A memorial plaque commemorating the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis was unveiled Saturday.
July 17, 2015: International Vice President John Coli and Chicago Local 700 have been hit with a $2.3 million judgement for trying to escape a building lease.
The nation’s largest for-hire carriers are becoming more selective about the freight they haul, taking steps to minimize delays and focusing on better utilization of equipment and personnel as strong demand and a shortage of drivers continue to strain capacity. But tight capacity isn’t necessarily hampering growth for carriers on the Transport Topics Top 100 list, as the number of companies on this year’s ranking with annual revenue of at least $1 billion increased to 35 from 30 the previous year.
July 16, 2015: The Keep Our Pension Promises Act, introduced in the US Senate and House would keep promises made to over 200,000 Teamster retirees as well as to working Teamsters who retire in the future.
July 15, 2015: The movement to head off pension cuts and protect Teamster pensions continues to grow, even as the Central States Fund plans to announce their intention to slash earned pensions.
July 16, 2015: With the August 15 deadline closing in, Teamster volunteers are picking up the pace in the drive to collect 50,000 signatures to accredit Tim Sylvester and the Teamsters United Slate.
In the latest of a series of recent worker-status rulings, a federal appeals court upheld a Kansas Supreme Court decision last year that classified about 500 FedEx Ground drivers as employees rather than independent contractors under that state’s law. The decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals followed a month after FedEx agreed to settle another worker status, in which the company maintained that workers were independent contractors. In the California case, FedEx agreed to pay $228 million to more than 2,000 drivers.
Daimler said it has successfully completed a yearlong consumer test of its electric battery-powered Fuso Canter E-Cell. The company tested eight trucks in Portugal, where the vehicles achieved a range of more than 62 miles and a payload of 2 tons, according to Daimler.
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Your June 29 editorial, “Defying economic reality,” does your readers a disservice by failing to accurately inform them about the Keep Our Pension Promises Act of 2015.