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  • Stewards and Activists Leadership Development Program Oct. 15th

    There will be a Stewards and Activists Leadership Development Program Oct. 15th at the Tukwila Teamster Building (14675 Interurban Avenue South). All interested members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The program will include the following: Wondering about how the Pension Works? Is your pension in trouble like those you see in the Teamsters Magazine? […]

  • Teamsters Local 986 Wins $4.2 Million Settlement for KAG West Employees

    Tankhaul Company Illegally Withheld Raises From Union Workers TEAMSTER.ORG – After fighting on behalf of workers for six years, Teamsters Local 986 has won a $4.2 million back-pay settlement for employees at KAG West in Southern California. “This is a huge victory for the workers at KAG West who voted to join Local 986 in […]

  • Teamster Nation News for Aug. 3-9

    Miranda, Herrera to Continue to Serve as Hispanic Caucus Leaders; Loop Transportation Drivers at Apple Now Have New Deal; Carhaul Bargaining Committee Endorses Preliminary Agreement; Local 1224 Allegiant Pilots Get Better Wages, Scheduling Under Contract; Tom T. Hall Sings a Song About Suds; Congress Can’t Let TPP Go Through

  • Patty’s Corner, July 2016

    I had the pleasure of attending the 29th International Convention the last week of July as an Alternate Delegate for 174. 1600 Delegates and Alternates from around the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, along with around 3000 guests, were in attendance. The Convention not only nominates candidates for the upcoming election of International Union Officers […]

  • Patty’s Corner — July 2016

    Teamster Convention I had the pleasure of attending the 29th International Convention the last week of July as an Alternate Delegate for 174. 1600 Delegates and Alternates from around the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, along with around 3000 guests, were in attendance. The Convention not only nominates candidates for the upcoming election of International […]

  • It’s the Same ‘Ol, Same ‘Ol in New GOP Platform

    TEAMSTER.ORG | The Republican Party platform, adopted at its convention in Cleveland this week, backs a national so-called right-to-work (RTW) law, slams federal workers and trashes the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for using federal minimum wage and overtime pay laws to deny “flexibility” to businesses. And it wants to abolish the federal minimum wage, […]

  • Teamster Nation News for July 20-26

    TEAMSTER.ORG | In this week’s podcast: Increase in Strike Benefits Approved at IBT Convention; Teamster-Sponsored Panel Outlines Pitfalls of Union Curbing Legislation; Long Hours Play Large Part in ULP Strike Against International Paper; Locals 264,722 Again Refuse to Cross Strike Lines; Santa Rosa Durham Workers Talk Contract for First Time; Local 282 Concrete Drivers Ratify […]

  • Teamster Nation News for July 6-12

    In this week’s podcast: Union Sends United Message Against Soda Taxes; Freshman Gallego Joins Teamsters in Opposition to TPP; 4K More Costco Workers Now Have Better Pension Benefits; Three Years of Bargaining Ends in Success For Local 1224 Pilots; Nurses at Rady Children’s Hospital Demand Fairness in New Contract; N.H. Corrections Officers Now With Local […]