Biden Announces $36 Billion for Central States Pension Fund
President Joe Biden’s administration on Dec. 8 announced the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of about 350,000 Teamsters workers and retirees across the United States.
UPS, Aircraft Mechanics Agree to Contract Extension
UPS and its aircraft mechanics union have reached a deal for a three-year contract extension with pay increases and benefit improvements.
James Hoffa Steps Down as Teamsters President
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced general president James Hoffa stepped down after 23 years in the post.
Canadian Pacific Set to Shut Down if Labor Talks Fail
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has issued a 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference of plans to lock out employees early March 20 if the union’s leadership and the company fail to negotiate a settlement or agree to binding arbitration.March 17, 2022
XPO Logistics Port Truckers Seek to Unionize
Up to 250 XPO Logistics Inc. truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as XPO claims.
Amazon Alabama Workers Get Chance for First-in-US Union
Amazon .com Inc. workers at an Alabama warehouse were given the go-ahead by federal regulators to vote on whether to form what would be the first union at a U.S. facility of the e-commerce giant.
YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract
A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.
Teamsters Call for XPO Logistics to Separate Board Chairman, CEO Roles
Days before XPO Logistics Inc. plans to hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 15, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is urging that the company’s board chairman be an independent director and that the chairman and CEO positions be split in two.
Teamsters, YRC Freight Reach Tentative Deal Through 2024
Unions for workers at Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Freight and two affiliated companies reached a tentative labor agreement that would result in wage increases over the next five years for most who are covered under the proposal.
Retired Teamsters in Illinois Mobilize to Fight for Failing Pension Funds
Dave Mauer and other Central States pensioners in the Rockford area have formed the Illinois/Rock River Valley Committee to Protect Pensions. The group has scheduled an April 6 meeting at the Teamsters Local 325 union hall in Rockford to mobilize and pressure Congress to rescue failing multiemployer pension funds.March 25, 2019