The workers at Central States Pension Fund are members of Teamsters Local 743 in Chicago. On Wednesday, September 20, they surprised General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall with an act of generosity that shows what a union is all about.
Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, September 16-22, 2017.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the company.
The Washington Times recently published an editorial by Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
The Teamsters Union along with Investor Voice, a representative of the Equality Network Foundation, are sponsors of a shareholder proposal calling on FedEx to publicly disclose the corporation’s lobbying activity.
Following a six-month organizing effort, 140 warehouse workers, drivers and other employees at Wismettac Asian Foods voted on September 19 to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. The vote count was 75-22 in favor of union representation.