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Teamsters ups contract campaign


Teamsters ups contract campaign

Organizing for a better contract!

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Are you happy with the current contract?Continue

Started by Joe Balkis Jan 1, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis 20 hours ago

PBGC Chief to Re-join Private Sector

Asset International
The director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is to leave his post in August after four years in the role.
Comment by Joe Balkis 20 hours ago

Amazon Seeks FAA Permission to Test Delivery Drones Outdoors

Bloomberg News
Amazon.com Inc., which wants to deliver packages by drone, asked aviation regulators for permission to expand testing outside its research laboratory.
“We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Prime Air inside our next generation research and development lab in Seattle,” the company said in a letter posted on a government website yesterday. Amazon is based in that city.
Comment by Joe Balkis 20 hours ago

IBT Picks Roadway labor relations man for YRC Board

Kansas City Business Journal
Late Friday, the Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier (Nasdaq: YRCW) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the union-nominated and the company-approvedDavidson will join YRC's nine-member board.
Comment by Joe Balkis 20 hours ago

Teamsters rank and file digging in against possible pension benefit cuts

Logistics Management
Teamsters retirees from the trucking industry currently enjoy some of the most generous pensions in America—up to $3,500 a month for 30 years of service from any unionized trucking company that contributed to multiemployer pension plans that once covered the industry like a warm fuzzy financial security blanket.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Sunday

Fix the Highway Trust Fund

The Highway Trust Fund pays for the upkeep of our roads, bridges and public transit. Yet for more than two decades, Congress has failed to increase its funding. The fund hasn't kept up with inflation, let alone the urgent needs for the modernization of our transportation systems. Now a crisis, years in the making, is coming to a head.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Sunday

I clean high school bathrooms, and my new $15/hour salary will change everything

The Washington Post
Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Sunday

Daimler Trucks Debuts Self-Driving ‘Future Truck 2025’

Transport Topics
Daimler Trucks debuted its self-driving “Future Truck 2025” during an on-highway test drive on a section of the autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Sunday

Los Angeles/Long Beach port truck drivers launch strike with no planned end

The Breakdown
Truck drivers for three companies that move cargo in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach launched a strike early Monday morning, with the support of organizers of the Teamsters union the drivers are hoping to join.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Friday

Hoffa Threatens Teamster Democracy

Labor Notes

 Facing fresh member dissatisfaction, Teamster President James Hoffa and his Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall are headed to court to try to make contested Teamster elections a thing of the past.

Comment by Joe Balkis on Friday

Former Teamsters leader accused of embezzlement

Former Louisville Teamsters leader Jerry T. Vincent Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he embezzled union funds, took illegal union loans and conducted false record keeping, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
According to the indictment, Vincent, president of Teamsters Local 783 from 2006 to 2011, embezzled more than $17,000 between October 2009 and August 2011.
In addition, the indictment alleges that he arranged $23,760 in illegal loans to himself from the union between November 2009 and July 2011, and committed 13 criminal violations related to union records around that same period.
That consisted of making false entries on union credit card receipts claiming false business purposes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The indictment alleges that those included visits to restaurants such as 610 Magnolia, Sake Blue and Harvest.
Vincent could not be reached for comment because a phone listing for him could not be located.
An indictment is only an accusation of guilt. But if convicted, Vincent could face a maximum of 23 years in prison and a $2 million fine, authorities said.
Current Teamsters Local 783 President John Stovall could not immediately be reached for comment by phone. The union's website notes that Local 783 "was put under Trusteeship by IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) General President Jim Hoffa in April of 2012" and after supervision and training, "released for an election in October 2013."
Vincent's indictment followed an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, authorities said.
Vincent is scheduled to appear for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin on July 22.

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