(WASHINGTON) – The New York City Council today passed landmark legislation to reform the city’s private carting industry. For the past six years, the Teamsters Union has worked with a diverse coalition of groups to push this legislation forward and fundamentally transform New York City’s private carting industry. The Commercial Waste Zones Bill, Intro 1574, will improve working conditions for sanitation workers, hold carters accountable for violations, make streets safer and improve the environment.
Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how the union is engaging with its membership and 2020 presidential contenders to make sure the issues that matter to workers like pensions, collective bargaining and fair trade are being addressed by those seeking the highest office in the land.
Workers at Green Thumb Industries have formed a union in response to what they call unfair labor practices, including unlawful intimidation, harassment and retaliation at the company's Rock Island facility.
At the request of the pilots at Atlas Air, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and the Teamsters General Executive Board has approved the formation of Teamsters Local 2750, a newly created local union dedicated to the pilots.
Teamsters had a busy week 11 on the campaign trail, attending events in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and for the first time, North Carolina. With less than 100 days until the first Caucus in Iowa, Teamster members are out in full force to push all candidates to talk about our issues and what they would do to address them.
IPods for Wounded Veterans (IWV – a partner with TMAP) is one of the main sponsors of the “State House Salute to Veterans” on Friday, November 1 at the Massachusetts State House. IWV is overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam Veteran Paul Cardello. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries they received in combat.