Posts tagged Teamsters Local 25

    As Boston’s own Sean O’Brien matches UPS at the bargaining table, Amazon could be next

    June 26, 2023 // But O’Brien said he’d support pulling the trigger — putting the International’s $300 million-plus “strike defense fund” to use — if he doesn’t see adequate financial gains for his membership. For him, this battle over the largest private-sector union contract in the United States isn’t only about righting the wrongs baked into the union’s current agreement with UPS. It’s meant to show how organized labor can flex its muscle against giant companies. And it’s a prelude for a long-awaited showdown with decidedly anti-union Amazon, where the Teamsters hope to organize the online retail giant’s massive logistics workforce. “All eyes are upon what the Teamsters do in these negotiations,” O’Brien said in an interview. “It’s going to be the defining moment in the labor movement. It’s going to be a template on how we take on Corporate America, how we take on big business.” Dissatisfaction with the current UPS contract, signed in 2018, helped O’Brien win his race to lead the Teamsters two years ago. Then the head of the Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown, O’Brien broke away from the previous International leadership, led by James Hoffa, because of disagreements over the last round of UPS negotiations.

    Encore Boston Harbor unions voting on whether to authorize strike

    June 23, 2023 // Approximately 1,400 workers — room attendants, cocktail servers, bar porters, cooks, dishwashers, public area cleaners, and drivers — who are members of Unite Here Local 26 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 25 are voting on the issue. If a majority votes in favor of authorizing a strike, union officials said the deadline would be announced on Thursday. Advertisement Union officials said negotiations on a new contract began on March 9, and their contract, the first since the resort's opening, expired on April 19. Both unions are bargaining together.