LAS VEGAS – There is more than one heavyweight fight being waged in Las Vegas this week as the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off during a lively debate on Wednesday night at the Paris Hotel & Casino. But prior to the candidates taking swings at each other onstage, the presidential hopefuls made a point to visit hundreds of union members that were practice picketing outside the Palms Resort and Casino.
Granite State Teamsters meet two candidates, encouraged to engage in primary process.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Teamsters across the Hawkeye State played an active role in the Iowa Caucus this week, educating workers at a UPS facility in Davenport about where the presidential candidates stand on Teamster issues. The Teamsters played a direct role in the process with local leaders overseeing precinct caucus sites in what at times was a chaotic process.
The nation's water networks are in a dire state. Fixing them would not only make people healthy, but improve workers' lives as well.
Stockton, Calif. Teamsters spread the word in advance of March's California Primary.
53 million American workers are barely making ends meet. It's time for elected officials to do something about it.
A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states.
Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida.
Organizing workers to join a union is not an easy job. Companies will go to extreme lengths to quash any such efforts. And the law, as a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) explains, is merely an inconvenience for many.