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MILWAUKEE, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Joint Council 39 fully supports the "Safer at Home Order" announced this week by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. The order provides Wisconsinites additional assistance in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

"Wisconsinites are in a much better place with the emergency order set forth by Governor Evers and we applaud his proactive direction," said Teamsters Joint Council President Wayne Schultz. "The majority of the Teamster membership within Joint Council 39 are frontline, essential workers serving our communities with a strong commitment to overcome this pandemic."

The emergency order developed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides the residents a plan of action to reduce further spread of COVID-19 and to save lives. The emergency order is active until late April 2020.

"Teamster Locals in Wisconsin are working with their membership around the clock during these unprecedented times to ensure we can meet the needs of the communities here locally, but also in the global marketplace," said Joint Council 39 Secretary Treasurer Thomas J. Bennett. "Our foremost priority is to protect the health and well-being of ourselves and each other. Our Waste Division and Public Sector Division Members are confronted by a shortage of personal protective equipment and we have reached out to the Governor's office for assistance."

Contact:
Bill Carroll (414) 258-4545

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