Teamsters News Headlines

  • XPOexposed Union Activists and Workers Unite, Discuss Strategies
    by kc on January 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    On January 11th and 12th 2018, activists and workers from eight different unions across the world, came together in Esher, England where the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) led a series of meetings hosted by the union Unite to address XPO Logistics’ abhorrent treatment of workers. WarehouseHeadline NewsXPO […]

  • BLET Statement on Not-Guilty Verdict in Lac-Megantic Trial
    by David White on January 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen issues statement about Lac-Megantic trial. RailHeadline News […]

  • Public Employees In King County, Washington, Ratify New Contract
    by David White on January 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Members of Local 117, Seattle, Wash., working for King County ratified their new contract yesterday. Public ServicesHeadline News […]

  • SEC Greenlights AmerisourceBergen Shareholder Proposals Tied To Opioid Crisis
    by Brian Tierney on January 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed to allow AmerisourceBergen shareholders to vote on a proposal demanding the wholesaler provide more information on steps taken to manage financial and reputational risks associated with the opioid crisis. Headline News […]

  • Local 175 to Host Construction Truck Driving Job Fair
    by David White on January 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    A free job fair will be held on February 2 and 3 at the Local 175 union hall for construction truck driving jobs (applicants must already have a CDL). Building Material & Construction TradeHeadline News […]

  • Episode 162: The Great Chicago Blitz of 2017
    by jeff on January 17, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Hear how Teamsters at the local, regional and international level joined together in the Chicagoland region late last year as part of a weeklong organizing “blitz” that challenged logistics companies XPO and ITS ConGlobal to recognize unionization efforts by their workers. Plus, legendary country music venue the Grand Ole Opry’s union ties. Headline NewsPodcast […]

  • Hunts Point Market Workers Vote to Authorize Strike
    by Galen Munroe on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Warehouse workers, drivers, and other members of Teamsters Local 202 at Hunts Point Produce Market voted unanimously on Saturday to reject management’s contract offer and authorize a strike. The market provides most of the fruit and vegetables sold and served at restaurants and stores in the New York City region. WarehouseHeadline News […]

  • Teamsters Honor Legacy, Celebrate Contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    by kc on January 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for striking sanitation workers in Memphis before an assassin struck him down.  Headline News […]

  • Teamsters, ABF Address Non-Economic Issues As Negotiations Kick-Off
    by David White on January 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF this week to start negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that would take the place of the current agreement which is set to expire on March 31. FreightHeadline NewsABF Contract Updat […]

  • WSJ: Why Airfreight Traffic Is Up: Dog Food and Semiconductors Are Vying for Space
    by Matt McQuaid on January 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for rapid delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon.comInc. and others into the airline business. Global airfreight traffic climbed almost 9% year-over-year in November, the start of the peak shipping season, and rates for airfreight were up 17% annually for the month, the biggest price increase since the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to cargo data provider WorldACD.   AirlineHeadline News […]