Disciplinary Cases

Hey! The Boss Is Calling Me Into the Office
In many workplaces, harassment on the shop floor is backed up by the threat of being written up or sent into the office.

Dealing with Discipline for Absenteeism
When it comes to defending members, write-ups for absenteeism is one of the most common problems stewards have to deal with.

Using 'Just Cause' to Win Grievances
Understanding 'Just Cause' can help protect Teamsters from discipline or discharge.

The Seven Tests for Just Cause
Most Teamster contracts protect workers from termination except for “just cause.”

Steward's Corner: Last Chance Agreements
What should a fired member do if management offers them a “Last Chance Agreement” as a condition for getting their job back?

How to Win a Disparate Treatment Case
One of the most powerful arguments a union can make against unfair discipline is disparate treatment.

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Changes to Number of IBT Regional Vice Presidents

There will be one fewer International VP elected from the Central Region next year, and one additional one in the Western Region, according to IBT figures released on October 8.

4000 Southern California Teamsters Give Strike Notice

Teamsters who work for the major retail Southern California grocery chains have given a 72-hour strike notice, as bargaining continues toward today’s deadline, and perhaps beyond it if no settlement is reached.  The 4000 warehouse workers and drivers work for Kroger (includes Ralphs and Food4Less) and Albertsons (includes Vons and Pavilions).

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