Here are the news stories of interest to Teamsters today, December 7, 2016.
People are being buried under the processes and payment of student loans, a new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFRB) finds, pushing a quarter of the nation's 41 million people with student loans toward default.
The cost of college has traveled the fast track to unaffordable in recent years. There was a time when students worked in the summer to help defray some of the costs. But even that has become less and less of a reality in today's world.
Dutchess County LOOP Strike Averted As Negotiations Continue Daily Freeman ...The potential strike by the union representing Dutchess County LOOP bus drivers, mechanics, office employees and bus washers has apparently been averted. Teamsters Local 445 Business Agent Jerry Ebert said ... the company said it would resume negotiations, resulting in the union calling off its threat to strike.....
Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, Employees' Union Reach Deal Daily Freeman ...An agreement between the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency board and 21 agency employees who are part of the Teamsters union gives the employees raises of 2 percent per year for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and, for the first time, mandates employee contributions to their heath insurance costs....
SEPTA Commuter Rail Union on Strike NBC10 ...Four hundred workers at the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's regional rail system (including Teamsters BLET and IBEW members) went on strike Saturday morning, shutting down 13 train lines that carry commuters to the suburbs and Philadelphia International Airport...