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The trail of painkillers leads to West Virginia's southern coalfields, to places like Kermit, population 392. There, out-of-state drug companies shipped nearly 9 million highly addictive — and potentially lethal — hydrocodone pills over two years to a single pharmacy in the Mingo County town.
The University of Minnesota is unjustly disciplining employees who take time off when they are sick, the union representing U food service and maintenance workers says. Joined by other U employees and allies, they held a demonstration Tuesday outside the administration building on the Minneapolis campus.
(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) –Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who also serves as President of Teamsters Local 175 in South Charleston, filed a formal complaint today against the West Virginia Right to Work Committee for violating election campaign laws. The complaint comes after recent revelations of undisclosed mailings by the anti-union group to West Virginia voters, including Teamster members, without registering or reporting its activity with the state.
Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer and Local 175 President, appeared on talk radio yesterday to discuss the ongoing fight against RTW in his home state of West Virginia.
McKesson Corp. said in March it would dismiss 1,600 workers in the U.S. and expects the departures will cost about $300 million, mostly in severance payments. Chief Executive Officer John Hammergren is staying put, which might be just as well for the drug distributor’s bottom line.
(LAS VEGAS) –– Teamsters from Philadelphia and nationwide resolved at the union’s 29th International Convention to join together in opposition to soda taxes that hurt good jobs in the beverage industry.
I got my first job as a sanitation worker in 1985 at a private company in the Bronx. The pay – $16.10 an hour – was good for a 15-year-old black man at the time. And it was more than a job; it was the beginning of a career.
Swift Transportation's failure to rein in CEO Jerry Moyes' excessive pledging of stock highlights deep concerns with the company's corporate governance and the material risks created by having a board beholden to a minority stockholder through a dual-class voting structure. Read the letter, here.