|Kevin McCaffrey, New York's new county legislator and president of Teamsters Local 707.|
We just got some great news from Buffalo, where 400 of our brothers and sisters from Local 375 went on strike over wages and benefits at 12:01 a.m. today. After 21 hours of negotiating, Teamster EMTs and paramedics at Rural/Metro reached a tentative agreement early this morning. They're back to work and getting ready to vote in the next few days on a contract that includes wage increases and better benefits.
Kevin Drysdale, president of Local 375, said the members are proud to serve Buffalo.
Dead Being Billed for Life Insurance ABC News ... the nation's leading insurance companies continued billing customers for life insurance long after they were dead. The companies--including such household names as AIG, Hartford, John Hancock, Met Life, Prudential, Transamerica and TIAA-CREF-- have agreed to a multi-state settlement under which they will repay some $763 million owed the heirs of the deceased...
Great work, Joint Council 16!
The joint council's president, George Miranda, told Crain's New York Business:
Millions march against GM crops The Guardian ...Organisers say that two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the US and in more than 50 other countries on Saturday. "March Against Monsanto" protesters say they wanted to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food...
Teamsters and other labor unions in and around New York will rally tomorrow, May 9, protesting the Frieze New York Art Show’s continued discrimination against New York City’s union workers.