The holidays are a happier time for many families, thanks to the efforts of school bus drivers and monitors who are members of Teamsters Local 838 in Kansas City, Mo. The members have raised funds to provide nearly 4,300 meals to individuals in need this holiday season.
Dock workers worldwide recently rallied in solidarity with Teamsters Local 213 members at IKEA in Richmond, B.C., Canada, who have been locked out by the company for seven months. Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the Teamsters, talks with Union Edge host Charles Showalter about the lockout and global unity with IKEA workers.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for December 18, 2013.
(HARRISBURG, Pa.) – Teamsters Local Union 776 in Harrisburg, Pa. will be donating more than $7,500 in toys to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
(CHICAGO) — When Bryan Johnson’s mother passed away last week, he and his family were overcome with grief. Making funeral arrangements seemed like a monumental task until his father, Ronald, a retired Chicago police officer, remembered a funeral home from his old South Side neighborhood that often performed services to officers who had died in the line of duty.
(St. Paul, Minn.) – Last night, workers from the Northern Tier refinery in St. Paul Park, Minn. voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary, rejecting cuts proposed by management that could dramatically undermine the safety of operations. The refinery workers are represented by Teamsters Local 120.