(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – The 140 production, shipping and receiving, maintenance and quality assurance workers at Rogers Corporation in Narragansett, Rhode Island voted overwhelmingly on Thursday, September 12 to join Teamsters Local 251. The National Labor Relations Board certified the election on September 20.
Following through on actions taken by delegates to the BLET’s Fourth National Convention in 2018, BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has authorized the creation of a Short Line Department at the National Division level.
Week six in the Teamster Nation Blog digest of Teamster-attended candidate events found members hearing from presidential contenders at two big events held in Philadelphia and Des Moines.
As the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination heats up, candidates are vying for the support of the Teamsters Union. On September 7, at the 2019 New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention in Manchester, many met with Local 633 and 25 members and officers to make their case.
The convention, which was held at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena, provided a forum for all of the candidates to speak directly to the state delegates and other key organizations like the Teamsters Union that were in attendance.
Hundreds of Sanitation workers employed by Republic Services in both Northern and Southern California have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the company.
A week-long strike by three DHL clerical workers represented by Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore has been resolved. The employees unanimously approved an improved offer of settlement from the company that addressed the employees’ concerns about health care.