Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 12, 2013.
D.C. taxi drivers and their allies, standing strong and united, unleashed a barrage of questions toward the D.C. Taxicab Commission today, demanding answers to the ongoing problems and challenges facing drivers.
As we have previously reported, the sale of most of Allied Systems Holdings’ assets to Jack Cooper was approved by the court in September, gained anti-trust approval in November and is now scheduled to be finalized on Friday, December 27 (not December 13 as was originally reported).
(WASHINGTON) –– Since May 13, 2013, more than 300 Teamsters have been locked out from their jobs without pay at IKEA's store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. A representative from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joined a delegation in Sweden this week to ask IKEA to end the abuse of its workers and stop the lockout.
Some local Riders and Supplements to the National Master Agreement that did not pass initially are being revoted. The latest results are listed below.
A federal judge’s ruling last week allowing Detroit to declare bankruptcy is depressing news for more than 21,000 city government retirees. The court’s decision means those who worked for years in public service and in some cases were injured on the job face uncertainty and very possibly a reduction in benefits. Many are in no position to seek other employment opportunities.
The Teamsters, other unions and fair trade advocates have for years criticized a proposed Pacific Rim trade deal for its lack of transparency. Now trade officials with the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are paying the price for not having an open process as they can't seem to come to an agreement on the proposal.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 11, 2013.