Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle has just launched a new program, "This is what Teamsters look like" to illustrate the diversity found within their membership. Many of those profiled are unsung heroes which contribute greatly to their community.
*Deadline is March 31: High school seniors who are the son or daughter of a Teamster member (including BLET, BMWED, GCC members) can apply now for college scholarships, ranging in award amount between $1,000 and $10,000 through the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Teamsters purchasing TurboTax software through the exclusive Teamster-link can take advantage of a discount.
(SEATTLE) – A group of about 240 drivers, owner-operators and shop employees at Selland Auto Transport have voted to join the Teamsters Union in California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Utah. Ballots were counted today at the National Labor Relations Board in Seattle.
After more than two years of IBT funded and initiated litigation as well as an unfair labor practice strike against Voith Industrial Services, more than 160 previously displaced Teamster members of Louisville, Kentucky Local 89 have won back their jobs with full back pay and benefits.
In the October newsletter some of the topics included are the organizing campaign at Selland and Local 299 in Detroit winning jobs back for Jack Cooper workers.
After almost a decade of fighting to protect members' jobs at Allied Holdings, culminating in Jack Cooper's purchase of Allied in 2013, the Teamsters Union is beginning preparations for contract talks that will commence in 2015. With the carriers now fully integrated, the union is looking ahead to addressing the next challenges faced by the auto transport industry.
The Teamsters Safety and Health Department provides safety and health training at no cost to students throughout the United States.