(SAN PEDRO, Calif.)— Truck drivers who are struggling amid declining cargo volume and dangerous working conditions as a result of COVID-19 lined up Thursday to receive a helping hand from their fellow drivers at a food bank organized by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Trucks were loaded with boxes of food as well as masks, which many trucking companies have failed to provide their employees. The food bank was organized in partnership with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, and the Los Angeles County Food Bank.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a House Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing held yesterday addressing the federal government’s efforts to protect front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
(HOPKINS, MN) – After another confirmed COVID-19 case at the massive United Natural Foods INC (UNFI) warehouse in Hopkins, Teamsters Local 120 is calling on state health officials to step in before the state’s grocery supply is affected. Teamsters Local 120 Business Agent Troy Gustafson says management’s actions in the warehouse may be contributing to the problem.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Dairy and Food Processing Division Director Rome Aloise regarding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will be suspending limits on the H2-B visa program and permitting companies in the U.S. food supply chain to hire or extend the stay of temporary workers:
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a briefing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic this afternoon and the need for Congress to address the concerns of frontline workers.
(NEW ORLEANS) – With over 70 percent of workers signing cards in favor of representation, drivers and monitors employed by A&S Transportation have formed a union with Teamsters Local 270. The workers of A&S Transportation, a subsidiary of National Express, provide pupil transportation services for New Orleans Public Schools.
(MILWAUKEE) – Teamsters Local 200 announced today that the union prevailed in an arbitration with Roundy’s Supermarkets. In the opinion, issued on May 14, the arbitrator found that the company, owned and operated by The Kroger Co., violated the collective bargaining agreement by unilaterally implementing a new case audit system.
(EAST PROVIDENCE; BARRINGTON, R.I.) – Approximately 215 school bus drivers, monitors and aides voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to ratify their first contract with STA/Ocean State Transit and become members of Teamsters Local 251.
The five-year deal calls for significant increases in pay, new dental and vision benefits, a retirement plan with company contributions, multiple bonuses, just-cause job protections, seniority rights and a grievance and arbitration procedure.