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SOS Padilla and Mayors Garcetti, Villaraigosa & Steinberg Sign the Pledge to Oppose Legislation Aimed at Hurting Working Americans

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:19

Sacramento, CA –WE ARE ONE BIG UNION attended the Democratic Convention this past weekend to inform convention-goers of the looming threat of so-called “right to work” or RTW legislation. Two bills have already been introduced in Congress seeking to hamstring organized labors’ ability to organize and advocate on behalf of all working Americans.

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Sonoma County Solid Waste Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 665

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:42

(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) – Solid waste and recycling workers throughout Sonoma County have voted to join Teamsters Local 665. An overwhelming majority of the almost 400 drivers, mechanics, customer service representatives and other workers voted to join the union on Friday.

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Teamsters Protest MillerCoors And Shore Point At Belmar Seafood Festival

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:22

This weekend Teamster members, union allies, supporters and the mayor of the Belmar protested MillerCoors and Shore Point Distributing at the annual Belmar Seafood Festival in New Jersey.

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Long Island Stores And Bars Boycott Clare Rose And Anheuser-Busch

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:36

Long Island’s small businesses are turning against Clare Rose, the sole distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and several craft beers like Blue Point and Greenport.

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Hoffa: Postponing OSHA Injury Rule Data Collection Will Hurt Workers

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:26

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to delay implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that mandates workplace injury reporting.

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Hoffa: Teamsters Stand with AT&T Workers on Strike

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:54

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the decision by 40,000 AT&T workers to begin a three-day strike today. The workers have been at the bargaining table for months seeking a fair contract, but the company has not delivered.

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Cott Beverages Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 997

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:22

Workers at Cott Beverages in Ft. Worth, TX have voted to join Teamsters Local 997. The 79 new members manufacture third-party soft drink beverages for big-box stores such as Walmart and Costco.

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UNFI Warehouse Workers in California Join Teamsters Local 166

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:56

After a five-year battle for form a union, 280 warehouse workers at the largest organic and natural food supplier in the United States, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), have voted to join Teamsters Local 166 in Bloomington, California.

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Accident-Free Since ’68: UPS Teamster Ralph Lendi

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:55

For many UPS Teamsters, driving a truck is more than a job. And for those like Ralph Lendi, it’s even better. “It sure beats working,” says Ralph, who has driven for UPS since 1968.

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Pennsylvania Teamster Elected Mayor of Jeannette, Pa.

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:14

Curtis Antoniak, a recently retired Teamster with the City of Jeannette, Pa.’s Public Works Department, won an election for Mayor in the a small Pennsylvania city roughly 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

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Teamsters Fighting Against Seattle's Job-Killing Beverage Tax

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:59

Local 174 in Seattle is at the forefront of the fight in Seattle against the city's job-killing beverage tax.

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Teamsters Protest Clare Rose at Anheuser-Busch-Sponsored Politico Event

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:36

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union protested Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, Inc. at Politico’s “An Audit on Tax Reform” event last night at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch [NYSE: BUD].

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Hoffa: Teamsters Will Continue to Fight for Workers’ Needs as Part of NAFTA 2.0

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:25

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa in response to the White House’s issuance of a final NAFTA notification letter today that will lead to a renegotiation of the North American trade agreement in the coming months.

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Local Official Orders Audit of Beer Distributor’s Compliance With Deal

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:21

(BROOKHAVEN, N.Y.) – Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine ordered an audit of local Budweiser distributor Clare Rose, following the company’s decision to permanently replace striking workers.  

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Listen to May’s Teamster Nation Podcast

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:18

Learn about the Teamsters’ fight to help keep so-called right-to-work laws at bay both in states around the country as well as at the federal level, and efforts to halt other anti-worker legislation across the country. Plus, Teamsters airline mechanics compete at competition to show off their maintenance skills and union training. And finally, a song from one of the nation’s most beloved bluesmen.

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Teamsters Challenge Subsidies Awarded to Clare Rose

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:27

Teamsters and local labor leaders sent a letter to the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency today, urging the agency to hold local Budweiser distributor Clare Rose accountable for violating the company’s subsidy agreement with the town.

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XPO Shareholders Revolt Against Overweight CEO Pay

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:19

(WASHINGTON) – XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) shareholders delivered one of the sharpest rebukes of CEO pay so far this proxy year when a near-majority of outside shareholders opposed the company’s “say-on-pay” measure following a $20 million mega-equity grant to CEO Bradley Jacobs.

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Clare Rose Begins Illegally Replacing Strikers

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:41

(GREAT NECK, N.Y.) – Clare Rose began permanently replacing striking union members at the Long Island Budweiser distributor on Monday. It is a violation of federal labor law to permanently replace workers who are striking over unfair labor practices.

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Ilinois-Central National Master Agreement

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 06:59

For Teamster members employed by Illinois Central School Bus, in addition to the protections and benefits that are negotiated in your local contract, you are also covered by the Illinois Central Master Agreement. A copy of the agreement can be found here.

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