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Teamsters Submit Comments on NAFTA Negotiations

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters Union submitted its comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the proposed renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The union’s comments stressed the importance of the renegotiation focusing on long-standing issues that have existed in past and recently proposed agreements, including improving labor rights provisions, addressing currency manipulation and protecting highway safety. 

 

Hoffa: DOL Should Not Rescind, Rollback Necessary Worker Protection Rules and Interpretations

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on three Department of Labor announcements last week that reverse rules put in place during the Obama administration which required companies to report outside union busting activities, as well as two  agency interpretations dealing with independent contractors and joint employment.

University of Chicago Student Library Employees Join Teamsters

(CHICAGO) – University of Chicago student library employees have voted to unionize, with over 80 percent of voters supporting affiliation with Teamsters Local 743. These workers, 226 in total, known as the Student Library Employee Union (SLEU), and affiliated with Teamsters Local 743, will be the first nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student union at a private university.

Belmont Stakes Boycotts Anheuser-Busch and Clare Rose Over Strike

(ELMONT, N.Y.) – On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park joined the boycott of Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose over the company’s poor labor practices and ongoing strike. Clare Rose drivers and warehouse workers, members of Teamsters Local 812, have been on strike since April 23rd, when the company illegally cut drivers’ wages by 30% and ended the workers’ pension.

Treasury Department Announces June Public Sessions for Feedback on New York State Teamsters Conference Pension & Retirement Fund

(WASHINGTON) – The Treasury Department announced the details for two public sessions in New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund retirees and participants to offer feedback on the proposed rescue plan. The sessions will be hosted by the Treasury Department as part of the rescue plan review process as outlined by the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. 

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