(WASHINGTON) – XPO warehouse workers in Indianapolis, Indiana and XPO freight drivers in Rockaway, New Jersey filed for Teamster representation today, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world.
A group of nearly 150 aircraft fuelers have authorized a strike against their employer, escalating their fight for a first contract with Swissport. The workers, who fuel nearly all aircraft departing from Sea-Tac International Airport, have been working to negotiate a first contract since voting in March to join Teamsters Local 174.
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Teamsters Local 667 sanitation truck drivers with Waste Management, Inc. unanimously backed a new three-year agreement earlier this month that provides some workers as much as an immediate $3 an hour raise and reduces the company’s ability to retaliate against its workers.
(WASHINGTON) – More than 150 Teamster workers and retirees headed to Capitol Hill today to urge their members of Congress to support pension reform changes that would protect the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans that are currently jeopardized.
The bipartisan House-Senate Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was created earlier this year and ordered to work on a fix to the looming pension crisis. It has until Nov. 30 to come up with a solution that can then be forwarded to the rest of Congress for consideration.
(SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine) – Teamster drivers and mechanics at Shaw’s Distribution Center in Wells, Maine, overwhelmingly ratified their first contract on October 24.
(WASHINGTON) – A new national addendum has been approved by Teamster members working at American Red Cross, with over 91 percent voting to ratify. The three-year agreement was the result of several months of negotiations between the Teamsters, other labor unions in the Coalition of Unions and American Red Cross. The addendum will go into effect once the Coalition meets the ratification threshold established in the parties’ ground rules agreement.
(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Nearly a year after more than 90 APP/World Fuel Services fuel drivers ratified their first Teamster contract, a group of 16 propane drivers and service technicians joined them this week, voting by a wide margin to become members of Teamsters Local 174. The organizing victory came after a months-long anti-union campaign by their employer.
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Coca-Cola Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) workers in Bluefield, W.Va., shut down state-wide distribution operations yesterday when approximately 28 employees went on a one-day unfair labor practice strike after the company made unilateral changes. The picket line was extended to other Coca-Cola Consolidated locations in Logan, Charleston, Parkersburg, and Clarksburg, where approximately 130 workers elected to honor the picket lines.