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  • Dairy Farmers of America Workers Ratify First Contract with Teamsters Local 261 {press release}

    03/29/2024 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    Teamsters Union official press release ^ | 2024.03.27 | Press Contact: Matt McQuaid
    (NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.) – Cheese processing and manufacturing workers at the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) plant in New Wilmington have voted 125-9 to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 261. “These workers fought hard for a good contract, and because of that, they secured the strong wages and benefits that other DFA Teamsters across the country have been enjoying for years,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters Western Region International Vice President and Food Processing Division Director. “I’d like to thank the negotiating committee for all of the hard work they did to make this contract possible,” said...
  • IATSE and Teamsters Warn of Another Hollywood Strike at Massive Rally: ‘Put Your Helmets On’

    03/03/2024 3:05:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 3-3-24 | Katcy Stephan, Gene Maddaus, Carolyn Giardina
    Hollywood union leaders warned of the possibility of another strike this summer if the studios cannot reach a deal before crew contracts expire on July 31. Speaking to a rally of more than 2,000 crew members on Sunday at Woodley Park in Encino, Sean O’Brien, the president of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, said the unions should commit to withhold their labor — and not grant an extension — if a deal is not agreed by the deadline. “We are not afraid to strike,” O’Brien said. “If these greedy corporations — whether it’s Amazon, Netflix, Sony… Disney — if...
  • Teamsters' PAC gives its first large donation to RNC in years

    02/22/2024 9:21:07 AM PST · by hardspunned · 14 replies
    NBC “News” ^ | 2/21/24 | Megan Lebowitz
    WASHINGTON — The Teamsters union's political action committee donated $45,000 to the Republican National Committee's convention fund in January, according to federal election commission disclosures, but an RNC official told NBC News that "we haven’t received any contribution." The Teamsters PAC’s donations overwhelmingly go toward Democrats, but the $45,000 donation would be the first significant donation to the RNC in years. The fund is specifically designated for the convention rather than general usage.
  • The Party of Trump: Teamsters Donate $45K to GOP for First Time in Years

    02/22/2024 7:48:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    The Teamsters’ political committee has donated $45,000 to the Republican National Committee for the first time in 20 years, according to a report. The donation came the same day former President Donald Trump met with the Teamsters’ leadership for the second time in January, according to the Washington Post, which reported the donation on Wednesday. Although the powerful organized labor group has historically supported Democrats — it sent the Democratic National Committee $135,000 in December as well as $15,000 in March 2023 — the donation to the RNC is the first one since it last donated $15,000 in 2004, according...
  • Christian UPS driver takes [2014] on the corporation over extreme LGBT and anti-Christian work environment. Confronted pro-LGBT Teamsters Union that was supposed to help him.

    02/18/2024 10:26:07 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | February 7, 2024 | massresistance.org
    As we all have seen, corporate America has become militantly pro-LGBT and anti-Christian over the past few decades.... James Earls has worked at UPS for 35 years and is a devout Christian. He has received some of UPS’s highest awards for safety and loyalty. He is a driver of a large UPS “feeder truck.” He lives in Alabama and is represented by Teamsters Local 402. .. During the celebration of Gay Pride Month a few years ago, James entered the UPS facility in Madison, Alabama. UPS was showing its support and dedication to the LGBT movement by broadcasting images on...
  • Teamsters: Anheuser-Busch Strike Appears Unavoidable

    02/01/2024 7:59:38 AM PST · by Salman · 45 replies
    (WASHINGTON) — Today, Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien demanded Anheuser-Busch deliver its last, best, and final offer, after the company wasted another negotiating session putting forth an unacceptable proposal that threatens to kill Teamster jobs by closing breweries and permanently laying off Teamsters systemwide. After refusing to commit to protecting Teamster jobs since mid-November, Anheuser-Busch executives returned to the bargaining table this week with an offer to butcher the good-paying jobs behind its products. If the company does not reverse course and come to terms on an agreement that rewards and protects workers, 5,000 Teamsters will be forced to...
  • More than 850 medical transportation workers in Chicago join Teamsters

    01/20/2024 7:17:29 AM PST · by Salman · 18 replies
    IBT (Teamsters Union) official press release ^ | 2024.01.19 | Press Contact: Matt McQuaid
    (CHICAGO) – Workers at SCR Medical Transportation, a subsidiary of Beacon Mobile, have elected Teamsters Local 727 to be their sole collective bargaining representative. After months of SCR’s anti-union tactics and unlawful behavior, workers in both the Chicago Pace ADA and Chicago Public Schools/Pace Taxi Livery divisions voted yes for the union. “Despite SCR’s disgusting union busting behavior, hundreds of workers voted to become Teamsters,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727 in Park Ridge. “I am in awe of our 850 new brothers and sisters for standing strong in the face of a nasty campaign from SCR management...
  • House probe starts after $127M in bailout funds paid to dead Teamsters’ pension plan

    01/17/2024 8:27:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/17/2024 | Josh Christenson
    The Biden administration is facing a new congressional probe after an agency that distributed tens of billions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan failed to stop $127 million from going to deceased participants in a Teamsters’ pension fund. The House Education and Workforce Committee sent a letter on Tuesday to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), demanding records related to the agency’s “mismanagement” and “overpayment” to the union pension plan, according to a copy of the missive exclusively obtained by The Post. “As part of this investigation, the Committee requests documents and information relating to PBGC’s disbursal of these...
  • Fedex Express Mechanics And Related Launch Campaign To Join Teamsters

    12/26/2023 6:57:36 AM PST · by Salman · 9 replies
    Teamster's Union press release ^ | 2023.12.20 | Teamster's Union press release
    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Mechanics and related classifications at FedEx Express, the largest cargo airline in the United States, have launched an organizing drive to join the Teamsters. “I would like to personally thank everyone in the FedEx Mechanics and Related Employees Craft or Class who has filled out and sent in a Teamsters Airline Division Authorization Card,” said Joe Ferreira, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division, in a letter to the workers. “The response has been overwhelming. You are on track to becoming unionized soon. Your livelihood will no longer be subject to arbitrary and unfair ‘management discretion.’” The workers’...
  • Teamsters union authorizes potential strike at Anheuser-Busch

    12/18/2023 11:09:43 AM PST · by CFW · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/18/23 | Eric Revell
    The Teamsters union announced Saturday that its members overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike against Anheuser-Busch’s breweries in the U.S. if the union and beermaker are unable to reach an agreement on a new labor contract early next year. The union said that of the 5,000 Teamsters members who work at 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries in the U.S., 99% voted to authorize a strike if the two sides don’t secure a new labor contract raising wages, protecting jobs and securing benefits. The union’s current contract expires on Feb. 29, 2024. "Teamsters stand firm in our fight for the best contract at...
  • Sen. Markwayne Mullin offers to fight Teamsters boss Sean O’Brien

    11/14/2023 12:13:00 PM PST · by DFG · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/2023 | Social Links forRyan King
    Capitol Hill hearing room or UFC octagon? Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) nearly came to blows Tuesday with Teamsters general president Sean O’Brien, who has been trash-talking the lawmaker for months on social media. Mullin began his remarks during a testy Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing by reading off a series of mean tweets and other taunts from O’Brien, who challenged him to a fight earlier this year. “Sir, this is the time, this is the place. You wanna run your mouth? We could be two consenting adults. We can finish it here,” Mullin said . “OK, that’s...
  • 99-year-old trucking company Yellow shuts down, putting 30,000 out of work

    08/01/2023 5:22:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:27 PM EDT, Mon July 31, 2023 | By Chris Isidore, CNN
    Yellow Corp., a 99-year-old trucking company that was once a dominant player in its field, halted operations Sunday and will lay off all 30,000 of its workers. The unionized company has been in a battle with the Teamsters union, which represents about 22,000 drivers and dock workers at the company. Just a week ago the union canceled a threatened strike that had been prompted by the company failing to contribute to its pension and health insurance plans. The union granted the company an extra month to make the required payments. But by midweek last week, the company had stopped picking...
  • Trucking giant Yellow shuts down: The 99-year-old company which has almost 30,000 staff and 12,000 big-rigs ceases operations immediately - despite $700M COVID bailout

    07/31/2023 1:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/23 | Harriet Alexander, Sophie Mann
    Trucking giant Yellow collapsed on Sunday, ceasing operations immediately and leaving some 30,000 workers without jobs. The closure is the biggest in terms of jobs and revenue in the U.S. trucking industry, according to The Wall Street Journal - which first reported its shutdown. The company, which received $700 million in federal COVID relief funds in 2020, is preparing to file for bankruptcy and is in talks to sell off all or parts of the business. The nearly 100-year-old firm is known for its competitive pricing and has more than 12,000 trucks shipping freight across the US for brands including...
  • Yellow lays off huge swath of workers as embattled 99 year-old trucking firm teeters on brink of bankruptcy

    07/29/2023 10:28:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/29/2023 | Keith Griffith
    US trucking firm Yellow has laid off a large number of workers as the company copes with a cash crunch, and is reportedly weighing options including an imminent bankruptcy filing. The trucking giant on Friday told employees that it is 'shutting down regular operations' and laying off non-union employees 'at all of its locations' according to a memo seen by DailyMail.com. The layoffs could immediately impact up to 8,000 members of the company's sales force, business operations and technology departments -- and if the company fails, another 22,000 unionized drivers and freight handlers could face unemployment. Yellow is saddled with...
  • Yellow exec tells sales staff company will file bankruptcy Monday

    07/26/2023 5:17:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Freight Waves ^ | July 26, 2023 | Rachel Premack
    Yellow’s senior vice president of sales informed her staff on Wednesday that their last day would be Friday and the less-than-truckload carrier will file bankruptcy on Monday, according to three employees who attended the video call. Yellow (NASDAQ: YELL) is the third-largest LTL company and employs some 30,000 workers, including around 22,000 Teamsters members. The trucking company had an operating revenue of $5.245 billion in 2022. The sales employees were approved to tell customers of the bankruptcy plans and to take paid time off for the rest of the week. In a meeting later Wednesday, according to a video of...
  • UPS and Teamsters reach tentative deal to avert strike

    07/25/2023 9:50:46 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/25/23 | Alexis Keenan
    UPS -2.21% United Parcel Service (UPS) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached a tentative new five-year collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 330,000 delivery and warehouse workers. The agreement, if finalized, would avert the largest single strike against a company in US history and an estimated $7 billion hit to the US economy. The union's current contract with the delivery giant expires Aug. 1, and the Teamsters had threatened that drivers would walk off the job without a deal. Talks between the two sides restarted today after stalling earlier in the month. "We’ve reached a win, win, win agreement," a...
  • ‘We’ve organized, strategized, now it’s time to pulverize,’ says Teamsters union president ahead of looming UPS strike

    07/23/2023 6:58:09 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    cnn ^ | 7-22-23 | Isabel Rosales, Jaide Timm-Garcia and Raja Razek
    Ahead of a looming UPS nationwide strike, Teamsters union President Sean O’Brien said during a rally speech in Atlanta Saturday, “We’ve organized, strategized, now it’s time to pulverize.” UPS pilots vow to not cross strike picket lines Speaking with CNN’s Isabel Rosales, O’Brien said 95% of the contract has been negotiated, and “now we’re down to economics, and UPS knows they need to pay our members, especially the part-timers.” A UPS spokesperson has said part-timers receive the same benefits as full-time workers. However, they do make less than full-time employees who make, on average, $95,000 a year, as CNN previously...
  • Senate Democrats pledge to stay out of UPS, Teamsters strike

    07/19/2023 1:02:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/2023 | ARIS FOLLEY
    More than two dozen Senate Democrats Wednesday sent a letter to leaders at UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters pledging not to intervene in the event of a strike. “We are hopeful that both sides can negotiate in good faith and reach a consensus agreement that addresses basic human needs and allows workers to do their jobs safely and with dignity,” 28 Democrats said in the letter. “However, in the event a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement cannot be reached, we commit to respect our constituents’ statutory and constitutional rights to withhold their labor and initiate and participate...
  • ‘UPS dug their heels in’: Teamsters UPS strike plans emerge, could affect 30 percent of parcels

    07/18/2023 11:54:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2023 | TOBIAS BURNS
    Spirits are high among the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters as negotiations with shipping giant UPS stay frozen ahead of a July 31 contract negotiation deadline, The Hill found in a range of interviews. If the Teamsters strike, some 340,000 drivers, warehouse workers and other employees could walk off the job in one of the largest labor actions in U.S. history. The potential strike is part of surging labor activity in the U.S. and around the world as a result of elevated inflation, which central banks have been attempting to fend off by raising interest rate in an attempt to...
  • Teamsters chief asks White House not to intervene if UPS workers strike

    07/17/2023 7:20:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Teamsters President Sean O’Brien told union members over the weekend that the White House has been asked not to intervene if United Parcel Service (UPS) workers strike, saying the administration should only be concerned with corporate greed. “We’ve been very clear with the White House,” O’Brien said on a UPS Teamsters members update webinar on Sunday when asked about the chances of the White House forcing a contract. “We told the White House — and I used this analogy throughout our negotiations, throughout our rallies and practice pickets that we have taken a strong position with the White House that,...