June 1, 2010: Local 814 members have won a record contract that restores healthcare cuts, saves their pensions, and delivers wage increases to the lowest-paid members.
July 21, 2009: Every day it’s front page news. Another company closes, big unions take concessions, municipal workers go on furlough.
April 10, 2009: Times are tough and many employers are telling members that they have to sacrifice or they’ll lose their jobs. That doesn’t mean our union has to take cuts lying down.
August 1, 2008: Local 814 Teamsters at Sotheby’s Auction House work for a company that makes mega-profits selling priceless art to the super rich.
The ink is not even dry on your new contract and management is already trying to make changes. Can they get away with it?
The following article is an excerpt from the new book Strikes, Picketing and Inside Campaigns by Robert M. Schwartz.