Listen to Teamster Nation News for Jan. 18-24

January 18, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

Supreme Court Sides With BLET on Two-Person Crew Issue; Local 665 SFO Parking Workers Reject Final Contract Offer; Railroad Unions File Suit Against N.J. Transit; Local 722 Gets Worker Reinstated With Back Pay; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Public-Private Partnerships Could Help Better Prepare Workers

SHOW NOTES

High Court Rejects Railroad’s Appeal to Overturn Two-Person Crew Decision; SF Teamsters Reject Parking Facility Operator’s Offer; BLET Part of Lawsuit Against Punitive N.J. Law; Illinois Teamster to Receive $79K in Back Pay, Benefits; Local 396 Waste Management Workers Agree to New Contract; Link Wray and His Banned Song; Vocational Education Plays an Important Role in Future of Workforce

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Jan. 11-17

January 11, 2017

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Thousands of UC Workers Strike for Better Pay, Pensions; Iowa Teamsters Call Out Efforts to Curb Collective Bargaining; Union Backs Bill Curbing Corporate Bonuses; Carhaul Contract Negotiations Begin Again; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Trucker Deaths Top All Others in the Workforce

SHOW NOTES:

More than 12K UC Staff Walk Off the Job to Protest Unfair Labor Practices; Local 238 Officer Speaks Out Against Iowa Effort to Curb Public Sector Unions; Teamsters, Wary of XPO CEO Bonus, Get Behind New Legislation; Teamsters Carhaul Negotiation Committee Meets in Detroit; Local 120 Members Approve Contract With Western Refining; Local 553 Heat Oil Workers Benefit from New Deal; The Bangles and “Walk Like an Egyptian”; Highway Safety Shouldn’t Be Jeopardized by Loosening Rest Rules

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Jan. 4-10

January 4, 2017

EPISODE NOTES:

Teamsters Protest XPO’s Approval of CEO Windfall Stock Award; Kalitta Air Pilots Ratify Six-Year Deal; Mich. Senate Denies Passage of Anti-Union, Voter Suppression Bills; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Real Pension Reform is Needed by Nation’s Workers, Retirees

SHOW NOTES:

XPO’s Jacobs Could Take in $110M From Stock Award; New Kalitta Contract Improves Pay, Benefits, Job Security; Mich. Need to Remain on Guard for Possible Bills Limiting Voting, Union Membership; N.Y. School Bus Workers Ratify First Contract; Local 340 Pharmacists Agree to New Deal; NLRB Dismisses Challenge Brought by East End Bus; New School Workers Join Local 1205; Willie Nelson and “Stay a Little Longer”; Congress Needs to Assure Pensions for Workers, Retirees

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Dec. 14-20

December 14, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Global Unions Unite to Condemn $110M XPO Stock Award; Cargo Airline Pilots Say They Don’t Have Enough Staff to Meet Client Needs; Hoffa Says Continuing Resolution is Disappointing; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; North Carolina Governor’s Defeat is Win for Moral Mondays

SHOW NOTES

European Labor Leaders Join Teamsters in Opposing CEO’s Bonus; Polled Pilots Say Atlas Air Can’t Meet Needs of Amazon, DHL; Pension Reform, HOS Lacking in Approved CR; Amerijet Pilots Ratify New Contract; SLC Hertz Workers Approve First Contract; Pac Rail Services Join Local 70; Smokey Robinson and “Tears of a Clown”; Progressives in North Carolina Have Reason to Cheer

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Dec. 7-13

December 7, 2016

EPISODE NOTES:

United Mechanics Approve New Six-Year Contract; Workers, Local 120 Protest Trucking Firm's Deceptive Practices; DOL Appeals Court Ruling Halting Overtime Expansion; Hoffa Scholarship Applications Now Available, This Week in Teamster Music, Trade, Infrastructure Improvement Are at Center of Future Prosperity

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Three Years of Negotiations with UA End in New Deal; Elected Officials Join Demonstration Against Minn. Trucking Company; Obama Administration Sticks up for New OT Rule; Hoffa Scholarship Expanded to Offer $1.4M in 2017 Scholarships; Roy Orbison and Handle With Care, Investing in America Will Help Put Country Back on Track

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

November 30, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

UPS Airline Maintenance Technicians Seek Injunctive Relief; Local 120 Members Out of Work After Trucking Company Shutters; Texas Judges Block Overtime, Persuader Rules; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Fair Wage Fight Stretches Across U.S.

SHOW NOTES

Safety Concerns at Center of Court Action Against UPS; Bait-and-Switch Leave Minn., S.D. Truckers Out of Work; Workers Hit Hard by Texas Rulings; Sun Country Flight Attendants Approve Contract Wage Reopener; N.Y. First Transit Workers Approve First Contract; CUNY Workers Agree to New Deal; Amerijet Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement; REM Recalls McCarthy Era; Thousands Take a Stand for Higher Minimum Wage, Union Rights

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Nov. 23-29

November 23, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Hoffa, Hall Prevail in IBT Election; Skilled Trades Workers at UCLA, UCSD Strike over Labor Law Violations; Teamsters Join Sanders, DeLauro in Celebrating TPP’s Demise; Hall Demands McKesson Pull Incentive Pay from CEO; Cummins Workers Educate Public on Poor Treatment; This Week in Teamster Music; Election Results Rekindle RTW Ruse

SHOW NOTES

Membership Re-Elects Hoffa, Hall to Five-Year Term; Low Wages at Center of UC Campus Strikes; TPP Opponents Look for Way Forward on Future Trade Deals; Hammergren Should Give Back Some of Salary Due to Company PR Hit; WVU Football Game Site of Cummins Protest; Remembering Joe Hill and “There is Power in a Union”; Workers Need to be on Guard Against Anti-Worker Legislation

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Nov. 16-22

November 16, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Hoffa Congratulates Trump on White House Victory; UPS Airline Technicians Authorize Strike; Mass. Warehouse Workers Locked Out by Company; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; TPP’s End is Near Thanks to Workers

SHOW NOTES

Teamsters Pledge to Work with Incoming President on Common Interests; Health Care Concerns Drive Strike Vote by UPS Airline Maintenance Workers; Hardware Company Reneges on Deal with Local 170; Parsec Workers Vote to Join Local 986; Philly-Area XPO Workers are now Teamsters; County Preschool Workers Soon to be Part of Local 1932; Leonard Cohen and “Solidarity Forever”; Years of Fighting Bring Victory on Trade

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for the week of Nov. 9-15

November 9, 2016

EPISODE NOTES:

NLRB Dismisses XPO Objections Against Illinois Union Election; Hall Files Complaint Against W.Va. RTW Committee; Cal Teamsters Join Lyft Drivers in Filing Objections to Settlement; Kalitta Air Reneges on Tentative Agreement; Teamster Membership of Boston Parking Workers Reaches 70 Percent; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; TPP Could Cause Another Forced Migration to U.S.

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Labor Board Upholds Local 179 Teamster Victory; Complaint Alleges Undisclosed Mailing in West Virginia RTW Fight; Lyft Settlement Objectors Question Compensation; Kalitta Executives Claim No Agreement on Key Areas of Proposed Contract; Local 25 Reaches Major Milestone for Organizing; Tucson Streetcar Workers Join Local 104; Wash. First Student Drivers Organize with Local 313; Chuck Brown Brings the Funk; The Cost of Trade is Heavy for Many

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Nov. 2-8

November 2, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Teamsters Are Revving Up Efforts to Get Candidates Elected; Motion for Contempt, Injunctive Relief Against Flexjet, Flight Options; IBT Asks Board to Probe Air Transport Services Group; Local 727 Calls  Out Cook County Soda Tax Proposal; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; A Better Way Forward Requires Showing Up to Vote

SHOW NOTES

Some 200 Members Join Effort to Get Pro-Worker Candidates Elected; 600 Flexjet, Flight Options Pilots Ask Court to Require Good-Faith Bargaining; National Mediation Board Asks to Consider Airlines as Sole Operating Unit; Illinois Tax Could Double Cost of Sugary Drinks; Allegiant Flight Dispatchers Join Local 986; Janet Jackson Keeps it Nasty; and Workers Hold the Key to Election Day
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