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Teamsters Mobilize to Fight Climate Change

September 12, 2014: The labor movement is joining up with the biggest mobilization against climate change in history. World leaders will converge on New York City later this month for a United Nations climate summit.   Unions are converging on New York City too. The Teamsters are joining forces with unions, environmental groups, students, and over 1,000 social and economic justice organizations for the biggest climate change march in history on Sunday, Sept. 21.  The purpose of the march is...

Rail Workers say “No” to Single-person Crews

September 11, 2014: Rail workers have shouted a loud “No” to single-person train crews. The contract rejection was delivered by conductors who work for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), who are members of SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union). “Rail workers told the BNSF railway, their union leaders and fellow rail workers that they will not support single-person crews,” said Ron Kaminkow, an engineer for Amtrak and member of the Brotherhood...
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