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Video: Stewards Make a Difference

Sometimes being a shop steward can seem like a thankless job, but as long time Delta Dental Steward Thomas “TC” Crocker can now attest,  a steward’s dedication is definitely noticed and appreciated. TC retired last month after more than 40 years as a Teamster. Watch this touching tribute from his colleagues detailing the impact heRead More >

SCOTUS Split Decision Upholds Right to Strong Public Sector Unions

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court  issued a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that threatened to upend forty years of public sector collective bargaining by imposing “right to work” on all state, city, county and public agency employers and their employees’ labor unions. The court issued a one-line “per curiam” decisionRead More >

New Rule Requires Companies to Disclose Use of Union Busters

A new Department of Labor rule enacted this month requires companies to disclose use of union-busting firms hired to dissuade their employees from forming unions. Labor has praised the rule as a step toward balancing the playing field — union busting has grown from a small industry in the 1970s to a multibillion dollar internationalRead More >

United Airlines Teamsters Escalate Picketing, Notify Passengers of Possible Strikes

This month, United Airlines Mechanics nationwide are taking their message to the street, literally, after 93.2% of voting members rejected a company-forced proposal that would have slashed wages for incoming mechanics, increased health care costs, and outsourced aircraft maintenance, even as United Airlines continues to make record profits quarter after quarter. Over 9,000 mechanics atRead More >

Alameda Probation Teamsters Beat Cronyism

When Alameda County Probation Teamsters heard that a clerical supervisor — who had no probation officer experience — was appealing to be considered eligible to apply for a position supervising probation officers, they were understandably upset. Not only did this kind of move not make any sense, it went against the County’s own Civil ServiceRead More >