Teamsters News Headlines

  • Teamsters Local 853 Fights, Wins for Members
    by mmcquaid@teamster.org on June 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Earlier this month, after hearing from Teamsters Local 853 drivers and dispatchers, both Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) opted to delay a five-year renewal of their contract with Transdev. This important move could lead to improved benefits and wages for Teamsters members. School Bus & Transit WorkersHeadline NewsDrive Up Standards […]

  • ITF General Secretary Steve Cotton Speaks on Building Union Power for Workers Worldwide
    by kc on June 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    ITF General Secretary, Steve Cotton, discuss Teamsters in the U.S. supporting transport worker struggles world-wide and International Transport Workers Federation building union power during an interview on RadioLabour.net. Headline NewsStop the War on Workers http://www.radiolabour.net/solidarity-news-270617.htm […]

  • BLET Members Ratify New Contract with Indiana/Ohio Railway
    by David White on June 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) working at Indiana and Ohio Railway recently ratified a new contract. RailHeadline News […]

  • Port Truck Drivers End Strike In Los Angeles
    by David White on June 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    A week-long strike by Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach truck drivers and warehouse workers culminated in a large and raucous rally on the steps of the Los Angeles city hall. PortHeadline NewsXPO […]

  • Labor Radio Host Interviews Teamsters On XPO Campaign
    by Brian Tierney on June 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Nationally syndicated radio host Leslie Marshall interviewed Teamsters Organizing Department Director Jeff Farmer about the XPO freight, warehouse and port workers’ ongoing struggle for justice. FreightPortHeadline NewsXPO […]

  • Strike Continues At Ports Of Los Angeles/Long Beach
    by David White on June 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Port truck drivers continued the 24-hour a day strike at the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach today. PortHeadline News […]

  • Teamsters Appoint Local 25 Business Agent John Murphy as UPS Freight Director
    by Brian Tierney on June 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed John A. Murphy as UPS Freight Director in the Teamsters Package Division.  PackageHeadline NewsPress ReleasesUPS/UPSF Contract Updates […]

  • Four Million Miles and Counting: UPS Teamster Walter Beasley
    by Brian Tierney on June 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Walter Beasley, a member of Teamsters Local 191 in Bridgeport, Conn., began driving for UPS in 1967. He has logged more than four million miles without even a fender-bender. PackageHeadline News […]

  • Penn Live: More than 1,000 Teamsters Rally to Keep Their 'Fundamental Right' to Join a Union
    by Galen Munroe on June 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Union members swarmed the Capitol steps Tuesday afternoon to voice their opposition to right-to-work legislation in Pennsylvania. The crowd was joined by Gov. Tom Wolf, who encouraged them to tell their legislators their concerns with right-to-work laws. The ability to join a union, Wolf said, was a "fundamental right." "It's not about one narrow group of people who benefit from this, what we're talking about here; what you're defending here is something that gets to the heart of every Pennsylvanian," he said. Headline NewsPolitical Legislative http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/06/thousand_of_teamsters_rally_ag.htm […]

  • Listen to June’s Teamster Nation Podcast
    by kc on June 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Getting the low down on the future of automated trucks and how truck driver jobs and highway safety could be affected; an update on the XPO Logistics campaign; the value of Teamsters running for public office; and Queen Latifah’s long history as a union member. Headline NewsPodcast […]