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Federal Legislation Supporting TSA’s Introduced

Washington DC – Federal legislation could provide full collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers. RIGHTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS ACT OF 2019 (H.R. 1140) has been re-introduced by Representatives Bennie Thompson (MS) and Nita Lowey (NY). If passed, the law would give Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) full collective bargaining rights and ensure these officers have the same workplace rights as...
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California, Teamsters Appeal Denial of Truckers’ Breaks

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have both asked federalteamters courts to reverse a federal agency’s voiding of state rules requiring rest and meal breaks for truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruled last December that the state regulation, which mandated a 30-minute break after five hours of driving, could not...
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Striking Chicago Teachers Protest at Charter Chain’s Office

CHICAGO, Ill.—About 100 Chicago International Charter School teachers blocked the entrance to the school chain’s office building Feb. 13, the seventh day of their strike. “It’s unacceptable that people can have six-figure salaries and yet say they have no money to make sure our schools are properly invested in,” CICS Ralph Ellison High School English...
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Teamsters Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse ‘Retaliation’

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—XPO Logistics announced Feb. 13 that it will close its Verizon warehouse here in June,teamsters telling the about 400 workers that it would terminate them in April because of “an overall business model change initiated and completed by our customer.” “XPO-Verizon workers believe that the closure is in retaliation for exposing sexual harassment and...

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