Memphis march in honor of civil rights icon serves as a reminder that justice for waste workers still has a long way to go.
Here are the news stories of interest to Teamsters for this week, April 1-7, 2017.
Suspicious Nonsense on Trade Agreements (opinion) New York Times ...what really gets me is the Chamber’s supposed agenda for growth. Topping the list — the number one priority — is completing those trade agreements. This is absurd, and disturbing...
War on Workers
Teamsters Announce Tentative Agreement With YRCW teamster.org ...The Teamsters Union announced today that it reached a tentative agreement with YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) that, if ratified by the membership, will provide a pathway for substantial debt reduction and refinancing initiatives that will permit the company to protect and preserve more than 30,000 good American jobs...
Alvin Turner and Baxter Leach marched with hundreds of Teamster solid waste workers yesterday in Atlanta, 45 years after they participated in the Memphis sanitation workers strike that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died supporting.
Teamsters Local 728 represents sanitation workers for Republic/Allied Services. The local is also organizing DeKalb County sanitation workers.