(CHICAGO) — When Bryan Johnson’s mother passed away last week, he and his family were overcome with grief. Making funeral arrangements seemed like a monumental task until his father, Ronald, a retired Chicago police officer, remembered a funeral home from his old South Side neighborhood that often performed services to officers who had died in the line of duty.
(St. Paul, Minn.) – Last night, workers from the Northern Tier refinery in St. Paul Park, Minn. voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary, rejecting cuts proposed by management that could dramatically undermine the safety of operations. The refinery workers are represented by Teamsters Local 120.
(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) – By a majority vote, correctional officers at Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Correctional Facility joined Teamsters Local 384 yesterday. The officers join the more than 2,000 law enforcement officers already represented by the Teamsters across the state and they become part of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers Association.
(WASHINGTON) –– Today, hundreds of dock workers at 10 ports around the globe held rallies to show their support for the 350 Teamsters who have been locked out from their jobs without pay for seven months at IKEA’s store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
The dock workers, members of 11 unions that belong to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), carried banners that read “Dockers Solidarity with IKEA Workers/ITF.”
(Washington, D.C.) – Sysco’s acquisition of US Foods announced last week raises serious concerns for workers, stakeholders and customers as the combined company becomes the country’s largest institutional/restaurant food service provider.
(CHICAGO, IL) – After 170 days of being humbugged by Service Corporation International [NYSE: SCI], locked out Teamster funeral directors and drivers hope to bring some Christmas cheer to SCI CEO Thomas L. Ryan with two tickets to the Goodman Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.”