(LOS ANGELES) – Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries subsidiary California Cartage Transportation Express, commonly known as “Cal Cartage Express,” today filed minimum wage violation claims with the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards. These claims allege that Cal Cartage Express – a trucking company with approximately 100 drivers within the NFI/Cal Cartage group of companies that together comprise the largest trucking operation at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – violates Los Angeles’ minimum wage laws by failing to pay the LA minimum wage and failing to provide paid sick leave days. The company is currently operating without a permit or lease on City/Port property in Wilmington, Calif., following the LA City Council’s revocation of the permit over serious concerns of labor violations and resulting labor disruptions.
(LAS VEGAS) – Teamsters Local 631 has reached a tentative agreement covering pilots who work for the URS Federal Services, Inc., a company that provides services for the U.S. Federal Government. The agreement will go to the membership for a ratification vote on December 15.
(WASHINGTON) – XPO warehouse workers in Indianapolis, Indiana and XPO freight drivers in Rockaway, New Jersey filed for Teamster representation today, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world.
A group of nearly 150 aircraft fuelers have authorized a strike against their employer, escalating their fight for a first contract with Swissport. The workers, who fuel nearly all aircraft departing from Sea-Tac International Airport, have been working to negotiate a first contract since voting in March to join Teamsters Local 174.
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Teamsters Local 667 sanitation truck drivers with Waste Management, Inc. unanimously backed a new three-year agreement earlier this month that provides some workers as much as an immediate $3 an hour raise and reduces the company’s ability to retaliate against its workers.
(WASHINGTON) – More than 150 Teamster workers and retirees headed to Capitol Hill today to urge their members of Congress to support pension reform changes that would protect the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans that are currently jeopardized.
The bipartisan House-Senate Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was created earlier this year and ordered to work on a fix to the looming pension crisis. It has until Nov. 30 to come up with a solution that can then be forwarded to the rest of Congress for consideration.
(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.