The following is the official transcript of testimony given by Teamsters Local Union 416 President Nick “Sonny” Nardi at the NAFTA Field Hearing at UAW Local 1250 on Aug. 3. The hearing was hosted by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
A group of high-profile Democratic Senators, led by Sherrod Brown of Ohio, wrote letters to the nation’s top retail CEOs Monday, demanding they crack down on trucking companies that turned their workers into modern-day indentured servants.
Jobs are a vehicle for economic opportunity. They should provide the pay and benefits workers in Michigan and around the country need to support themselves and their families. But increasingly that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a Fox Business News interview today that the interests of workers must not be forgotten as the administration begins to renegotiate NAFTA.
ITF General Secretary, Steve Cotton, discuss Teamsters in the U.S. supporting transport worker struggles world-wide and International Transport Workers Federation building union power during an interview on RadioLabour.net.
Intermodal Bridge Transport driver Daniel Aneseko Uaina (Seko), standing alongside former mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, at one of the rallies outside of port of Los Angeles/Long Beach terminal, said: “I don’t care if it’s the 15th or 115th strike, we will continue to fight for justice!”
(HARRISBURG, Pa.) – More than a thousand Teamsters from across Pennsylvania rallied on the steps of the state capitol today to protest legislation designed to weaken worker protections and undercut their ability to bargain for improvements on the job.
Without reaching an agreement with Teamsters Local 727, SMG laid off its security, fire and safety officers that Local 727 represents at McCormick Place, the international trade show venue in Chicago.