The American labor movement is responsible for many things we take for granted—the weekend, the 40-hour work week and anti-child labor laws to name a few.
(Hampton Roads, Va.) – Sysco drivers voted overwhelmingly for Teamsters Local 822 representation on Thursday, Aug. 29, the third Teamster election win in three weeks at the nation’s largest broadline foodservice provider. Sysco South Florida workers in Miami won their election three weeks ago, and workers at Sysco-Sygma Kansas City won their election August 15.
Leaders of local unions that represent workers at USF Reddaway convened via conference call on August 29 and unanimously endorsed the tentative TNFINC-Reddaway Freight Agreement covering approximately 1,300 Teamsters, paving the way for a vote by the membership. Read the highlights. View the Agreement.
A group of around 50 shuttle bus drivers working for MV Transportation Woodinville have voted to join Teamsters Local 174. The workers, who carry Amazon employees to and from work every day on large coaches, voted strongly in favor of becoming Teamsters. For more information, go to https://teamsters174.net/drivers-at-mv-transportation-woodinville-vote-to-join-teamsters-local-174/
It's time for elected officials and big business to realize rank-and-file workers need to share the profits of economic gains.
The Teamsters Union is mourning the death of Baxter Leach, who participated in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike and who has stood with the Teamsters over the years to help raise standards for workers in the waste industry.