MEMPHIS, Tenn.—All of the about 90 workers in the bargaining unit at ABF Freight System’s Memphis terminal have signed up as members of Teamsters Local 667, the union recently announced.
WASHINGTON—More than half of American teachers say their mental health was “not good” for at least seven days of the previous month, according to a recently released survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association, a grass-roots organization within the union.
BALTIMORE, Md.—The North American Building Trades Unions has endorsed building a high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, the federation announced this week, after Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, the proposed plan’s developer, signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to use union labor to build and maintain the $10 billion project.
DES MOINES, Iowa—A Polk County judge on Oct. 30 summarily dismissed a labor-union lawsuit filed challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new laws prohibiting most public-sector unions from bargaining over anything but wages.
WASHINGTON—The Department of Labor on Oct. 30 requested public comments on an Obama-era rule that would have extended overtime pay to 4.2 million workers, the first step in the process to rescind or weaken it.
WASHINGTON—Nurses returning from disaster-relief work in Puerto Rico charged Oct. 26 that the federal government is “delaying necessary humanitarian aide to its own citizens and leaving them to die.”
Fremont, Calif.—The United Auto Workers filed a complaint against Tesla with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 25, accusing the company of firing union supporters at its Fremont, California factory. “I worked hard for this company for five years, sometimes 72 hours a week—and never had any performance-related complaints,” worker Mike Williams said in a…
PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund is the latest multiemployer pension plan to announce that it needs to cut benefits to stay solvent—and Bill Lickert is the one catching the flak.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The two main unions representing “below the line” film crew and support workers have both denounced sexual harassment in the aftermath of the sexual-assault allegations against director Harvey Weinstein.