Local 340 member Joe Westrich of the Lincoln County Dispatch Supervisors unit is leading a push, along with his family, to introduce an official Maine state license plate for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital.
In order to issue license plates for this good cause, the state requires 2,000 people to pre-order the specialty plate for $25. Sign up online at www.bbch.
On Tuesday, December 22nd, employees at the American Red Cross’ Portland donation center voted to join Local 340, the Maine Teamsters Union. The blood donation center’s 57 employees will now form a bargaining unit that includes Collections Technicians, Collections Specialists and Mobile Unit Assistants of various classifications.
PARIS — Town employees may vote as soon as later this month on whether to unionize.
“There's obviously something wrong. ... I believe the whole town was here,” said Teamsters Local 340 Secretary-Treasurer Lorne Smith about the Paris employees who met with union representatives recently.
Applications are now open for three Teamsters scholarships, with deadlines this March and April. Visit our Scholarships page to download materials for the Albert Page and James Hoffa scholarships. The application for the New England Joint Council 10 scholarship will be posted shortly.
The Wreaths Across America convoy passed through the Portland area on Monday, December 7th, and Westbrook's firefighters were there to greet it. On their way to graves at Arlington National Cemetery, the wreaths passed beneath an enormous flag suspended by two of Westbrook's ladder trucks.