Stockton, Calif. Teamsters spread the word in advance of March's California Primary.
AB 5 will crack down on companies using independent contractors.
Long Beach City Council member to be sworn into office Wednesday.
Three port-related workers from across the country came to Capitol Hill yesterday to share their stories on how companies are taking advantage of their labor by misclassifying them as contract workers and how changes need to be made to federal law to stop the practice.
In 2010, Joint Councils 7 and 38 merged in California, uniting over 100,000 Teamsters in 23 local unions. Joint Council 7’s territory is vast, covering 50 of California’s 58 counties and all of Northern Nevada.
Despite this, in 2010 Joint Council 7’s endorsement list was only two pages long. It made endorsements in most of the federal and statewide races, but at the local level – city councils, county boards of supervisors, school boards, and ballot measures – it mostly stayed out.
Local 630 Teamsters working at Calif. company are fighting for equal wages.
Courts are currently front-and-center in sorting out gerrymandering efforts. But it should be independent panels who decide what fair districts look like.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, November 11-17, 2017.