(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the report that the U.S. Department of Justice today filed an appeal of the permanent injunction against the implementation of an overtime rule finalized during the Obama administration on behalf of the U.S. Labor Department.
(HOUSTON) – Delivery drivers and warehouse workers at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (Southern Glazer) in the Houston area have ratified their first contract with Teamsters Local 988. The nearly 200-member unit voted overwhelmingly for the contract.
(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) – The Hawkeye State’s Republican-led government made it a priority in early 2017 to crack down on the ability of unionized public sector workers in the state to collectively bargain. But these lawmakers are learning the Teamsters aren’t backing down from this fight.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamster leaders and port truck drivers fighting for their employee rights with the help of the Teamsters announced their support today for measures that would take steps to address the broken employment system that exists in port trucking and empower local ports to reduce pollution, mitigate traffic congestion, heighten highway safety and improve efficiency.
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 118 based in Rochester, N.Y., achieved a significant victory for unionized labor with a settlement of more than $60,000 in damages following a long-running dispute with Palmer Food Company, Inc. The case involved numerous unfair labor charges filed with the Federal National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo that alleged a broad attempt to crush union activity at the company.
(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – Senior management of luxury private jet providers Flexjet and Flight Options informed the Teamsters last week that they would not implement the Merged Collective Bargaining Agreement (“MCBA”) covering the combined Flexjet and Flight Options pilot groups that was awarded by an arbitrator on October 10, 2017.
(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed Tommy Blitsch director of the Teamsters Trade Show and Convention Centers Division.
(WASHINGTON) – At the fourth round of NAFTA renegotiation, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters dispatched staff from both its U.S. and Canadian trade policy teams to track and influence the negotiations on behalf of several top Teamster priorities, including highway safety, dairy supply management and worker rights.