Public Services

  • FMCSA Adds New Opioids to Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018

    New Regulations will Test for Vicodin, OxyContin, Lorta, Norco, Dilaudid, etc. November 21, 2017 Beginning January 1, 2018, the US Department of Transportations’ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will expand its drug testing panel to include four synthetic opioid drugs: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. These substances are more commonly known as Vicodin, OxyContin, […]

  • King County Coalition of Unions Reaches a Fully-Recommended Tentative Agreement with County over a Master Labor Agreement

    October 5, 2017 We have some exciting news! Today, after nine months of challenging negotiations, our King County Coalition of Unions reached a fully-recommended tentative agreement with the County over a Master Labor Agreement (MLA). From the outset, our goal in MLA bargaining was to solidify the strongest language from the myriad of County contracts […]

  • Update on King County Coalition Bargaining

    September 8, 2017 King County Master Labor Agreement (MLA) bargaining is getting down to the wire. The county is interested in ushering any tentative agreement reached with the coalition through the county’s contract transmittal process by December 28. To meet that timeline, they have proposed wrapping up MLA negotiations by next week and small table […]

  • Over 1,400 Trades Workers Join Teamsters Local 2010

    September 1, 2017

    SETC Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Affiliation

    (OAKLAND, Calif.)—Skilled trades workers with the State Employees Trades Council (SETC-United) overwhelmingly voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 2010 on Thursday, August 31.

    Over 1,000 workers voted from across California, with 75 percent voting in favor of the joining the Teamsters.

    “This victory was achieved through the hard work and the magnificent foresight of the SETC members,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Teamsters Local 2010 Secretary-Treasurer.  “We are proud to have the skilled trades workers join Teamsters Local 2010. Together, we have the power to bring real improvements to the wages and working conditions to the trades and become a powerhouse in higher education.”

  • West Contra Costa School District Workers Join Teamsters

    June 15, 2017

    Teamsters Local 856 Welcomes More Than 1,800 Members Following a Year-Long Organizing Campaign for Strong Representation

    (SAN BRUNO, Calif.) – Classified employees of West Contra Costa Unified School District voted overwhelmingly today to join Teamsters Local 856 as they push for improved wages, health care and other benefits. The workers voted by mail over the past month and ballots were counted today at the regional office of the Public Employment Relations Board. There are more than 1,800 members in the bargaining unit.

    “With this vote, workers at West Contra Costa Unified have come together to send a message: they deserve better,” said Peter Finn, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 856. “We will aggressively represent these new members and bring forward demands for fairness and respect on the job. As Teamsters, their voices will be amplified and the district should hear them – they are ready to fight and they have a strong union to back them.”

  • Washington State Patrol Communications Managers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 174

    April 28, 2017 Teamsters Local 174 is proud to welcome the Washington State Patrol Communications Managers to our membership. Prior to joining the Teamsters, the nine workers in the group – who oversee all the 911 operations for the entire Washington State Patrol – were members of their own Guild called the Washington State Patrol […]

  • Teamsters Local 251 Contract Approved by Fall River City Council

    March 22, 2017

    Agreement Includes Job Protections, Additional Funding and Training

    (FALL RIVER, Mass.) –– Teamsters Local 251 is pleased to announce that the Fall River City Council has approved, by an 8-1 vote, a collective bargaining agreement for the city’s Department of Community Maintenance (DCM) workers.

    The agreement was approved after an outcry by Teamsters Local 251, workers and the public over a stalled process.

    The collective bargaining agreement between the city’s Department of Community Maintenance (DCM) and Teamsters Local 251 includes a $245,000 settlement agreement for workers that had been reached between the city and Local 251, which effectively ends the high-profile lawsuit that was filed by the union following the privatization of the city’s trash pickup.

  • Teamsters Local 700 Files Unfair Labor Practice Against Grundy County Sheriff and Grundy County

    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.

  • First Contract For Orange County Workers

    January 23, 2017

    Local 952 Delivers with Wage and Benefit Improvements

    Residents of Orange County, Calif., may notice a spring in the step of county workers since 450 have recently ratified their first Teamster contract. Since voting in representation by Local 952 in December of 2015, county employees, along with staff of the local union, had been bargaining with the county administrators to win wage and benefit improvements.