The 2017 Teamster's Women's Conference kicked off Sunday, in San Antonio, Texas where over a thousand Teamster women gathered from all across North America in solidarity and unity of sisterhood. The three-day annual conference perfectly themed "Teamster Women Spur Change", provides the opportunity for women of all backgrounds to unite and empower one another through educational workshops, panels, and social activities.
The Teamsters Union is mourning the death of Alvin Turner, who participated in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike and who has stood with the Teamsters over the years to help raise standards for workers in the waste industry.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a major disaster for the state of Florida on September 10, 2017, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds for people affected by Hurricane Irma.
" 'Aren't you guys the picket people?' He literally said that," said Robert Mele, President of Teamsters Local 988, which represents freight workers. His local, as well as Teamsters Local 19, which covers mechanics and flight simulator technicians, and Local 919, which covers brewery and soft drink employees, were expecting about 50 trucks from other Teamsters Locals around the country.
The head of the 1.4-million member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is mounting an aggressive effort to convince Congress to reject new rules to speed the deployment of self-driving trucks, warning they could lead to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and reduce road safety.
On August 15 the Public Services Division held several seminars that focused on effective communication and internal organizing as part of its national Power-Building Program.
Phil Cady and Art Collins are United Airlines mechanics who also serve as shop stewards with Teamsters Local 19. As long-time Houston residents, they’ve seen severe weather before, but Hurricane Harvey was something different altogether.
The Transit Security Officers of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority overwhelmingly voted to accept a new contract in July.