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    Strike ends as union workers reach agreement with FireKing

    August 4, 2022 // Jay Dennis, business agent for Teamsters Local No. 89, represents FireKing workers. He said although an agreement has been reached with the company, the union is planning to pursue Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the employer. The union also filed ULP charges before the start of the strike, but those charges are still pending. “It’s a testament to our members that they were able to endure all of this and still come out as winners,” Teamsters Local No. 89 President Avral Thompson said. “These folks stood together, said enough is enough, and showed their employer what real union power looks like.” Rick Mejia, picket line misconduct, strike action,

    FireKing Hires Temp Workers Amid Strike

    May 19, 2022 // Citing “excessively high premiums and out-of-pocket costs,” the union proposed moving to a union-sponsored healthcare plan known as TeamCare, which it said would have a minimal cost to the company. However, FireKing said the plan would increase its costs by six figures in the first year alone.