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.
- President Obama signed the Jobs Bill today, and hopefully this will lead to the creation of good jobs for workers, and jumpstart the economy!
- Jim Hoffa says we'll support our brothers and sisters who work for British Airways. Watch here:
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.