(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the approval of legislation by the House Energy & Commerce Committee yesterday that would begin the process of streamlining rules around the testing and development of certain autonomous vehicles.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today unveiled an XPO global leadership group to tackle the company’s anti-worker, anti-union stance. The new initiative was announced by the organisation’s general secretary, Steve Cotton, from its inaugural meeting in Los Angeles, USA.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union today denounced the introduction of legislation by House Republicans that would roll back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. The decision established stronger protections for millions of American workers by holding employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers accountable.
IRVING, TEXAS -- In a critical victory for corporate citizenship and responsibility, McKesson shareholders defeated on Wednesday the company’s “Say on Pay” executive compensation vote and threw their support behind much needed corporate governance reforms aimed at holding the nation’s largest drug distributor accountable for its role in fueling the opioid crisis. In an effort led by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a long-term shareholder in McKesson, a majority of McKesson shareholders voted to reject the board’s request to approve McKesson’s executive compensation policies. The Teamsters argued the company’s executive pay practices risked insulating CEO John Hammergren’s from the legal, political and reputational risks surrounding the company’s role in the opioid crisis. In addition, the company acquiesced to the Teamsters demand to separate the positions of Chair and CEO.
Yesterday morning a group of Teamster furniture movers who have been locked out by Farmingdale-based Waldner’s Business Environments since July 5th, crashed a meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature to protest a politician’s family ties to the union busting company.
(LINCOLN, R.I.) – Teamster Local 251 members have won an agreement for a new contract at Twin River Casino after a 41.5 hour strike from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Teamster members unanimously authorized a strike when Twin River demanded a contract that imposed health care cuts and eliminated workers’ job security.
(LOS ANGELES) – A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down one location after a police raid resulted in a nearly $2 million loss for the company.
(MONTGOMERY, N.Y.) - Drivers who deliver groceries for United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) in Montgomery ratified their first-ever Teamster contract this weekend. The contract guarantees overtime pay after 40 hours worked in a week, yearly pay raises, protections against unfair discipline, among many other improvements demanded by the drivers.