Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 9, 2013.
(Washington, D.C.) – Leaders today from Teamster local unions that represent members at YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) approved providing their members the ability to vote on the company’s proposed changes to the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Following several weeks of productive bargaining, Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have finalized most local non-economic issues for the company’s 12 U.S. breweries. Both sides will now begin discussions regarding national non-economic issues.
We look forward to continued discussions and progress when we reconvene the week of December 16.
David Laughton, Director, Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Read more about the YRCW extension by downloading the PDF below.
The UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee met with the company earlier this week to discuss outstanding issues that members have identified as concerns. Another meeting is expected soon as both sides work toward an agreement that can be brought to the membership for a vote.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 6, 2013.
First and foremost, the BLET extends our deepest sympathies to all accident victims and their loved ones. It is impossible for those who were not affected to understand the grief that now surrounds those who were, but it is paramount that the lessons from this tragedy are used to prevent any such loss in the future.
Teamsters, other union members and activists challenged the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to put people before the powerful today. During a march through the streets of the nation’s capital that ended up at a downtown hotel where ALEC is holding membership meetings this week, protestors unsuccessfully asked attendees to sign a pledge to stand up for their constituents over corporations.