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Teamsters Local 118 Secures Significant Settlement of Multiple NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Palmer Food Company

8 min 46 sec ago

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 118 based in Rochester, N.Y., achieved a significant victory for unionized labor with a settlement of more than $60,000 in damages following a long-running dispute with Palmer Food Company, Inc. The case involved numerous unfair labor charges filed with the Federal National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo that alleged a broad attempt to crush union activity at the company.

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Flexjet, Flight Options Management Refuses to Implement Teamster Pilots' CBA Award

3 hours 43 min ago

(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – Senior management of luxury private jet providers Flexjet and Flight Options informed the Teamsters last week that they would not implement the Merged Collective Bargaining Agreement (“MCBA”) covering the combined Flexjet and Flight Options pilot groups that was awarded by an arbitrator on October 10, 2017. 

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Marin County Public Employees Group Vote to Affiliate with Teamsters 856

3 hours 50 min ago

MCMEA, an association of public employees in Marin County, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856.

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Former XPO Worker in Buffalo Details Mistreatment By Company

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:40

Former XPO driver Mark Cross, who has been out of work with a foot injury, said he is fed up with the way the company has mistreated him over the past five months, making his injury far worse for him and his family.

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UPS Contract Update for October 20, 2017

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:37

In the October 20 edition of the UPS Contract Update, the Package Division responds to questions received about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated.

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UPS Honors Company's 'Safest Driver Ever' in Livonia

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:08

Congratulations to Tom Camp on achieving 55 years of service at UPS! You make our union proud! As one UPS employee sees it, driver Tom Camp has a lot in common with some sports legends.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2017/10/18/ups-safest-driver-ever-tom-camp/106765696/
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Hall: The Big 3 Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:33

Silence is all you hear from McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen when it comes to the opioid crisis.

http://fortune.com/2017/10/20/60-minutes-opioid-crisis-big-three/
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The Big 3 Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic. Now They Need a Watchdog

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:28

The startling Washington Post60 Minutes investigation into the hobbling of drug enforcement activities against opioids has sent shockwaves through Washington. President Trump’s nominee for drug czar has withdrawn his name for consideration, while politicians on both sides of the aisle have begun to ask tough questions about the federal government’s role in the opioid epidemic.

http://fortune.com/2017/10/20/60-minutes-opioid-crisis-big-three/
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Teamster Disaster Relief Volunteers Come Home from Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:37

Thursday, after two weeks in Puerto Rico, the Teamsters Disaster Relief finished their two-week long mission to bring the island back on its feet after it suffered the most devastating storm in modern history.

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Teamsters Offer Disaster Relief Assistance for Victims of California Wildfires

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:23

Wildfires have been raging throughout Northern California, with a particularly hard-hitting impact in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. At least forty people have been killed and more than 200 people are reported missing, as firefighters continue to contain the inferno that began October 8.

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Teamsters Urge Philadelphia City Council To Repeal The Beverage Tax

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:43

Teamsters from the tri-state area rallied this morning outside of Philadelphia's city hall to demand that the city council repeal the beverage tax.

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“A Life-Changing Experience”: Local 174 Members Return from Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:31

For Teamsters Local 174 member Ben Narayan, the decision to go down to Puerto Rico and help with hurricane relief was easy.

“I saw on CNN that the Mayor down there was pleading ‘we can’t move the containers, we don’t have truck drivers.’ Well the Teamsters are built on trucking – it’s the backbone of our Union,” said Ben, a 30-year Teamster who now works at Safeway. “I said ‘we need to be helping these people by sending truck drivers down.’”

http://teamsters174.net/a-life-changing-experience-local-174-members-return-from-hurricane-relief-in-puerto-rico/
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Community Activists Announce Launch of the Stand up for School Bus Safety Coalition

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:25

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) – Today, the Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition hosted a press conference to announce the launch of their newly-formed organization. In attendance, were community leaders, parents, drivers, monitors, school faculty, allied organizations, and citizens from all over Chattanooga who are concerned about school bus safety. 

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Teamsters' Lydia Torres joins Senator Elizabeth Warren on Capitol Hill for the Real Aid, Right Now!

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:09

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, millions of people are still left without power, clean water, food, shelter, and medical help. Following the lack of action and response to the people of Puerto Rico, Teamsters Local 210 Business Agent and a native Puerto Rican Lydia Torres joined Senator Elizabeth Warren and hundreds of others on Capitol Hill today, for the Center for Popular Democracy’s “Real Aid, Right Now! Mobilization for Hurricane Justice” rally.

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Philadelphia Rally to REPEAL Beverage Tax - Thursday, Oct. 19

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:14

Philadelphia Teamsters to hold REPEAL the Beverage Tax rally on Thursday, October 19 at city hall.

https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/flier_repeal_pa_bev_tax.pdf
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Leaders from UPS Local Unions Overwhelmingly Accept Contract Proposals

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:35

More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.

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Teamsters Urge Performance Food Group (PFG) Shareholders to Withhold Votes from Directors

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:29

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, in a letter to PFG shareholders, recommends withhold votes from Chairman of the Board Douglas Steenland and Director Jeffrey Overly at the company’s annual meeting on November 10 because of a litany of poor governance practices, including:

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Tommy Blitsch Appointed Director of Trade Show & Convention Centers Division

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:17

(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed Tommy Blitsch director of the Teamsters Trade Show and Convention Centers Division.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Tuesday, October 17

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:02

It goes without saying that within the past month, Teamsters Local 901 in Puerto Rico has been through quite the ordeal.

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Hurricane Maria's Aftermath: Monday, October 16

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:48

Teamsters from the tristate area made up a significant portion of the membership that went to Puerto Rico to help out with Disaster Relief. New York and New Jersey Teamsters are well prepared for Disaster Relief, having lived through 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

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