On July 1, school support personnel throughout North Carolina received the largest state legislated pay increase in eight years. The state budget also included a $16.8 million provision dedicated to raising the average rate of pay for school bus drivers. The increases come after several years of intense lobbying by Teamsters Local 391.
Teamsters Local 710 UPS Freight Business Agents Ted Barnhart and John “Shaggy” Rule settled a grievance after it was deadlocked at the National Panel last month, securing a substantial pay increase and back pay for Louis Bustamantez, a dockworker.
(WASHINGTON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa applauded the efforts of Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and commended Senators who joined the effort and voted for repeal. Though the effort was not successful, the senators that supported repeal continue to demonstrate that they will fight for affordable health care for the middle class.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the approval of legislation by the House Energy & Commerce Committee yesterday that would begin the process of streamlining rules around the testing and development of certain autonomous vehicles.
Workers at Ryder Logistics in Belvidere, Ill. voted to join Teamsters Local 325. The newest members are drivers that transport freight to a Chrysler plant through a company that contracts with Ryder Logistics, Magna International.
Over 700 workers represented by Teamsters Local 419 that are employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Canada, walked off the job Thursday at 9:30 pm.