Posts tagged International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Judge sentences former Illinois state lawmaker Thomas Cullerton to a year in prison for embezzlement
June 22, 2022 // Prosecutors said that within weeks of being sworn in as a state senator, Cullerton was added to the payroll of the Teamsters union as an organizer. As a union organizer, Cullerton was expected to work 40 hours a week to attract new members, support union picket lines and attend union events. During his three years with the union, Cullerton collected $248,828 in payments and benefits. "Indeed, he was a ghost payroller who invariably did little to nothing over this three-year period," prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. "The defendant’s immediate supervisors tried to get Cullerton to work, but he was, in the words of one supervisor, 'never available.' ... So rare was the defendant present for work that the union did not even bother to keep track of his use of vacation time – because he was effectively on a permanent vacation." Brett Rowland, Judge Robert Gettleman, John Lausch Jr., Amarjeet Bhachu, Erika Csicsila,
TEAMSTERS WARN POTENTIAL WORK STOPPAGES COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON EAST COAST FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY
June 10, 2022 // The Teamsters Warehouse Division and numerous Teamster locals currently in contract negotiations with US Foods [NYSE: USFD] are putting the foodservice giant on notice that work stoppages are imminent. Workers at a growing number of US Foods Distribution Centers throughout the East Coast are considering the possibility of walking off the job following an increasing number of unresolved labor contracts. Teamsters Warehouse Division, illegal terminations, unilaterally changing working conditions, bargaining in bad faith, Todd Robertson, Tom Erickson,
AT&T ALASKA TEAMSTERS MAKE UNCONDITIONAL OFFER TO RETURN TO WORK
June 8, 2022 // AT&T Alascom workers made an unconditional offer to return to work today after walking off the job on an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike late yesterday. The work stoppage was held to protest AT&T's violations of federal labor laws that protect workers' rights. PRNewswire, oil pipeline, Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, national security and defense systems, facilities and installations, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Jerry Conlon, Eileen Whitmer,
Las Vegas trash collectors could strike if deal not reached soon
May 19, 2022 // In December, more than 400 sanitation workers employed by Republic Services in Orange County, Calif., went on strike, though it lasted only about a week before a new contract was agreed upon.
Seattle Teamsters strike is over, but concrete could take weeks to flow
April 14, 2022 // "We've proven that we can stay out on strike, we can stay out on strike a lot longer than this. Our coffers are full," he said, and their demands for a new contract remain unchanged.
Kentucky Worker Hits Teamsters Union Bosses with Federal Charges for Illegally Seizing Union Dues
April 7, 2022 // Georgia Pacific worker sent multiple letters to stop all payments as allowed by Right to Work law, but Teamsters continued dues collections
This new union boss could start the biggest strike in decades
March 24, 2022 // O'Brien, a self-described "militant," is vowing to take a much harsher line with employers than his predecessor did. And that could lead to a strike at the nation's largest union employer when the Teamsters' UPS (UPS) contract expires on July 31 2023.
STRIKE UPDATE: Teamsters’ Canadian Pacific Rail Strike That Threatened Supply Chain Is Over
March 23, 2022 // The parties have agreed to binding arbitration to settle outstanding issues.
WEST VIRGINIA LABOR LEADER KEN HALL RETIRES AS GENERAL SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE TEAMSTERS
March 22, 2022 // Under Hall's stewardship, net assets of the union rose from $126.1 million when he took office in 2012 to more than $500 million today. The union's Strike and Defense Fund stands at more than $300 million.