Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for today, February 23, 2016.
Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, but for many Teamster locals EVERY day is voter registration day.
This year there are 36 governors up for election, and if you don't think that matters think again. Four years ago a crew of ALEC-backed candidates became governors and they applied ALEC economics to their states. The results have been disastrous.
In politics, it looks bad if one person wastes thousands of dollars taxpayer money on personal luxuries. But it's okay if a company loots the state treasury for millions of dollars. Or maybe they have to pay a little fine.
Here's John Oliver's funny take on a subject that's depressing as hell: prison privatization.
For the record, Teamsters have long (and successfully) fought prison privatization. Private prisons don't save taxpayers money -- and let's face it, justice is not a function of the private sector.
Watch and enjoy.
Like father like son: Jimmy Hoffa Jr's union takes on UK bus giant National Express The Independent ...The president of America's Teamsters union, Jimmy Hoffa junior, last night urged National Express to open talks over labour practices at its Durham School Services business that runs some of the yellow US-style school buses...
Teamsters’ opposition to growler sales could stall Sunday booze bill Minnesota Public Radio ...Teamsters Union political director Ed Reynoso said the union started lobbying against Sunday growler sales after he learned a company that distributes alcohol and employs members of the union suggested the law would allow them to reopen their labor contracts because of it...
CCTA Management and Drivers Still Make No Deal Burlington Free Press ...After another marathon negotiation session, no deal was reached between Chittenden County Transportation Authority management and the Teamsters Local 597 bus drivers' union, the two sides said Saturday...