(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters at DHL Express are voicing their support for DHL Express workers in the Republic of Korea who are members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union (KPTU). DHL Express workers in South Korea have been seeking a first contract for the last seven months but, according to the KPTU, have been faced with bargaining avoidance and other unfair conduct from management.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters its 1.4 million members, stand with International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and an alliance of unions who are bringing action against XPO Logistics Europe using the French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law.
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.