator Elizabeth elizabeth arren from Massachusetts so there's a few of the candidates certainly have and I i also you believe Bryan that congressman Tim Ryan is also in the field and he was on the house side of course but right and he voted in shape reporters well right and what should members do continue their support or continue to push this bill so i believe we mentioned in the last podcast and we put out in imprint as well as on Facebook that there's a number to text, they can text the word pension to 86466 six so that they can play this update on how they can be assistant in getting this legislation moves the other thing they could do is call their representatives at 888-979-9806 six and emails and letters to u._s. Senators with regard do their position on the issue and why it's important that this keeps passing drill as last time. It's just like i said a heavier lift and there's fewer u._s. Senators but we also so have fewer friends in the u._s. Senate so it's important that we need to convince these folks that this is a again. It's not a democrat or republican issue. It's an american issue right, real Americans are their affected by retirement security and in the lack thereof attention consequences of doing nothing not acceptable. We can't sit back right right. Absolutely we'll make those numbers available in the show notes down very fine thank you thanks for joining us on Thursday. August eighth warehouse workers at Sysco cisco Miami voted to join teamsters local seven
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"By helping us expand our reach go to apple podcasts or wherever you consume podcasts and rate and review us it really does help you can increase our visibility to others and you just may help someone discover are union. Someone that truly needs some good old fashioned solidarity at their workplace. Thanks for support. Hello brothers and sisters. This is the solidarity podcast from teamsters local seven six nine. I'm Bryan Bezpiaty ati but everybody calls me me . Summer is just about over and the kids are back in school. This is our third third and final summer update before general membership meetings resume in September and we have plenty of news to report be sure to spread the word about the podcast to all of your fellow eamsters and help us grow the reach of this source of information about your your union- we'd love to hear your feedback so reach out to us on social media email us at podcast at teamsters Here's local seven six nine dot org or call our new solidarity podcast voicemail line at seven eight six four five six seven nine three six and we may even use your audio on the show in this episode. We discussed the details of another big win for seven six nine with business agent. Dan Dan era and another seven six nine business agent. Andy Madtis mattis has a status report for us on the city of L of auder hill. There was so much in the news this month so let's get to it last month. We brought you a special episode dedicated to helping you understand the pension crisis in this
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"It's shameful and the fact that it's not a priority for every member of Congress in every United States senator I think is absolutely shameful right there. There are members and everybody's district that are affected by this. There's no doubt about it now we we will. I will say that we've seen some progress recently with more members of the United States House of Representatives that have signed onto the rehabilitation for multi multi employer pensions act including in local seven six nine jurisdiction representative Frederica Wilson Representative Alcee Hastings Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz those are those are some good friends of the local union that have signed on Representative Donna Shalala as well and then there's others in the state of Florida that that are also represented Val demings from the central part of the State Representative Darren Soto Kathy Castor who's out of the Tampa area in representative Charlie crist as well so there is support and nationally. There's bipartisan support in fact representative Peter King from New York who is a Republican is a co-sponsor as well and that's important this is again not a Democrat or Republican issue. It's it's an issue for really all American course because there's four four hundred thousand folks that participate in the central states pension fund alone whether they be actives folks that are being paid in on or retirees order thousand teamsters. That's correct so if this fund were to fail the economic impact would be felt across the economy in the United States. It's not just a teamster issue. It's not just an organized labor issue it will affect the entire nation as a whole with regard to the economic impact based on the current opposition to this bill what what can average teamster or what can an average member of local seven six nine due to to show their support or to lend their support to this 'cause that's very important Brian. The rank and file members can help by getting involved in their local unions political efforts to get this bill moving and by that whether you're a Democrat or Republican and independent somebody who has no party affiliation contact their member of Congress and let them know Elf that they need to be behind the rehabilitation of multi employer Pensions Act H._R.. Three ninety seven and we have a toll free number for them to call for that. We sure do it's eight nine seven nine nine eight zero six use the numbers one eight eight nine seven nine nine eight zero six members should call that number asked for their member of Congress and reiterate that this is something that the. teamsters union and that member expects their member of Congress to be in support of its that important in fact if members have the opportunity and haven't done so. They're really not doing their part in my opinion. We all need to get behind this effort because as I said it's not a partisan issue it affects thousands and thousands of people not just in central states pension. There's other multi employer pensions that have a level of funding that that is in trouble as well other unions. I understand mineworkers. Union has funds that have a low level of funding the iron workers have some funds the bakery and confectioners workers so it's not just the teamsters and central states isn't the only fund within the teamsters that has a funding issue as well and again and the pensioneers of the folks relying on these checks every month they worked for them. It was the promises made when they were in their employment and its income that they're relying upon and again these are factors well beyond their control control as to why now they're gonNA have to suffer in retirement you can also text pension two eight six four six six to get involved in the fight to protect our pensions. That's important because as the legislation evolves us as it makes it through and hopefully makes it through Congress if you do <hes> taxed to that the I. B.. T. will send out text messages to update our members with regard to the current status and call to action than this might move from the U._S. House towards the U._S. Senate and then perhaps at that point. We're focusing on making calls to U._S.. Senators I'm assuming this is like any other kind of legislation where this can always be repackaged at some point and that would ensure or that you're always supporting the most current iteration of this legislation absolutely sometimes the bills get as you said repackaged and will it keeps us up to date on it and it it will allow the international and the Government Affairs Department that is obviously pushing hard to see this bill passed and then they can text out to anybody that wants to be part of assisting in this fight and keeping up to date on where it is and we'll certainly have some information on our website where members I can go absolutely our website will stay up to date with the latest with regard to the pension fight as well as the voices for pension security which it's voices for pension security dot com which is a website that central states pension fund has set up in the effort to get information to teamster members and retirees that want to help assist in getting this this fun back on its feet. There's absolutely no excuse for anybody to sit back on this issue and think it won't affect them because this will touch you in some way or another whether it's economically through your tax dollars or through a family member or yourself that has your pension cut if we do nothing threat of insolvency in the next ten years is great. The risk of doing nothing is that the multi employer pension funds become become insolvent in the case of central states. They pay out over two point eight billion dollars per year in pension benefits close to three billion dollars. If they become insolvent they'll they'll be the the governmental agency that insures pensions the pension benefit guaranty corporation <hes> will likely become insolvent itself and the P._b._G._C. as it's known only pays out pennies on the dollar to begin action of what they were promised correct and then so if that agency goes insolvent is well then quite frankly <hes> they'll just be fraction of what people are relying on for their pension to be paid out to them in the P._b._G._C.. Also guarantees single employer pension plans doesn't it I believe so the consequence is that we're going to have retirees that will need to lie for governmental assistance and it that's morally reprehensible number one but number two. It's going to create a burden on the general public at large when you have folks the need goods and services that can't afford to support themselves anymore. These folks are in retry retirement. They're not at a they're not at an age where they can continue to do physical labor. The option of returning the work is is not realistic for many of for many folks. That's correct we live in a society where folks are quick to lay blame as opposed to provide solutions. Right that's where we need to get our members involved in making calls to Congress in writing letters in support of the multi employer the rehabilitation a multi employer pensions act every single shop steward of ours should call their member of Congress and not only that every single steward should get all the members in their workplace involved in making these calls because there will come a day where the fund if something is not done the fund will wind up insolvent insolvent and everybody a look around say. How did this happen well? We can't let it happen and it's not going to get done with a union official making a phone call to a member of Congress or writing a letter. It's going to be done through our thousands of members leading their members of Congress. No it's not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is a an issue of economic justice. It's an issue of retirees and in some instances they're elderly folks having to go back into the workforce source right art political allies know your position on the issue that by this point they need to hear it from the members themselves again and whether they're Democrat Republican independent not politically <hes> in tune at all it needs to cross party lines. This is an American issue and it will affect the U._S. economy. If the central states pension fund becomes insolvent. There's just no question about that. So it comes down to teamsters need to have each other's back most definitely it's the right thing. It's how we operate as a union but additionally this isn't just for teamsters get involve. You know we can get family. Members neighbors involved calling their member of Congress making this issue the issue that it is isn't that's going to affect the entire economy of the United States in the unfortunate event. If if the fund becomes insolvent that definitely will have an economic impact on the entire nation sure will thanks Josh. Thanks for taking the time to explain this complicated issue if to us. It's my pleasure Brian. Unfortunately it's not a pleasant topic but one that is imperative that we need to address both as a local union as well as nationally sure but thanks thanks very much for your time so at the point of publication of this this episode there are new developments to report on regarding the pension crisis as of July tenth twenty nineteen. The House of Representatives Committee on ways and means voted to approve H._r.. Three ninety seven and beginning the week of Monday July twenty twenty second the rehabilitation for Multi Employer Pensions Act is headed for the full House of Representatives for debate and a vote on the floor it means more now than it ever has for.
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Here. We are with the second update while general membership meetings are on hiatus. Data's our goal with this podcast is to provide easy accessible updates to all of the news and current events at teamsters local seven six nine and while members voted to suspend summer meetings the seven six nine staff is still hard at work with plenty of news to report word spread the word about the podcast to all of your fellow teamsters and continue to enjoy your summer we are currently preparing a future episode in which we will answer listener questions and time is running out for you to submit those questions want answers to contract questions Russians or to know how to form a union at your workplace. Even if you were just curious about the contract negotiating process or the grievance procedure benefits or legislative issues chances are if you have this question someone else may benefit from hearing the answer answer to it as well so be sure to submit your questions to any of our social media pages or email your questions to podcast at teamsters local seven six nine dot org you can also call our new solidarity podcast voicemail line at seven eight six four five six seven nine three six and we may even use your audio on the show now. Let's get to the purpose of this special episode. This particular podcast is going to talk about one issue and one issue you only we're going to dive into the pension crisis and what that means for our members as well as active contributors in current retirees so it probably best to begin with a little background on how we got to where we are today so we have up teamsters local seven six nine President Josh Zilch here to help us break down this complex issue and help our members understand how they can help Hello Brian. I'm happy to be here with you unfortunately to talk about a difficult topic but it's certainly a crisis that's going on in the country with regard to multi employer pensions in particular of interest to our local union and to the teamsters in general right is the decline of the funding of the Central States Pension Fund of course human nature sure I guess is sometimes people WanNa lay blame right as opposed to trying to find a solution to the problem so let's get some background here the current crisis that we find ourselves in where did this arise or would it stem from. There's there's not one entity or individual <hes> that is responsible or even one factor that caused the decline of the central states pension fund but it's <hes> numerous factors including the deregulation one of the trucking industry in what way by creating independent contractors and owner operators.
"teamsters" Discussed on The Solidarity Podcast by Teamsters Local 769
"Hello, brothers and sisters. This is the solidarity podcast from Teamsters local seven six nine. I'm Brian Busby ATI, but everybody calls me beds in this episode. We'll have news from the public sector featuring update on the city of Fort Lauderdale, as well as information on legislative affairs regarding nine one one workers. We will also meet two of the newest additions to the Teamsters local seven six nine staff a big, thank you, everyone for the amazing support and feedback after our first episode, I even appreciate the person who told me I sounded like the male version of Siri, I promise to work on sounding less robotic as we go forward as we stand by our commitment to make this podcast two-week week communications tool within our union, and with the public, keep giving us your suggestions, and feedback. And we will keep crafting episodes that address the needs of our listeners that brings me to this announcement. We are planning a future episode where we answer listener questions submitted through social media. Or Email want answers, the contract questions or how to form a union at your workplace even if you're just curious about contract negotiations the grievance procedure benefits or legislative issues, any question other than do I wear, boxers or briefs will be taken. Seriously, chances are, if you have this question, somebody else could benefit from hearing the answer as well. So be sure to submit your questions to our social media pages using the hashtag, the solidarity podcast or Email, your questions to podcast at Teamsters local seven six nine dot org. Now, let's get to some highlights from around our local union this month. Teamsters local seven six nine welcomed a couple new trustees at our most recent general membership meeting. Here's a clip from our April meeting as president, Josh, zilch introduced, our newest members of the executive board recently sister, Shirley Tarpley, as most of, you know, retired after many, many years on the board and I recommended to our board and the board unanimously. Early voted that brother, John Kinsale with Martin county Jonathan stand up. Please welcome. Well means as position of trustee. And push. Qualley mistero trustee Maceo, who has served with us for the last year, a little bit more than a year as informed brother Pinon, myself and brother Myers that he's going to step down. We appreciate his fine and loyal service to the local union and a familiar face. Bob Greco, who has been a trustee with the local union before is going to be stepping in there. So we'd like to go ahead and swear. Everybody in, if you gentlemen camman up on meet you down at the podium in contract news this month. Why are see members ratified their new agreement and UPS members are now working under their agreement after the final outstanding supplement was ratified UPS payroll has put new pay rates into effect, and retro checks should be arriving soon right about the time of the release of this episode Teamsters local seven six nine will be hosting a steward seminar. And there will be more news and interviews from that event in our next episode member education is a primary leadership goal here at the Lok. Title. And the steward seminar is just another example of these efforts. We have also been reaching out to some of our newest members in front of job sites. So we're sitting here now with that Dawson, Teamsters local seven six nine trustee from UPS, right, UPS, and Fort Lauderdale, right? And that's been working with us on new member. Outreach leafleting and educating new members outside of UPS buildings all over south Florida. I should have been what kind of reaction. Have you been getting out in front of our UPS buildings, positively, I can because this is the first they have seen something like this for the new members, it's very informative and actually quite excited to see me. That's good. They don't they don't see they don't get to meet the stewards. So with me coming in, then now get into meet all this towards what's the most common question you get from new members of mostly but health insurance, why most meant most some new highs come to U S, because the cost of health insurance, and most of them want to go drive, and so money and health benefits, especially for the whole family, because some of those younger people have young family. And, you know, they know that after eight months with on the new contract. They all whole family's gonna be getting health insurance. So that's, that's exciting for all all hires. Right. What are some of the rights as far as part timers go that you've been making them aware of they Gant through a hat to in half hours, which most of them didn't know because of was gonna UPS? They come in, and they work for two hours, and then they sent him home. But the with with us Lee Lee fled in the Bill, they know that they have got it three point five hours and they asked for the two point five hours now. And then they find them work to do. And they know now that they get a week vacation two year, we know right? One personal day. Stay. No. And they didn't. They didn't know that they get funeral leave off. So, and they eligible for disability short-term disability that annoy any of that stuff company, certainly doesn't wanna make them aware of any of the benefits. They don't tell them. So when this when, you know, the business agent and myself, visit the Bill, they come around and talk to us some of them stay with us for. A whole hour just talking about, you know, the guarantees and how to move up in the company, which is good stuff. We'll that see this isn't hard is it? Yes, it is. We appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to sit with us today. We'll be back after this. Fellow teamsters. Mark your calendars. Our annual Teamsters local seven six nine south picnic is scheduled for Saturday, November second twenty nineteen at twelve noon. It will be held at our usual location in Markham park, located in sunrise, Florida just off the ice. Seventy five in Fort Lauderdale, good food, and great fear for the adults treats, and fun activities for the kids from bounce houses to rock climbing wall come in joy full day of fun with your Teamsters brothers and sisters from all over south Florida, as always our picnic is free to members of Teamsters local seven six nine and their media, families admission price for guests is ten dollars per adult and five dollars per child. Remember to bring dry, nonperishable foods for our food drive, benefiting feeding south Florida for updates and more information on this event and every. Anything related to Teamsters local seven six nine. Follow us on any of our social media pages or visit Teamsters local seven six nine dot org slash solidarity. In recent months. Teamsters local seven six nine has added a couple of new members to the team of hardworking
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