Here are the news items of interest to Teamsters for this week, July 1-7, 2017.
First BLET contract with Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad ratified.
(NATIONWIDE) – Ahead of Amazon’s largest single-day sales event, pilots who fly for Amazon Prime Air are taking their concerns about the future of the delivery service directly to Amazon customers. Pilots from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)—which, together, are contracted to fly 40 planes for Amazon Prime Air by 2018 – launched a nationwide advertising campaign detailing the intensifying issues at their airlines and the potential risks for Amazon Prime customers.
Several states and cities officially enacted minimum wage increases on July 1. But one took a step back.
The union that recently organized workers at The Ratto Group, Sonoma County’s dominant garbage hauler, is joining forces with environmental and social justice groups to push the county toward a goal of zero waste.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters believe XPO Logistics, Inc.’s stated plan to buy more companies and expand its global operations to Asia and beyond is fraught with risk because of the company’s record of integrating businesses while implementing unsustainable policies and practices that harms its workforce.