Health & Safety

Your Right to Refuse to Operate Unsafe Equipment: Do's and Don'ts 
The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers' rights to enforce truck safety by making it illegal for a company to discipline, discharge or discriminate against an employee for making a vehicle safety complaint or refusing to operate an unsafe vehicle.

Refusing to Drive Under Bad Weather 
Understand your right to refuse to drive during bad weather under the STAA, a federal law.

Driving in Winter Weather 
Are you on thin ice if you refuse to drive in dangerous conditions? 

How to Make the Most of OSHA Rules on Reporting Workplace Injuries 
Workplace activists, stewards and health and safety committees can use these injury and illness reports to track safety problems in the workplace.

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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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