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Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.

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The BMWED National Division is proud to announce the scheduling of a two-day Local Lodge Officer training seminar in Milwaukee, WI -- June 18-19, 2019.

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Use this form to name the persons or entities you want to receive your life insurance proceeds after your death.

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We have tragically lost another Brother to a terrible workplace accident. Brother John Eric Youmans, 34, of Early Branch, S.C., was hit and killed by a train Friday while welding under watchman lookout. He was a 10-year employee of CSX railroad and a member of BMWED Allied Federation Lodge 2167. Most importantly, he was dedicated and loving father, husband, son and uncle.

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For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC). Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools. Deadline: March 31, 2019

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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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On November 3rd, 2018 we lost a beloved Brother in the line of duty. Brother Omar Solis was a member of BMWED ICGF Local Lodge 0469. Brother Solis will be laid to rest today in Joliet, Illinois. He passed Saturday after a work site explosion on Metra Railroad on the north side of Chicago. Brother Solis was just 37 years old.


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