On Monday, July 24 at 3:00 a.m., 42 Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Account Managers who work at the Vernon, Calif. facility went on strike to protest the company’s violations of federal labor law. These workers, members of Teamsters Local 848, have been fighting for their first contract for over a year. They decided to organize with the Teamsters after the company started increasing their workload without increasing their pay.
Teamsters Local 63 in Covina, Calif. recently scored a major win against UPS's violation of seniority at the Ontario Gateway Center, securing a $40,000 award for affected members.
For the second time in a week, concrete trucks across the Seattle area sat empty as their drivers attended another meeting at the Local 174 Union Hall to discuss their Employers’ latest contract offer.
The following is the official transcript of testimony given by Teamsters Local Union 416 President Nick “Sonny” Nardi at the NAFTA Field Hearing at UAW Local 1250 on Aug. 3. The hearing was hosted by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
The Teamsters Union hosted a shop steward training on Saturday, July 29 at Local 104 in Phoenix and 172 stewards attended.
A group of high-profile Democratic Senators, led by Sherrod Brown of Ohio, wrote letters to the nation’s top retail CEOs Monday, demanding they crack down on trucking companies that turned their workers into modern-day indentured servants.
A federal judge dismissed one legal challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize, but another related challenge remains and the law will not begin to go into effect until that lawsuit is settled.
Sister Marie Torres is going back to work. The Waco, Texas UPS package car driver who was discharged in December of 2015 has just been reinstated with full back pay, benefits and seniority. And she’s not alone.