Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, October 28-November 3, 2017.
Union Leader: Don’t Remove Metal Detectors From NYC Schools WLNY ...Gregory Floyd of Teamsters Local 237 said that metal detectors used in schools serve as an effective deterrent for children seeking to bring weapons into the classroom, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported...
BMWED/Teamsters: Improving Track Safety Is Key To Oil Train Safety teamster.org ...“The key to reducing the frequency of oil train derailments plaguing North America is improved track maintenance,” says Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division President Freddie N. Simpson...
This is a disturbing story from Michigan, where a new law allows the governor to appoint
local dictators emergency financial managers. It used to be called taxation without representation. The law allows these "managers" to dismiss governments, ignore local laws, sell off taxpayer assets and abrogate union contracts.
(The emergency financial manager law, by the way, was drafted by ALEC. No shock there.)