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In contentious talks with US Foods, two Locals prepared to ‘take action’
June 23, 2022 | Work stoppages at US Foods are looming, the Teamsters Union announced today. More than 200 members of Teamsters Local 171 in Salem, Va., and Teamsters Local 773 in Allentown, Pa., are currently in contentious contract negotiations with the company and are prepared to take action if a deal isn’t reached during the next round of collective bargaining. There are at least 22 US Foods locations where the Teamsters have the right to honor picket lines in the event of a strike in Pennsylvania and Virginia… Learn more here.
Beverage industry Teamsters in Philadelphia are on strike
June 22, 2022 | Thousands of Teamsters Local 830 workers have gone on strike, potentially affecting the availability of beer and other drinks in the Philadelphia area before the Fourth of July celebrations. The dispute between workers and the beverage industry comes down to pay and conditions of work. The work stoppage began Sunday. Learn more here.
This year’s Spring Golf winners, photos
June 16, 2022 | On Saturday, June 11, 2022, 76 Local 355 golf enthusiasts headed out in the early morning rain to play 18 holes at the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Despite the inclement weather, the bi-annual event brought some new talent this year, including two members from the Harrington, Delaware UPS facility. Check out the top finishers here, and additional photos (in no particular order): 2022 Spring Golf.
Teamster leaders unanimously endorse tentative agreement *
June 16, 2022 | Update 6/20: Overview of the new contract's highlights in this video. Local union leaders representing Teamster carhaulers met in Washington today to unanimously endorse the tentative National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA). The three-year tentative agreement and four regional supplements will now go to the membership for a democratic ratification vote. In addition to annual wage increases, the tentative agreement includes countless improvements, including … Learn more at Teamsters
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