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Unions Gain in Popularity, Particularly Among Young Adults

Americans’ support of labor unions continues to grow, jumping 5 percentage points in the last year alone to its highest approval rating since 2008, according to a recently conducted Gallup poll. Young adults, those aged 18 to 34, have the most favorable opinions of unions among all age groups surveyed – an encouraging signal forRead More >

American Airlines Teamsters Ratify First Teamster Contract 

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

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

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 

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 >