More than 1,100 Pasco county, Fla., public employees will soon be voting on a first Teamster contract now that Local 79, Tampa, and the county have agreed on a tentative contract. According to the local union, such issues as seniority, break time, overtime pay, holidays, uniforms and more are addressed in the contract.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for March 26, 2014.
As Friday’s union vote nears on a proposed four-year pilot labor agreement between the Republic Airways Holdings and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 357, a leading national airline expert praises the agreement. "The TA paves the way for what appears to be a more open relationship with the company to address scheduling and operations. These issues are critical to running the very best regional airline possible. American and Envoy took a different approach – an approach some call concessionary whereas Republic is offering improvements."
Pacific 9 Transportation agreed that its port truck drivers are employees and have the right to join a union, according to a settlement reached with the Teamsters Friday. The settlement is part of a series of state and federal actions that strengthened the hand of truck drivers who want union representation at the Port of LA/Long Beach.
Durham School Services school bus drivers speak with NBC-TV in Savannah, Ga., about their safety concerns. The school bus drivers, members of Teamsters Local 509, join workers in Charleston, S.C. in speaking out.
(Charleston, S.C.) – Teamster school bus drivers were joined by parents, community, political and faith leaders, as well as representatives from Teamsters Local 509, at Monday night’s Charleston County School Board meeting. They raised safety and service concerns with Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Charleston County schools.