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Today's Teamster News 09.21.13

Striking railroad Teamsters ordered back to work, no single operators allowed  TeamsterNation   ...An Akron, Ohio, district court judge this afternoon ordered striking locomotive engineers and trainmen at the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway back to work. He also ordered the railroad to refrain from allowing supervisors or management to operate trains...

Today's Teamster News 07.18.13

Bangladesh Government Allows Workers To Form Unions  ThinkProgress   ...Bangladesh’s government approved a labor law on Monday that would make it easier for workers to form unions. The legislation also included provisions that create a fund to improve workers’ living standards and require companies to deposit 5 percent of profits into employee welfare funds...

Today's Teamster News 07.17.13

Obama makes new NLRB nominations  USA Today   ...President Obama fulfilled his part of a Senate deal Tuesday to avoid major changes in the filibuster rules, making two new nominations to the National Labor Relations Board. Obama put up Nancy Schiffer, associate general counsel at the AFL-CIO, and Kent Hirozawa, chief counsel to NLRB chairman Mark Pearce...

Woot! Teamster EMT strike results in victory!

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.

Today's Teamster News 07.16.13

Democrats Confident They Have 51 Votes For Nuclear Option  Talking Points Memo   ...Senate Democrats are confident that they’ve rounded up the 51 votes needed to nuke the filibuster for executive branch nominations, should they follow through with their threat to change the rules if Republicans block seven pending nominees...

Today's Teamster News 07.10.13

The recovery: Not jobless, but full of McJobs  manufacture this   ...195,000 new jobs would be great if they were the kind on which you could build a recovery. But they aren’t. Roughly a third of those jobs are in the leisure and hospitality sector; another 37,000 of them are in the retail sector. And these jobs don’t pay well. In fact, they pay even less than they did only a few years ago...

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