Read the Teamsters Weekly Update! Learn about our union's response to the Supreme Court's ruling rolling back public sector union rights and how Teamsters are fighting back; California Teamsters oppose Public Employee Pension Transparency Act; Coca-Cola Beverages Florida workers join Teamsters Local 769; intermodal transportation workers in California ratify first Teamsters contract; WV Justices who take advantage of public funds should resign, Ken Hall writes; Ohio Teamster Republic Services workers ratify first contract with company; Teamsters at Impark celebrate new four-year contract; Dr Pepper employee targets black Teamsters Local 727 members on ULP strike.
- At the national bargaining session held June 5-7, the Union Coalition ended negotiations with ARC Management after another week of no real progress.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President Dennis R. Pierce and BLET Texas Mexican Railway (Tex Mex) General Chairman Chris Heise today rejected a plan by Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) to replace American crews with Mexican crews in Laredo, Texas, setting the stage for a BLET strike on the Tex Mex at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 9.
(AMANDA, Ohio) – Teamsters Local 637 members who work at Republic Services’ Pine Grove landfill ratified a first contract this week with the solid waste company after nearly two years of contentious negotiations.
The agreement was reached only after truck drivers, heavy equipment operators and mechanics at the Amanda facility rejected what Republic called its last, best and final offer in April that would have amounted to a pay cut. Both sides returned to the bargaining table on June 14 before hammering out a tentative deal that was approved by workers.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-union advocates attempting to undercut the rights of millions of public employees to negotiate with their employers for a fair return on the value of their work.
Teamsters across California have come together to denounce H.R. 4822, also known as the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA) that Representative Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) will be re-introducing shortly.