The BLET and SMART TD pledged their support for the Safe Freight Act legislation introduced by U.S. Re. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, a member of Local 760 in Yakima, Washington, was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect who evaded a traffic stop. A second officer, Benito Chavez, was injured in the shooting and is in satisfactory condition. The suspect was shot and killed.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
The BLET announced that a two-person rail crew bill has become law in the state of Colorado.
(PORT OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH)– On March 18, the United States Supreme Court decisively rejected an appeal to the case of the California Trucking Association v. [California Labor Commission] Julie A. Su, whose office has consistently ruled that port truck drivers are misclassified as independent contractors.
Labor radio host Leslie Marshall interviewed the lead for the Teamsters Cannabis Division.
The business agent served as Ryan’s representation and presented the grievance to XPO, proving that their decision to not provide his holiday pay was incorrect and unlawful. One week later, XPO awarded Ryan with his back pay.