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Indiana Red Cross Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:21

(FORT WAYNE, Ind.)—American Red Cross mobile-unit and fixed-site staff throughout Indiana and Western Ohio have voted to ratify their first agreement as members of Teamsters Local 414.

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Teamsters At Shuttle Park 2 Ratify A New Contract

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:28

Teamsters at Shuttle Park 2, an airport parking lot in SeaTac, voted to unanimously ratify their contract last Sunday. We had been in bargaining since May. The company has a history of complicated negotiations.

http://www.teamsters117.org/teamsters_at_shuttle_park_2_ratify_a_new_contract
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Workers at NYC’s Largest Recycling Plant Win First Teamsters Contract

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:41

Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to approve their first union contract as members of Teamsters Local 210 today. The vote caps an organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. Under the contract, workers will receive immediate raises and a union healthcare plan with premiums fully paid by the company.

http://bit.ly/2vhV2Ck
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CalPortland Strike Ends and Larger Strike Avoided as Teamsters Members Ratify a Contract

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:19

A full week after 86 Teamsters at CalPortland walked off the job and 208 other Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, everyone is now back to work after a deal was finally reached in the pre-dawn hours between Teamsters Local 174 and the five companies involved in bargaining. The contract was voted on by Local 174 members at CalPortland, Cadman, Stoneway Concrete, Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel, and Lehigh Cement at a 9:00AM meeting this morning. It was ratified by a 92% margin.

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Teamsters Support Citizen Veto of Right-to-Work Law in Missouri

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:31

(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the efforts of thousands of Missourians to repeal SB 19, the destructive right-to-work law passed earlier this year.

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Teamsters Local 986 Demands Worker Retention at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:34

On Thursday, August 17, Teamsters Local 986 held an informational picket at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas to put pressure on the ownership of the hotel to retain its workforce if the property is sold. They were joined in solidarity by Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D - Nev.), Local 986 President Sean Harren, members of Teamsters Locals 14 and 631, UFCW Local No. 711 and UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

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Stop the Lies

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:48

(WASHINGTON) – In a recent statement, a small dissident group, TDU, claimed that the General Executive Board is not holding quarterly meetings as required under the IBT Constitution and that General President Jim Hoffa has stated: “Past practice dictates that he’s not required to hold GEB meetings.” Both claims are demonstrably untrue.

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Teamsters, School District of Philadelphia Reach Tentative Agreement

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:25

(PHILADELPHIA) – Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators and the School District of Philadelphia reached a tentative agreement today on a contract covering more than 670 school administrators.

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Teamsters Local 174 Unfair Labor Practice Strike Poised to Expand

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:09

Today, on the sixth day of the Unfair Labor Practice strike against sand and gravel company CalPortland, the rest of the nearly 300 Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepare to join their 86 CalPortland Brothers on the picket lines.

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Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty Receives Award of Recognition from Teamsters

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:16

On August 15, Teamsters Local 701 presented Belmar, New Jersey Mayor Matt Doherty its coveted Solidarity Award. The award recognized Mayor Doherty for boldly standing with 113 Teamster members who were locked out by Shore Point Distributing in April and May.

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Hoffa: Labor Rights and Solidarity in NAFTA Renegotiation

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:20

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte lay out a path for NAFTA renegotiation in the Huffington Post that is fair to workers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/labor-rights-solidarity-in-nafta-renegotiation_us_59933557e4b0a88ac1bc377b
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Penn State Workers Ratify New Contract

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:10

(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) – Teamsters at Pennsylvania State University voted to ratify their most recent contract by over 80 percent on Monday. The three-year agreement covers more than 2,600 workers in hospitality, maintenance, landscaping and various other support roles for the university.

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Teamster Official Talks Trade at NAFTA Roundtable In Pennsylvania

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:34

(WILKES BARRE, PA) - Teamsters Local Union 229 Secretary-Treasurer Craig Pawlik participated in a roundtable on trade and the impact of NAFTA on Pennsylvania hosted by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The following are the remarks he gave at the roundtable.

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