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Aug 21, 2020, 17:22 ET ERCC/Abbott Ambulance Dispatchers and Call Takers Ratify First Teamsters Contract

Following a November 2019 representation election and intense negotiations that were interrupted by COVID-19 and completed virtually, dispatchers and ...


Aug 21, 2020, 16:50 ET LGBTQ+ Family Support Group Joins Teamsters Local 856

Workers at the Our Family Coalition based in San Francisco have joined Teamsters Local 856. The Coalition organizes workshops, support groups,...


Aug 21, 2020, 08:07 ET Mercy Medical Center Nurses and Supporters to Picket Outside Springfield Hospital August 24 to Fight Back Against Owner Trinity Health's Refusal to Bargain in Good Faith and Protect and Support Nurses

Registered nurses at Mercy Medical Center represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will join supporters for an informational picket on...


Aug 20, 2020, 20:41 ET Teamsters Local 492 Endorses In Congressional, Senate Races

Today, Teamsters Local 492 announced endorsements in upcoming congressional elections in New Mexico on November 3. United States Senate: Congressman...


Aug 20, 2020, 16:04 ET Steelworkers Intend to Strike NLMK over Unfair Labor Practices

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that Local 1016-3 has given NLMK management a 48-hour notice of the union's intent to strike over unfair...


Aug 20, 2020, 12:55 ET Teamsters Local 492 Endorses Rep. Torres-Small For Re-Election In N.M. District 2

Today, Teamsters Local Union 492 announced its support for U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres-Small (D-2nd District) in her bid for re-election in the upcoming ...


Aug 20, 2020, 12:50 ET Teamsters Local 492 Endorses Ben Ray Lujan For United States Senate

Today, Teamsters Local 492 announced its support for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in his run for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico. As the son of a union...


Aug 19, 2020, 17:06 ET Teamsters Statement On Uber And Lyft's California Shutdown Threats

The Teamsters Union denounces Uber and Lyft's threats to shut down operations in California this week over Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a law that extends...


Aug 19, 2020, 16:57 ET MN Teamsters Express Disappointment With Governor Walz's Line 3 Appeal!

Teamsters Joint Council 32 in Minneapolis, Minnesota today announced their disappointment with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for once again appealing...


Aug 19, 2020, 15:43 ET SEIU: First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Against National Hospital Chain Alleges its Reckless Actions Spread COVID to Patients, Workers, Public

A lawsuit filed in Superior Court here is the first in the nation to allege that a major national hospital chain – HCA Healthcare, the country's...


Aug 19, 2020, 15:40 ET USW: Trump Prioritizes Politics over Manufacturing Jobs

USW International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to President Trump's tweet calling for a Goodyear boycott: "During...


Aug 18, 2020, 16:16 ET Teamsters Ratify First Student National Master Agreement

School bus drivers and monitors employed by First Student, Inc. voted overwhelmingly to ratify their newest national master agreement with the...


Aug 18, 2020, 14:00 ET Teamsters Endorse Biden-Harris

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters today announced its endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president and Senator Kamala Harris ...


Aug 17, 2020, 16:43 ET USW Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract with Briggs & Stratton Bidder

Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2-232 voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with a newly formed affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, ...


Aug 14, 2020, 11:00 ET SEIU: As Prime Healthcare Takes Over Amid Pandemic, Chaos Envelopes St. Francis Medical Center, Threatening Care and Safety of Patients, Staff

On the eve of Prime Healthcare taking over as the new owner of St. Francis Medical Center, turmoil has descended on the hospital with as many as...


Aug 13, 2020, 17:16 ET Drivers Union Celebrates The Arrival Of Mayor's "Fare Share" Pay Plan

Today, Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated the arrival of the final step in Mayor Durkan's Fare Share plan – a Fair Pay Standard...


Aug 11, 2020, 21:19 ET USW Applauds Kamala Harris as VP Pick

USW International President Tom Conway issued the following statement after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala...


Aug 11, 2020, 15:58 ET Kumho Workers Overcome Campaign of Oppression to Win USW Vote

Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon, Ga., won their battle to join the United Steelworkers (USW) despite the corporation's relentless and illegal campaign ...


Aug 11, 2020, 15:51 ET COVID Relief Fund Launches for NYC's Commercial Sanitation Workers

As Congress fails to renew supplemental unemployment benefits and a second wave of COVID-19 spreads across the country, Teamsters Local 813 and ALIGN ...


Aug 10, 2020, 12:03 ET Sysco-Sygma Workers In Kansas City Ratify First Teamster Contract

On Saturday, Sysco-Sygma Kansas City warehouse workers voted unanimously, 25 to 0, to ratify their first contract, a four-year deal that raises...


Aug 10, 2020, 09:48 ET Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nurses and Supporters to Protest Lack of Safe Staffing, Protection and Support During COVID-19 by Mass General Brigham with August 12 Informational Picket

Registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson Hospital represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will join supporters for an informational picket...


Aug 07, 2020, 12:13 ET United Front: Newsom, Elected Leaders Must Wake Up to Pending Economic Crisis

A statement from United Front coalition as #ChooseUs statewide Week of Action ends: Millions of Californians are being harmed by a triple pandemic of ...


Aug 07, 2020, 10:00 ET Hospital PMI™ at 68.9%

Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in July for the second consecutive month, say the nation's hospital supply executives in the latest...


Aug 05, 2020, 18:37 ET Philadelphia Administrators' Union Calls On Comcast To Provide Internet Access For Students

Teamsters Local 502/Commonwealth Association of School Administrators (CASA) members joined with political, community and labor leaders today to call ...


Aug 05, 2020, 17:15 ET Shocked by Bristow's Unilateral Decision to Cut More Than 350 Good-Paying Jobs, Union Pilots and Mechanics Call on Company to Schedule Talks

More than 150 helicopter pilots and mechanics represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Locals 107 and 407 at...