(WASHINGTON) — University of Minnesota employees represented by the Teamsters Union protested at the residence of Geir Haarde, Iceland’s ambassador to the U.S., Thursday night.
A Broadway casting director lost out on a reading for a new musical based on the iconic 1979 film “Norma Rae” because she wanted producers to make contributions to a Teamster health and pension fund, the Daily News has learned.
There are certain fundamentals to a union contract. In a worker-friendly state like Washington, union security is high on the list. Union security insures that all employees in the bargaining unit pay their fair share for representation under the contract.
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO executive board of 39 unions from across the city wrote a letter to Broadway League Chairman Robert Wankel today, demanding fair treatment for theater’s casting directors.
Bay Valley Food workers in Pecotonica, Illinois, who are members of Teamsters Local 754, remain strong on the strike line as their fight for a fair contract.
The Teamsters hosted a conference call for members last evening to give a detailed update on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Napoleon Gomez, president of Mexico’s Los Mineros Union, said workers in his country have been victimized by NAFTA. He said efforts to improve the trade deal won’t succeed unless it raises wages there.
Fox News’ Shepard Smith debunked the false story that has been circulating widely online that Teamsters in Puerto are on strike and preventing the distribution of supplies. The story has also been covered by Snopes, Politifact and here’s our statement.