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2010-06-07 16:05:00

School Bus Drivers in Linden and Lake Fenton Unite for Better Working Conditions WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers with First Student in Linden and Lake Fenton, Michigan, have voted overwhelmingly in two separate elections to join Teamsters Local 332 in Flint. The combined Teamster work force is 38 drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Drivers in Linden voted 18-2 in favor of Teamster representation, while drivers in Lake...

2010-06-04 09:00:00

Workers Raise Awareness of Their Struggle to Receive Fair Contract From Daycon WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, dozens of striking workers and their supporters from labor and the community handed out informational leaflets at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum that called on their employer, Daycon which is based in Upper Marlboro, Md., to return to the bargaining table and negotiate in good faith. The Smithsonian Institution is one of the major...

2010-05-24 20:52:00

Plan Would Have Reduced Gross Wages and Mileage Rates By 15 Percent WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have rejected a Wage Reduction-Job Security plan aimed at protecting the jobs of more than 7,000 workers and securing their health, welfare and pension benefits for the remainder of the National Master Freight Agreement. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Mail ballots were sent out April 30 and counted today...

2010-05-24 09:26:00

Teamsters Name Pension Expert to Company's Board WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union announced today that it has agreed to form two joint labor-management committees to address YRC Worldwide Inc.'s (YRCW) re-entry into Teamster pension funds in January 2011 and ways to enhance YRCW's competitiveness in the freight industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "Thanks to the sacrifice and hard work of our members, YRCW is...

2010-05-17 14:54:00

San Diego Drivers, Mechanics and Service Workers Overwhelmingly Choose Teamsters WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veolia Transportation drivers, mechanics and service workers in San Diego have voted by more than an 8-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 683. The 404 workers joined the Teamsters seeking respect, dignity and a democratic voice in their workplace. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "I loved the vote. It showed super support from our...

2010-05-03 17:04:00

Preliminary Indications: No Layoffs Expected WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union announced today that it is assembling an experienced team of experts to ensure its members' jobs and interests are protected should the proposed merger of United and Continental be approved by federal regulators and shareholders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Our most important responsibility is to ensure that the proposed Continental-United...

2010-04-28 14:38:00

Spring Grove School Bus Workers Stand United for Better Working Conditions WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers with Durham School Services in Spring Grove, Pa. have voted to join Teamsters Local 776 in Harrisburg. The drivers united to protect their rights on the job and improve their working conditions. There are 95 workers in the bargaining unit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "I've been here 15 years and we've been...

2010-04-27 13:50:00

First Student Workers Across the State Unite with Teamsters Local 633 WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a week-long sprint that included five elections covering 16 bargaining units, First Student workers throughout New Hampshire have voted to join Teamsters Local 633 in Manchester. The mechanics, dispatchers and clerks throughout all of the New Hampshire-based First Student locations that are represented by Local 633 have become the area's newest Teamsters. (Logo:...

2010-04-22 10:15:00

U.S. District Court Decision Saves 325 Jobs in Four Cities WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters today hailed a decision by a federal judge in Milwaukee that Frontier Airlines and its parent company must restore mechanic and stock-clerk work to union employees. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ordered Frontier and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: RJET) to adhere to...

2010-04-16 13:58:00

First Student Workers Continue to Drive Up Standards in New England WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers, monitors and mechanics with First Student in Merrimac, Mass. have voted to join Teamsters Local 42 in Lynn, adding 78 more workers to a growing list of school bus workers nationwide who are choosing Teamster representation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "I think becoming Teamsters will be beneficial to us all," said Sue...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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