Teamster News

Freezing workers claim dangerous, inhumane conditions

Osha Today
03/06/2015

Employees at an open, doorless Tannersville freight facility say they are forced to work in freezing temperatures for eight hours a day with just a 30-minute lunch and 10-minute break.

Not true, said Neovia Logistics Services and Management, the Texas-based company that runs the facility. The company says employees can take whatever discretionary breaks they need in the cold.

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp

Pro Publica
03/05/2015

It was getting late that September afternoon in 2012. Whedbee, a 50-year-old derrickhand, was helping another worker remove a pipe fitting on top of the well when it suddenly blew.

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.”

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