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Construction Teamsters Covered By Western Washington AGC Agreement Ratify Contract

(TUKWILA, Wash.)—At meetings held throughout Joint Council 28, hundreds of Teamsters working in the construction industry voted to ratify a new 3-year agreement. The agreement covers all Western Washington construction industry Teamsters working under the Associated General Contractors (AGC) construction agreement, and all associated white paper agreements that are signatory to the AGC. Union negotiators will now work on the remaining white paper agreements that are not signatory to the AGC.

Hoffa: MLB Players Don’t Get a Pass When It Comes to Honoring Picket Lines

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. 

”Members of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers made a bad call by crossing the picket lines of their union brothers and sisters currently striking at the Ritz-Carlton and six other Marriott-affiliated hotels in Boston instead of finding another place to stay during the MLB postseason.

Teamsters Challenge Executive Pay-For-Failure at Rite Aid Following Albertsons Debacle

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters called on fellow Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE:RAD) shareholders to vote against the company’s “Say-on-Pay” proposal at the upcoming annual shareholder meeting and reject windfall payouts to executives following two failed merger attempts. The vote comes less than three months after Rite Aid was forced to terminate its merger agreement with Albertsons Companies, Inc. amid widespread investor opposition to the deal, and sixteen months since the collapse of the proposed Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc., (NYSE:WBA) merger.

Hoffa: We Support Striking Iranian Truckers

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa pledged the union’s support for Iranian truck drivers who went on strike on Sept. 22 to protest low pay, increased operating costs and road usage fees in an Oct. 2 letter sent to Abolfazl Mehrabadi, deputy director of the Iranian interest section at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C.

 

Striking XPO Port Truck Drivers Rally in Los Angeles, San Diego

(CALIFORNIA) – Port truck drivers for XPO Logistics Inc. who are on strike held rallies in Los Angeles and San Diego and demanded the company end the rampant day-to-day abuse of drivers. The actions come on the heels of a breaking victory as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement recognized a striking driver as in fact employed by XPO and determined the company owes him $123,074.43 in back pay. Hundreds of port truck drivers from XPO, as well as NFI Industries, walked off the job on Monday.

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