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  • Teamsters Local 776 Talks Trucker Training at White House Event September 29, 2022
    Two members of Teamsters Local 776 involved in a new Teamster-affiliated apprenticeship program In Pennsylvania told White House officials today that programs like theirs provide quality training for the next generation of drivers to fill good-paying union jobs. Yellow Freight drivers Chuck Blake and Austin O’Brien, Jr. participated in “Communities in Action: Building a Better […]
  • First Student Workers of Will County Ratify Contract with Teamsters Local 179 September 29, 2022
    (JOLIET, Ill.) – More than 200 school bus drivers and monitors at First Student have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their most recent collective bargaining agreement with the company. The workers provide student transportation for thousands of children in Will County, Ill. “These workers were ready to go on strike, but fortunately, it didn’t come to […]
  • Teamsters Back Bill Toughening Antitrust Law as Way to Crack Down on Big Business September 29, 2022
    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are joining a coalition of more than 35 public interest, labor, and civil society organizations in urging passage of legislation that would raise merger fees on gigantic corporations to beef up funding for antitrust enforcement agencies.  The Teamsters recently signed onto a coalition letter to House leadership in support of H.R. 3843, the […]
  • Sunnyside Schaumburg Cannabis Workers Join Teamsters Local 777 September 28, 2022
    (SCHAUMBURG, Ill.) – With 97 percent of those participating voting in favor of representation, workers at the Sunnyside Dispensary in Schaumburg, Ill. have voted to join Teamsters Local 777. The facility is the first Sunnyside location to affiliate with the Teamsters Union. “This is the third cannabis election we have won in the town of […]
  • Teamsters Applaud Passage of Buy American Food Act in California September 28, 2022
    Yesterday California Governor Gavin Newsom enacted SB 490: The Buy American Food Act into state law. “We want to extend our sincerest gratitude and support to Governor Newsom and Senator Caballero for enacting this legislation, which is critical to California’s workers, communities, and children,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Food Processing Division Director. “This bill will […]
  • Teamsters On Strike at Sysco September 28, 2022
    (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) – Teamsters Local 317 members at Sysco Syracuse are on strike after weeks of contentious contract negotiations with the company. Last night, more than 230 drivers and warehouse workers walked off the job in response to unfair labor practices (ULPs) being committed by management. Picket lines could extend to more locations across the […]
  • Teamsters Fight for Safety and Worker Protections in Autonomous Vehicle Bills September 27, 2022
    Without proper oversight and regulation, autonomous vehicles (AV) on U.S. roadways are a threat to public safety and good-paying jobs. That’s why the Teamsters are fighting hard for common-sense legislation that will protect both the public and Teamster members. Representatives of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action recently participated in panels at separate […]
  • Support the Bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 7321) September 26, 2022
    This piece of legislation will remove incentives for airlines to offshore maintenance jobs by closing safety loopholes which allow US-aircraft to be repaired on lower safety standards at FAA-certified facilities abroad. Read the letter, here. The post Support the Bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 7321) appeared first on International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
  • MGM Valets Approve Agreement in Detroit September 26, 2022
    Teamsters Local 1038 valet drivers at the MGM Grand Detroit approved a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the casino hotel late last week that will reimburse workers for potential lost gratuities caused by the MGM’s decision to start charging visitors for parking. Under the MOA, the property’s 40 valet drivers will see wages rise by […]
  • Durham School Bus Workers in Baltimore Ratify ‘Rich’ First Contract September 26, 2022
    (BALTIMORE) – School bus drivers and monitors at Durham School Services in Baltimore have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 570. The workers, who provide student transportation services for Baltimore public schools, voted to organize with the union in March of this year. "Members knew when they came to […]
  • Teamsters Motion Picture Division Update September 26, 2022
    On Sunday, Sept. 25, Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien and Director Lindsay Dougherty outlined the recent restructuring of the Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division. In a call available to all Motion Picture Teamsters, O’Brien and Dougherty outlined the … The post Teamsters Motion Picture Division Update appeared first on International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
  • California’s State Law AB-5 is Essential to Improving the lives of Misclassified Workers September 23, 2022
    A California court has finally lifted the injunction that prevented a state law on worker misclassification—AB-5—from going into effect. The decision is a huge win for California truck drivers and other misclassified workers. The post California’s State Law AB-5 is Essential to Improving the lives of Misclassified Workers appeared first on International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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