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Teamsters At Air Express International Vote To Approve One-Year Contract Extension

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 3:37pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Teamsters at Air Express International (AEI) have overwhelmingly approved a one-year contract extension through December 21, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Teamsters at Air Express International (AEI) have overwhelmingly approved a one-year contract extension through December 21, 2021.
  • AEI Teamsters voted over the past several days at local unions, and they approved the extension by a 92-percent margin.
  • "This extension will allow the union and the company to attempt to complete negotiations that have been delayed due to the pandemic," said Bill Hamilton, Director of the Teamsters Express Division.
  • 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, UNITE HERE!, Partner With Society Of Saint Andrew to Distribute Food To Those In Need

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 2:59pm

Local 737 helped distribute food to families in need as part of a charitable effort run by the Society of Saint Andrew.

Key Points: 
  • Local 737 helped distribute food to families in need as part of a charitable effort run by the Society of Saint Andrew.
  • The volunteers were comprised of workers from Teamsters Local 385 and UNITE HERE!
  • Cella, a 17-year member of Local 385 and steward for the drivers at Freeman, has volunteered for four weeks at this food bank.
  • When he heard about the food bank from some of his co-workers, he immediately signed up to help.

US Foods Workers In California Vote To Join Teamsters Local 63

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 9:48pm

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 68 warehouse workers at US Foods in Fontana, Calif. have voted to join Teamsters Local 63, six weeks after a group of 57 drivers at the same facility voted to join the union.

Key Points: 
  • FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 68 warehouse workers at US Foods in Fontana, Calif. have voted to join Teamsters Local 63, six weeks after a group of 57 drivers at the same facility voted to join the union.
  • The mail-in votes were counted on September 3 for the drivers; October 14 for the warehouse workers.
  • "More than ever, these essential, front-line workers deserve the security of a Teamsters contract during these challenging times."
  • "Organizing is more challenging during Covid-19, and I applaud the US Foods workers and Local 63 for these important victories," said Steve Vairma, Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division.

AHS Seeks Injunction Against SEIU and CNA

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:56am

Therefore, we have authorized our staff to pursue an injunction with the Public Employment Relations Board addressing the planned strikes by SEIU 1021 and CNA to protect the health and safety of the patients of AHS and the community that relies upon us as the "safety net."

Key Points: 
  • Therefore, we have authorized our staff to pursue an injunction with the Public Employment Relations Board addressing the planned strikes by SEIU 1021 and CNA to protect the health and safety of the patients of AHS and the community that relies upon us as the "safety net."
  • AHS believes putting our patients' and community health needs first is in everyone's best interest.
  • We believe the better path is for SEIU and CNA to reconsider their decision to strike and return to the bargaining table.
  • We are committed to working with the unions to resolve our differences and reach agreement on a fair, market-competitive contract.

Teamsters Joint Council 43 Endorses Jon Hoadley For Congress

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:03pm

DETROIT, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Teamsters Joint Council 43 announced its support for Jon Hoadley for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District.

Key Points: 
  • DETROIT, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Teamsters Joint Council 43 announced its support for Jon Hoadley for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District.
  • "During his time in the Michigan Legislature, Jon has been a friend and an ally of Michigan's workers," said Greg Nowak, President of Teamsters Joint Council 43.
  • "Congress needs new leaders like Jon Hoadley, and we know he'll be a powerful voice for workers in the Senate."
  • "In the Michigan Legislature and in communities across Michigan Jon Hoadley has fought for working families," said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa.

Teamsters Local 120 Blasts Cash-Wa Distributing Co. For Refusing to Bargain In Good Faith

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:19pm

said Brian Nowak, Local 120 Business Agent for the bargaining unit.

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  • said Brian Nowak, Local 120 Business Agent for the bargaining unit.
  • The drivers in Aberdeen are in the process of forming their union as Teamsters, and an election date is pending.
  • "We take pride in doing a great job, especially serving our customers during these challenging times," said Steve Johnson, a driver.
  • In 2019, Cash-Wa purchased the Fargo operation, which had been owned by Food Services of America (FSA), which was under contract with Local 120.

Spin's Electric Scooter Workers Ratify Teamsters Contract

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:25pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Workers for e-scooter company Spin who are members of Teamsters Local 665 voted overwhelmingly today to ratify their first union contract.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Workers for e-scooter company Spin who are members of Teamsters Local 665 voted overwhelmingly today to ratify their first union contract.
  • "Since this is the first ever group of union e-scooter workers at Spin, we worked to build this contract from scratch," said Tony Delorio, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 665.
  • "We are proud of this agreement and excited to continue our representation of workers with Spin."
  • The group of 40 workers and growing includes shift leads, maintenance specialists, operations specialists, neighborhood ambassadors, deployers and collectors.

US Foods Drivers In Virginia Vote To Join Teamsters Local 355

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:04pm

MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Delivery drivers at US Foods in Manassas, Virginia, who are seeking a strong voice on the job and a more secure future, have voted to join Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore.

Key Points: 
  • MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Delivery drivers at US Foods in Manassas, Virginia, who are seeking a strong voice on the job and a more secure future, have voted to join Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore.
  • The vote was 50-30.Voting took place in recent weeks and ballots were counted on Thursday, September 24.
  • The drivers, frontline workers in the pandemic, voted Teamster to improve working conditions and their health and welfare protection.
  • "We welcome the drivers in Manassas to Local 355 and we will work hard to win them a strong contract," said Denis Taylor, President of Local 355.

Hoffa: Honoring Ginsburg, A Friend to Working, Disenfranchised People

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:44pm

"On Friday evening, we lost this nation's leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.

Key Points: 
  • "On Friday evening, we lost this nation's leading judicial voice for everyday Americans who have been repeatedly overlooked and cast aside in this country.
  • When labor and civil rights advocates sought justice at the Supreme Court, we knew that Justice Ginsburg would be there for us.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters .

SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor Hold Media Conference to Continue the Call for Immediate Action in Long-Term Care

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:54pm

SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent health care workers across long-term care, are urging immediate action to end the crisis in the sector.

Key Points: 
  • SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent health care workers across long-term care, are urging immediate action to end the crisis in the sector.
  • The unions are highlighting their joint Care Not Profits advocacy campaign, which calls on Premier Ford to end for-profit senior care; worsening conditions of employment for front-line workers, the lack of action on the part of the long-term care commission; and their call for a 4-hour legislated care standard.
  • WHAT: A media conference to stress the need for urgent action for Ontarios long-term care system.
  • Reporters wishing to ask questions remotely must register 24 hours in advance by emailing hamid.osman@unifor.org
    4K version of the news conference and still photos will be available for download soon afterwards upon request via email.