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Washington Teamsters Union May Dissolve After 15 Months

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Fifteen months after narrowly voting to unionize, two dozen truck driver, and warehouse workers at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia, Washington, are about to vote to decertify Teamsters Local 839.

Wendy Culverwell | Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
November 29, 2016
Business

Teamsters Could be Left in Quandary If Agency that Ensures Retiree Benefits Goes Insolvent

W. Thomas Reeder, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

WASHINGTON — The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. could go insolvent within a decade, and the agency’s director doesn’t believe that Congress will fix the problem anytime soon, putting Central States Pension Fund retirees at risk of receiving zero benefits if it went bankrupt, too.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2016
Business

Circuit Court Rules Against FedEx Freight in Union Case

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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against FedEx Freight in a case involving the National Labor Relations Board and must recognize a drivers-only bargaining unit in Stockton, California.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2016
Business

Teamsters Win Representation Elections at Two XPO Facilities

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Workers at two XPO Logistics facilities voted to be represented by the Teamsters as the union’s organizing efforts continue.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2016
Business

Teamsters Car Haulers Again Reject Tentative Deal

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Teamsters who deliver new cars and trucks have again rejected a tentative contract agreement, prompting union leaders to evaluate the next step in the long-running saga.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 16, 2016
Business

Employees File for Teamsters Representation at Two More XPO Facilities

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Drivers at an XPO Logistics facility in Aurora, Illinois, and workers at a warehouse operation in North Haven, Connecticut, filed for Teamsters representation Sept. 14 and Sept. 15, respectively, the union announced and the company confirmed.

Transport Topics
September 15, 2016
Business

Teamsters Leadership Candidates Trade Barbs in Only Debate Before Election

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WASHINGTON — Teamsters leadership candidates who squared off in the only debate before the fall union election blended their focus on key issues such as retiree pensions with exchanges about their past deeds and frequent name-calling.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016
Business, Government, Autonomous

N.Y. Teamsters Fund to Seek US Approval to Slash Retiree Pension Benefits By 31%

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The New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund later this month plans to seek federal approval to cut retiree pension benefits by 31%, becoming the second trucking union planning to announce that step as a way of preserving future benefits.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016
Business

Teamsters Announce Tentative Car-Haul Agreement

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The Teamsters have announced a tentative agreement that covers unionized car-haul carriers.

Transport Topics
August 3, 2016
Business

Federal Officials, Union Seek Fix For Central States Pension Fund

John Sommers II for TT

Legislative and regulatory efforts to address financial troubles with union pension funds are continuing in the aftermath of the Central States Pension Fund’s unsuccessful effort to rescue its plan by slashing most retirees’ benefits by 50% or more.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 20, 2016

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