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.
Opioids now kill over 100 Americans every day. In a single year, opioids kill more Americans than died in the entire Vietnam and Iraq Wars. And while the underground drug trade is fueling this epidemic of medicalized self-destruction, the flow of black-market opioids is inseparable from its above-ground counterpart—the pharmaceutical companies that peddle the legal and FDA-approved pain killers like OxyContin and Vicodin. And now workers on the front lines of this crisis are challenging the nation’s biggest pushers to stop pumping deadly drugs into their neighborhoods.
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered Palmer Food Services to attend a multi-day hearing to answer for numerous alleged unfair labor charges against the employer starting on October 16, 2017 in Buffalo.