Teamsters News Headlines

  • Teamsters on Strike at Vistar Foodservice for Equal Pay & Respect
    by Brian Tierney on August 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Teamster warehouse workers and drivers who work at Vistar Foodservice’s distribution facility have been on strike since last week after more than a year of unsuccessful negotiations with the company. WarehouseHeadline News […]

  • Hoffa: NAFTA Reform That Puts Workers First is Essential as Talks Continue
    by Ted Gotsch on August 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the conclusion of the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks that ended Sunday. Headline NewsPress ReleasesFast Track is the Wrong Track for TeamstersLet's Get America WorkingPolitical Legislativ […]

  • Teamsters At Shuttle Park 2 Ratify A New Contract
    by mmcquaid@teamster.org on August 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Teamsters at Shuttle Park 2, an airport parking lot in SeaTac, voted to unanimously ratify their contract last Sunday. We had been in bargaining since May. The company has a history of complicated negotiations. ParkingHeadline News http://www.teamsters117.org/teamsters_at_shuttle_park_2_ratify_a_new_contract […]

  • Workers at NYC’s Largest Recycling Plant Win First Teamsters Contract
    by mmcquaid@teamster.org on August 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to approve their first union contract as members of Teamsters Local 210 today. The vote caps an organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. Under the contract, workers will receive immediate raises and a union healthcare plan with premiums fully paid by the company. Solid Waste and RecyclingHeadline NewsPress Releases http://bit.ly/2vhV2Ck […]

  • Teamsters Local 986 Demands Worker Retention at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
    by mmcquaid@teamster.org on August 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    On Thursday, August 17, Teamsters Local 986 held an informational picket at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas to put pressure on the ownership of the hotel to retain its workforce if the property is sold. They were joined in solidarity by Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D - Nev.), Local 986 President Sean Harren, members of Teamsters Locals 14 and 631, UFCW Local No. 711 and UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226. ParkingHeadline News […]

  • Stop the Lies
    by Galen Munroe on August 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    (WASHINGTON) – In a recent statement, a small dissident group, TDU, claimed that the General Executive Board is not holding quarterly meetings as required under the IBT Constitution and that General President Jim Hoffa has stated: “Past practice dictates that he’s not required to hold GEB meetings.” Both claims are demonstrably untrue. Headline News […]

  • Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty Receives Award of Recognition from Teamsters
    by mmcquaid@teamster.org on August 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    On August 15, Teamsters Local 701 presented Belmar, New Jersey Mayor Matt Doherty its coveted Solidarity Award. The award recognized Mayor Doherty for boldly standing with 113 Teamster members who were locked out by Shore Point Distributing in April and May. Brewery & Soft DrinkHeadline NewsPolitical Legislativ […]

  • Hoffa: Labor Rights and Solidarity in NAFTA Renegotiation
    by Ted Gotsch on August 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte lay out a path for NAFTA renegotiation in the Huffington Post that is fair to workers. General President's MessageHeadline NewsLet's Get America WorkingPolitical Legislative http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/labor-rights-solidarity-in-nafta-renegotiation_us_59933557e4b0a88ac1bc377b […]

  • Teamster Official Talks Trade at NAFTA Roundtable In Pennsylvania
    by Galen Munroe on August 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    (WILKES BARRE, PA) - Teamsters Local Union 229 Secretary-Treasurer Craig Pawlik participated in a roundtable on trade and the impact of NAFTA on Pennsylvania hosted by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The following are the remarks he gave at the roundtable. Headline NewsPolitical Legislativ […]

  • America Must Stand Up Against New Wave of Racism, Anti-Semitism
    by Ted Gotsch on August 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by the Teamsters in response to the violence propagated by white nationalists and neo-Nazis during their planned rally in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday that led to the deaths of counter-protester Heather Heyer, as well as state Troopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates. Headline NewsPress ReleasesPolitical Legislativ […]