On 14 November 2018, 30 representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Canada and the USA, the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada and the USA, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Canada and the USA, met with representatives from Los Mineros from Mexico in order to improve networking and coordination in multinational cement corporations.
Teamsters Joint Council 42 recently hosted Taiwan’s Minister of Labor, Ms. Ming-Chun Hsu for an in-depth meeting about Labor Unions.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and ITF affiliated trade unions from the United States and France representing workers in global logistics and transportation giant XPO met to discuss further building their international cooperation and solidarity as part of a global ITF XPO initiative.
This week truck drivers across Europe are demanding that IKEA end exploitation in its supply chain. Contractors who deliver goods to IKEA and other large retailers in Western Europe are exploiting vulnerable immigrant drivers and driving down standards.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa met with Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union of Australia. Australian Senator Glenn Sterle and International Transport Workers Inland Transport Secretary Mac Urata joined the conversation. Tony gave a presentation to Teamster staff on TWU's “SAFE RATES” campaign, in which the union is fighting for economic employers to pay enough so freight drivers have decent pay and safe work.
German warehouse workers are organizing at Amazon. The company’s resistance has led to intermittent strikes. One major issue is that Amazon has been stealing workers’ break time, and only a union contract will properly regulate workers’ breaks and prevent unfair discipline.
(LONDON) – Doreen Lawrence, Baroness of Clarendon and a member of Britain’s House of Lords, met today with Dot Scott, president of the Charleston, S.C., chapter of the NAACP, on issues concerning civil rights, human rights and workplace conditions at Durham School Services in the United States. Durham is the school bus subsidiary of United Kingdom-based National Express Group PLC (NEX: LON) and the second-largest school bus transportation company in the U.S.
(LONDON) – Today, the Teamsters Union and other institutional shareholders, along with community, faith and global labor representatives spoke at the National Express Group (NEX: LON) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. They spoke in support of an independent monitoring program at the company’s U.S. school bus subsidiary, Durham School Services.