James P. Hoffa: Message to the Amazon MAD4 Workers: International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa sends a letter of solidarity to striking Amazon workers in Spain.
Pension Reform, 2018 Election Top Issues at IBT Political Conference: Teamsters Local 700 Political Director Greg Ortiz was one of the many Teamsters who descended on Capitol Hill this week to lobby lawmakers and learn about the union’s plans to get involved and activate membership in advance of the 2018 election. Greg and other Teamsters from locals all over the U.S. spent today going from office to office meeting with elected officials and talking about pension reform, specifically the Butch Lewis Act.
Valley Teamsters Rally for Bill to Save Pension: Thousands of people, including some Teamsters from the Valley, are expected to rally in Columbus today in support of legislation that would rescue financially-troubled retirement plans.
Teamsters Overwhelmingly Approve Contract at Wegmans: After months of negotiations, members of Teamsters Local 118 employed in the Wegmans General Merchandise Warehouse overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year agreement. The general merchandise warehouse agreement is separate from the grocery and transportation agreement which is set for renegotiations next year.
Southern California Teamsters Ratify New Miller Beer Contract: With a 172-9 ‘Yes’ vote, workers at the Miller Brewery in Irwindale, California ratified their newest Teamsters contract. “Our members are pleased,” said Phil Cooper, Principal Officer and Secretary- Treasurer of Local 896. “The way the contract was negotiated they won’t have to pay anything for their medical costs, and that is something that we are really happy with.”
Southern Air Pilots Secure Tentative Letter of Agreement to Improve Pay, Standards: Pilots who fly for Southern Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ: AAWW), announced today they have reached a tentative Letter of Agreement (LOA) that is intended to improve working conditions, wages and benefits for the Southern pilots. The LOA which will be voted on from July 25 to August 9, raises some standards at Southern Air — after two and a half years of stalled negotiations because of AAWW litigation — to be on par with those of pilots at AAWW-owned Atlas Air who are working under their own substandard, seven-year-old amalgamated contract. Pilots at both airlines are represented by their union, the Airline Pilots Association, Teamsters Local 1224.
Waste Equity Bill Passes City Council: Today, New York City Council passed the Waste Equity Bill (Intro 157) at its Stated Meeting, a bill that would cap the amount of waste handled by overburdened communities
Local 710 Vaccaro Trucking Members Unanimously Ratify New Contract: The Teamsters Local 710 Drivers and Forklift Operators voted unanimously to ratify their new five-year contract with Vaccaro Trucking last Friday.
Local 727 Representatives Attend SCI Shareholder Meeting and Demand Independent SCI Board Chairman: For the fifth consecutive year, a Teamsters Local 727 representative travelled to Service Corporation International’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Houston, Texas in May to continue to insist on the appointment of an independent Board of Directors Chairman and to speak to the Board about the ongoing concerns of Funeral Directors in the Chicago market.