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2011-06-29 21:51:00

Demand Bailout for Struggling Pension Funds at 28th International Convention LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates to the 28th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention unanimously approved a resolution to prosecute chief executives and other Wall Street players responsible for the global financial crisis of 2008. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "How come not a single Wall Street CEO has gone to jail after destroying the...

2011-04-29 18:27:00

Hoffa Hails Today's News, Vows Continued Effort To Keep Members Working WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The restructuring plan to protect 25,000 Teamster freight jobs at YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) has cleared an important hurdle and remains on track to be completed in July, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC), along...

2011-04-07 07:47:00

Vote is First Ratification Ballot in UPS Aircraft Mechanic History LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS aircraft mechanics overwhelmingly ratified a strong new contract that maintains health care benefits and provides wage increases, Teamsters Local 2727 President Bob Combine announced yesterday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The contract, which runs through Nov. 1, 2013, covers nearly 1,300 aircraft mechanics and was ratified by a...

2011-03-18 11:46:00

5,500 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Related to Review, Vote in Coming Weeks WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union and United Airlines Inc. (NYSE: UAL) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the 5,500 aircraft technicians and related employees throughout the U.S., Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa announced today. This is the first contract negotiated by the Teamsters for the group since the workers voted to join the union in...

2011-03-10 13:03:00

Gaining Fair, Annual Raises Driving Force in Election ATLANTA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of drivers for O'Reilly Auto Parts have voted to be represented by Teamsters Local 728 in Atlanta. The Forest Park-based company employs 42 CDL drivers, who voted 27-11 for the union. "On March 8 we stood together as drivers and are thrilled to now be able to call ourselves Teamsters," said route driver Kevin Culberson. The drivers rallied around having Teamster...

2011-03-03 14:11:00

Teamsters Local 570 Members Achieve Goals and Win Gains; Labor Dispute Avoided PURCELLVILLE, Va., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loudoun County Transit drivers have ratified a four-year contract, ending a lengthy negotiation process without disruption in service for D.C. commuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 570 in Baltimore, provide daily commuter service to and from Washington, D.C. for hundreds of...

2011-01-24 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached a tentative agreement on an industry-leading labor contract between UPS and its aircraft mechanics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The agreement comes after four years of negotiations involving Teamsters Local 2727, the Teamsters Airline Division, UPS and the National Mediation Board. "This is an excellent offer and a win for airline labor," said...

2010-12-29 15:04:00

Agreement Provides For Multiple Job Protections, Significant Wage Increases WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet service workers at Continental Airlines have ratified their first contract, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa announced today. The agreement, which covers about 7,600 workers, was ratified by an 84-16 percent margin and goes into effect retroactively to July 1, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "This is a milestone...

2010-12-20 10:50:00

Lake Villa, Ill., Drivers and Aides Unite for Fairness and Respect WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers and aides with Durham School Services in Lake Villa, Ill., have voted by a nearly 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 301 in Waukegan, seeking fairness and respect in their workplace. There are 143 workers in the bargaining unit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "I got 102 text messages from co-workers excited about the...

2010-11-29 13:45:00

Proposed Contract Includes Four Wage Increases, Job-Security Language, Other Gains WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union and United Continental Holdings, Inc. have reached a tentative agreement for a first contract covering 7,600 fleet service workers at Continental that provides four wage increases over the next 30 months and many other gains, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced today. (Logo:...