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Teamsters Chastise NLRB for Overturning Earlier Joint Employer Ruling

Teamsters - 6 hours 38 min ago

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union today denounced a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision handed down last night in Hybrand Industrial Contractors Ltd. that rolls back the agency’s 2015 “joint employer” ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI).

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Organizing Success in Canada

Teamsters - 7 hours 9 min ago

Local 31 in Canada had a successful year organizing new members, with more than 500 new members joining the local in 2017.

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Twin Cities Local recommends approval of contract to avert Super Bowl transit strike

ATU - 7 hours 10 min ago
Local 1005 will be holding a ratification vote soon on the latest Metro Transit contract offer that addresses assaults on bus operators, arduous schedules and employee benefits were among other concerns.
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Local 710 YRC Road Driver Roy Lincoln Reaches 5-Million Accident-Free Miles Driven

Teamsters - 7 hours 31 min ago

In an era where distracted driving constantly threatens safety on the roads, it is always an important accomplishment when our Teamster brothers and sisters reach a milestone for safe driving. Roy Lincoln, a 47-year road driver out of YRC Freight in Chicago Heights, Ill. has gone above and beyond in his own safe driving accomplishment: 5-million accident-free miles driven.


To put that number into perspective, that’s like driving to the moon and back more than ten times. Lincoln is only the third driver in the entire YRC organization to reach this milestone.

 

https://teamsters710.com/2017/12/15/local-710-yrc-road-driver-roy-lincoln-reaches-5-million-accident-free-miles-driven/
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Cement network meets in Canada for first time

IBB - 9 hours 33 min ago
Group seeks closer ties to counter strength of multinationals

REPRESENTATIVES FROM NORTH American cement unions met September 26 in Toronto, Canada, with IndustriALL Global Union to strengthen cooperation in the cement sector. It was the third meeting of the network and the first held in Canada.

Unions participating included the Boilermakers, the Teamsters, the Steelworkers and the Fédération de l’Industrie Manufacturière from francophone Canada.

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Teamsters, ExpressJet ERJ Reach Tentative Agreement

Teamsters - 12 hours 14 min ago

(WASHINGTON) —The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and ExpressJet ERJ have successfully concluded negotiations, resulting in a tentative agreement. The agreement covers approximately 500 mechanics, technicians and tool room attendants that are members of Teamster Locals 19, 210, 781, 783 and 964.

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Union-Made Holiday Gift Guide and Downloadable Gift Tags

UAW - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:59

It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holidays. As you shop for gifts, consider buying union-made or Made in USA presents. These products represent quality, jobs and support of our communities. Here are some resources for you to check out as you shop:

And then don’t forget to add a gift tag to let your loved one know that your present is doubly thoughtful. Click here to download the gift tags.

The UAW, in partnership with Labor411, has launched a campaign called BuildBuyUSA. Our goal is to build a coalition of consumers who use the power of their wallets to effect change. Please follow us on Facebook and join the conversation!

 

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Teamsters, ABF to Exchange Initial National Contract Proposals on December 18

Teamsters - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:28

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) is prepared to exchange initial national contract proposals with ABF on Monday, December 18, and TNFINC is ready to negotiate a contract that addresses members’ issues.

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Local 1932 Partners With Local Businesses To Provide Discounts To Members And Retirees

Teamsters - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:38

Local 1932 in San Bernardino, Calif., has partnered with local, independent businesses for discounts available to their members and retirees.

http://kvcrnews.org/post/local-businesses-partner-local-union-encourage-local-shopping-san-bernardino-county#stream/0
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Port Of Charleston Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 509

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:09

In a national move to modernize the port trucking industry to respect the rights of drivers and stabilize their families’ income, drivers at a South Carolina port drayage company have voted to join Teamsters Local 509.

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UAW President Dennis Williams Statement on the Alabama Election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate

UAW - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:46

I am proud of Alabamians who stood up to the racism, sexism and darkness of the past. Let this vote be a clarion call to those who want to lead us to divisiveness, that regardless of party America rejects hatred, rejects bigotry and rejects sexual harassment.

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Allegiant Airlines Mechanics File For Teamster Representation

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:38

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Allegiant Airlines mechanics and related technicians filed a petition for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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Hoffa Joins Members of Congress, Retirees to Rally Support for Pension Legislation

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:33

(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa reiterated the union’s support for critical legislation that would establish a new agency within the U.S. Treasury Department authorized to issue bonds in order to finance loans to pension plans in financial distress.

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National Competition marks 30 years

IBB - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:00

The 2017 competition marks the 30-year anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Competition. It grew out of section competitions, which started with the Southeast Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s recognition of the effort apprentices put into their training. In 1968, SAJAC held a competition for graduating apprentices and presented its first Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award. Over the next several years, other sections began establishing awards for their outstanding apprentices.

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Pennsylvania Paycheck Deception Bill Defeated

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:44

Pennsylvania legislators voted last night against the proposed Senate Bill 166 which was characterized as a “paycheck protection” bill, but was actually a means to silence the voice of working families.

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Teamsters Proud to Partner With Robotics Innovators in San Francisco

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:15

(SAN FRANCISCO) –– California Teamsters are applauding the passage of legislation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week that will create a permitting process for delivery robots.

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LA City Council Moves To Investigate Port Trucking Companies Breaking Laws

Teamsters - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:57

The Los Angeles City Council has asked city attorney to investigate options banning trucking companies operating on city properties that break local, state and federal laws.

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Metro Transit workers rally as negotiations continue to avert Super Bowl strike

ATU - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:39
Local 1005-Minneapolis, MN, members rallied at a Metropolitan Council transportation committee meeting to voice concerns over an ongoing contract dispute as contract talks continued and the Local offered a new proposal.
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The November-December Edition of Solidarity Magazine is now online!

UAW - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:00
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The last issue of Solidarity magazine for 2017 is online. In this issue we highlight the activities of our members who helped out in the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, where help is still needed. Our members cut down trees, delivered food and water, as well as helped others with questions about applying for aid. We help, UAW President Dennis Williams says, because we don’t leave others behind.

We also had stories on ….

The new first-ever contract at the Baltimore Horseshoe casino. Members there know a winner when they see one.

Navistar workers in Ohio who want local governments to buy their product because it supports the jobs of thousands of Ohioans, including many not employed directly by the heavy truck manufacturer.

Getting the message out: Local union communicators are the primary source of information for our members. Many of them received awards for their great work in keeping our members informed.

A record number of “Rosies. Hundreds of UAW women helped set a new record for the number of Rosie the Riveters in one place.

And much more ….

Download PDFView now Index: Cover Story–Our Future, Our Jobs: We Must Hold Congress Accountable pt. 1 Cover Story-Our Future, Our Jobs: We Must Hold Congress Accountable pt. 2 Union Front: Providing Hope to Struggling Military Families Union Front: Legal Services for Detroit 3 Members Returns Union front: Saving Our History – Local 174’s Restored Labor Mural Finds a New Home Union front: Remembering a Civil Rights Warrior, Ernie Dillard: A Fighter for Equality and Social Justice Union Front: Lake Orion GM Plant for Autonomous Chevy Bolts Union front: Training for Tomorrow: $5 Million Grant Will Help UAW Journeymen of the Future Together we win: Columbia University Graduate Workers Gain a Voice From the President: Obama’s Legacy: Helping Working People Spotlight on Committees: To protect ourselves, we need to get stronger 2015 Financial Report: Report to members on the union's finances Region Articles -->

 

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Amazon Shuttle Drivers Join Teamsters

Teamsters - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:11

(OAKLAND, Calif.) – Commuter shuttle drivers for Amazon chose Teamster representation today via card-check agreement. The approximately 40 drivers are employed by Amazon contractor WeDriveU in Santa Clara and South San Francisco to transport Amazon staff.  

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