(Columbia, S.C.) – School bus drivers who work for Durham School Services in Charleston, S.C., have voted overwhelmingly, 186-0, to authorize a strike. The workers were unanimous in their decision to authorize a strike, after Teamsters Local 509 and Durham reached a standstill because of the company’s unwillingness to negotiate in good faith over decent working conditions.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union has reached a tentative agreement with Costco that keeps the warehouse club’s workers as among the highest-paid retail employees in the country with the best benefits.
The tentative three-year agreement provides for an improved grievance procedure, wage increases for each year of the contract and strengthened seniority language. The ballots for the tentative agreement will be counted on Feb. 19. The current three-year contract expires on Jan. 31.
The following is an official statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the retirement of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis:
“Hilda Solis has been a strong advocate for working families throughout her entire public career. As the daughter of a Teamster shop steward, she learned early in life the value of a strong labor movement.
“As Secretary of Labor she has worked diligently to create a department that protects workers and ensures that we have the strongest workforce in the world.
(SAN BRUNO, Calif.) — Teamsters Local 856 today said it applauds a neutral arbitration panel’s recommendation that the City of Concord end 13-day furloughs and lift a wage freeze.
The 2-to-1 decision was issued Monday by the chair of the panel, Arbitrator Carol Vendrillo. Also serving on the panel were Teamsters Local 856 Vice President Peter Finn and Kay Winer, the interim assistant city attorney. Winer dissented from the report.