New bill introduced this week is just the latest effort to curb union power. But all it would do is lower wages for workers.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for July 30, 2015.
(WASHINGTON) – Since 2008, Congress has transferred more than $62 billion from the general fund to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat, and it has been more than a decade since Congress has passed a highway bill more than two years in duration. Meanwhile, infrastructure continues to crumble and the safety of those who work and travel along the vast network of U.S. roads and rails is being jeopardized. Despite a serious effort by the Senate to pass a long-term bill in advance of the July 31 funding deadline, here we are once again – recess and a three-month, short-term fix.
(WASHINGTON) – July 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of one of the greatest labor leaders in American history – James R. Hoffa.
Port truck drivers working in Savannah, Georgia, protest unfair treatment by employers due to misclassification as "independent contractors" at recent hearing.
The IBT Training and Development Department will conduct a training for Teamster business agents, October 19-23, 2015, at Teamster Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Workers deserve to be represented in Congress just like big business. New legislation would ensure that they are.
The 2015 Teamsters Women’s Conference will be held Aug. 27-29 in Boston. For more information and to register, go to the Events page. To avoid long lines at onsite registration, please register online prior to the Aug. 20 deadline. As always, this is an opportunity for Teamsters to experience great speakers, educational workshops and time to network with other dedicated Teamsters - all of whom make a difference!