Jerry Reeves knows something about dairy work. For 26 years, the Teamsters Local 463 member has toiled at Dean Foods’ Lehigh Valley Diaries in Landsdale, Pa., working in pasteurizing as well as a fill operator. The job has allowed him to provide a solid middle-class life for his family of six.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa blasted the secret negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday and warned of further hemorrhaging of U.S. jobs if the trade deal is approved.
Thousands of Teamsters have contacted their congressional members in recent weeks to let them know “fast track” trade authority is the wrong track for America. And the message is getting through. Lawmakers are increasingly realizing that giving the administration free rein to push through trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without input from Congress is bad for workers.
Mike Dolan, Legislative Representative for the Teamsters, was interviewed on RT News about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal and how Americans are being silenced by fast-track authority. Like previous “free trade” agreements, the TPP would be a boon for corporations while hurting workers and the environment.
Ever Luis Marín Rolong, a regional leader of the SINALTRACEBA brewery workers union, was murdered on January 4 by unknown gunmen. The next day the President of SINALTRACEBA received death threats from paramilitaries. The Teamsters support the IUF campaign demanding justice for Ever Luis and an end to anti-union violence in Colombia. Click here to send a message to the Colombian government.
Teamsters are standing in solidarity with Korean workers as they prepare for general strikes on January 9 and 16.
IKEA's inconsistent labor relations violate international union standards, leaving hundreds of employees without work in Canada and other countries across the globe.