Canadian Labour Congress

Hoffa: House Passed Labor-HHS Spending Bill Looks After The Needs Of U.S. Workers

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 7:33pm

"The Teamsters want to thank Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) for her hard work in getting a spending measure through the House that emphasizes the needs of workers by reversing a decade of underinvestment in core priorities such as worker protections, education and public health.

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  • "The Teamsters want to thank Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) for her hard work in getting a spending measure through the House that emphasizes the needs of workers by reversing a decade of underinvestment in core priorities such as worker protections, education and public health.
  • "The funding included in the legislation for worker protections will allow the Department of Labor to rebuild its staff to better protect the health, safety, wages, rights and benefits or our nation's workers.
  • We are particularly pleased with the increases for the Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Hoffa: New NLRB Members Approved By Senate Will Ensure Workers Are Heard

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 4:49pm

"For too long, workers' efforts to join together and bargain for fair wages and working conditions have been stymied at the NLRB.

Key Points: 
  • "For too long, workers' efforts to join together and bargain for fair wages and working conditions have been stymied at the NLRB.
  • "These are people who are familiar with the efforts of big business to limit unions in the workplace.
  • They won't be fooled by the corporate double-speak that merely attempts to allow companies to continue to pad their profits at the expense of workers.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Teamsters Commend Congressional Action On Fair And Open Skies Act

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:42pm

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters Airline Division Capt.

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  • WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters Airline Division Capt.
  • David Bourne regarding the U.S. House of Representatives' inclusion of HR 3095, the Fair and Open Skies Act, as an amendment to the House Appropriations Bill.
  • "The Teamsters and our allies on Capitol Hill have been working extremely hard to ensure that 'flag of convenience' schemes don't undermine commercial aviation in the United States.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Teamsters Support Fair And Open Skies Act

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 3:10pm

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Teamsters are applauding the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Fair and Open Skies Act, HR 3095.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Teamsters are applauding the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Fair and Open Skies Act, HR 3095.
  • "The Teamsters fought hard for this congratulations on a great victory for our union brothers and sisters," said Capt.
  • of Transportation from issuing a permit to a foreign airline if it conflicts with the labor standards outlined in the U.S.-EU-Iceland-Norway open skies agreement.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

USW Tech Workers Ratify Historic First Contract at HCL

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 2:45pm

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers have ratified a first contract with Google contractor HCL America, Inc., covering about 65 employees who are based in Pittsburgh.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers have ratified a first contract with Google contractor HCL America, Inc., covering about 65 employees who are based in Pittsburgh.
  • USW International President Tom Conway said that the three-year contract improves wages, job security and working conditions.
  • "More than ever, our struggle with HCL shows that all workers deserve the protections and benefits of a union contract."
  • "HCL can no longer use issues like wage rates, job descriptions or opportunities for advancement to divide workers," said Renata Nelson, another member of the bargaining committee who works for HCL.

$2.1 million campaign pushes UFCW Canada lifetime fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada past $47.2 million

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 8:48pm

Through their heartfelt commitment and generosity, the UFCW Canada union family of members, activists, and Local Unions has been a pillar of strength and support over the past three decades for the LLSC, said Paul Meinema, the National President of UFCW Canada.

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  • Through their heartfelt commitment and generosity, the UFCW Canada union family of members, activists, and Local Unions has been a pillar of strength and support over the past three decades for the LLSC, said Paul Meinema, the National President of UFCW Canada.
  • In a typical year, UFCW Canada members, Local Unions, and allies organize and participate in numerous fundraising activities, including Light the Night walks to raise money for the fight against blood cancers.
  • We are grateful to UFCW Canada members, Local Unions and allies for their long-standing commitment to the blood cancer community, says LLSC President Alicia Talarico.
  • Since 1985, UFCW Canada members and Local Unions have also fundraised over $47.2 million in support of the life-changing work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

RATP Dev Workers Join Teamsters Local 186

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:25pm

VENTURA, Calif., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thirty-seven drivers, road supervisors and dispatchers employed by RATP Dev have joined Teamsters Local 186.

Key Points: 
  • VENTURA, Calif., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Thirty-seven drivers, road supervisors and dispatchers employed by RATP Dev have joined Teamsters Local 186.
  • "The vote was overwhelmingly union yes," said Abel Garcia, Local 186 Secretary-Treasurer.
  • The organizing drive took two months from start to finish a relatively quick turnaround that speaks to how eager the workers were to join the Teamsters.
  • Teamsters Local 186 represents workers in a wide variety of industries throughout Ventura County, Calif. and the surrounding communities.

Healthcare Workers to Set Up Danger Zones to Protest Short-Staffing at Sutter Hospitals Across Northern CA

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:19pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif., July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the month of July, Sutter Health employees and allies will rally at facilities across northern California, including TOMORROW at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 21 at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, to expose the threat to workers and patients caused by understaffing, long patient wait times and worker safety issues at Sutter facilities.

Key Points: 
  • While Sutter has been driving up costs, theyve been driving down the quality of care, staffing and safety at our hospitals.
  • WHAT: Healthcare workers will set up a danger zone with large signs and other visuals, caregivers in their uniforms, PPE and safety gear.
  • They will hold a rally, give speeches, and hold signs in protest of Sutter Healths understaffing, long patient wait times and worker safety issues.
  • SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is a healthcare justice union of more than 100,000 healthcare workers, patients, and healthcare activists united to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality care for all Californians, provided by valued and respected healthcare workers.Learn more at www.seiu-uhw.org .

UNITE HERE Locals 11 and 40 Demand U. S. Government Stop Forgiving Westmont-Connected Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 8:16pm

UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California, and UNITE HERE Local 40, which has over 5,000 members in British Columbia, wrote to the U.S. Small Business Administration calling for an immediate halt to loan forgiveness for $34 million in Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans connected to Westmont Hospitality Group. Although Congress intended PPP loans be used by small businesses, Westmont claims to be one of the largest privately-held hospitality organizations in the world, holding an ownership interest in and operating over 500 hotels.i

Key Points: 
  • The letter requests an investigation of the 35 Westmont-connected loans and asks how many of the 4,024 reported employees tied to the loans have been terminated or furloughed without employment benefits.
  • UNITE HERE Local 11 represents hundreds of workers at the Westmont-operated Hilton Hotel & Suites in Santa Monica, California and westdrift Manhattan Beach in California.
  • UNITE HERE Local 11 is the union of more than 32,000 workers in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers in So.
  • UNITE HERE Local 40 represents more than 5,000 workers in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers in British Columbia.

Workers at Toronto Parking Authority vote to authorize strike action

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:57pm

CUPE Local 416 members at Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of strike action, if necessary, as both parties await the appointment of a conciliation offer to help resolve differences at the bargaining table.

Key Points: 
  • CUPE Local 416 members at Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of strike action, if necessary, as both parties await the appointment of a conciliation offer to help resolve differences at the bargaining table.
  • CUPE Local 416 applied for conciliation on July 9.
  • Our strong strike mandate shows TPA how serious we are about protecting city services and enhancing working conditions for all.
  • CUPE Local 416 members at Toronto Parking Authority ensure the safety, accessibility, cleanliness, and maintenance of municipal parking spaces, that are the most affordable parking options in the city.