February 22, 2017 Safeway is hiring drivers at the Auburn Distribution Center. For more information regarding employment at Safeway, please call the Jobline at 1-888-665-7653 or apply online at www.careersatsafeway.com
February 16, 2017 The results of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters election of officers have been certified by election supervisor Richard Mark. The certification can be viewed here. General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, International Vice Presidents and International Trustees elected in the membership vote will begin a five-year term in mid-March.
February 16, 2017
Leaders of Carhaul local unions from across the country overwhelmingly endorsed a new tentative National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) today in Detroit, paving the way for members to vote on the contract.
Ballots are scheduled to be mailed out to members on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30. Local unions will conduct informational meetings leading up to the March 10 mailing date.
February 13, 2017
Will Lead UPS Negotiations, Nation’s Largest Private-Sector Contract
(WASHINGTON) – International Vice President Sean O’Brien has been named Director of the Teamsters Package Division. The division represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight.
“I am pleased to appoint Sean O’Brien to lead our Package Division team as we head into the all important 2018 contract negotiations with UPS,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “With Sean’s experience, enthusiasm and commitment I am confident that he will lead the fight for our members to achieve a strong contract.”
Thanks to everyone who came out to the General Membership Meeting on Sunday. We had a great turnout! Thanks as well for helping celebrate Larry Boyd’s retirement after 50 years as a Teamster. We don’t always have cake and beer at Membership Meetings, but when we do, it is awesome. View the photo gallery below:
February 10, 2017
Surprise Announcement Changing Keebler Distribution System Will Destroy 1,200 Jobs
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa:
“On February 8, The Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced its short-sighted plan to eliminate their U.S.(Keebler) snacks direct store delivery system across the country which will destroy nearly 1,200 good, Teamster jobs in key markets across the country. It is an outrage for Kellogg’s – an iconic American company – to turn its back on working families.
February 10, 2017
Prepared To Tackle Challenges Facing the Freight Industry
(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed Ernie Soehl as the director of the Teamsters National Freight Division.
“I am pleased to appoint Ernie Soehl to lead our National Freight Division moving forward,” Hoffa said. “Our freight members continue to face many difficult challenges in an industry that is fraught with uncertainty. I am confident that Ernie will tackle these challenges head on and lead the fight for our members.”
February 6, 2017
Sheriff Refuses to Bargain in Good Faith With Union Regarding Grundy Co. Sergeants
(GRUNDY COUNTY, Ill.) – On Feb. 1, 2017, Teamsters Local 700 filed an unfair labor practice with the Illinois Labor Relations Board against the Grundy County Sheriff and Grundy County (“Employer”) after the Employer stopped providing health insurance for the Grundy County sergeants while the parties are trying to negotiate a new contract.
Several changes and additions have occurred here on the staff at Teamsters Local 174.
Firstly, after more than 50 years as a Teamster and almost 20 years as a Business Agent, Senior Business Agent Larry Boyd retired on January 13, 2017. Larry’s decades of experience mean that he left behind a very large pair of shoes to fill. We all wish him well and hope that he enjoys the next chapter of his life.
However, here at the Local, the show must go on. Larry’s jurisdiction, which included Sand & Gravel as well as Heavy Construction and over 40 Project Labor Agreements, will be split between two Business Agents. Heavy Construction, including Hos Brothers, ICON, Lakeside Industries, Merlino Construction, Mid Mountain Contractors, OMA Inc., and Scarsella Brothers, will fall to Senior Business Agent Carl Gasca. With ten years’ experience as a Business Agent here at Local 174, Carl is more than equipped to handle the needs of our Teamster members within this industry.