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Italian workers are facing a triple dip recession, and the economy has never recovered from the worldwide financial crisis of 2008, which began on Wall Street. Unemployment has gone from 6.4 percent in 2008 to 12.6 percent and workers’ wages and rights are under continuous attack.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa heads to Illinois to get out the vote in union workplaces all over the Chicagoland area.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for October 22, 2014.
CHICAGO — Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has accepted Teamsters Local 727’s offer to enter federal mediation as the union attempts to reach an agreement on a new contract for Chicago-area funeral workers.
Teamster President says Nov. 4 election is an opportunity for workers' voices to be heard by lawmakers.
The IBT Training and Development Department will hold a TLA on arbitration for local union officers and business agents at IBT Headquarters in Washington, DC. Instructors will provide the basics of handling a case including preparation for arbitration, evidence and witnesses. Although focus is on the arbitration process, principles can be applied to panel and committee hearings. Click here for more information.
Cold storage warehouse workers at Americold in Darien, Wisc., have voted by nearly a 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 695 in Madison, Wisc. There are 133 workers in the bargaining unit.