(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Dairy and Food Processing Division Director Rome Aloise regarding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will be suspending limits on the H2-B visa program and permitting companies in the U.S. food supply chain to hire or extend the stay of temporary workers:
COVID-19 News Updates for May 21, 2020.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a briefing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic this afternoon and the need for Congress to address the concerns of frontline workers.
(NEW ORLEANS) – With over 70 percent of workers signing cards in favor of representation, drivers and monitors employed by A&S Transportation have formed a union with Teamsters Local 270. The workers of A&S Transportation, a subsidiary of National Express, provide pupil transportation services for New Orleans Public Schools.
Local 350 members at Recology in San Bruno, California recently voted overwhelmingly (with only one "no" vote) to ratify a new contract after a long, hard-fought negotiation.
Income inequality, already a significant issue for the nation’s workers before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, has exploded in recent weeks due to tens of millions of U.S. workers who have lost their jobs. And even once more people return to work, the wage gap is unlikely to improve significantly.
COVID-19 News Updates for May 20, 2020.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joins Los Angeles CBS Radio reporter Frank Mottek on Mottek on Money to discuss the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 for union members and the critical pension legislation included in the HEROES Act.