International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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.

Key Points: 
  • "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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Teamsters Joint Council 83 Endorses Terry McAuliffe For Governor

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:35pm

RICHMOND, Va., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Teamsters Joint Council 83 announced its support for Terry McAuliffe for governor.

Key Points: 
  • RICHMOND, Va., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Teamsters Joint Council 83 announced its support for Terry McAuliffe for governor.
  • Joint Council 83 represents workers across Virginia in industries including delivery, logistics, public services, ports and construction.
  • During his previous term as governor, Terry McAuliffe created 200,000 good-paying jobs in the commonwealth, drove unemployment down in every county, and raised personal income by 14 percent.
  • Terry McAuliffe is the only candidate for Governor of Virginia who will fight for the state's working families
    "Virginia Teamsters braved the frontline of the pandemic to keep our commonwealth's economy moving," said Terry McAuliffe.

California Foster Farms Workers Prep Strike; Rally with Mayor of Compton, Faith and Community Leaders

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 7:06pm

For example, workers would be forced to pay 20 percent of medical costs frequently utilized by women with families such as labor and delivery, emergency room visits, and mental health services.

Key Points: 
  • For example, workers would be forced to pay 20 percent of medical costs frequently utilized by women with families such as labor and delivery, emergency room visits, and mental health services.
  • The Compton Foster Farms facility (Media Contact: Edward Gharavi, Foster Farms Compton Plant Manager 626-394-5846) manufactures poultry products for a range of retailers, including Costco, Chick Fil-A, Burger King, Walmart, Sysco Corporation, and Smart & Final Supermarkets, as well as public school systems and correctional facilities throughout California.
  • The escalating labor dispute in Compton may be a sign of larger labor troubles for Foster Farms, as well as the food supply chain in California.
  • Where:Smart & Final Supermarket located at 280 East Compton Blvd, Compton, CA 90220
    Visuals: Over one hundred stakeholders including union members, community members, and elected officials will participate in a rally at Smart & Final in Compton California to support Foster Farms workers.

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.

Teamsters Local 251 Condemn Twin River Casino/Ballys For Gambling With Workers' Wages

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:11pm

LINCOLN, R.I., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at Twin River Casino/Bally's in Lincoln, R.I. represented by General Teamsters Local Union 251 are displeased that they have not been recalled back to their jobs to date after a long layoff.

Key Points: 
  • LINCOLN, R.I., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers at Twin River Casino/Bally's in Lincoln, R.I. represented by General Teamsters Local Union 251 are displeased that they have not been recalled back to their jobs to date after a long layoff.
  • Matthew Taibi, principal officer of Local 251, sees the gamesmanship with working conditions at Twin Rivers as damaging.
  • "Our members at Twin River are fully capable, willing, and qualified to return to their positions immediately," said Taibi.
  • Teamsters Local 251 represents over 6,300 workers in a wide variety of industries throughout Rhode Island.

Workers At XPO In N.J. Ratify Contract, Second Contract Approved In A Week Nationwide

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 8:41pm

"For the second time in one week, XPO workers ratified their first contract at XPO despite XPO management saying workers would never ratify a contract," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.

Key Points: 
  • "For the second time in one week, XPO workers ratified their first contract at XPO despite XPO management saying workers would never ratify a contract," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.
  • "These two groups' positive contract votes give other XPO workers the hope that they too can fight and win a more secure future as Teamsters."
  • "These two contract victories are critical in our fight to build worker power at XPO."
  • XPO has delayed negotiations, broken labor laws and mistreated workers, all in its attempt to deny workers their federally protected right to form their union and negotiate a contract.

Teamsters Local 174 Members at Safeway Ratify Historic Contract

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 3:31pm

"Our members at Safeway have worked longer hours over the past year than ever before, earning record profits for their employer," said Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks.

Key Points: 
  • "Our members at Safeway have worked longer hours over the past year than ever before, earning record profits for their employer," said Teamsters Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks.
  • These Teamsters have earned every dollar in this contract and every improvement to the contract language.
  • This is a great day to be a member of Teamsters Local 174."
  • Founded in 1909, Teamsters Local 174 represents 8,600 working men and women in Seattle and the surrounding areas.