(EAST PROVIDENCE; BARRINGTON, R.I.) – Last night the 200 school bus drivers, monitors, and aides who carry the most precious cargo for East Providence and Barrington schools authorized representatives at Teamsters Local 251 to call a strike at any time. Negotiations for the drivers have been ongoing since May of 2019; The monitors and aides voted to join the Teamsters last month.
(PHOENIX) – Busloads of striking mine workers rallied at the opening day of the Arizona Legislature today to call on Gov. Doug Ducey, state legislators, and the Arizona congressional delegation to intervene in the ongoing unfair labor practice strike at Asarco, the Arizona-based mining subsidiary of the giant Mexican conglomerate Grupo Mexico. The striking workers were joined by several Arizona state legislators including Richard C. Andrade (AZ District 29), Domingo DeGrazia (AZ District 10), Pamela Powers Hannley (AZ District 9) and Athena Salman (AZ District 26).
(WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES) – Today, representatives of the Teamsters Union protested outside of the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.
By the summer of 2019, Gatto and some of his co-workers were ready to act. Gatto called Teamsters Local 162, one of several Portland-area Teamsters locals that represents warehouse workers, asking for help. For more, click here.
A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states.
Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida.
(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Amid stalled contract negotiations, a group of six specialized office workers at Recology in Seattle have voted unanimously to authorize a strike. These workers have chosen Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate their first contract, which is the same local that represents the drivers and dispatchers at Recology’s Seattle location. Though the group of workers is small, a strike would have a devastating impact on Recology customers throughout King County, as all Local 174 Recology Teamsters have the right to refuse to cross the picket line.