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Teamsters Local 391 Police Officers Secure Pay Increases

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:32

With the passage and implementation of the City of Raleigh’s budget on July 1, police officers represented by Teamsters Local 391 are expected to see pay increases of anywhere from 3 percent to 13 percent. The new budget also increases the starting base salary for police to $40,000 annually. 

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YRC Freight Change Of Operations Information

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:19

We have been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations today.

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How a Father's Tragedy Moved the Teamsters to Fight an Opioid Distributor

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:23

The largest drug distributor in the US has been accused by the Teamsters union of a pivotal role in the country’s opioid epidemic. The union is urging shareholders to force a public reckoning this week, a move prompted by one member’s heartrending account of the death of his son.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/25/teamsters-mckesson-opioid-epidemic-america-drugs-painkillers?CMP=share_btn_link
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Teamsters to Protest McKesson's Shareholder Meeting Wednesday

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:55

McKesson Corp. will face some opposition at its annual shareholder meeting this Wednesday, July 26 from an unconventional activist investor -- a labor union. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters not only plans to attend the shareholder meeting, but will also hold a protest outside.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14240320/1/teamsters-to-protest-mckesson-s-shareholder-meeting-wednesday.html
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Local 174: Sand And Gravel Teamsters Vote In Favor Of Strike Action

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:05

Sand and gravel Teamsters represented by Local 174 in Seattle have voted to authorize a strike action.

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EPI: Pay For CEOs More Than 271 Times That Of Average Worker

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:11

The Economic Policy Institute's (EPI) newest report on CEO pay reveals  that some CEO's receive wages and benefits (stock options, etc.) that are 271-times more than the average worker.

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Teamsters Pose Hard Questions for the Company at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:47

Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is planning to speak at the McKesson annual meeting. In a phone interview Wednesday, he said that his home is in West Virginia, and that he had witnessed the devastation of opioid addiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/business/mckesson-opioid-packaging.html?_r=0
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911 Dispatchers Attend National Police Week

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:09

This year’s National Police Week took place May 14 – 20 in Washington, DC. and two members for Local 117 in Seattle attended the event.

http://www.teamsters117.org/911_dispatchers_attend_national_police_week
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XPO Workers in Texas Win Recognition With Teamsters Local 657

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:47

XPO workers in Laredo, Texas who voted to form their union with Teamsters Local 657 have won a major victory.

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Teamsters Reach Agreement After Two-Day Strike at Twin River Casino

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:34

(LINCOLN, R.I.) – Teamster Local 251 members have won an agreement for a new contract at Twin River Casino after a 41.5 hour strike from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Teamster members unanimously authorized a strike when Twin River demanded a contract that imposed health care cuts and eliminated workers’ job security.

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Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:49

(LOS ANGELES) – A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down one location after a police raid resulted in a nearly $2 million loss for the company.

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Episode 158: Big Fights – Pills and Ports

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:50

Learn more about the role drug distributors like McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health play in the explosion of opioid painkillers availability in this country, and what the Teamsters are doing to try and curb the problem. Plus, an update on the latest strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And finally, Chance the Rapper stands up for the rights of working musicians.

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James Hoffa on NAFTA: We have to get jobs back

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:08

Jim Hoffa on Mornings with Maria

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Teamsters Local 710 Triumphs at UPS Grievance Panels

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:15

The Teamsters Local 710 UPS Business Agent Team of Del Schaefer, Ron Dillon, Simon McNamara and Neil McKinney have been fighting hard for UPS members at grievance panels.

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