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Port Workers Victorious in L.A. City Council Decision

(LOS ANGELES) – After years of protests, legal actions, and strikes by warehouse workers and port truck drivers at  NFI Industries/California Cartage – which had a lease to operate on public property at America’s largest seaport – compelling the  Los Angeles City Council and the City Attorney to take strong action leading to NFI’s abandonment of the property, the City Council today voted unanimously to demand that cargo owners like Lowe’s , Puma, and  Rio Tinto Mines clean up their supply chains and move their business to trucking and warehousing companies that comply with labor and human rights standards that are embedded in their own  corporate codes of conduct .

Teamsters Ratify Air Canada Contract

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters have ratified their newest ten-year collective bargaining agreement with Air Canada. The agreement covers over 700 customer service representatives, concierge and premium agents, reservation agents, air cargo workers and other workers at the company’s U.S. base of operations.

Trinity Transportation workers after winning their election

Trinity Transportation Workers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 243

(DETROIT) – With over 90 percent of school bus drivers, monitors and mechanics voting in favor of union representation, Trinity Transportation workers in Detroit have voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 243.

“Congratulations to all of the Trinity Transportation workers who made the right decision and voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the Teamsters,” said Jim "Cinci" Cianciolo, President of Local 243. “We look forward to contract negotiations, where these workers will gain the wages and respect they deserve – guaranteed in writing.”

Local 104 Asarco Teamsters on Strike

(TUCSON, Ariz.) -  There are 138 members represented by Teamsters Local 104 who are on strike as of 11:00 p.m. MST in Tucson, Arizona, on October 13. The unions involved held a strike authorization vote last week, with the result of 77 percent in favor of striking Asarco. ULP's have been filed and the extension that the workers have been under since December 2018 has been cancelled and notice has been served on the company.

Airgas Teamsters Begin Strikes in Four California Locations

(BURBANK, LYNWOOD, POMONA & VENTURA, Calif.) – Truck drivers, gas cylinder fillers, loaders and dispatchers who are members of Teamsters Local 848 went on strike this morning at four Airgas USA locations in California, due to the company’s numerous violations of federal laws that protect workers’ rights.

Teamsters Union and Allies Protest Bill Gates and Cambridge Union Society

(CAMBRIDGE, UK) – Two members of the Teamsters Union, which represents U.S. refuse collectors at Republic Services, America’s second-largest rubbish disposal corporation, protested Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Cambridge Union Society yesterday. They were joined by supporters from Unite the Union, which represents refuse collectors in Cambridge and across Great Britain.

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