A retrofitted diesel locomotive engine with cleaner emissions and improved fuel efficiency for Amtrak was announced today by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of the Teamsters Rail Conference.
Temporary workers are becoming the backbone of staffing expansion for big business, jeopardizing the ability of workers to support their families due to lower wages and their health and safety due to a lack of quality training in some cases. It's time for corporate America to hire permanent workers again.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for April 22, 2014.
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Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for April 21, 2014.
In a shareholder proposal to be voted on at the Swift Transportation annual meeting May 8, Teamsters call on the company to pursue a plan to recapitalize the company so all shareholders will have an equal voice. Currently, Jerry Moyes, founder and CEO of Swift Transportation, enjoys majority control over a company for which he owns a minority of outstanding stock.
Teamsters help defeat right to work in Missouri and Maine; Teamster numbers growing at Penn State; UPS workers get jobs back; House should follow Senate’s lead on unemployment; Teamster taxi drivers making gains; Income inequality gets worse; Unanimous victory in Allentown; Art Fair to be 100-percent union; new Amtrak contract; Pipeline training; Corrections officers seek pay parity; contract for Phoenix/Lobo Teamsters.
We think readers and, particularly, Ontario teachers, would be interested to learn what the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has been up to lately. In a word, union-busting.