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November 19, 2021
 

Hey Shift Workers,

After decades of organizing, a slate backed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union will take control of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The slate, Teamsters United, beat the Teamster Power slate, endorsed by retiring president James Hoffa.

Sean O'Brien, the new Teamsters president, has pledged to hit the ground running and organize a UPS strike in 2023 if necessary.

What comes next? Hear Teamsters for a Democratic Unions' plans for the future in a webinar this Sunday, November 21.

- Emily

 
 
 
 
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  • Napanee shelter workers and Unifor members are on strike to address staffing levels and low wages.

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Photo via the Canadian Labour International Film Festival.
 


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