Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for May 21, 2015.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the Senate’s decision to invoke cloture and cut off debate on the fast track trade bill currently being considered by the chamber.
The IBT Training and Development Department will conduct a training for new Teamster business agents, July 13-17, 2015, at Teamster Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Using the expertise of IBT and affiliate staff, the program will provide information and strategies on topics such as bargaining; grievance handling; building solidarity within bargaining units; organizing work; developing strong steward systems, and more!
The IBT Training and Development Department is conducting a Teamsters Leadership Academy on an overview of the history of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on June 10-11, 2015. The program will be hosted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, DC and is open to all IBT affiliates.
(LAS VEGAS) – Today, Teamsters Local 986 launched an unfair labor practice strike against the SLS Hotel and Casino for multiple violations aimed at preventing its valet parking attendants from exercising their federally protected right to form a union.
Short-term fixes to cover U.S. transportation spending is no way to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. Congress needs a plan and a way to pay for it now.
(WASHINGTON) – First Transit drivers who transport tourists and employees to and from Disneyland amusement parks in Anaheim, Calif., have voted to join Teamsters Local 952 in Orange, Calif., seeking respect, fair wages and better working conditions at the company. There are 127 workers in the bargaining unit.
Teamsters, Safety Advocates Speak Out About Proposed Rollback Of Truck Safety Rules; IBT-Backed Shareholder Proposal Wins Support From Swift Transportation Shareholders; GOP Lawmaker Wants NLRB Defunded; Contract News; This Week In Teamster Music; Senate Fast Track Push Doesn’t Stop Criticism Of Trade
Standing Up To Congressional Efforts To Reduce Truck Safety Regulations; Proposal Ordering Stock Structure Change At Swift Transportation Overwhelmingly Approved; Corporate Cronies Want To Disarm NLRB While Raking In Record Profits; Local 237 NYC Housing Authority Workers Reach Tentative Contract Deal; Remembering B.B. King Singing For Farmers; More Trade Problems Come Out Of The Woodwork As Senate Considers Fast Track