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Teamsters Reach Agreement with US Foods, Safeway-Albertsons in Response to COVID-19

(WASHINGTON) – Teamster representatives have reached a significant agreement with US Foods and Safeway-Albertsons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new, temporary agreement will allow members of Teamsters Local 455, Local 690, Local 174 and Joint Council 28 to continue working through the public health crisis and serve as a template for other locals across the country.

Teamsters Port Division Director Comments on AB5

The following is a statement by Ron Herrera, Teamsters International Vice President and Director of the Port Division, and President, LA County Federation of Labor. This statement concerns AB5, a law passed by California which makes it harder to misclassify workers, an already illegal practice in the state. The comment is on amicus briefs filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney, City of Oakland, and California Federation of Labor in CTA v. Becerra. 

Teamsters Statement on Coronavirus Pandemic

(WASHINGTON) – As the United States responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, we must ensure that working people are able to perform their jobs in a safe working environment and that sick leave is available to all workers. Without adequate sick leave, workers will be forced to continue working in order to provide food and housing for their families, thus potentially exposing others to the virus.

UPS Freight Workers Win Back Pay Award Estimated to be More Than $2 Million

(WASHINGTON) – UPS Freight must pay back wages to potentially thousands of its workers after an arbitrator ruled this week that the company violated an extension agreement that was in place in 2018 before the national contract was ratified later that year. The case involves employees who were not at the top of the wage scale between August 1 and November 12, 2018, but who instead were in “wage progressions.”