Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, October 14-20, 2017.
In the October 20 edition of the UPS Contract Update, the Package Division responds to questions received about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated.
Congratulations to Tom Camp on achieving 55 years of service at UPS! You make our union proud! As one UPS employee sees it, driver Tom Camp has a lot in common with some sports legends.
Silence is all you hear from McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen when it comes to the opioid crisis.
Thursday, after two weeks in Puerto Rico, the Teamsters Disaster Relief finished their two-week long mission to bring the island back on its feet after it suffered the most devastating storm in modern history.
Wildfires have been raging throughout Northern California, with a particularly hard-hitting impact in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. At least forty people have been killed and more than 200 people are reported missing, as firefighters continue to contain the inferno that began October 8.
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.’”