The following is a statement from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decision to grant petitions preempting the state of California’s meal and rest break rules. The announcement was made at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 in what was clearly an effort to avoid public scrutiny of the corporate giveaway at the expense of working men and women.
(SEATTLE) – The union representing EMT’s and paramedics at American Medical Response (AMR) has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the employer.
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters calls on Congress and the President to end the current budget impasse that could result in the partial closure of the federal government.
(TUKWILA, Wash.) – Seattle-area drivers employed by Chariot, a micro-transit service owned by Ford Smart Mobility LLC, have chosen to join Teamsters Local 117. The workers authorized the union as their exclusive bargaining representative through a card check process conducted by an independent arbitrator last week.
In 2010, Joint Councils 7 and 38 merged in California, uniting over 100,000 Teamsters in 23 local unions. Joint Council 7’s territory is vast, covering 50 of California’s 58 counties and all of Northern Nevada.
Despite this, in 2010 Joint Council 7’s endorsement list was only two pages long. It made endorsements in most of the federal and statewide races, but at the local level – city councils, county boards of supervisors, school boards, and ballot measures – it mostly stayed out.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with representatives of YRC Freight, USF Holland and New Penn this week to kick off negotiations for a new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) covering those companies. The parties exchanged initial proposals on national language items.