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On the night before he died, Martin Luther King gave a speech about the dignity of labor. It still rings true. He was in Memphis, Tenn., supporting sanitation workers' rights to respect and a decent wage. He said: “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” Dr.


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  • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. 

    Many Teamster members across multiple industries are seeing the effects of the widespread transmission of the disease caused by the virus, known as COVID-19. These workers are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals.

  • On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It’s important to note that many companies file Chapter 11 in an effort to reorganize their debt and capital structure to facilitate a sale to a strategic/industry buyer or to a financial buyer with the goal to continue operating its core lines of business – and one of those options appears to be the case here.   

    The Teamsters Dairy Conference will continue to update Local Unions and our nearly 5,000 Teamster members working at Dean Foods on key developments in the bankruptcy case. We will post relevant newsletters, articles and key dates in this space.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

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"Right-to-Work" For Less

Never underestimate the power of a personal conversation. Research shows there’s a way to talk about right to work that gets beyond the clever messaging. 

Since 1955, corporations and millionaires have been trying to confuse and manipulate workers into giving up our rights through something called Right to Work. . As early as 1959, Eleanor Roosevelt stood up against Right to Work because “it does nothing for working people, but instead gives employers the right to exploit labor.”  This is the message: Right to Work isn’t what it seems. Politicians backed by billionaires and anti-worker corporations try to make the issue as complicated and confusing as possible, but we are not fooled.  Right to Work takes away the freedoms – and paychecks – of workers everywhere.

Some facts: 

Just by living in a Right to Work state, the average worker gives up $1,540 in salary every year.  

Across America, states with Right to Work laws have higher unemployment and lower pay.  That’s exactly what the corporate interests want. They want to use Right to Work  to destroy unions that stand up for workers across the country.   They want Right to Work to ship more jobs overseas, rig the tax system and demand more work from employees while treating them with less respect.

Right to Work laws eliminate freedom and flexibility for workers.  Workers lose job security, good-paying jobs and health insurance in Right to Work states. Without serious workplace representation, Right to Work states even face a 15 percent higher chance of infant mortality and have a 36 percent higher rate of workplace deaths.  Right to Work means more pressure on struggling working-class families, not less.

Follow the Money

The National Right to Work committee was founded in 1955 to push this agenda.  Right to Work is pushed by  ALEC, the lobbying organization backed by the Koch brothers, chambers of commerce, and “think tanks” like the Mackinac Institute in Michigan, which are funded by billionaires and which to promote propaganda disguised as nonpartisan or “conservative” studies. 

Don‘t be fooled by the corporations and the billionaires.  Right to Work is an unfair attack on the working class that strips millions of Americans of their freedoms at work.  For more information on what Right to Work has or wants to do in your state, check out this Right to Work impact fact sheet and a FAQ from the Minnesota AFL-CIO.


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