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2014-07-16 12:29:06

New Three-Year Contract Increases Wages, Benefits For 4,000 Teamsters WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of Teamster local unions that represent pipeline construction workers in the United States voted in favor of a new three-year contract, the Teamsters Union announced today. The contract covers about 4,000 Teamsters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "Our pipeline workers will benefit from the improved wages, benefits and other...

2014-06-09 20:20:23

Teamsters General President Urges Members to Oppose Potential Floor Amendments That Would Force Drivers Behind the Wheel Longer, Allow Bigger Trucks on Highways WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa denounced two potential floor amendments to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) FY '15 Appropriations bill that will weaken highway safety...

2014-06-09 12:24:35

Union Leaders Urge Administration To Look Again At Steel Imports WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and top leaders with the union's railway conference are calling on the Department of Commerce to fully weigh the concerns of the U.S. steel industry as it continues its anti-dumping probe looking at cheap imports being brought into this country by South Korea and eight other nations....

2014-05-29 16:21:12

Teamsters Locals 1224, 769 to Lead Campaign to Unionize Pilots WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters Airline Division announced the start of a new initiative to organize pilots at Florida West International Airways (FWIA), a cargo airline based out of Miami International Airport. The pilots fly routes throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "No other labor union can offer these...

2014-05-14 16:21:04

Hoffa-Led Global Delegation Calls for Board Oversight of Worker Rights BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a powerful delegation of Teamsters, including North American school bus workers, in calling on the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors to address the company's poor worker rights record at its North American subsidiaries. The delegation brought these concerns to the company's Annual...

2014-05-13 12:20:47

Global Union Leaders Stand Up for North American School Bus Workers LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers' rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In an historic meeting, the leaders of two of the...

2014-03-31 16:24:53

Local 817 Leader Committed to Strong Representation, Growth in New Media WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today announced the appointment of Tom O'Donnell, President of Teamsters Local 817 in Lake Success, New York, as Director of the Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "Tom has been a strong partner in growing the Motion...

2014-02-20 08:21:15

Durham School Services Drivers and Attendants to Receive Unpaid Wages BALTIMORE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Teamsters Local 570: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Baltimore school bus drivers and attendants have reached a $1.25 million wage settlement with their employer, Durham School Services, the transportation contractor for Baltimore City Public Schools. The settlement covers damages for 366 class...

2014-01-14 12:21:18

Local and High Speed Rail Most Economic Way to Link Cities WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union is praising the significant commitment to continued funding for high speed and local commuter rail systems in California that are part of the state budget recently proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Governor Brown continues to set high the priority of rail transportation," said Jim Hoffa,...

2014-01-13 00:20:09

New 5-Year Contract Increases Wages, Strengthens Pensions, Tackles Subcontracting WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS Freight Teamsters have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new national five-year master agreement that increases wages, significantly strengthens pension benefits and takes on the issue of subcontracting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) The vote, which was 5,195 to 2,094 as of Sunday night, was held at local union halls during...


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