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Jul 18, 2019, 15:55 ET Alaska Airlines and aircraft technicians ratify final Transition Agreement in Virgin America merger

Alaska Airlines' 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft technicians, who are represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have...


Jul 18, 2019, 14:37 ET Massachusetts Nurses Association Board Condemns Inhumane U.S. Immigration Policies Resulting in Unsafe Conditions and Lack of Healthcare for Migrants

The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors – 29 front-line nurses and health care professionals elected by their colleagues – has issued ...


Jul 18, 2019, 12:34 ET Hoffa: House Approval Of Minimum Wage Hike Is Long Overdue For Workers

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House's passage today of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which...


Jul 18, 2019, 09:32 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Laud House For Passing Repeal Of Excise Tax On Health Plans

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the passage of legislation offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:57 ET Teamsters Reach Agreement In Principle With Air Canada

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached an agreement in principle with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:51 ET With Shutdown Looming, PASS President Warns Against Gambling with Aviation Safety

As Congress continues to debate government funding, history may repeat itself in the form of another government shutdown, and the president of the...


Jul 17, 2019, 10:12 ET Safeway and Vons in Northern and Central California Reach Tentative Agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 8-Golden State

Safeway is pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement in our Union contract negotiations with United Food and Commercial Workers...


Jul 16, 2019, 12:07 ET Teamsters, NFI Workers Call On NJEDA To Rescind NFI's $80 Million Tax Break

Today, Teamsters and NFI workers called on the NJEDA Board at its monthly meeting to rescind tax breaks to NFI, a lawbreaking company that stands to...


Jul 15, 2019, 18:51 ET Teamsters Score Critical Legal Victory As First Step In Reversing Rising Tide Of Deadly Opioid Crisis

A U.S. District Court order takes strong first steps to address the opioid crisis, setting common sense lower limits for opioid prescriptions offered ...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:45 ET Teamsters Stand In Solidarity With Striking Amazon Workers

Teamsters across North America stand in solidarity with the Amazon fulfillment workers striking in Minnesota. Similar to workers moving Amazon goods, ...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:45 ET Teamsters Local 118 And Wegmans Food Markets Reach Tentative Agreement

(Local 118) -- After months of negotiations, Teamsters Local 118 is pleased to announce a new five-year tentative agreement with Wegmans Food Markets....


Jul 12, 2019, 10:29 ET Teamsters File EEOC Charges Against Republic Services In Memphis

Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates' giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination. African-American...


Jul 11, 2019, 21:52 ET USW Membership Ratifies Three-year Arconic Master Agreement

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members of local unions representing Arconic employees voted to ratify a three-year master contract...


Jul 10, 2019, 19:25 ET CWA-Represented Employees Vote to Ratify Mobility Puerto Rico Agreement

Leadership of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has notified AT&T* that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T ...


Jul 10, 2019, 16:59 ET Teamsters Applaud Ways And Means Vote To Approve Pension Reform Bill

The Teamsters Union applauds the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for today's vote to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation...


Jul 10, 2019, 13:11 ET Mass. Nurses Association, Elected Leaders, and Local Activists Will Leaflet/Banner Outside of Steward-Owned Nashoba Sports & Physical Therapy in Groton in Support of Nashoba Valley Medical Center Patients and the Nurses Who Care for Them

When: Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m. Where: Nashoba Sports & Physical Therapy; 788 Boston Road, Groton, Mass. Who: Elected leaders, members of other...


Jul 10, 2019, 12:44 ET SWAPA Strongly Supports Bipartisan Bill to End Flags of Convenience Air Carrier Schemes

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) today announced its strong support for H.R. 3632, the Fair and Open Skies Act, which will prevent...


Jul 10, 2019, 12:38 ET Hearing on July 11 Features Nurse-Backed Mental Health Legislation Urgently Needed to Address Statewide Safety Crisis Boiling Over at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

State lawmakers will hear testimony on Thursday, July 11 about legislation backed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association that will help tackle the...


Jul 09, 2019, 16:06 ET Ralphs Eagerly Returns To Labor Negotiations July 10-12

Ralphs Grocery Company returns to the negotiations table July 10-12 for meaningful and thoughtful discussions with the unions, to exchange proposals...


Jul 08, 2019, 16:28 ET Teamsters Stand In Solidarity With California UFCW Workers

Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, Calif. voted unanimously to sanction a possible strike that could impact more than 60,000 grocery workers...


Jul 08, 2019, 14:38 ET Teamsters Call On Ways And Means To Approve Pension Reform Bill

Today, the Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for...


Jul 03, 2019, 10:00 ET NMI® at 55.1%; June Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 113th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in...


Jul 02, 2019, 14:47 ET Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls to Preserve Jobs at PES Refinery

On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility's units; because of...


Jul 01, 2019, 10:55 ET USW Oilworkers, Elected Officials to Discuss PES Refinery's Future

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members and leaders of its Local 10-1 will meet with Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, dozens of state lawmakers...


Jul 01, 2019, 10:00 ET PMI® at 51.7%; June Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June, and the overall economy grew for the 122nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply ...