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Speak with any elected official, and inevitably he or she will stress the need to create more U.S. jobs. But given the opportunity to do so just before Congress went on its annual August recess, Senate Republicans decided they would rather do nothing instead.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for August 20, 2014.
On the last day of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) Conference, the general session began with TNBC Executive Director Antonio Christian expressing how proud he was of participants for making the week a success.
(STATE COLLEGE, PA) – Members of Teamsters Local 8 who work at Penn State University have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract that will continue to give the 2,500 workers job stability.
(DETROIT) – Michigan Teamster local union officers who gathered at the Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Mich. for Joint Council 43’s 2014 Fall Delegates Meeting voted unanimously to re-elect Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak, Secretary-Treasurer Jim “Cinci” Cianciolo and the entire Executive Board to a new three-year term.
Friday was a day of action for the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC). The conference attendees hit the streets that morning to march from the hotel to Philadelphia’s City Hall, chanting all the way, “Teamsters fight, Teamsters win!”
The D.C. Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough hack inspectors to stop “rideshare” drivers from illegally picking up street hails, an issue frustrating metered cabbies who say the emergence of UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar is draining their customer base.