(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 .
(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.
(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.”
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with AT&T workers and their union, Communications Workers of America (CWA), as they fight back against plans by a vulture capitalist hedge fund that would harm the company’s workers.
(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.
(BOSTON)—Teamsters Local 25 met with Republic Services in an effort to end the six-week strike taking place in the towns of Marshfield, Rockland and Abington. This morning’s negotiations session was the eighth meeting since negotiations began in March.
(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.
(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.