Teamster News

Wisconsin Workers Protest 'Right-to-Work' Threat

February 25, 2015: "The weather was cold yesterday but the crowd came together for the first of rally of the growing protest against the latest attack on workers and the Middle class in Wisconsin."

Retirees Facing Severe Pension Cuts

NBC
02/24/2015

Whit Wyatt of Washington Court House worked as a teamster truck driver for 33 years. Now Whit and his wife Barb have a comfortable retirement living on Whit's teamster pension and social security.

But Wyatt is one of hundreds of thousands of union retirees who may soon see severe cuts to their monthly pension checks. “I've planned my life around my guaranteed pension and it just looks like that's going to be taken away," Wyatt said.

Ohio Teamsters want New Leadership

February 23, 2015: Teamsters in Ohio are joining the movement for change in the International union. Ben Sizemore, A YRC driver in Local 407 told the Cleveland meeting yesterday “We’re goin’ to smoke ‘em in the election next year.”

US Presses for West Coast Port Deal Today

Transport Topics
02/20/2015

Labor Secretary Tom Perez directed the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to reach a tentative contract deal today or face the prospect of talks next week in Washington’s politically charged environment, news services reported.

Judge approves end to U.S. decree overseeing Teamsters

The Detroit News
02/18/2015

A federal judge late Tuesday approved a landmark settlement that will phase out and end the government’s oversight and 25-year consent decree to keep mob influence out of the 1.4 million-member union.

Canadian Rail Strike Ends as Parties Agree to Arbitration

The New York Times
02/17/2015

A strike by about 3,000 locomotive engineers and conductors at the Canadian Pacific Railway unexpectedly ended on Monday, its second day, as both sides agreed to arbitration. The announcement came about half an hour before a bill was to be introduced in Parliament ordering the members of the union, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, back to work.

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