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Art-Storage Workers Demand Union at Captive-Audience Meeting
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Art-Storage Workers Demand Union at Captive-Audience Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Management at the Uovo art-storage company wanted to hold a “captive audience” meeting Sept. 25 to talk workers out of forming a union—but at the company’s Long Island City headquarters, about 40 workers marched in wearing union buttons and asking to be recognized as members of the Teamsters, Local 814 President Jason Ide…

Teamsters to Bill Gates: ‘Fighting Inequality’ Begins at Home
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Teamsters to Bill Gates: ‘Fighting Inequality’ Begins at Home

NEW YORK, N.Y.—As multibillionaire Bill Gates entered Jazz at Lincoln Center for his foundation’s forum on “fighting global inequality” Sept. 25, about 60 Teamsters picketed outside, demanding that the trash-collection company he owns a third of reduce its workers’ inequality. Two dozen workers at Republic Services in Marshfield, Massachusetts, in Boston’s southeastern suburbs, have been…

CNN Works Hard to Frame Labor Issues Out of Latest Democratic Debate
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CNN Works Hard to Frame Labor Issues Out of Latest Democratic Debate

DETROIT, Mich.—James Hoffa didn’t get his wish, but the Democratic presidential debate July 30, dealt with labor issues noticeably more than the first round in June did. The Teamsters Union president had urged the 10 candidates on stage to address the pension crisis.“If multiemployer pension funds fail, it will have a ripple effect throughout the economy,”…

Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election
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Teamsters Survey Rank And File With An Eye On 2020 Presidential Election

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking members throughout the country to start seriously thinking about the 2020 field of presidential candidates and the issues that matter most to their working lives.  An online survey launched on June 27, at Teamsters2020.com quickly garnered responses from IBT members in 41 states within…

NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover
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NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover

WASHINGTON—In a letter released April 11, The NewsGuild-CWA and the Teamsters urged stockholders in the Gannett newspaper chain to vote for the incumbent board of directors to block a hostile takeover by what they called the “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital. The two unions, which represent a total of about 1,300 workers at Gannett…

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