(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Nearly a year after more than 90 APP/World Fuel Services fuel drivers ratified their first Teamster contract, a group of 16 propane drivers and service technicians joined them this week, voting by a wide margin to become members of Teamsters Local 174. The organizing victory came after a months-long anti-union campaign by their employer.
On October 20, Unite/HERE workers on strike against Marriott hotels will be holding rallies across the country.
Chicago area Teamsters support the UNITE hotel workers strike.
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Members of Teamsters Local 853 who are shuttle bus drivers for high-tech companies have ratified a strong agreement including wage increases and a secure retirement.
A tentative agreement has been reached for members of Teamsters Local 385 who work as bus drivers, laundry workers, characters, parking attendants and ranch hands at Walt Disney World.
Workers at AVIS at LAX and Burbank airports recently ratified a new five-year agreement.
"The Last Horsemen of New York" follows the story of the working class Teamster carriage-drivers who fought to save their historic industry. Opponents of the industry rocketed their chosen candidate to the top of the ticket and into City Hall, but he found that making good on his promise proved harder than anyone expected. The film follows carriage industry spokespeople Christina Hansen and Stephen Malone in their day to day struggle to fend off extinction. Leading the charge for the carriages in the media is well known actor and New York resident Liam Neeson. As the fight unfolds, a much broader story emerges about powerful interests against the common man and the role of secret unaccountable money that corrupts the political system.
(ROCKY MOUNT, NC) —Workers at Cummins’ Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers, North Carolina, wore “Cummins Workers Want Fairness” stickers last week to protest the company’s high-deductible health plan, as the diesel engine manufacturer held its annual shareholders meeting in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 8.