(PORT OF LOS ANGELES, Calif.) – In January, after three months of operating without a valid lease, NFI Industries (formerly the California Cartage family of companies), the largest trucking and warehousing company serving America’s leading port complex, announced its intention to vacate prime property owned by the Port of Los Angeles. This decision came three months after the LA City Council unanimously revoked NFI’s lease in the wake of the seventh strike by warehouse workers and port truck drivers at the site. On Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, the Port of Los Angeles issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new tenant for this critical site, which is strategically located in the Port’s “heavy weight corridor” and offers preferential tax treatment due to its historic designation as a “Foreign Trade Zone.” (Click here for a summary of regulatory action and litigation at NFI/California Cartage.)
(WASHINGTON D.C.) – The Teamsters Union will host a conference call Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. EST for Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) investors and industry analysts to discuss the impact of distribution changes on Coca-Cola sales and service across Southern California.
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin.
(NEW YORK) –– The following is a statement from Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda on reports that Amazon is reevaluating its decision to locate its HQ2 in Long Island City.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 848 and truck drivers for global companies filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to preempt California’s meal and rest break guarantees for workers.
(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, February 5, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Airlines will jointly ask the National Mediation Board (NMB) to mediate negotiation for an agreement covering maintenance controllers working at the company. The 90 maintenance controllers work in the carrier’s Chicago headquarters and coordinate maintenance and repairs for United Airlines’ aircraft fleet.
(NORTH HAMPTON, N.H.) – First Student bus drivers at the North Hampton, N.H. facility voted overwhelmingly to be represented by Teamsters Local 633. The workers provide student transportation services to the New Hampshire seacoast.
Drivers and helpers from Sysco’s Sygma Network in Monroe, Michigan near Detroit have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 337, the latest example of Sysco workers standing together nationwide to demand fair treatment and working conditions.