First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, have voted overwhelmingly, 102-33, in favor of representation by the Teamsters Union, seeking fair pay, affordable health insurance, respect and a voice in their workplace. The 167 workers are now members of Teamsters Local 638 in Minneapolis, and the first of more than 2,000 First Student workers who have the potential to become Teamsters in Minnesota.
Mechanics and related class and craft workers at Horizon Air have overwhelming voted to join the Teamsters Union by a 245 to 187 vote. The National Mediation Board certified the results today.
Looking for a real union with real power, the 485 mechanics and related employees in the bargaining unit opted to join the Teamsters after their former association, AMFA, failed to provide representation. At the forefront of the campaign was the issue of outsourcing, a large threat to air safety, homeland security and good jobs in the U.S. The workers are based in Portland, Oregon.
A story Tanieya Lewis of WTOL-TV in Toledo Ohio shines a spotlight on workers organizing to stimulate the economy and bring dignity and respect to their workplace.
Thank you for your interest in forming a union with the Teamsters at your current job site. In order to help you organize your coworkers, please complete the form below so we can direct you to the nearest local union or Joint Council for further information. Please note that this is not a job application; this is to help you organize a union at your workplace. (En Español)
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When workers form a union, they gain a voice in decisions that affect their jobs, their future and their families. Unfortunately, management doesn’t always like the idea of sharing the decision making with employees. So management’s first reaction may be to make a lot of misleading statements to try to convince you not to join together.
Knowing what to expect from management will help you stay focused on your real goal—winning a voice on the job and a say in your future.
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Law Enforcement, Water Dept. Employees Join Local 662
December 20, 2006
Local 662 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has scored three public employees victories recently, winning organizing elections at two police departments and a city water department.
On October 26, 2006, 39 jailers and dispatch officers in Barron County, Wisconsin voted to become Teamsters.
After a Long Lull, 75 Workers Join California Local
On April 23, 75 workers at Wildwood Harvest Foods in Watsonville, California voted to join Teamsters Local 912 to gain job security and negotiate for better wages and benefits. The new Teamsters are production line workers and packers for the company, which produces tofu, vegetarian products and soy milk. The win is Local 912’s first organizing victory in approximately 25 years.