Today, January 9, 2015, marks the first Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thousands of Teamsters members work in law enforcement nationwide.
RAH Negotiations Update
The IBT Negotiations Team and representatives of the Company met December 17th through December 20th in Jackson, Wyoming to continue bargaining. Private Mediator Margaret Leibowitz was again present to monitor and facilitate the process. The two groups made multiple proposals and counter-proposals on Article 6 (Scheduling), Article 7 (Vacancies), as well as re-opening discussions on Article 3 (Compensation).
A proposed congressional budget compromise approved by the House late Thursday, while generally a good first step for America, whiffed when it came to the long-term unemployed in this country. Lawmakers cannot leave those in the U.S. who want to work out in the cold.