The current economy has put up many roadblocks for workers. Middle-class jobs that once paid an honest wage have largely up and left the U.S. thanks to off-shoring efforts pushed by corporate America. But there have been other, more under-the-radar issues that have hurt potential employees as well.
This two-day TLA, hosted by Teamsters Joint Council 56, will explore effective ways that Teamster affiliates can communicate with members, such as through the use of social networking, newsletters, websites and local media.
The IBT Training and Development Department will conduct a TLA for newly-elected Local Union Principal Officers, Secretary-Treasurers and Trustees.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 19, 2013.
(Providence, R.I.) – Dozens of educators, consumers, and labor and environmental activists gathered today to protest the unsustainable practices of organic food distributor United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) and retail partner Whole Foods Market (WFM) at UNFI’s annual shareholder meeting. They inducted UNFI and Whole Foods into the Corporate Tax Dodgers Hall of Shame (www.gettingourmoneysworth.org).
The UPS Latin America Inc. Supplement has passed by a vote of 149 to 11 with one ballot voided. Five supplements and riders remain. The negotiating committees for Local 135 and Western Pennsylvania have both reached agreements and will be sent out for balloting early next year. Still outstanding are the Local 623 supplement, The Ohio Rider and Local 89 rider.