(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and players of the National Football League (NFL) issued a strong statement of support for the Teamsters-represented pilots employed by Flexjet and Flight Options. The two carriers operate a fleet of business jets under the umbrella of aviation parent company One Sky Flight, LLC.
Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System, Inc. have ratified the national master portion of the agreement and all but 9 supplements.
(WASHINGTON) – Leading proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are recommending XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) investors support a Teamster-filed shareholder resolution that seeks better disclosure of the company’s sustainability practices, including its workplace conditions. The company will hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 17, in Rye Brook, N.Y.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are endorsing legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today that would enhance the ability of workers to organize and fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions on the job.
(COMPTON, Calif.) – After only a three-month campaign, drivers at World Oil in Southern California have voted by more than a two-to-one margin to join Teamsters Local 572. The 78 drivers are responsible for transporting petroleum byproducts for recycling and processing.
(SEATTLE) –Ahead of Verizon’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday, leading groups in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are calling on Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam and the company’s board of directors to meet with them and discuss next steps to end pervasive sexual harassment and misconduct in Verizon-contracted warehouses. The letter comes as female workers employed at the Verizon-contracted XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis recently filed a wave of complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After receiving the group’s letter, Verizon stated on Wednesday that it will investigate the complaints.
(ELGIN, Ill.) – Today marks the third day of a strike by probation officers and youth counselors working in Kane County, Ill. The Teamster members are on strike protesting the lack of progress over wage negotiations and unfair labor practices committed by their employer, the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and calling for a fair contract to end the strike.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the House’s vote yesterday to include a version of the Denham Amendment, which would usurp state and local workplace rules for truckers, into the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.