Today, Teamsters Local 623 along with over 40 Local unions and allied organizations sent a letter to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. We are asking Mayor Kenney to meet five needs for all Essential Workers in the city of Philadelphia:
- Expand Testing Eligibility to All Essential Workers
- Mandate Anti-Retalition Provisions for All Essential Workers
- Authorize the Office of Labor to File Suit On Behalf of Impacted Workers
- Enforce Strict Safety and Sanitation Guidelines for Employers
- Reopen Hahnemann Hospital for Public Use
Click through to read the letter and see the signatories.
While the coronavirus crisis has prevented our members and stewards from meeting at the union hall we are planning to adjust to online communications and meetings so that our members stay informed.
This month we will host our first virtual meeting for shop stewards.
If you have any questions or concerns be sure to reach out to your business agent.
UPS has agreed to listen to Teamster solutions for coronavirus related problems. Recently we have won assurances that the Company will (1) acquire hand sanitizer to provide to employees, (2) clean and repair the restrooms in all areas, (3) reduce congestion in small sort and throughout the operation more broadly.
While we thank UPS for their cooperation here these changes are not enough to protect our essential workforce and the public.
UPS has many problems but Teamsters Local 623 has solutions. We have sent a letter to UPS upper management recommending the following solutions. Sign below to show UPS that essential workers are NOT disposable.