COVID-19 - CLOSURE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters Local 763's offices remain closed to the public.
The office staff are now working Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8am - 5pm.
Should you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact your Shop Steward.
Your Business Agents are also available via cell phone and/or email.
July 31, 2020
Two key school nutrition bills have been introduced, and we need your help to raise awareness and support! Safe and consistent student access to school meals this fall continues to be threatened by unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take a few minutes to write your legislators urging them to support these bills.
The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act, introduced by House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), would guarantee every child has safe access to healthy school meals during SY 2020-21. With a multitude of families newly-eligible for free and reduced-price meals, offering meals to all students at no charge spares overburdened schools the massive task of distributing and processing meal applications and reduces the stigma for children who depend on free meals. TAKE ACTION!
H.R. 7764, The Child Nutrition Relief Act of 2020, introduced by U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) would allow USDA to extend all COVID-19 school feeding waivers through June 30, 2021. Extending these waivers will allow school meal programs to seamlessly continue grab-and-go meal pick up for distance learners, serve meals to students in the classroom or adjust meal service in the event of a sudden COVID-19 school closure. TAKE ACTION!
Read more about these bills and SNA's support of these measures in SNA's press release.
HOFFA STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS
(WASHINGTON) – The following is an official statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa:
“Last night, our country lost a lion of the civil rights movement and a national force for good. As Teamsters, we are devastated to learn of the passing of Congressman John Lewis.
“John Lewis dedicated his life to causes that were bigger than himself. For more than 60 years, his courageous leadership gave hope to the entire nation, reminding us all to be better.
“More than anything, John Lewis was a fighter. He never backed down when it came to the rights and equality of Black people and the disadvantaged, be it at the ballot box or in the workplace. He never stopped fighting, and he never lost sight of the ultimate goal of equality for all. He was a happy warrior looking for ‘good trouble’ to protest the wrongs of racism and systemic oppression.
“He took his fight from the streets of Selma and Atlanta to the halls of the Capitol, becoming the ‘conscience of the U.S. Congress.’ He broadened the struggle for civil rights to include all like-minded supporters, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status. Through his deep faith and belief in the inherent goodness of people, he sought to lift those in need by focusing on their humanity.
“His deep commitment to civil rights made him a staunch supporter for workers’ rights. When the Teamsters needed a friend in Congress, we could always count on John Lewis to stand with workers and deliver. He understood on a deep and fundamental level that human rights and workers’ rights are one and the same.
“John Lewis was a true hero of our times, a trailblazer in the fight for justice and equality. His steadfast opposition to discrimination and intimidation anywhere made him one of labor’s strongest allies and closest supporters.
“The loss of Congressman Lewis comes at a pivotal time for our nation and our union, as we take on present-day challenges such as voter suppression and systemic racism. As Teamsters, we will never forget John Lewis, and his legacy will live on in the fight for justice and equality. He will be greatly missed.
“On behalf of the 1.4 million members of the Teamsters Union, I want to send my deepest condolences to the friends, family and constituents of Congressman Lewis.”
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the "Stress Management" webinar Tuesday night. Below is a link to a video of the presentation. Please feel free to share with others.
To view the webinar on demand:
Topic: Teamster Women's Conference Presents: Managing Stress During Coronavirus