BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update
Labor News Update - 08/16/2023
Help the Survivors of the Hawaii Wildfires
Devastating wildfires are raging in Hawaii. At least 99 people have died and many others have lost their homes, and rebuilding will cost billions . Many union members are affected by the fires, and here are the ways to help if you can. Please donate to the Hawaii State AFL-CIO Labor Community Services Program/Hawaii Employees Lifeline Program. The suggested donation amount is $2,500 and must be made payable by check to: Hawaii Employees Lifeline Program, attention Cathy Lederer at 888 Mililani Street, Suite 501, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Alternatively, you can donate to the Union Community Fund. Credit card contributions can be made at: go.aflcio.org/relief. For checks made payable to the Union Community Fund, note in the memo line: “Disaster Relief Efforts." Send by mail to: 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please take a moment to toss a lifeline to our union brothers, sisters and siblings during this tragic time.
The Teamsters are applauding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for its announcement that it will consider petitions for waivers from the agency’s prior determinations that California and Washington meal and rest break rules for commercial drivers were preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations. https://bit.ly/3se7pmc