The Public Services division newsletter for November, 2017, features articles about the Janus case being reviewed by the Supreme Court, Iowa public sector workers, organizing new members at Red Cross and a new contract for Philadelphia school administrators.
Local 1932 in San Bernardino, Calif., has partnered with local, independent businesses for discounts available to their members and retirees.
Pennsylvania legislators voted last night against the proposed Senate Bill 166 which was characterized as a “paycheck protection” bill, but was actually a means to silence the voice of working families.
Red Cross employees in Ryanham, Massachusetts, working as blood technicians and one phone recruiter, have voted to become members of Local 170.
By a majority vote, 24 mobile blood drive workers at Red Cross in Tulsa, Okla., have voted to become members of Teamsters Local 523.
(Park Ridge, Ill.) – Facing a challenge by Teamsters Local 700 to the Cook County Merit Board’s ability to function, attorneys for the Sheriff and the Board agreed in open court this week that they would no longer conduct hearings or decide cases while Governor Rauner considers recently passed legislative changes to the Board. Because the defendants effectively agreed to the most significant relief sought by the union, a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County saw no need to enter any further orders at that time. However, the judge invited Teamsters Local 700 to come back if anything changed or if the defendants did not live up to the representations made to court.
Throughout the country, American cities, counties, and other local governments have attempted to enact policies that raise standards for working people.
Park Ridge, Ill. – On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the Sheriff and the Merit Board. The motion seeks to prohibit the Merit Board from hearing or deciding any further disciplinary cases of bargaining unit employees unless, and until, the Merit Board is properly constituted.