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Teamsters, Gov. Laura Kelly Push for School Bus Driver Unemployment Benefits

(TOPEKA, Kan.) – Yesterday, Teamster school bus drivers went to the Kansas State Capitol to lobby on behalf of SB 38 and HB 2315, legislation that would extend unemployment insurance (UI) to school bus drivers employed by private contractors. Kansas is one of a handful of states that doesn’t allow school bus drivers employed by private contractors to collect UI during the summer months.

Teamsters Local 916 Celebrates Black History Month

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) – Black History Month honors the sacrifices and contributions that African-Americans have made. As Teamster members, we recognize the positive impact and imprint that these contributions have made in our union and that continue to resonate in the work fulfilled by our members.

XPO, Verizon to Close Facility in Memphis, Workers Claim Retaliation

(WASHINGTON) – XPO workers denounced today’s announcement by XPO Logistics, Inc. that it will be closing its Verizon-contracted Memphis facility beginning April 15, 2019. With this closure, XPO and Verizon will walk away from a warehouse that was the subject of an Oct. 21, 2018 New York Times article that exposed pregnancy discrimination. The closure will take an estimated 400 jobs out of the Memphis community.

 

Teamsters at Nelson Trucking Unanimously Authorize Strike Action

(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Despite snowy roads and an early Sunday morning time slot, an overwhelming majority of the 33 truck drivers and dispatchers at Nelson Trucking came to the Local 174 union hall last weekend and voted unanimously in favor of authorizing a strike. The drivers, who haul heavy equipment and oversize specialty loads, used the unanimous vote to voice their displeasure with management’s attempts to gut the seniority and other provisions in their Teamster contract.

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