A Democratic presidential debate scheduled for next week in California was thrown into upheaval on Friday when all seven of the candidates who've qualified for the stage threatened not to attend because of a labor dispute at the site.
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Lakiesha Nelson, a former XPO Logistics employee who spoke out about sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions for pregnant workers at a XPO-Verizon facility in Memphis, Tennessee, today filed a charge with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging unlawful termination and retaliation.
(WASHINGTON) – Yesterday the International Brotherhood of Teamsters requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) oversee negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement covering over 2,000 flight attendants at Republic Airways.
(BURBANK, LYNWOOD & VENTURA, Calif.) – Airgas workers who are members of Teamsters Local 848 went on strike this morning at Airgas locations in Burbank, Lynwood and Ventura, Calif., to protest the company’s violations of federal laws that protect workers’ rights. Airgas illegally terminated four workers after a previous strike.
(FORT WAYNE, Ind.) – Teamsters Local 414 drivers, warehouse and maintenance workers went on strike this morning at the Fort Wayne United Natural Foods, Inc. [NYSE: UNFI] distribution center to protest the company’s violations of federal laws that protect workers’ rights.
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Workers for e-scooter company Spin joined Teamsters Local 665 today via card check agreement, becoming the first e-scooter workers to organize in San Francisco.
(POMONA and SAN DIEGO, Calif.) – Airgas workers who are members of Teamsters Local 848 put up a primary picket line yesterday at Airgas in Pomona, Calif. to protest the company’s violations of federal laws that protect workers’ rights. These Airgas employees supply gas to California facilities and businesses such as hospitals, nursing homes and local restaurants.
Members of Local 848 also extended the picket line to Airgas’ facility in San Diego today. All of the San Diego employees, who are members of Teamsters Local 542, refused to cross the picket line.
(SEATTLE) – Teamsters Local 117 has achieved a significant victory in the fight to bring workers in the gig economy a voice on the job. The Seattle-based local led the way in helping to pass a new law this November that will institute a first-ever grievance procedure for the City’s more than 30,000 Uber and Lyft drivers.