Posts tagged Teamsters Local 1932
Teamsters union launches new division for Amazon employees
September 8, 2022 // Teamsters' plans to create a company-specific division for Amazon, the second-largest U.S. private employer, were laid out last year. "Our new division affords a nationwide network of resources to all Amazon workers, behind the wheel of any truck or hard at work in any facility, to strategize with the union, mobilize in their communities, and succeed together," Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien said in a statement. Teamsters, which has 1.2 million members, appointed Randy Korgan as director of the new Amazon division.
Booming US cannabis industry seen as fertile ground for union expansion
August 3, 2022 // Union organizing in the cannabis industry has driven a surge of union elections in retail, one of the few industries to experience unionization gains in recent years, winning 18 out of 26 union elections in 2021. The United Food and Commercial Workers and the Teamsters both represent thousands of workers in the cannabis industry and are leading union organizing campaigns to keep up with the pace of the industry’s growth.