Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 30, 2013.
RAH Negotiations Update
The IBT Negotiations Team and representatives of the Company met December 17th through December 20th in Jackson, Wyoming to continue bargaining. Private Mediator Margaret Leibowitz was again present to monitor and facilitate the process. The two groups made multiple proposals and counter-proposals on Article 6 (Scheduling), Article 7 (Vacancies), as well as re-opening discussions on Article 3 (Compensation).
Minnesota's Northern Tier refinery is facing a potential strike that could shut its refinery in Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, as soon as December 31, according to Teamsters Local 120, which represents about 200 workers at the plant.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined advocates in Manhattan today to re-launch efforts to pass the New York DREAM Act, which would boost access for undocumented students to public financial assistance for college and create a Dream Fund to finance other scholarships.
Washington, D.C. - Today the Teamsters filed a motion in federal court seeking an order enjoining Allegiant Air from violating the status quo provisions as embodied in the 2010 Pilot Work Rules Agreement and in binding past practices that were in effect at the time Allegiant Air and the Teamsters began negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
The financial sector has rightfully received a lot of criticism from the Teamsters, unions and consumer advocates who noted while banks received billions in bailouts in the wake of the Great Recession, they’ve done little to help those who suffered from Wall Street’s risky dealings. Now it seems those not being helped include some of their own employees.