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Check out the Teamsters Weekly Update for this week: Lawmakers call for House to investigate XPO after workers miscarriages, Bus monitors at First Student ratify contract, BLET members worker Bush funeral train, legislature ditching workers, China needs to make real changes, CDT Paratransit ratify contract, Allied Waste ratifying contract, and more.

Hoffa: Legislature is Ditching Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Dec. 5, 2018

Republicans in Lansing lost their full grip on state government last month. And now hardworking Michiganders are paying the price.

Lawmakers, taking advantage of the last days of their stranglehold on the state capital during a lame duck legislative session last week, decided to hammer unions and low-income workers struggling to support their families. It’s the final power play by callous elected officials being shown the door.

Teamsters Local 350 representatives began negotiations for a new contract in March of 2018. After months at the table, Local 350 proposed a new and substantially improved 5-year agreement to the members employed at Allied Waste Daly City that was overwhelmingly accepted and approved. The ratified agreement maintains its Teamsters Local 350 members their Maintenance of Benefits and a significant wage increase.

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