(WASHINGTON)—The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 and Teamsters Atlas Local 2750 joined U.S. House of Representatives leaders today to introduce legislation that would apply one level of safety for all-cargo operations in the same manner as passenger operations. The Safe Skies Act, introduced by Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Matt Cartright (D-PA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), would ensure that cargo pilots have the same flight, duty, and rest requirements as their passenger-carrying counterparts in order to prevent dangers posed by fatigued pilots.
(MAYWOOD, Ill.) – First Student workers in Maywood, Ill. voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters Local 777. The 220 drivers and monitors provide student transportation for Maywood and Chicago Public Schools.
“Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to increase their wages and benefits by voting overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters,” said Jim Glimco, President of Local 777. “We are thrilled to welcome them into our union family.”
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference has served notice of intent to strike Canadian National Railway (CN).
(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Teamsters Local 104, along with representatives from seven other international unions, concluded negotiations today without making progress with Grupo Mexico’s subsidiary, ASARCO, over a new contract covering about 2,000 hourly workers at five ASARCO mining locations in Arizona and Texas.
(WINDSOR, Conn.) – Drivers employed by Dattco School Bus have voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 671. The drivers provide pupil transportation services for students attending Windsor Public Schools.
Showcasing the varied career fields available in the aviation industry was the goal as Division representatives attended the ProJet Aviation Education and Career Expo in Leesburg VA on Friday, November 11th. Director David Bourne, Deputy Director Allynn Allen, International Representatives Bob Fisher and Chris Moore were joined by Local 210 Shop Steward Blake Silverstein for the event.