Teamsters International News

  • (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — Amazon workers at KSBD, the company’s regional air hub in Southern California, delivered a petition today demanding a pay increase, safer working conditions, and the right to a witness at meetings with management. Outside the facility, striking Amazon delivery drivers from Palmdale, Calif., extended their picket line as part of a […]
  • (CHICAGO) – Members of Teamsters Local 731 at Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) in Chicago have voted by an overwhelming 2-1 margin for a strong new contract. The five-year agreement is being hailed as the richest ever negotiated by the 450-worker group and contains numerous improvements to benefits, contract language, and working conditions.  “We were successful […]
  • (TUKWILA, Wash.)—Nearly 11 months after joining Teamsters Local 174, 50 drivers at Corliss Resources have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a strong Teamster contract. The agreement secures major improvements to every aspect of the group’s working conditions – including wage increases, full family Teamster health care coverage paid by the employer, a Teamster pension, and work […]
  • The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the Teamsters (BMWED) announced a new agreement this month with BNSF that gives members four paid sick days per year. The agreement is pending ratification by BMWED members who work at BNSF. The agreement provides the paid sick days annually to every qualifying maintenance of way […]
  • (COMMERCE, Calif.) — Teamsters Local 630 members at two Chedraui-owned Smart & Final grocery store warehouses rallied outside the company’s corporate offices in Southern California today to demand job protection, just wages, and a union contract. “For too long this company has jerked us around with its bad faith negotiations,” said Lou Villalvazo, Secretary-Treasurer of […]
  • (SACRAMENTO) – Teamsters, thousands of labor allies, California elected officials, and public safety officials rallied and marched to the State Capitol on Tuesday to demand Gov. Gavin Newsom sign California Assembly Bill 316 (AB 316). The Teamster-backed bill, which more than 90 percent of the California legislature voted in favor of, requires a trained human […]
  • (WASHINGTON) – Amazon workers across the country are demanding real wage increases after the company announced pay rates this week that fall well below the industry standard set by the Teamsters at UPS. “We got this raise because workers have been organizing for what we deserve, but clearly Amazon can do much better,” said Rex […]
  • In celebration of September 15-October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month, the following is a statement from Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission (HRDC) Director Anthony M. Rosa: “The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the work of our Hispanic members and labor leaders of the past and present who […]
  • In recognition of September as Pain Awareness Month, Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission (HRDC) Director Anthony M. Rosa released the following statement: “The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is North America’s largest and most diverse union. Our 1.2 million members are not only freight drivers and warehouse workers, but Teamsters are in nearly every occupation […]
  • (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union is calling for the Senate to investigate the unfolding bankruptcy at Yellow Corp., following today’s special Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on corporate manipulation of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the hearing, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) called out Yellow, pointing to the company’s attempts to expedite liquidation of its assets to evade […]
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