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Federal Charges Filed by Teamsters Against Buffett-Owned Furniture Firm

(NEWARK, N.J.) – Legal counsel for The Professional Mover’s Union, Teamsters Local 814, has filed unfair labor practice charges against Cort Furniture, a Berkshire-Hathaway subsidiary. The charges filed today with the National Labor Relations Board are based on what union officials say was the retaliatory firing of 19 workers, most of whom had spoken out about poor coronavirus safety practices and who had also recently signed cards to unionize.

Teamsters Port Division Director Comments on AB5

The following is a statement by Ron Herrera, Teamsters International Vice President and Director of the Port Division, and President, LA County Federation of Labor. This statement concerns AB5, a law passed by California which makes it harder to misclassify workers, an already illegal practice in the state. The comment is on amicus briefs filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney, City of Oakland, and California Federation of Labor in CTA v. Becerra. 


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