Teamsters Local Union 104’s Unfair Labor Practice strike against Sun Tran has now begun its fourth week with no end in sight. Day twenty two begins the same as the previous twenty one days with the striking employees and their supporters continuing to walk the picket lines at the Ronstadt Transit Center in downtown Tucson, as well as the north and south facilities.
The collective bargaining agreement covering more than 530 Teamster represented employees of Sun Tran expired at 11:59 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, after negotiations between representatives of Teamsters Local Union 104 and Professional Transit Management, Inc., dba Sun Tran, failed to reach an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement.
Another battle is raging in the state of Missouri against a right-to-work-for-less legislative attack on unions. And Teamsters are on the front line with other union members fighting for American workers.
On Monday, April 27, 2015, port truck drivers serving the nation’s largest port complex began a strike of four major drayage firms serving the twin ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, where a crippling slowdown in early 2015 sent shock waves through the U.S. economy.
Teamster warehouse workers, operators, and drivers at Northwest Steel and Pipe in Tacoma, Washington, voted unanimously to strike last night. The strike vote took place Tuesday evening outside the company’s facility in Tacoma.