A group of 10 firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in Illinois have voted unanimously to join Teamsters Local 525.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) officers and staff invested a lot of legwork lobbying for rail worker safety during the early part of March, 2019.
Bargaining resumed this week for a new NMFA applicable to YRC Freight, Holland, and New Penn. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31.
On Friday, March 8, a group of 34 drivers in Idaho and Oregon working at Food Services of America, Inc., which US Foods is in the process of purchasing, voted to become members of Teamsters Local 483 in Boise, Idaho and Local 670 in Salem, Oregon.
Workers know that the union has a way of bringing people together, but it’s not every day that the Teamsters brings together actual blood relatives. That’s what makes the story of Mary Kay Krekan-Trout and her daughter Sandra (Sandee) Dumas so extraordinary, because that’s exactly what happened.
Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how Sysco Teamsters are standing together against intimidation all across the country by organizing for power. Plus, remembering former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a friend of labor. And Joni Mitchell and her “Big Yellow Taxi”.
Thousands of people from Maine, around the country, and the world, gathered in Portland on Sunday to honor Captain Joel Barnes of the Berwick Fire Department. The 32-year-old firefighter, a member of Teamsters Local 340, died on March 1 while fighting an apartment blaze. He was remembered at this weekend’s memorial service for his kind heart and heroic actions, having died shielding a fellow firefighter from the flames.
Recently, mechanics employed by Reyes Fleet Management in Chicago joined Local 727.