Teamster News

With Supreme Court case pending, UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers

The Washington Post
10/29/2014

This week United Parcel Service sent a memo to employees announcing a change in policy for pregnant workers: starting January 1, the company will offer temporary light duty positions not just to workers injured on the job, which is current policy, but to pregnant workers who need it as well.

From Kings of the Road to Serfs of the Company

Dollars and Sense
10/29/2014

The truck driver was once the king of the road, riding high from the 1950s through the 1970s. Sitting up in the tractor, pulling an eighteen-wheler, looking out over America's city streets and country roads and highways, he--back then, the driver was almost always a he--earned a good money, often had health benefits, and may well have had a pension plan.

Fast Food in Denmark Serves Something Atypical: Living Wages

The New York Times
10/27/2014

On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and prepared for a movie and beer with friends. He had paid his rent and all his bills, stashed away some savings, yet still had money for nights out.

TeamCare Sticks with Healthcare Cuts

October 24, 2014: The new Health Plan covering UPS Teamsters in the Southwest and New Jersey Local 177 is improving health benefits. Why won’t TeamCare?

Over the past two weeks, UPS Teamsters in most of the West and in New Jersey Local 177 got some good news in the mail: their health and welfare fund is improving benefits. 

What's on Tap at the TDU Convention

October 24, 2014: This year’s TDU Convention will feature Teamster leaders and labor activists who are building union power, including …

Teamsters Voting for Change

October 24, 2014: Teamster members have voted out incumbent local union officers in Dayton Ohio and Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

105 years old, still drawing a pension

Pensions & Investments
10/22/2014

She is more than 105 years old and still collecting pension benefits from the Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Conferences Pension Fund.

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