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Number of Workers on Strike Highest Since 1980s
10/23/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | With unemployment rates at record lows, the number of people who have gone on strike in the U.S. has soared. The number of striking workers ballooned to nearly 500,000 in 2018, up from about 25,000 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest number of people who have walked out on work since the mid-1980s.
8-HOUR TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
10/23/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Number of Workers on Strike Highest Since 1980s
10/23/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | With unemployment rates at record lows, the number of people who have gone on strike in the U.S. has soared. The number of striking workers ballooned to nearly 500,000 in 2018, up from about 25,000 in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest number of people who have walked out on work since the mid-1980s.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
This Looks Like the Start of a Great Time for Unions
10/22/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 22, 2019 | OPINION | The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage to workers. This manifests itself in a variety of ways. For instance, workers are less reluctant to leave their jobs in search of better pay or working conditions.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
In A Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2019 | ECONOMY | At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, are striking to win better wages and benefits. But, according to those on strike, the strong growth is precisely the point.
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 21, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Supporting our Union Brothers
10/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Going on strike against an employer is not taken lightly; tension and emotions run high. In the absence of a paycheck individuals ask themselves “How will I support my family? What about my healthcare? When will we get back to work.
2019 Endorsements
10/18/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Please see Political Page for City Endorsements by DALF and BALC
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
Report: Trump’s NLRB Has ’Systematically’ Damaged Workers’ Rights
10/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2019 | NRLB | President Donald Trump's National Labor Relations Board has catered to the requests of a prominent business lobbying group and "systematically" eroded workers' rights, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute released Wednesday.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
UAW Reaches Tentative Agreement With GM, Touts ‘Major Gains’
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | The United Auto Workers has reached a proposed tentative agreement with General Motors Co. that represents "major gains," the UAW said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Sanders
10/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2019 | VOTE2020 | When Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016, his campaign was strikingly pro-labor. He proposed a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which was much further than most mainstream Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, were willing to go. He denounced a trans-Pacific trade deal that was anathema to many unions.
Mack Trucks on Strike
10/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania...
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