By Bill Mongelluzzo
Published in the Journal of Commerce on July 16, 2012
By Bill Mongelluzzo
Modesto Ice Cream Company Layoffs Said Linked to Union Effort
On October 27, drivers at Toll Group went to work wearing Teamster t-shirts to show their support for forming a union with Teamsters Local 848 in Covina, California. A delegation of drivers approached Toll management to demand recognition of their union while outside the company’s San Pedro facilities a delegation of more than 200 Teamsters, community residents, environmental activists and labor allies rallied in support of the drivers, ready to deliver a petition bearing 1,000 signatures urging justice for these men and women.
(TAMPA, Fla.) — In an open letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Ken Wood, Acting President of Teamsters Local 2011, called on the governor to respect a recent court decision halting prison privatization.
“It’s good to know that the rule of law still applies in Florida, and the governor and elected officials should respect the rule of law,” said Wood, who is also President of Teamsters Joint Council 75 in Tampa and a Florida resident.
The Teamsters Training and Development Department is conducting a four-day LEARN (Labor Education & Resources Now) Conference November 7-10, 2011, hosted by Joint Council 75 and held at Local Union 79. This four-day conference is open to all Teamsters Local Union and Joint Council LEARN Coordinators or Teamster Local Officer designees interested in being a LEARN Coordinator.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today told the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that the Union and its affiliates strongly support changes to the rules governing representation elections.
The NLRB is currently amending those rules to update and streamline the election process. The Board conducts more representation elections involving Teamsters’ affiliates than for any other International Union.