Teamster News

The Largest Lockout You've Never Heard Of

June 27, 2014: More than 500 Teamsters in South Carolina Local 509 have been locked out for two months by the AGY corporation, in the largest Teamster labor struggle in the country.

Local 43 Merges into Local 200

The Journal Times
06/26/2014

With the addition of Racine Teamsters, the Milwaukee-based Teamsters chapter now has more than 600 new members.

YRC Freight Proposed Change of Operations

UPDATED June 26, 2014: YRC Freight has submitted a proposed change of operations to the IBT which would re-open distribution centers in Memphis and Houston, and reclassify Seattle as a distribution center.

Give Veterans the Health Care They Deserve, Staff the VA

AFL-CIO
06/25/2014

The recent revelations of long waiting lists for military veterans seeking treatment at Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities and of management cover-ups has prompted AFGE to again call on Congress to fully staff the VA in order to provide the health care veterans deserve.

Central States Fund: $18.7 Billion

June 20, 2014: The overdue year-end 2013 report on the Central States Pension Fund shows that it grew by $1 billion to $18.7 billion on the rising stock market.

80th Anniversary Celebrates Historic '34 Teamster Strike

June 13, 2014: Eighty years ago, in a defining moment for the American labor movement, the Teamsters Union defeated employers in a titanic truck strike in Minneapolis. It made Minneapolis a union town, spurred over-the-road organizing across the Midwest and paved the way for the Teamsters to become a powerhouse international union.

Unions Boost Women’s Earnings, Benefits, and Workplace Flexibility

Center for Economic and Policy Research
06/19/2014

Over the past four decades, women have played increasingly important roles as breadwinners in their families. At the same time, women’s share of unpaid care work and housework has remained high. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), “Women, Working Families, and Unions,” explores the role unions play in addressing the challenges facing working women and families in balancing their work and family responsibilities. The paper looks at trends in unionization for women; the impact of unions on wages, benefits and access to family and medical leave; and the role of unions in addressing work-life balance issues.

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