Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit

March 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.

NLRB Reviews Truckers’ Retaliation Complaints

March 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - In the last few months, the National Labor Relations Board has seen a wave of complaints from truck drivers about workplace retaliation for trying to unionize—including several from drivers at XPO Logistics and its subsidiaries, who the Teamsters have been trying to organize.

Uber Makes Seattle Drivers Watch Anti-Union Podcasts

March 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - When Uber drivers here log onto the company’s system, there is now one more thing they have to do before they can start picking up fares: Listen to an anti-union podcast.

NYC Cabbies, Uber Drivers Rally to Protest Cuomo-Backed Uber Legislation; New Social Media Campaign Launched by Independent Drivers Guild

March 13, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On Thursday, March 9th, yellow cab, green and black car drivers, and Uber and Lyft drivers rallied outside of Governor Cuomo’s New York City office in midtown Manhattan to protest a new bill backed by the Governor.

Winnipeg ATU Calls for Bus Safety After Passengers Disarm Man With Axe

March 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Winnipeg, Canada - Less than three weeks after a city bus driver was murdered, passengers on another Winnipeg bus disarmed a man who was carrying an axe and brass knuckles.

NYC Teamster Leaders Serve New Term

March 11, 2017  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -The Teamsters Joint Council 16 executive board was sworn on March 8, 2017, for a new four-year term to lead the 120,000 member Teamster organization, representing the 27 Teamster locals in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. President George Miranda and the six other executive board officers were unanimously reelected in January.

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