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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.

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  • 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.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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.

Konexial Updates My20 to Reflect Hours-of-Service Final Rule from FMCSA

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:43pm

Konexial CEO Ken Evans will discuss theFMCSA rule changes via a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 PM EST.

Key Points: 
  • Konexial CEO Ken Evans will discuss theFMCSA rule changes via a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 PM EST.
  • Weve anticipated these changes since the FMCSA published the Final Rule and wanted to make sure that drivers were adequately prepared the minute that the changes go into effect, said Ken Evans.
  • The Final Rule changes cover four main areas that loosen restrictions for the short-haul exception, adverse driving conditions, 30-minute break, and the sleeper berth provision.
  • Drivers and carriers can purchase My20 ELD direct from Konexial right here , or any preferred shopping platform.

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.

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  • "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.
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