Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for August 22, 2014.
(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) – Teamsters Local 264 members at Stroehmann Bakeries and Grocery Haulers Inc. (GHI) in Olean, N.Y., have voted overwhelmingly to ratify contracts providing for significant workplace improvements.
The IBT Training and Development Department will hold a TLA on arbitration for local union officers and business agents at IBT Headquarters in Washington, DC. Instructors will provide the basics of handling a case including preparation for arbitration, evidence and witnesses. Although focus is on the arbitration process, principles can be applied to panel and committee hearings. Click here for more information.
Teamsters National Black Caucus Holds 39th Convention; Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus Convenes in Denver; CAFTA, NAFTA, SHAFTA; Contract News; Organizing News; Buy American Means Made in America.
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.
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.