Monthly Archives: December 2015

American Airlines Teamsters Ratify First Teamster Contract 

December 30, 2015

For the first part of Marlene Gerken’s nearly 25-year career in the airline industry, she was a union member, but when her former employer, TWA, merged with American Airlines in the early nineties, she and her colleagues were left without union representation. However, that changed when US Airways, a company where employees were union, mergedRead More >

St. Rose Hospital Teamsters Secure Jobs, Backpay

December 30, 2015

Teamsters 856 radiology technicians at St. Rose Hospital have a little something extra to celebrate with this holiday season thanks to the vigilance of their union bargaining team. While in negotiations earlier this year, the 856 team, led by union representative Matthew Mullany, discovered that the hospital had failed to pay overtime and differentials toRead More >

Teamwork Stops Job Cuts at Park Central Hotel

December 30, 2015

Most workers will agree that they have a much better idea about what goes into performing their jobs than their bosses and managers. Recently Park Central Hotel Teamsters were able to use their firsthand knowledge of the ins and out of their work to save jobs that the San Francisco hotel had slated for theRead More >

Good News for Workers: Congress Delays Healthcare Tax 

December 29, 2015

Congress has postponed the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare excise tax (the so-called Cadillac tax) as part of the recent budget agreement. The tax, which has been delayed until 2020, forces employers to pay a 40% levy on healthcare plans considered “generous” – anything above $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for families. This tax couldRead More >