Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, October 14-20, 2017.
Teamsters from the tri-state area rallied this morning outside of Philadelphia's city hall to demand that the city council repeal the beverage tax.
For Teamsters Local 174 member Ben Narayan, the decision to go down to Puerto Rico and help with hurricane relief was easy.
“I saw on CNN that the Mayor down there was pleading ‘we can’t move the containers, we don’t have truck drivers.’ Well the Teamsters are built on trucking – it’s the backbone of our Union,” said Ben, a 30-year Teamster who now works at Safeway. “I said ‘we need to be helping these people by sending truck drivers down.’”
(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) – Today, the Stand Up for School Bus Safety Coalition hosted a press conference to announce the launch of their newly-formed organization. In attendance, were community leaders, parents, drivers, monitors, school faculty, allied organizations, and citizens from all over Chattanooga who are concerned about school bus safety.
Four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, millions of people are still left without power, clean water, food, shelter, and medical help. Following the lack of action and response to the people of Puerto Rico, Teamsters Local 210 Business Agent and a native Puerto Rican Lydia Torres joined Senator Elizabeth Warren and hundreds of others on Capitol Hill today, for the Center for Popular Democracy’s “Real Aid, Right Now! Mobilization for Hurricane Justice” rally.
Those working in union jobs are much more likely to have access to health insurance and to take it as well.
More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.
Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, in a letter to PFG shareholders, recommends withhold votes from Chairman of the Board Douglas Steenland and Director Jeffrey Overly at the company’s annual meeting on November 10 because of a litany of poor governance practices, including: