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Local and National Union News
NPR story: To increase productivity, UPS monitors drivers' every move
Apr. 17, 2014 | UPS is using technology in ways that may soon be common throughout the economy...When you hear people talk about technology increasing workers' productivity, this is what they're talking about: same guy, same truck – lots more deliveries. In the long run, as workers have gotten more productive, their pay has gone up. UPS drivers make about twice what they made in the mid '90s when you add up their wages, health care and pensions, according to the head of their union… Story and readers comments at npr.org
Teamster horse-carriage drivers win more support in New York
Apr. 17, 2014 | Our endangered Teamster brothers and sisters who drive horse-carriages in New York City are winning support from some powerful friends, including The New York Times editorial board, actor Liam Neeson and the New York Daily News. They are defending some 300 horse-carriage drivers from animal rights extremists and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who want to ban horse-carriages and throw the drivers out of work. Full story at teamsternation.org.
New contracts ratified at ALSCO, Anne Arundel County, others
Apr. 15, 2014 | A new first contract with a 3-year term has been ratified by ALSCO Teamsters, a 5-year contract was approved at Mountaire Farms, and Anne Arundel County park rangers, deputy sheriffs and corrections program specialists (CPS) ratified new one-year contracts during the past week. Shop news update here.
Survey for Sysco and US Foods workers can be downloaded here
Apr. 11, 2014 | Members currently employed at Sysco and US Foods will find the IBT survey here. Please download, complete and submit to your shop steward or Business Agent Jim Deene. Or, complete the online survey here.
Teamsters reach settlement with UPS over fired LU 804 members
Apr. 10, 2014 | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall announced yesterday that Hall and International Vice President Sean O'Brien met with Teamsters at the UPS Maspeth (New York) facility. Hall and O'Brien met yesterday with Local 804 officials and UPS management to resolve the situation. The parties have come to a settlement regarding the termination of 250 Local 804 members that occurred after a job action took place in February.
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