The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division reached a tentative agreement as part of the bargaining coalition with New Jersey Transit Rail Operations in the early evening of March 11, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.
The New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition (of which the BMWED is a part) meets again today with NJ Transit management in an effort to avoid service disruption and secure a new agreement for the 4,000-plus Union employees.
(SEATTLE) – In contract negotiations with its employees last week, Columbia Distributing, the Pacific Northwest’s largest distributor of beer, wine and liquor products, abruptly walked away from the bargaining table after insisting that workers pay more for their health insurance and accept dozens of concessions that would destroy workers’ job protections. Columbia’s drivers and warehouse workers, who are represented by the Teamsters, may be forced to go on strike as a result.
After five days of active picketing that dramatically impacted trucking companies and the marine terminal operators that continued to allow the trucks of struck companies into their yards, misclassified “independent contractor” drivers from XPO Logistics, Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT), and Gold Point Transportation ended their strike on October 30. Drivers from Pacific 9 Transportation remain on strike indefinitely. Amazon warehouse workers employed by Wilmington-based California Cartage also ended their strike with the support of the Teamsters.
The nation’s largest port—spread across parts of both Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA—is a strangely varied workplace. And after years of tenacious effort, workers throughout the port may soon share one important tool their predecessors once had: a union and, therefore, a better job.