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2010-04-14 16:58:00

CHARLESTOWN, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking to his supporters at the Teamsters Local 25 Hall in Charlestown, a very upbeat and visibly pleased President Sean O'Brien, said, "Today, the House of Representatives took a courageous and significant step towards putting people back to work in Massachusetts." He continued, "On behalf of the 11,000 members of Teamsters Local 25, I want to both congratulate and thank Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and his leadership team for standing...

2010-04-13 14:37:00

East Aurora First Student Drivers and Aides Unite for a Better Workplace WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers and aides with First Student in East Aurora, New York, have voted to become members of Teamsters Local 264 in Cheektowaga. The 55 workers are looking forward to negotiating for improvements as Teamsters, including fair pay, respect and fairness in their workplace. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "What a day; it's a...

2010-03-31 16:09:00

Illinois School Bus Workers Seek Fair Treatment, Improved Working Conditions WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers and monitors with First Student in South Holland, Illinois, have voted to join Teamsters Local 777 in Brookfield. The 215 workers are looking forward to improving their working conditions, including gaining fairness and respect from their employer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "I feel I've been mistreated. There...

2010-03-29 13:01:00

School Bus Drivers and Monitors Seek Fairness and Respect WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Highland, Illinois, have voted to join the Teamsters Union. The 66 workers who are seeking fairness and respect from their employer are now members of Teamsters Local 525 in Alton. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "We united because we saw things taken away from us, like pay, and there is a lot of...

2010-03-23 15:43:00

Job Losses, Higher Costs for Working Families Would Result WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamsters from throughout New York State rallied today at the capitol in Albany to oppose to the proposed soda tax. A soda tax would result in declining beverage sales that are delivered by Teamster members in the state, causing wide-spread job losses. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "The Governor's proposed soda tax is the wrong fix,"...

2010-03-19 13:43:00

Water Management Workers Rally in Response to Unfair Labor Practices CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 workers forced to take a furlough day by the City of Chicago in violation of their contract rallied in opposition outside the Department of Water Management on Friday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) As Water Management turned workers away, claiming a "lack of work," private contractors were being paid to perform Teamster duties....

2010-03-18 16:00:00

Joint Council 7 Representatives Present Check at Offices of Special Olympics PLEASANT HILL, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 18, representatives from Teamsters Joint Council 7 in San Francisco donated $25,000 to the Special Olympics of Northern California. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) Joint Council 7 represents more than 88,000 members throughout Northern California and Western Nevada. Teamsters Western Region Vice...

2010-03-16 16:15:00

Statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Now is the time to get this done. Teamster members have solid health care coverage, but the outrageous cost of insurance is hurting our employers and dragging down the economy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) Working families cannot afford a health care system that allows a for-profit insurance company to increase premiums by 39 percent, the way Anthem...

2010-03-05 11:28:00

Teamsters Now Represent Nearly All Eligible UPS Freight Workers WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS Freight workers in LaCrosse, Wis., unanimously voted to ratify their first-ever contract as Teamsters. The Teamsters now represent nearly all of the 12,600 UPS Freight drivers and dockworkers eligible to join the union. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The workers, who service hard-to-reach areas outside of UPS Freight's existing terminals, are...

2010-03-04 11:23:00

Drivers, Mechanics and Dispatchers Unite for Respect and Fairness WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Student drivers, mechanics and dispatchers in Berlin, Vermont, have voted overwhelmingly, 41-6, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 597 in South Barre. The workers came together seeking respect, fairness and improved safety. There are 63 workers in the bargaining unit. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "I'm really happy we're...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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