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  • 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.

  • Teamster Picture of the Day

    You never know where you'll find a copy of Teamster magazine. This photo was taken in the Manhattan (New York) Borough Rent Office.

  • Unfair Labor Practices in Chicago

    Water management workers in Chicago have been forced to take a furlough day in violation of their contract while private contractors were doing their jobs! The Teamsters rallied today in front of the Department of Water Management. Let's hope this unfair situation gets resolved soon.


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