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BMWED Rail Teamster Convention Wraps With Mixed Results

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the IBT held their Convention this week. Contested leadership elections and heated floor debates on reforms led to mixed results. 

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Solidarity Against Corporate Greed

Teamster President Sean O’Brien will rally against corporate greed with Senator Bernie Sanders and Association of Flight Attendants International President Sara Nelson and address 4,000 labor activists at the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, June 16-17.

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Sysco Management Pushes 4-Day Workweek

CEO Kevin Hourican has announced that Sysco Warehouse workers and drivers will be moved to a 4-day, 10-hour work-week. Management and industry consultants claim that the change is about improving quality of life and retention. Sysco Teamster members are skeptical.

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COLA Raise for UPS Teamsters: $.82

It’s official: UPS Teamsters (both full-time and part-time) will get a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) raise of $.82 on August 1, 2022 on top of the base wage raise of $1.00.

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UPenn Teamsters Gear Up For Contract Fight

Over 70 University of Pennsylvania security guards, custodians, housekeepers, and their supporters rallied together on June 2nd on UPenn's campus to protect their benefits and win fair wage increases to keep up with runaway inflation.

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Costco Teamsters: Vote No!

Costco Teamsters were mailed ballots on May 20th to vote on a substandard contract offer. Teamster members and the National Negotiating Committee agree: members need to get informed, talk with other Teamsters, and Vote No on this slap in the face. 

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Yellow Trims Losses: Best Quarter in Six Years

Yellow Corporation released its first quarter financials on May 10. The company shows strong improvement but is still not profitable. Yellow’s overall operating ratio of 99.3 percent is 3 percent better than a year ago, but well below other LTL carriers, including ABF and TForce.

 

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Sysco Profits Up

Sysco Corp announced its quarterly financial report on May 10, with profits and revenue both up dramatically since last year.  Profits for the quarter were $303.33 million, up from $88.9 million last year. Revenue rose 43% from $11.8 billion to $16.9 billion.

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Yellow Change of Operations: “Super Regional” Network Begins

Yellow’s proposed change of operations and Utility change of operations will combine Reddaway and YRC in the West, eliminating nine terminals, consolidating others, and creating a large number of Utility Driver positions. The “Super Regional” network plan calls for New Penn to be consolidated in the third quarter of this year, and Holland before the end of this year.

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