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  • Teamsters Local 639 Member Serves on DOL Panel May 20, 2022
    Yesterday, Teamsters Local 639 member Miyonna Bennet served on a virtual panel for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, titled, “Equity in the Workplace: Protecting Pregnant and Nursing Mothers.” Sister Bennet is a UPS package car driver, parent of three and advocate for pregnant and nursing mothers. The panel’s discussion focused on public policy […]
  • Teamsters Commemorate National Police Week May 19, 2022
    By Carl Bailey National Police Week is observed May 15-May 21, 2022. The Teamsters Union is honored to represent tens of thousands of men and women in uniform who protect millions of Americans. I started my career in law enforcement, serving as a detective in McKeesport, Penn. As a sworn officer, I know that the […]
  • Teamsters Blast Amazon for Excessive Executive Compensation, Mistreatment of Workers May 18, 2022
    (WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters today released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon worker. The report called on the company to better compensate its workers and reinstate its COVID-19 paid leave policy. […]
  • Teamsters Local 174 Members at Swissport Ratify Strong New Agreement May 18, 2022
    A group of more than 150 Swissport aircraft fuelers at SeaTac International Airport have ratified a historic three-year contract with Teamsters Local 174. The agreement, which is their second contract since organizing with Local 174 in 2018, makes great strides for the work group in contract language and economics. Not only will workers receive meaningful […]
  • Kansas Teamsters: Gov. Kelly Sets Dangerous Precedent with Autonomous Vehicles Bill May 17, 2022
    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Members of Teamsters Joint Council 56 and Teamsters across Kansas are disappointed in Gov. Laura Kelly (D) for signing into law Senate Bill 313, legislation that expands the ability of autonomous vehicles to recklessly operate in the state. Teamsters have worked for months opposing the measure, calling out the bill’s dangerous […]
  • Teamsters Local 120 Ratifies Contract at Kemp’s Ice Cream May 17, 2022
    (ROCHESTER, Minn.) – Members of Teamsters Local 120 have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their most recent contract with Kemp’s Ice Cream, one of the largest suppliers of ice cream in the Midwest. The ratification comes after the members threatened to go on strike last month, which would have led to a significant ice cream shortage […]
  • Teamsters Call Out AT&T’s Abuse of Alaskan Workers During PGA Tournament May 16, 2022
    (MCKINNEY, Texas)– This weekend, members of Teamsters Local 745 educated attendees of the Byron Nelson PGA Tournament about AT&T’s abuse of its workers. AT&T [NYSE: T] is the primary sponsor of the annual golf tournament. The Teamsters distributed leaflets and hand fans during the tournament detailing AT&T’s behavior toward its employees in Alaska who are […]
  • Teamsters Committed to Strengthening Solidarity Among National Rail Unions May 13, 2022
    Under the new leadership of General President Sean M. O’Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is committed to leading the charge to rebuild and strengthen solidarity among unionized rail workers across the United States. O’Brien has pledged the union’s full support to empowering the Teamsters Rail Conference in new and […]
  • Senate Democratic Campaign Workers Want Local 238 Representation May 13, 2022
    Teamsters Local 238 Secretary-Treasurer Jesse Case sent a letter to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) leadership today notifying the organization that a majority of its staff has expressed interest in joining the Teamsters. The 50 or so eligible workers with the DSCC are the second group of Capitol Hill-based campaign staffers to seek Teamster representation […]
  • New York Teamsters Support Bills Targeting Amazon May 13, 2022
    New York Teamsters are letting state lawmakers know they support two key pieces of legislation that would hold Amazon accountable – one defending worker safety in the e-commerce and warehouse industries and another protecting workers, small businesses and consumers from corporate abuses. All three Joint Councils in New York State sent letters to legislators urging […]
  • Local 483 Leads Fight Against Pro-Amazon Zoning Plan in Boise May 13, 2022
    Teamsters Local 483 and community activists are opposing the Boise City Council’s proposal to rezone current open-space land for e-commerce and logistics facilities, including potentially Amazon. A City Council vote on the plan is set for May 17. The proposal of a 153-acre plot in South Boise, Idaho, comes after Amazon was already given 22 […]
  • Teamsters Local 665 Calls Out AAA for Closing Branches During Bargaining May 11, 2022
    (SAN FRANCISCO) – Teamsters Local 665 is condemning the American Automobile Association (AAA) for closing branches in Yreka and Stockton, Calif. amid negotiations, likely terminating the jobs of insurance sales agents who are currently bargaining for their first union contract. “These workers chose to organize with us because AAA is outsourcing high-paying, middle-class careers into […]

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