Warehouse workers, drivers, and other members of Teamsters Local 202 at Hunts Point Produce Market voted unanimously on Saturday to reject management’s contract offer and authorize a strike. The market provides most of the fruit and vegetables sold and served at restaurants and stores in the New York City region.
(PARK RIDGE, Ill.) – Teamsters Local 700 members who are employed with the City of Chicago have voted to ratify a new five-year contract that will now go before City Council for final approval. Once the contract is approved by the city, it will become retroactive to July 1, 2017.
Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for striking sanitation workers in Memphis before an assassin struck him down.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF this week to start negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that would take the place of the current agreement which is set to expire on March 31.
Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.comInc. and others into the airline business.
Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates for airfreight were up 17% annually for the month, the biggest price increase since the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to cargo data provider WorldACD.
(Washington, D.C.) – The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s road drivers.