(SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine) – Teamster drivers and mechanics at Shaw’s Distribution Center in Wells, Maine, overwhelmingly ratified their first contract on October 24.
(WASHINGTON) – A new national addendum has been approved by Teamster members working at American Red Cross, with over 91 percent voting to ratify. The three-year agreement was the result of several months of negotiations between the Teamsters, other labor unions in the Coalition of Unions and American Red Cross. The addendum will go into effect once the Coalition meets the ratification threshold established in the parties’ ground rules agreement.
(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Nearly a year after more than 90 APP/World Fuel Services fuel drivers ratified their first Teamster contract, a group of 16 propane drivers and service technicians joined them this week, voting by a wide margin to become members of Teamsters Local 174. The organizing victory came after a months-long anti-union campaign by their employer.
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Coca-Cola Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) workers in Bluefield, W.Va., shut down state-wide distribution operations yesterday when approximately 28 employees went on a one-day unfair labor practice strike after the company made unilateral changes. The picket line was extended to other Coca-Cola Consolidated locations in Logan, Charleston, Parkersburg, and Clarksburg, where approximately 130 workers elected to honor the picket lines.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about last night’s election results, where pro-worker candidates – including Teamster members themselves – prevailed in key races.
“From coast-to-coast, a historic number of hardworking Americans showed up and had their voices heard at the polls yesterday. And taken together, they made it clear that the status quo that has favored the powerful in government is no longer acceptable.
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – After participating in a mere two meetings, Wayne County is declaring impasse with respect to reaching a new labor agreement with the 60 road deputies, sergeants and investigators. Wayne County is controlled by a Board of Supervisors representing each of the townships within the county.
(FLINT, Mich.) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a final ‘get out the vote’ rally at Teamsters Local 332 Tuesday evening in support of Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that took the lives of 11 congregants and left six injured, including four law enforcement officials.
“The Teamsters, like millions of other Americans of good will, were horrified by the senseless, hate-fueled shooting at a Pittsburgh temple this weekend that took the lives of 11 people merely trying to practice their faith as they have the constitutionally-protected right to do as U.S. citizens.