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  • Teamsters Campaign Pays Off to Uphold Misclassification Law Protecting Drivers June 30, 2022
    (WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take a case seeking to overturn a California law on worker misclassification, and by doing so expanded employment protections to California truck drivers currently misclassified as independent contractors.  In denying the petition of the California Trucking Association, the court will let stand AB 5, a California […]
  • Campos Prevails in Illinois County Primary Election June 30, 2022
    A Chicagoland Teamster won his local primary election race Tuesday night, displaying the political force members hold when they seek elected office and fight back against corporate greed. The victory by Esiah Campos for Lake County Commissioner shows that when Teamsters run, Teamsters win because their pro-worker message resonates with the public. He will face […]
  • Teamsters Local 916 Condemns Planned Closure of Decatur Ambulance Service June 30, 2022
    (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) – Teamsters Local 916 is condemning the planned closure of Decatur Ambulance Service (DAS) by Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a not-for-profit religious hospital. The closure, which is scheduled for September 1, will result in 40 workers losing their jobs and five retirees losing their health care benefits. “This is an attack on […]
  • Teamsters Begin Negotiations at North American Central School Bus June 30, 2022
    This week in Joliet, Ill., the Teamsters began negotiations with North American Central School Bus. The union and the company are negotiating the next five-year term for the Illinois Cooperative Agreement. “This contract is important because it will set the tone for what Teamsters will do in this industry for the foreseeable future,” said Matt […]
  • Rhode Island Teamsters Enter Second Week on the Picket Line at Northeast Transportation Services June 29, 2022
    (PAWTUCKET, R.I.) – Today marks a full week on the picket line for more than 60 drivers employed by Northeast Transportation Services in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Workers are currently picketing 24 hours a day at the facility to demand wages high enough to keep pace with the cost of living, as well as affordable healthcare […]
  • Teamsters Local 631 Members Unanimously Ratify New Convention Carpet Agreement June 29, 2022
     (LAS VEGAS) – Members of Teamsters Local 631 who work under the Convention Industry Carpet Agreement with Shepard Expo and GES unanimously ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement that includes the largest wage package ever for this contract. “Las Vegas is the number one convention and trade show destination in the world,” said Tommy […]
  • Article 48, Section 3, Explained June 28, 2022
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  • One Year After Launching Ambitious Organizing Effort, Hundreds of Cannabis Workers Join Teamsters June 27, 2022
    There are few goals more difficult to accomplish than successfully organizing a union. The process can be long and arduous, many workers are afraid to exercise their rights and companies will spend six or seven figure sums breaking a union drive as soon as they get wind of it without blinking an eye. When the […]
  • New Biden Administration Guidelines Should Prioritize Union Jobs June 24, 2022
    The Biden administration has released a new set of principles for companies seeking federal funding that is expected to make good-paying jobs available to more workers while dismantling corporate-friendly roadblocks that discourage worker from joining unions. The U.S. departments of Labor and Commerce announced the new framework at the Good Jobs Summit on Tuesday. It […]
  • Teamsters Airline Division Hosts Bargaining Training June 24, 2022
    The Teamsters Airline Division hosted a bargaining training for pilots earlier this week - "Bargaining: Law, Process and Strategy Under the Railway Labor Act." The training was led by Stephanie Spanja, Staff Attorney and Greg Unterseher from the Airline Division. The negotiating committees from Horizon Air and Aloha Air Cargo/Northern Air Cargo took part in […]
  • Nabis Cannabis Drivers Ratify First Contract with Teamsters Local 630 June 23, 2022
    (LOS ANGELES) – Drivers and fleet maintenance workers at Nabis Cannabis have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first contract with Teamsters Local 630. It is the first collective bargaining agreement at the rapidly-growing cannabis distribution company. “I’m incredibly proud of the tenacity and courage that was demonstrated by this group of workers,” said Lou Villalvazo, […]
  • Carhaul Townhall: Tentative Agreement Review June 23, 2022
    The post Carhaul Townhall: Tentative Agreement Review appeared first on International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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