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Teamsters Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Flight Options

Teamsters - 7 hours 10 min ago

(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – Yesterday, a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District in Cleveland granted a request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1108 to order Flexjet and Flight Options to bargain with the union and to recognize the integrated seniority list presented by the Teamsters.

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Over 10,000 Rally in Illinois, Demanding Governor Rauner Stop His Hostage-Taking

AFSCME - 7 hours 22 min ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More than 10,000 Illinoisans representing 38 unions and some 20 community organizations rallied at the State Capitol to demand Gov. Bruce Rauner drop his harmful demands, and make Illinois work for all.

Illinois is quickly approaching a full year without a state budget because the governor refuses to approve any budget unless legislators enact his anti-worker agenda.  Although an education funding bill has kept K-12 schools open, human services and state universities have been hard hit because of Governor Rauner’s refusal to stray from his extreme agenda.

In addition, construction projects have stalled, child support payments are in jeopardy, and businesses are owed millions for goods and services provided to the state. 

Low-income college students are struggling to stay in school as funding for state student assistance under the Monetary Award Program (MAP) is no longer flowing. More than half of all African-American and Latino college students in Illinois receive MAP funding, with 57 percent of grant recipients being first-generation college students.

With the state not paying its bills, local governments across Illinois are feeling the pinch. In Will County, the health department is laying off dozens of employees (members of AFSCME Local 1028) and cutting programs that are dependent on  state grants.

“Every day I see firsthand the harm the governor is causing,” said JoAnn Washington-Murry, a child welfare specialist from Chicago and AFSCME Local 2081 member. “Because the governor is holding up the budget, treatment programs have had to scale back or shut down. That hurts children and families, because if parents can’t get help to turn their lives around, my only choice is to keep that child in foster care.”

Governor Rauner is taking the same my-way-or-the-highway approach to a new union contract for state employees. Claiming an impasse, he broke off negotiations with AFSCME Council 31 and is asking the state Labor Board to allow him to impose his demands, which include doubling health insurance costs for state workers and a four-year wage freeze.

“We have a message for Governor Rauner: What you’re doing is wrong,” Washington-Murry added. “It’s wrong to destroy social services in order to force lawmakers to do your bidding. It’s wrong to refuse to negotiate and walk away. It’s wrong to hold a state of 13 million people hostage to your political agenda.”

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UPS Airline Mechanics Picket At UPS Customer Locations

Teamsters - 7 hours 31 min ago

Teamsters Local 2727 technicians and related classifications picketed at customer locations in Kentucky and Indiana today to protest deep concessionary contract proposals that would significantly increase health care costs.

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Teamsters Local 542 First Transit Workers On Strike In San Diego

Teamsters - 9 hours 26 min ago

Members of Local 542 in San Diego are out on strike against First Transit/MTS.
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Baltimore US Foods Teamsters Spread Strike to Metro Philadelphia Facility

Teamsters - 9 hours 54 min ago

(SWEDESBORO, N.J.) – Teamsters working at a US Foods’ distribution facility here overnight refused to cross the extended picket line of Teamsters from Severn, Md., who began an unfair labor practice strike against the company last month.

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It’s time to unify

UAW - 13 hours 33 sec ago

UAW members have many choices to make this fall, including who will be our next president. We know that the presidential candidate who supports the needs of UAW members and America’s working families is the best candidate to vote for in November. That’s why the UAW endorses Secretary Clinton for president. Senator Sanders helped frame […]

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Denver Post: Teamsters Picket Molson Coors Meeting

Teamsters - 13 hours 12 min ago

Teamsters picketed at the Molson Coors' shareholder meeting in Denver on May 25.
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Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement by the UAW

UAW - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:42

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement of the United Auto Workers. Clinton now has the endorsement of 26 national labor unions or labor alliances representing more than 13 million employees?: ? ?”?I am honored to have received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers and their over one million active and […]

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UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

UAW - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:34

DETROIT, MICH. – The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November. “Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families […]

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US Foods Teamsters Spread Strike to Indianapolis Area Facility

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:24

(FISHERS, Ind.) – Teamsters working at a US Foods’ distribution facility here this afternoon refused to cross the picket line in solidarity with Teamsters in Severn, Md., who began an unfair labor practice strike against the company last month.

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Teamsters Protest Molson Coors Shareholders' Meeting in Denver

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:33

(DENVER) – Today, Teamsters protested outside the Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP) annual meeting of shareholders in Denver and raised concerns inside the meeting about the planned closure of the award-winning MillerCoors brewery in Eden, N.C. 

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ATU Dallas Local calls for guardrail safety in wake of deadly bus crash

ATU - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:43
A deadly crash involving a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus driver raises more questions about whether the Texas DOT is doing everything it can to protect drivers from concrete bridge posts that sit close to the edge of local freeways.
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US Foods Teamsters Spread Strike to Metro N.Y. Facility

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:43

(PERTH AMBOY, N.J.) – Striking Maryland workers have extended picket lines to US Foods' Metro New York facility, where 320 workers are honoring the lines by refusing to work. It is the US Foods’ largest distribution center in America.

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Teamsters Strike At Dichello Distributors

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:07

Drivers and warehouse workers at the state of Connecticut's largest Anheuser-Busch distributor, Dichello Distributors, went on strike Sunday night over the company’s lack of a fair contract offer.

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Teamsters, CVS Pharmacists Fighting to Ensure 'Safety and Sanctity of Pharmacy Profession'

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:55

(CHICAGO) — Since Teamsters Local 727 representatives began informing the public of the safety risks associated with CVS management’s mistreatment of overworked and understaffed Chicago-area pharmacists, the union has received an outpouring of support from pharmacists and CVS customers from across the country. 

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for May 25-31

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:41

Fla. Durham School Bus Workers Score Major Victory; Central States Won’t Submit Second Pension Proposal; Teamsters Ramp Up Actions at US Foods; IBT Again Protests at Chipotle; Hoffa Hails New Overtime Rule; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Even Optimistic TPP Numbers Aren’t Much to Celebrate

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Teamsters Support San Francisco School Board's Adoption of Good Food Policy

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:35

(SAN FRANCISCO) – The Teamsters applauded a unanimous vote by the San Francisco Unified School District School Board yesterday evening to adopt a policy committing to the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP). 

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Washington, D.C. Taxi Drivers, Law Enforcement Officials Discuss Issues

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:01

About 50 Washington, D.C. taxi drivers attended a law enforcement/taxi driver town hall meeting on Monday, May 23 to discuss numerous issues that are hurting drivers’ ability to make a living. The meeting was sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, which is affiliated with Local 922.


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Miembros del L-169 ayudan a construir planta de gas CHP

IBB - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 06:23


Brandon Bittrick, L-169, trabaja en la parte inferior de un tubo de escape en el Holland Energy Park. Fotos de Marty Mulcahy, The Building Tradesman


Tyler Way del L-169 fija un monorraíl sobre un estante de tubería en el Holland Energy Park.


Una representación artística muestra la atención de la planta Holland Park al tratamiento estético.

Instalación generará electricidad, derretirá la nieve

DIECIOCHO MIEMBROS DEL LOCAL 169 (Detroit) se encuentran entre los trabajadores de la construcción que edifican una central de ciclo combinado de $240 millones en Holland, Mich., una comunidad de 28,000 personas en el oeste de la Península Inferior del estado. La nueva planta, situada en aproximadamente 26 acres, sustituirá y duplicará la salida de la envejeciente central de carbón James DeYoung, que fue completada en 1939.

Varios aspectos del proyecto lo hacen bastante inusual. En primer lugar, funcionará como una planta de calor y energía combinados (combined heat and power - CHP), generando 125 megavatios de electricidad en verano y 145 megavatios en invierno, cuando el calor excedente del sistema de circulación de agua se desviará al sistema existente de derretimiento de nieve de la cuidad bajo las aceras del centro de la ciudad.

Debido a que el nuevo Holland Energy Park será situado cerca de un área de vecindarios y negocios, la planta también tendrá un diseño estético, incluyendo un vidrio, hormigón y paneles aislados con forros metálicos con capacidad de retención de sonido.

Barton Malow es el contratista principal para el proyecto. El trabajo comenzó en serio en la planta en marzo, y está programado finalizarse para febrero del 2017. La instalación incluirá dos turbinas de combustión de gas de 50 megavatios y generadores de recuperación de vapor, y una turbina de vapor de recuperación de calor de 45 megavatios.

El gas natural será traído en el sitio de Holland a través de un tubo de siete millas de largo. En comparación con la planta DeYoung a la que substituye, la nueva planta de gas de ciclo combinado es proyectada para reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono en un 50 por ciento, las emisiones de óxido nitroso en un 66 por ciento y el dióxido de azufre en un 99 por ciento.

“Esto es bastante simple, un diseño de planta de gas más pequeño”, dijo Mike Wolski, Gerente de Sitio para Barton Malow. “Hemos visto muy buen progreso; estamos muy contentos con el grupo de operaciones del Oeste de Michigan”.

El ámbito de trabajo de los Boilermakers incluye una casa con filtro de entrada de aire, un conducto de entrada, un generador de vapor de recuperación de calor (heat recovery steam generator – HRSG), pilas y condensador. Siete Boilermakers que trabajan para Chattanooga Tank construyeron el tanque de acero inoxidable del proyecto.

Jim Kaffenberger, Agente de Negocios del L-169, dijo que los miembros están trabajando cuatro turnos de 10 horas y están adelantados por varias semanas. “Debemos obtener alrededor de 23,000 horas laborables en el proyecto”, dijo.

Al cierre de esta edición, los profesionales habían trabajado alrededor de 180,000 horas laborables sin lesiones registrabas.

Fuente: Marty Mulcahy, Editor, The Building Tradesman

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UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratify 5-year contract

UAW - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:49

DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future. The agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase […]

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