(COLUMBUS, Ohio) –– Teamsters Local 284 members employed by Republic Services of Columbus, Ohio, filed suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, March 13, to recover unpaid overtime for hours they were forced to work off-the-clock in violation of federal and state wage and hour laws.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans convened for its initial meeting, pledging to work together to find a bipartisan solution to the pension crisis.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Dennis Pierce, President of the Teamsters Rail Conference, regarding the California High Speed Rail Authority’s 2018 Business Plan:
(DETROIT) – Today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Teamsters Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak in announcing the union’s endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan. The announcement was made at an event in downtown Detroit attended by Teamsters and community members.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a letter he sent to President Trump after it was announced Thursday afternoon that the U.S. would be placing tariffs on the importation of steel and aluminum from countries outside North America, with an exemption process in place for other nations.
(MILWAUKEE) – Teamsters Joint Council 39 has announced its endorsement of Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge, Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Dallet has over 20 years of experience in the Wisconsin Court system, both as a prosecutor and a judge, and has committed to bring independence and balance to the state’s highest court.
(CARSON, Calif.) – School bus drivers, monitors and mechanics who work at Durham School Services in Carson, Calif. voted by a 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 572. The workers will join more than 500 Durham School Services employees already represented by a Teamster contract.
Under ordinary circumstances, a strike authorization vote by just six people should not have required the use of the large auditorium at the Teamsters Union Hall, nor would it require representatives from four different Teamsters Local Unions to be in attendance. But as Swire Coca-Cola attempts to force a substandard contract onto six ‘checkers’ – employees who inspect pallets of product for accuracy before they are sent out and when they are returned – we find that these are not ordinary circumstances.