(IOWA CITY, Iowa) - Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) joined working women from across the Midwest to discuss the upcoming election during a presidential forum Thursday evening sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
(DURBAN, South Africa) – Today, the Teamsters Union is warning South African institutional investors regarding the many risks facing investments in one of the world's largest transportation and warehousing companies, XPO Logistics [NYSE: XPO] at the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa conference in Durban, South Africa. The conference is the largest gathering of South African institutional investors, an industry with 6.2 trillion ZAR or $440 billion USD assets under management. The union is meeting with pension fund trustees and other investment professionals throughout the conference.
(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more than 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide.
(WORCESTER, Mass.) – On Friday, July 19, 39 school bus drivers from First Student of Westborough, Mass. voted to join Teamsters Local 170. Organizer Shawn Stevens and Business Agent Jim Marks worked with the drivers to successfully organize the bus yard under the direction and support of Local 170 Secretary-Treasurer Shannon George.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House’s passage today of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
“Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnate wages for more than a decade. So the Teamsters applaud the House for taking action to help close the income inequality gap that has made it difficult for many hardworking Americans to support their families.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the passage of legislation offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax”
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached an agreement in principle with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The agreement covers over 700 customer service representatives, reservation assistants, air cargo workers and other employees at the company’s U.S. base of operations.
(TRENTON, N.J.) – Today, Teamsters and NFI workers called on the NJEDA Board at its monthly meeting to rescind tax breaks to NFI, a lawbreaking company that stands to benefit from nearly $80 million in tax breaks at the expense of New Jersey taxpayers through the Grow NJ Program which is under intense scrutiny.