Southern California Teamsters talk up union at NASCAR event; LA/Long Beach port truck drivers win crucial victory; Unions, lawmakers line up against Missouri No-Rights-At-Work bill; Pasco County, Fla. government employees reach long-sought agreement with county; Taylor Farms workers to vote on Teamster representation this week; Charleston, S.C. school bus drivers air grievances against Durham bus company; Why being poor is bad for your health.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for March 28, 2014.
In a powerful display of solidarity, approximately 200 unionized NetJets employees, included Teamsters, participated in an informational picket across the street from the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary's corporate headquarters to focus attention on escalating attacks on their pay, benefits and working conditions amid record profits.
World Airways Inc. ceased operations on Thursday after its bankrupt parent was unable to secure necessary funding to keep the charter operator airborne. The decision to shut down World included the layoff of 325 employees, including 109 pilots and 146 flight attendants.
Wage increases will be part of the new Amtrak contract for Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (part of the Teamsters Rail Conference).
A new report by a coalition of Los Angeles labor and community groups shows while Wall Street is again getting rich from fees paid by city taxpayers, infrastructure and other city spending lags far behind where it stood before the Great Recession began. It's time for elected officials to change that.