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  • Hours of Service Listening Sessions End

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ended its nearly three-month-long listening sessions regarding changes in Hours of Service rules. The Teamsters testified at the first hearing in Washington, D.C. This is an important issue for Teamster truck drivers.

  • This Just In On Craig Becker....

    Various news reports are coming in today speculating that President Obama will make a recess appointment of the extremely qualified Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker, a labor lawyer, is more than capable of serving on the NLRB, whose mission is to uphold the laws governing relations between unions and private sector employers.

  • Sanitation Workers Raise Informational Pickets

    Sanitation Workers in King County, Washington today raised informational pickets calling on Waste Management and Allied Waste to end hazardous practices before they provoke a strike.

    These workers provide a tremendous service to King County, which includes the city of Seattle and its suburbs. Let's hope the companies come to their senses soon to avoid a strike.

  • Welcome to Our Newest Teamsters!

    Municipal employees in the New York state towns of Wappinger and Fishkill are among our newest Teamsters, joining Local 445 in Newburgh. The workers in Fishkill are employed by the Highway Department and in Wappinger by the Clerical Department. Adrian Huff, Local 445 Secretary-Treasurer, says the Local has organized nearly 1,400 people in four years. Congratulations!

  • Pension Relief

    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has introduced a bill that would address problems with multi-employer pension plans. Casey's bill would protect pension payments of retirees of failed businesses, AND, assist companies like YRC Worldwide Inc. You can read Casey's bill here.

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