(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters Union made oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2015 decision to open the border to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers for long-haul operations.
(PORT OF SAVANNAH, Ga.) – XPO Drayage, Inc., has reached a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over Unfair Labor Practice charges filed by Teamsters Local 728, Atlanta, following a widely-publicized incident, which was captured on police audio tape and subsequently shared on the Huffington Post, outside XPO’s Wentworth, Ga. facility. XPO, which has a long history of retaliation against its drivers for concerted union activity and for misclassifying its drayage and last mile drivers as “independent contractors” rendering them outside the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), has signed an agreement in which the company agreed to post an official Board notice effectively stating that these misclassified drivers have the right to form a union and are protected under the NLRA.
(MOKENA, ILL.) – Teamsters Local 710 Trustee John T. Coli has signed an agreement making Local 710 freight members at ABF whole in their pensions. The Teamsters secured an important grievance win settled in favor of the union on February 23.
(TRENTON, N.J.) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, N.J. filed for Teamster representation today, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world
(WASHINGTON) – Becky Strzechowski, President of Local 700 in Chicago and a Trustee of Joint Council 25, has been appointed as the Director of the Teamsters Human Rights Diversity Commission.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union denounced the defeat of two amendments offered in committee to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would have permanently repealed the “Cadillac Tax” which imposes a 40 percent tax on high quality health care plans starting in 2025. This excise tax would unfairly target middle class working families and ultimately increase the cost of their health care plans as insurers pass along the cost to the participants.
(WASHINGTON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa called on the chairmen and ranking members of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce to support a repeal of the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive insurance plans in a letter sent today. Currently, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) only delays implementation of the so-called “Cadillac Tax” until 2025.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on a new Department of Transportation (DOT) report that states truck drivers experienced no net benefits from expanded rest breaks put in place by the Obama administration under revised hours-of-service (HOS) rules.