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May 07, 2020, 10:54 ET Teamsters Union Applauds California Attorney General's Lawsuit Against Uber And Lyft

The Teamsters Union applauds California's attorney general and the city attorneys who have sued Uber and Lyft, accusing the companies of violating...


May 06, 2020, 16:52 ET SEIU: Hospital Chain with Record of Bilking Taxpayers and Cutting Services Now Wants to Slash Pay at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, Even as Workers Treat COVID-19 Patients

Prime Healthcare Services has told workers at St. Francis Medical Center it intends to slash wages by as much as 63% and wants free rein to outsource ...


May 06, 2020, 15:51 ET SEIU: Stanford Healthcare Workers to Hold Protest Over Health System's Pay Cuts to Frontline Staff Caring for COVID-19 Patients

Healthcare workers who have tirelessly cared for COVID-19 patients under extremely stressful conditions will hold a protest with social distancing...


May 06, 2020, 14:22 ET Teamsters: Workers Strike To Defend Against Employer's Flagrant Labor Actions

At 10:00 A.M. (PDT) today workers at Hood River Distillers, a producer and bottler of popular brands of alcohol, including Pendleton Whiskey and...


May 05, 2020, 11:27 ET SEIU Healthcare Workers to Picket 3 Prime Health Hospitals Today to Oppose Attempt to Cut Their Sick Time and Disability in Middle of Pandemic

Healthcare workers at three Prime Healthcare hospitals in Southern California will picket today to protest the hospital chain's attempt to cut their...


May 05, 2020, 10:00 ET NMI? at 41.8%; April 2020 Non-Manufacturing ISM? Report On Business?

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector contracted in April for the first time since December 2009, ending a 122-month period of growth,...


May 04, 2020, 19:02 ET Encuesta revela el respaldo abrumador de los estadounidenses de ambos partidos a la consignación de fondos para el Servicio Postal de EE. UU. durante la pandemia

Una nueva encuesta encargada por la Asociación Nacional de Carteros (National Association of Letter Carriers) reveló que, por un margen abrumador,...


May 04, 2020, 13:29 ET Survey finds overwhelming support by Americans of both parties to fund the U.S. Postal Service during pandemic

A new survey commissioned by the National Association of Letter Carriers found that, by an overwhelming margin, Americans support federal government...


May 04, 2020, 09:00 ET Mattress Petitioners Applaud Reversal by U.S. Department of Justice in Trade Dispute

A group of American mattress manufacturers and their workers applaud the U.S. Department of Justice's decisive action to withdraw a statement of...


May 01, 2020, 21:27 ET Kickstarter United Reaches Agreement with Management to Support Laid-Off Members

The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153 members at Kickstarter voted tonight to ratify a lay-off agreement with...


May 01, 2020, 15:21 ET SEIU Survey: Many Stanford Employees Whose Salaries are Being Cut Live on the Economic Edge Even as They Work Amid Extreme Wealth

A survey of hundreds of frontline Stanford Health Care employees – all of whom face a 20% pay cut in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic – shows...


May 01, 2020, 10:47 ET Teamsters JC 39 Endorses Zunker In U.S. House Special Election

The Teamsters Joint Council 39 Executive Board is endorsing Democrat Tricia Zunker in the upcoming special election for the 7th congressional...


May 01, 2020, 10:00 ET PMI? at 41.5%; April 2020 Manufacturing ISM? Report On Business?

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in April, and the overall economy contracted after 131 consecutive months of expansion, say...


Apr 30, 2020, 17:24 ET Teamsters Joint Council 28 President Pens Scathing Op-Ed Against Trump Executive Order Forcing Reopening of Meatpacking Plants

In a blistering Op-Ed released today, the President of the organization representing tens of thousands of workers in Washington State slammed the...


Apr 30, 2020, 11:27 ET Teamsters Call for Enforceable Worker Protections, Testing Following Executive Order Requiring Meatpacking Plants to Remain Open

In response to the executive order issued this week mandating meatpacking plants remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, the Teamsters Union called...


Apr 30, 2020, 09:12 ET Federal Court Grants NLRB Injunction Ordering Jersey Shore Steel to Recognize Union, Reinstate Officers and Restore Contract Terms

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that a federal court has granted Region Six of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) an injunction...


Apr 29, 2020, 20:04 ET Teamsters: Labor Dispute Looming at Hood River Distillers!

For over 50 years, Teamster Local Union No. 670 has represented the workers at Hood River Distillers, and historically, we've had a very amicable...


Apr 29, 2020, 17:02 ET Teamsters Local 727 Stands Up Against Great Lakes Coca-Cola After It Tells Employees To Remove Masks

While the coronavirus pandemic and the hits to the economy are frightening, much of the United States is coming together and finding ways to support...


Apr 29, 2020, 13:44 ET Teamsters Local 122, Sen. Markey Campaign Announce New Contract For Workers

Campaign workers for Sen. Ed Markey's re-election campaign in Massachusetts unanimously agreed to a contract with Teamsters Local 122 on Saturday,...


Apr 29, 2020, 11:08 ET Teamsters Urge Tenet Healthcare Shareholders To Reject $24 Million CEO Pay Package As Company's Frontline Workers Confront COVID-19 Pandemic And Furloughs

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, whose pension and benefit funds invest in Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC), today urged other...


Apr 28, 2020, 17:26 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and Union Members Observe Workers' Memorial Day, Call for Action on Safety

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO held a press call and virtual memorial service for Workers' Memorial Day. We were joined by rank and file union members from ...


Apr 28, 2020, 14:49 ET SEIU: Stanford Health Cuts Frontline Healthcare Workers' Pay 20% in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

Stanford Health Care abruptly announced late last week that it is cutting employees' pay 20 percent over the next 10 weeks, despite the fact that...


Apr 28, 2020, 12:25 ET Teamsters: Remembering The Fallen

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about Workers' Memorial Day, which is being observed today. "Today, April 28, ...


Apr 24, 2020, 17:39 ET USW Supports Latest COVID Aid, Calls for Continued Bipartisan Action

The United Steelworkers (USW) today called the bipartisan passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act another...


Apr 23, 2020, 13:45 ET Teamster Members Vote To Approve Agreements That Facilitate Purchase Of Bankrupt Dean Foods

A majority of Teamsters currently working in the dairy industry for Dean Foods have voted to approve agreements with Dairy Farmers of America and...