“I can’t help but wonder if the reason that XPO has enough cash on hand to buy another company for $3.5 Billion isn’t because they are avoiding business expenses like payroll taxes and equipment maintenance by misclassifying us as independent contractors.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2015) – Today 262 Members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging them to request consultations with the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because those governments have been providing massive, market-distorting subsidies to their state-owned airlines. In the past decade, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates have received over $42 billion in subsidies and other unfair benefits from Qatar and the UAE.
(SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine) – Pharmacists at Osco Drug have voted to become members of Teamsters Local 340 in South Portland, Maine. The newly organized group consists of 20 pharmacists who work for Osco pharmacies located within 16 Shaw’s supermarkets throughout Maine.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the introduction today of the “Raise the Wage Act” by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), which would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020.
A strong contingent of Republican lawmakers join with most Democrats in the House to let administration know the trade promotion vehicle is not a sure thing.
(WORCESTER, Mass.) – Technicians at Saint Vincent Hospital have become members of Teamsters Local 170 following an election yesterday in which more than 75 percent of voting workers cast ballots in favor of union representation. The vote count was 130-40 and there are more than 200 technicians in the bargaining unit.