A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a complaint from an Arkansas Best Corp. (ABFS) unit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) and other parties for alleged violations of a collective bargaining agreement governing most unionized trucking companies.
Labor Day this year is about workers everywhere who are fighting back.
Over the past week, thousands of low-wage workers have walked off the job to demand a living wage and the right to unionize without management intimidation. The brave workers in the retail, fast-food and warehouse industries have been joined by increasing numbers of their coworkers -- and now, truckers.
Brother and Sisters,
From the U.S. Department of Labor, where I proudly work in a building named for my great predecessor Frances Perkins, let me wish all of my friends in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and your families – wherever you are – a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day. This Labor Day feels special in many ways: it’s the Department of Labor’s centennial, and last week we celebrated the March on Washington 50 years ago – a transformational moment in our history that was just as much about labor rights as it was about civil rights. Today, let’s remember that these two movements remain inextricably intertwined, their interests converging time and time again, their goals essentially the same.
Workers at Waste Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin have voted to join Local 200 in Milwaukee.
The Teamsters have been leading the fight against the ongoing war on workers in states around the country. The wave of anti-worker laws being pushed by corporate-backed politicians in state legislatures has sparked widespread protests by workers everywhere.
Working with our local affiliates, Joint Councils and other community-based coalitions, Teamsters have led rallies and fierce lobbying efforts against the vast right-wing campaign to roll back workers’ rights. And every day we are educating members and the larger public about the anti-worker agenda of groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the billionaire Koch brothers. While politicians, CEOs and the Chamber of Commerce can outspend workers, Teamsters have the power in numbers to put boots on the ground and fight back against the war on workers.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for August 30, 2013.