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Do you know your Teamster contract? Are you aware of the rights and protections that are afforded to you through your contract? It’s important to know what is in your contract because it can mean the difference in your job and how you are treated. If you don’t have a copy of your contract, your shop steward or business agent should be able to provide it and answer any questions you may have.
Imagine having the opportunity to sit directly in front of the top global leaders of the company you work for, speak your mind and publicly call them to task for unsafe and abusive working conditions.
(BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a powerful delegation of Teamsters, including North American school bus workers, in calling on the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors to address the company’s poor worker rights record at its North American subsidiaries.
British and US bus workers have joined forces to tackle rights abuses perpetrated by one of the countries’ largest transport companies. National Express will have to face both members of British union Unite and the US Teamsters union at its shareholders’ annual meeting in Birmingham today.
(LONDON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers’ rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting.
(WASHINGTON) – School bus drivers and monitors in Santa Rosa County, Fla., who are members of Teamsters Local 991 in Mobile, Ala., have won a major victory in a decision handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. The NLRB has ordered the certification of their election, dismissing all objections their employer, Durham School Services, filed in order to delay the certification. The workers voted overwhelmingly in February 2013 to join Teamsters Local 991.
The president of America's Teamsters union, Jim Hoffa, last night urged National Express to open talks over labor practices at its Durham School Services business that runs some of the yellow US-style school buses.
A coalition of investors in the U.K. have started a petition to pressure National Express to support better working conditions for school bus workers at its U.S. subsidiaries. The petition, which will be presented at the company's Annual General Meeting in Birmingham, England next week, asks the Board of Directors to back shareholder Resolution 22, calling for better oversight of working standards in the U.S.