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Hoffa: Proposed Hours of Service Changes Would Put Road Safety at Risk

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a notice of proposed rulemaking unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today addressing hours of service changes for truckers that would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large.

“While we continue to review these proposed regulatory changes by the FMCSA, the Teamsters have serious concerns about what we have seen thus far when it comes to these hours of service reforms. 

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with Air Canada

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The proposed contract covers over 700 customer service representatives, reservation assistants, air cargo workers and other employees at the company’s U.S. base of operations.

Illinois Central of Wilmington, Ill. school bus drivers and monitors

Chicagoland Teamsters Ratify Three School Bus Contracts in Under Two Weeks

(CHICAGO) – Teamsters in the Chicago metropolitan area have ratified three contracts in less than two weeks for over 500 drivers and monitors working for Illinois Central School Bus. Teamsters Local 179 unanimously ratified a contract for workers at the Wilmington, Ill. location and Teamsters Local 777 ratified contracts at the Carol Stream and St. Charles locations by a 90 percent margin of victory.

 

Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With UFCW, Condemn Mississippi Raids on Workers

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union stands with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) as it works to protect its members against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that are tearing families apart. Federal authorities raided two Mississippi food processing plants represented by UFCW yesterday and arrested scores of union members there. 

A group of 13 office clerical staff working for DHL Seattle and Sea-Tac voted today to become members of Teamsters Local 174. The couriers, ramp workers, and part-time loaders and unloaders at these locations are already Teamsters, so the addition of the clerical staff makes these facilities wall-to-wall Teamster shops.

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