(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about H.R. 6201, the “Families First CoronaVirus Response Act,” legislation approved by the House early Saturday and awaiting action in the Senate that expands paid sick leave and family leave and provides for free COVID-19 testing and greater Medicaid benefits.
(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.
Teamsters who work at Sysco’s Sygma distribution facility in Monroe, Mich. ended their unfair labor practice strike on Thursday, March 12 and ratified—by a 75-5 margin—a first contract.
(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.”
(Santa Rosa, Calif.) – SRMA, an association of public employees in Santa Rosa, has voted to affiliate with Teamsters 856. The 135-member association includes professionals who work in public works, planning and economic development, housing and community services, recreation and parks, and other departments providing valuable services throughout the City of Santa Rosa.
(WASHINGTON)– A coalition of major labor unions representing a combined 5.3 million workers Thursday filed a petition calling on the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into anti-competitive behavior by Amazon. The petition is available at www.InvestigateAMZ.org.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to a mass shooting at a Molson Coors brewing and office facility on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee that took the lives of five people.
(PASADENA, Calif.) - Shoppers at Whole Foods Market on E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena were greeted today by grocery workers and community allies who provided information to shoppers about the disruptive impacts that Whole Foods is having on Southern California’s social fabric and food supply chain.