Salena Sawtelle needs a new pair of work shoes.
From 6:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. each day, she walks miles, back and forth through the rooms of the eight elderly residents under her watch at Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor.
As a certified nursing assistant, or CNA, she helps the residents shower, eat and use the bathroom. She changes their diapers, sheets and clothes.
Eighty-one employees at the Shaw’s distribution center in Wells, Maine have formed a union with Teamsters Local 340, following an organizing election that took place on March 1st. The workers are seeking job security and disciplinary due process, in addition to a contract that will protect their wages, benefits and working conditions from the uncertainties of the corporate workplace.
February 28, 2017
The “Sock It to ‘Em” campaign in Maine wraps up with the delivery of sock donations to Center St. Congregational Church in Machias. Socks for the homeless were distributed to organizations across Maine from December to February, as part of an effort organized by the JC10 Women's Committee all over New England.
Applications are now open for the 2017 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship, New England Teamsters Joint Council 10 Scholarship, and Albert H. Page Scholarship.
Application instructions and materials can be found here.
Local 340 has revived the Sentinel newsletter! Click the image below to download the Fall 2016 issue, featuring news and updates from officers and agents.
Copies of the Sentinel have been mailed to all active members. If you are on withdrawal status, you can call the union hall (767-2106) for a black-and-white copy.