(WASHINGTON) – Fourteen union activists terminated by Sysco during a Teamster organizing campaign in Atlanta, Ga. will be returned to their jobs with full back pay after the company issued unconditional offers to return to work on Monday, April 27. Additionally, two workers unfairly disciplined will also have their records cleared.
The Associated Press, after interviewing the safety director of the BMWED, reported that tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying explosive crude oil.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the introduction today of the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act” by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), which would eliminate an excise tax set to be charged on those enrolled in high-quality health care plans provided by the Teamsters and other organizations.
Workers earn more than three percent less in so-called right-to-work states. Big business is laughing all the way to the bank.
President Obama may not believe that losing manufacturing jobs to other nations is a big deal. But those jobs provide a pathway to prosperity for many Americans.
Here are today's top news stories of interest to Teamsters for April 28, 2015.