(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are lauding the release of a new House transportation measure today, saying the bill is a win for workers and will enhance roadway safety. It will not only make nearly $500 billion available for road, transit and rail needs, but will also roll back new rules that placed the lives of transportation workers and the traveling public at risk.
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Unions are demanding action from XPO on health and safety as the company convenes for its European annual general meeting.
Tomorrow (28 May) logistics giant XPO will hold the 2020 AGM for its European division. This comes soon after news that at least six workers across France, Italy, Britain and the Netherlands have died after contracting Covid-19.
I want to acknowledge and thank all the business agents and shop stewards out there helping our freight members get through this pandemic and of course all our freight members who are showing great courage during these unprecedented times.
On Saturday morning, a group of freight drivers working at Pozzi Bros. Transportation unanimously ratified the first Teamsters Local 174 contract ever negotiated utilizing 21st century videoconferencing technology in the COVID-19 era. The contract, which runs through 2023, was negotiated entirely via Zoom, and was ratified through a combination of Zoom and strict social distancing – both extremely novel concepts that had never been part of the contract negotiation and ratification process before.
Ahead of the XPO Logistics annual shareholder meeting Thursday, current and former XPO workers from France; Spain; San Diego; and Kansas City, Mo raised their concerns about widespread worker abuses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and pressed for a series of urgent corporate governance reforms.
The Teamsters National Freight Division has released this important update for YRCW Freight Teamsters, for May 9, 2020.
Teamsters partnered with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help truck drivers in the San Pedro area in California. Many of the drivers are misclassified as independent contractors and don't have any employer protections during this crisis.