General President Jim Hoffa and Package Division Director Ken Hall have spent a lot of time on Capitol Hill urging Senate and House members to pass the FAA Reauthorization Bill. The measure will create hundreds of thousands of jobs for starters. Hoffa and Hall are also urging Congress to support the Express Carrier Employee Protection Act, which will level the playing field for all package-delivery and freight industry companies in the U.S.
BusinessWeek magazine is reporting that corporations have been grossly underreporting workplace injuries for a decade. See the article here.
Americans for Financial Reform brings together all the former U.S. presidnets on Saturday Night Live. They make the case for regulating banks so they don't rip us off with high credit card fees and deceptive come-ons. Hilarious video:
There are some important measures being discussed in Congress: the Jobs bill, pension relief, financial reform, trade reform and the FAA Reauthorization bill. All these bills have something in common for Teamsters: stimulating the economy! To read more about Teamster efforts regarding these issues, go to the main Teamster site at http://www.teamster.org/