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Today's Teamster News 01.26.14

Wal-Mart lays off 2,300 Sam's Club workers  USA Today   ...The layoffs, which cut 2% of the membership club's employee count of about 116,000, mark the largest since 2010, when the Sam's Club unit laid off 10,000 workers as it moved to outsource food demonstrations at its stores.
Bill Durling, a spokesman at Sam's Club, says that a little less than half of the cuts were aimed at salaried assistant managers...

Today's Teamster News 12.11.13

Teamsters Call On Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan To Stop Abuse Of U.S. Workers  ...Teamsters rallied outside the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) offices today, publicly calling on Teachers’ to stop worker and human rights abuses at EXAL Corp., an aluminum bottle manufacturer in Youngstown, Ohio. EXAL is owned and actively managed by the Canadian pension plan...

Surveillance, retaliation and anti-union lectures

We told you about the Iron Mountain workers who were forced to sit through intimidating captured audience meetings because they want to become Teamsters.

But we didn't do as good a job telling you about it as Josh Eidelson at Salon did. Eidelson spoke to workers who told him the company's managers are constantly harassing them not to unionize. And he has more quotes from managers recorded from the meeting: 


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