Trade unions in the United States

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.

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.

Teamsters Call For Comment Extension For Proposed Worker Classification Rule

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:18pm

As part of rulemaking, the public has 30 days from a rule being published in the Federal Register to comment.

Key Points: 
  • As part of rulemaking, the public has 30 days from a rule being published in the Federal Register to comment.
  • The Teamsters are joining the National Employment Law Project and others in asking for the comment period to be extended to 60 days due to the wide-ranging changes it proposes.
  • The Teamsters will be filing comments opposing the proposed rule.
  • 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, Transport Workers Union, Allegiant Issue Joint Statement On Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 5:02pm

The legislation would extend the airline worker Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The legislation would extend the airline worker Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 2021.
  • Allegiant's 1,000 pilots are represented by Teamsters Local 2118 and its 1,500 flight attendants by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO Local 577 (TWU).
  • TWU Local 577 appreciates the legislators who are working to pass the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act.
  • Transport Workers Union of America represents over 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors.

Allegiant, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Transport Workers Union Issue Joint Statement in Support of Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:40pm

The legislation would extend the airline worker Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The legislation would extend the airline worker Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March, 2021.
  • Allegiant's 1,000 pilots are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters local 2118 (IBT) and its 1,500 flight attendants by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO local 577 (TWU).
  • TWU Local 577 appreciates the legislators who are working to pass the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act.
  • The Transport Workers Union of America represents over 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors

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 .

Sanitation Workers for the City of Lawrence Join Teamsters

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:41pm

LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanitation workers employed by the City of Lawrence voted overwhelmingly, 65-1, to join Teamsters Local 696 in Topeka.

Key Points: 
  • LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanitation workers employed by the City of Lawrence voted overwhelmingly, 65-1, to join Teamsters Local 696 in Topeka.
  • Elston helped start the campaign for sanitation workers at the City of Lawrence, serving as one of leading voices on the worker-led organizing committee.
  • Today's victory marks the first group of workers at the City of Lawrence to organize with Local 696.
  • The campaign to unionize other city workers is currently under way, noted Matt Hall, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 696.

Teamsters Local 492 Endorses In Congressional, Senate Races

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 1:41am

On Tuesday, the General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted unanimously to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President.

Key Points: 
  • On Tuesday, the General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted unanimously to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President.
  • Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Teamster Local Union 492 represents workers in employed by UPS package, freight, warehouse, film and movie, airline and other industries.
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Teamsters Endorse Biden-Harris

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

"The Teamsters have a friend in Joe Biden," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said.

Key Points: 
  • "The Teamsters have a friend in Joe Biden," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said.
  • They also both sat down with the Teamsters to discuss their views on the issues.
  • 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 .