At the request of the pilots at Atlas Air, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and the Teamsters General Executive Board has approved the formation of Teamsters Local 2750, a newly created local union dedicated to the pilots.
IPods for Wounded Veterans (IWV – a partner with TMAP) is one of the main sponsors of the “State House Salute to Veterans” on Friday, November 1 at the Massachusetts State House. IWV is overseen by retired Teamster and Vietnam Veteran Paul Cardello. The organization provides free electronics and other goods to veterans in hospitals who are recovering from injuries they received in combat.
The Teamsters are mourning the death of John Conyers, Jr., a long-time friend of unions who served in Congress for more than five decades representing Detroit.
Construction members at Local 92 in Canton, Ohio, recently won a safety award.
Workers for Republic Services, the second-largest sanitation company in the US, are on strike amid new union contract negotiations with workers in 10 cities around the country.
The largest attendance yet for the Trades Women Build Nations Conference recently convened with 2,800 registrants in Minneapolis.
Fred Potter, Teamsters International Vice President from New Jersey, and Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7 Political Director from Northern California, were both recently appointed by their respective state’s governors to provide critical guidance and leadership concerning the future of work.
Five Teamster truck drivers finished in the top three spots recently in the various competitions at the National Truck Driving Championships.