Following a six-month organizing effort, 140 warehouse workers, drivers and other employees at Wismettac Asian Foods voted on September 19 to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. The vote count was 75-22 in favor of union representation.
Rise in income is doing little to help those in low-income jobs.
Teamster Women's Conference continued its second day on Monday, with an address from Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, to more than a thousand Teamster women in San Antonio, Texas.
The UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees are scheduled for September 25th and the Two-Person Review is scheduled for October 17.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has published a Disaster Relief Notice to assist members living in Puerto Rico who have been affected by Hurricane Maria.
The 2017 Teamster's Women's Conference kicked off Sunday, in San Antonio, Texas where over a thousand Teamster women gathered from all across North America in solidarity and unity of sisterhood. The three-day annual conference perfectly themed "Teamster Women Spur Change", provides the opportunity for women of all backgrounds to unite and empower one another through educational workshops, panels, and social activities.
The Teamsters Union is mourning the death of Alvin Turner, who participated in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike and who has stood with the Teamsters over the years to help raise standards for workers in the waste industry.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, September 9-15, 2017.