On Monday, July 1 Teamster organizers reached out to Abbott Ambulance employees near their center office, with good conversations taking place about the workers’ campaign to form their union as Teamsters.
US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Monday $57.1 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants for Texas airports, including $23.2 million for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and $2.6 million for Dallas Love Field Airport. "With improved transportation infrastructure in place ... the airports and communities can build a better quality of life, increase safety, move people and freight faster, and create more jobs and opportunities," Chao said.
XPO workers and union representatives from France, U.K., and Belgium along with U.S. XPO workers from freight, warehouse and intermodal joined Teamster representatives at XPO Logistics annual shareholder meeting in Rye, New York followed by XPO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lyon, France for the second year in a row to address the systemic issues that continue within the walls of the company. Many of the matters addressed to XPO's CEO Bradley Jacobs and his board are the same issues the global group has tirelessly been fighting to get answers to, including: the announced closure of the infamous Verizon warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., wage disparity, rampant sexual harassment, pay and pension discrepancy, discrimination and lack of respect to all XPO workers.
Teamsters President: Many Issues Affecting Working Class 'Untouched' In First Debate: The Hill, The president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Thursday expressed concern about what he called inattention to issues affecting the working class in the first Democratic presidential debate Wednesday.
Yesterday a coalition of union members from the Teamsters, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) and others held a rally in Washington, D.C. to protest a proposal by the White House to shut down the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and merge it with the General Services Administration (GSA).
The BLET has announced that a two-person rail crew bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (R-Ore.)
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-union lawyers and billionaires in the contentious “Janus v. AFSCME” case, an attempt to undercut the ability of public sector workers to join together and negotiate for better pay and benefits on the job.
Workers who prepare, pack and deliver food and beverages served aboard flights for American, Delta, United and other airlines have voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike when released by the National Mediation Board. It was the largest such vote ever to occur in the U.S. airline catering industry, with more than 11,000 workers voting in 28 cities.