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Green Bay Teamsters Reject Contract With Major Whole Foods Supplier, Authorize Strike

(GREEN BAY, Wis.) – On Saturday, drivers and warehouse workers at UNFI/SuperValu (NYSE: UNFI) in Green Bay, represented by Teamsters Local 662, voted overwhelmingly to reject the company’s proposed contract and authorize a strike. Approximately 150 Wisconsin Teamsters who distribute food to grocery chains such as Festival Foods, County Market, and Sentry, join the growing movement of UNFI/SuperValu workers across the country on the verge of a significant labor dispute.

Midwest Teamsters Reject Starbucks Supplier Contract

(HODGKINS, Ill.) – Yesterday, drivers and warehouse workers represented by Teamsters Local 710 at DPI Specialty Foods voted overwhelmingly to reject the company’s proposed contract. Nearly 300 drivers and warehouse workers, who deliver exclusively to over 900 Starbucks stores in the greater Chicago area, as well as in Minneapolis, St. Louis and Indianapolis, have been negotiating a new contract with DPI for months.

 

Hoffa: Proposed Hours of Service Changes Would Put Road Safety at Risk

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a notice of proposed rulemaking unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today addressing hours of service changes for truckers that would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large.

“While we continue to review these proposed regulatory changes by the FMCSA, the Teamsters have serious concerns about what we have seen thus far when it comes to these hours of service reforms. 

Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement with Air Canada

(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The proposed contract covers over 700 customer service representatives, reservation assistants, air cargo workers and other employees at the company’s U.S. base of operations.

Illinois Central of Wilmington, Ill. school bus drivers and monitors

Chicagoland Teamsters Ratify Three School Bus Contracts in Under Two Weeks

(CHICAGO) – Teamsters in the Chicago metropolitan area have ratified three contracts in less than two weeks for over 500 drivers and monitors working for Illinois Central School Bus. Teamsters Local 179 unanimously ratified a contract for workers at the Wilmington, Ill. location and Teamsters Local 777 ratified contracts at the Carol Stream and St. Charles locations by a 90 percent margin of victory.

 

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