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Teamsters ups contract campaign

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Started by Joe Balkis Jan 1, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis 1 hour ago

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

Melissa Eddy
The New York Times
July 18, 2014

For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes on a tablet and hands resting in his lap.

Daimler demonstrated its vision Thursday along a stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany, the culmination of years of innovation. It says the vehicle — called the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, a nod to the year the carmaker hopes it will be introduced — is capable of responding to traffic while driving completely autonomously down a freeway at speeds of up to 85 kilometers per hour, or 52 miles per hour.

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Comment by Joe Balkis on Tuesday

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 on Tuesday

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 on Tuesday

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 on Tuesday

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

AFL-CIO
 
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 July 18, 2014 at 20:41

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.

 

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