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Teamsters Warn Western Refining Investors, Stakeholders of Possible Strike at Minn. Refinery

(WASHINGTON) -- Today, the Teamsters Union hosted a call for Western Refining [NYSE: WNR] investors and industry analysts discussing the fragile state of contract negotiations between company management and 185 operators and maintenance staff at the company’s St. Paul Park, MN refinery represented by Teamsters Local 120.  The refinery workers recently voted unanimously 148-0 to strike if a fair agreement cannot be reached at the bargaining table.  The current collective bargaining agreement expires midnight on Dec. 31; a work stoppage could commence at that time.

Teamsters 117, International Unions Call for Fairness in Platform-Based Work

(Copenhagen, Denmark / Frankfurt, Germany / Seattle, USA / Stockholm, Sweden / Vienna, Austria / Washington, DC, USA) – A network of European and North American unions, labor confederations, and worker organizations issued a call yesterday for transnational cooperation between workers, worker organizations, platform clients, platform operators, and regulators to ensure fair working conditions and worker participation in governance in the growing world of digital labor platforms such as Clickworker, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Jovoto, and Uber.

Teamsters Protest Cummins at WV Mountaineers Game

(MORGANTOWN, W.Va.) — Cummins distribution workers and mechanics and their allies protested Cummins Diesel, Inc. [NYSE: CMI] at the West Virginia Mountaineers football game on Saturday. The protesters distributed educational information to game attendees about Cummins’ poor treatment of its workers in West Virginia.


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