James Hoffa, the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (representing 1.4 million workers in North America), made a special visit to the picket line in Sahuarita. “This company is owned by a Mexican company that’s exploiting the American workers,” said Hoffa.
Teamsters are mourning the loss of Marvin Kropp, a leader who has been an important part of the union for decades. He passed away on Dec. 23, 2019.
(PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH, Calif.) – In direct and flagrant violation of California's Assembly Bill 5, which unequivocally makes it illegal to misclassify California’s truck drivers as ‘independent contractors,’ multi-billion dollar logistics company Universal Logistics Holdings has fired up to 70 employee port and intermodal drivers in at least three subsidiaries – Universal Intermodal Services, Universal Truckload Services, and Roadrunner Intermodal Services. Drivers report that the company told them that if they buy their own trucks then they can come back to work as independent contractors. Universal’s morally reprehensible action happens just weeks after 28 employee drivers at Universal Intermodal voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Long Beach-based Teamsters Local 848, all of whom have now been fired. It appears they are being replaced by misclassified independent contractors, in flagrant violation of federal labor laws.
(HOUSTON) – After 10 months of negotiations, Sysco drivers and warehouse workers voted to ratify a new five-year contract by an over 4-1 margin on Thursday, December 19. This ended a period of six months that they continued diligently working even after their previous contract expired in June.
(TUKWILA, Wash.) – More than 1,700 card room workers employed by Maverick Gaming have chosen Teamsters Local 117. The Seattle-based local union was authorized as the workers’ exclusive bargaining representative through a card check process conducted by an independent arbitrator today.
(HAMPTON ROADS, Va.) – By a nearly 3-1 margin, Sysco warehouse workers voted for Teamsters Local 822 representation on Dec. 19, the fourth Teamster election win in the past several months at the nation’s largest broadline foodservice provider. Drivers at this same location won their election in late August. Sysco South Florida workers in Miami and workers at Sysco-Sygma Kansas City also won their election in August.