Teamsters
EPISODE 199: Ramping Up Political Power

EPISODE 199: Ramping Up Political Power

July 1, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the union is kick starting its 2020 election efforts to get members to vote for pro-worker candidates. Plus, Local 728 waste workers stand up against racial discrimination and for increased safety precautions. And more health and safety tips for our members.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews and audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers; Teamsters Political Director Tyler Longpine: Teamsters Field Director Katie Finn; Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway; Teamsters Solid Waste and Recycling Director Chuck Stiles; Republic Services driver Demetrius Tart; Republic Services driver Jerome Westpoint; Teamsters Health and Safety Deputy Director Enjoli DeGrasse

Episode 198: COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain

Episode 198: COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain

June 17, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how union members took action all around the country last week to demand increase safety precautions for food supply chain workers. Plus, the Teamsters’ top health and safety official tells lawmakers more must be done to protect truckers.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews and audio from Aaron Washington of Local 667; Americold union steward Chris Suazo; Americold warehouse worker Rich Castro; CVS worker Henry Cantu; and Teamsters Safety and Health Department Director Lamont Byrd

Episode 197: Standing United

Episode 197: Standing United

June 3, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how the Teamsters are demanding racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Plus, get the latest news from the Passenger Transportation Division, and learn about the challenges facing Local 922 transit workers in the nation’s capital.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission; Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Rick Middleton, Director for Teamsters Passenger Transportation Division; and Lanelle Price, a Local 922 member who is a bus operator for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Episode 196: Coronavirus Update #11

Episode 196: Coronavirus Update #11

May 27, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips, news from the Tankhaul Division and what it’s like to be a paramedic/firefighter during the coronavirus pandemic.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; David Jacobsen, western region director for Teamsters’ Tankhaul Division; and Dan Reid, a Local 700 member who is a paramedic/firefighter in Niles, Illinois.

Episode 195: Coronavirus Update #10

Episode 195: Coronavirus Update #10

May 20, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear from a Local 952 laundry driver about life on the job, plus more health and safety tips, a legislative update and news from the Graphic Communications Conference.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Sunshine McBride, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action; Kurt Freeman, President of the Teamsters’ Graphic Communications Conference; and Harry Gutierrez, a Local 952 member who is a shop steward driver for Angelica Linens in Orange, California.

EPISODE 194: Coronavirus Update #9

EPISODE 194: Coronavirus Update #9

May 13, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, a legislative update and news from the Health Care Division. Plus, a Local 355 UPS worker explains the challenges of staying safe on the job.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews and audio from Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Sunshine McBride, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action; Nina Bugbee, Director of the Teamsters’ Health Care Division; and Dale Pink, Local 355 member and UPS employee.

Episode 193: Coronavirus Update #8

Episode 193: Coronavirus Update #8

May 6, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from the Food Processing Division and Building Material and Construction Trades Division. Plus, Local 330 bus driver Bill Wolf explains how the union has fought to keep him safe on the job.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews and audio from Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Rome Aloise, Director of the Teamsters’ Food Processing Division; Bubba Davis, Director of the Teamsters’ Building Material and Construction Trades Division; and Bill Wolf, Local 330 member and Pace Suburban bus driver in Elgin, Illinois.

Episode 192: Coronavirus Update #7

Episode 192: Coronavirus Update #7

April 29, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the newest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear the latest health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from Public Service Division and Bakery and Laundry Conference. Plus, Local 572 holds food distribution event to help greater Los Angeles.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Jason Rabinowitz, Director of the Teamsters’ Public Services Division; Dave Dudas, Director of the Teamsters’ Bakery and Laundry Conference; Lourdes Garcia, President of Teamsters Local 572 and Shellie Green, Local 572 member.

Episode 191: Coronavirus Update #6

Episode 191: Coronavirus Update #6

April 22, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the newest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear the latest health and safety tips for those on the job, as well as news from the Port and Waste divisions. Plus, UPS driver delivers hand sanitizer to New York’s finest.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Ron Herrera, Director of the Teamsters’ Port Division; Chuck Stiles, Director of the Teamsters’ Solid Waste and Recycling Division; and John McKown, UPS driver

Episode 190: Coronavirus Update #5

Episode 190: Coronavirus Update #5

April 15, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, and hear an update from the union’s Rail Conference and Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division, as well as the Organizing Department. Plus, what it’s like to work inside a grocery warehouse in the age of COVID-19.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring audio from Dennis Pierce, President of the Teamsters’ Rail Conference; Tommy O’Donnell, Director of the Teamsters’ Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division; Jeff Farmer, Director  of the Teamsters’ Organizing Department; and Joe Alprete, a Local 636 member and jack operator for Giant Eagle Company.