A part-time UPS worker from Brooklyn is hoping to send his Teamsters union leadership a message on Nov. 15: “You’re out!”
Trinidadian-born Dave Loobie, 40, is the first part-time worker to ever run for a union position at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — one of the largest and most well-known labor organizations in the world.
A Fayette Circuit Court jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to eight black men who had filed a 2014 lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington.
“The verdict of the jury maybe will change things at UPS, because they really need change,” said UPS tractor-trailer driver William Barber, 54, a plaintiff who continues to be employed by the company. “...We hope UPS sees this and addresses the situation.”
January 22, 2015: Since last year’s Congressional elections, lawmakers in at least nine states have signaled that they intend to introduce “right-to-work” legislation. Wisconsin, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio and Missouri will be battlegrounds over the misnamed legislation, with bills being introduced in early 2015. Efforts to pass RTW laws are also expected in Colorado, Kentucky, Montana and Pennsylvania. “Right to Work” laws mandate unions to represent workers who don’t pay any dues or fees...
January 8, 2015: Stewards in your building have had a lot of success in winning grievances and getting more members involved. How do you do it? A lot of our organizing is done from our parking lot meetings held every other Thursday and Friday. What do you do at the parking lot meetings? The topics depend on what the most important issues are at work that week. One week it could be management cracking down on attendance, another it...
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This April 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. As our nation prepares to celebrate his life and work, it is important to remember that it wasn’t always celebrated at the time.