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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 on July 20, 2014 at 13:51

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 July 20, 2014 at 13:50

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 July 20, 2014 at 13:50

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 July 20, 2014 at 13:49

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.

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 18, 2014 at 2:59

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.
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 15, 2014 at 13:25

UPS Package Delivery Methods

Click on the links below to download the official UPS package delivery methods. The methods are in four parts
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2014 at 20:20

The Largest Lockout You've Never Heard Of

 More than 500 Teamsters in South Carolina Local 509 have been locked out for two months by the AGY corporation, in the largest Teamster labor struggle in the country.

Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2014 at 20:19

Local 43 Merges into Local 200

The Journal Times
With the addition of Racine Teamsters, the Milwaukee-based Teamsters chapter now has more than 600 new members.
Comment by Joe Balkis on July 14, 2014 at 20:18

YRC Freight Proposed Change of Operations

YRC Freight has submitted a proposed change of operations to the IBT which would re-open distribution centers in Memphis and Houston, and reclassify Seattle as a distribution center.

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