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.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for April 17, 2014.
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.
Local 812, Great Neck, N.Y., members working as beverage distributors at Phoenix/Lobo Distributors have ratified a new, five-year contract. The terrific contract solidifies job security, pay increases, pension and medical protection.
Pasco County, Florida, employees have ratified their first Teamster contract, ushering in strong on-the-job representation for more than 1,100 public sector workers across the county.
The Graphic Communications Conference of the Teamsters Union has published the April, May, June 2014 issue of their membership newspaper, Graphic Communicator.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, part of the Teamsters Rail Conference, stands firmly behind a two-man crew requirement on locomotive engines.