Disaster Relief





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Roughly 2,000 Teamsters that are under the jurisdiction of Joint Council 7 live in the affected areas. Reports that have been received so far indicate that over 100 members have lost their homes and many more are among the 52,000 displaced who don’t yet know if they have a home they can return to. The entire town of Paradise, home to many Teamster members, was destroyed in the inferno.

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by California wildfires.

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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is requesting disaster relief assistance from all of our Joint Councils, local unions and affiliate organizations for Teamster members and their surrounding communities who have been affected by the storm.

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a major disaster for the state of Florida on September 10, 2017, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds for people affected by Hurricane Irma. Assistance is available to individuals and households in the following counties who may have experienced a loss due to this disaster.

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The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is reminding rail employees out of work due to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath that they may qualify for unemployment benefits. To determine eligibility or file claims for benefits, affected railroaders should call the RRB’s toll-free telephone number (1-877-772-5772) or visit the Unemployment benefits webpage.

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Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has directed international union staff to provide all necessary support to members impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. Robert Mele, Joint Council 58 President and Local 988 President, is assessing the best ways for the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund to support members and retirees affected by this unprecedented storm. Local 988 is setting up a staging area for supplies at the union hall and will be providing meals to affected members and r

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On behalf of General President Hoffa, we would like to request your assistance to aid Teamster members in your area that have suffered a loss. We recognize the devastation in your area and, although our funds are limited, would like to help as many people as possible.


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