Listen to Teamster Nation News for March 8-14

March 8, 2017

EPISODE NOTES: Teamsters Call on Pharmaceutical Company to Address Opioid Crisis; ALJ Orders Sysco to Negotiate with Local 406; Union Opposes Overturning of OSHA Rule; W.Va. Cummins Workers Raise Health Insurance, Retirement Concerns; Organizing News; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; The Future of the Podcast

SHOW NOTES: Philly Protest Highlights Growing Problem of Prescription Drugs; NLRB Sides With Teamsters in Sysco Dispute; Workplace Safety Rule Faces Defeat in Congress; Local 175 Cummins Workers Tell Community About Company’s Shortcomings; Sims Recycling Workers Join Local 210; Idaho Sysco Workers Organize With Local 690; Shaw’s Workers Now Part of Local 340; Savage Services Drivers Align with Local 283; Southwest Airlines to Negotiate With Teamster Members; Pipeline Locals Urged to Send Back Ballots; “Dueling Banjos” is Union Made; New Podcast Format to Debut in April

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for March 1-7

March 1, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

Teamsters Call on XPO CEO Jacobs to Improve Worker Rights; IIO Withdraws Recommendation of Charges Against Hall; Regional Freight Coordinators Appointed; UPS Aircraft Mechanics Ask for Release from Mediated Negotiations; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Mexican Trucks at Center of New NAFTA Debate

SHOW NOTES

Union Members Protest XPO During Calif. Shipping Conference; Recommendation of Charges Against Hall Dropped; Grisham, Murphy, Paffenroth Take on Freight Leadership Roles; National Mediation Board Should Drop Local 2727 Mediated Negotiations With UPS; Local 200 Nestle Workers OK New Deal; WeDriveU Workers Ratify First Contract; Southern Glazer’s Deliver Drivers Join Local 988; Connecticut Airgas Workers Align with Local 493; Bo Diddley Sings “Bo Diddley”; Environment, Highway Safety Must Be Considered While Revisiting NAFTA

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Feb. 22-28

February 22, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

IBT Election Results Certified; Unions Unite to Celebrate DOL Nominee’s Withdrawal; Carhaul Locals Endorse Tentative Agreement; Teamsters Laud DeFazio’s NAFTA Resolution; Union Plays Big Role in Defeat of RTW in N.H.; Contract News; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Anti-Union Forces Set Sites on Iowa Public Sector Workers

SHOW NOTES

Hoffa-Hall Victory Finalized; Sanders Paints Path for Worker Movement Post-Puzder; Carhaul Members to Vote Next Month on Tentative Contract; Crack down on Mexican Trucks Plays Prominent Role in NAFTA Resolution; N.H. Teamsters Help Defeat RTW in State; Local 200 Roundy’s Workers Ratify New Deal; Liberty Bakery Workers Join Local 653; Ray Parker Jr. and “Ghostbusters”; Corporate Cronies in Hawkeye State Hand Defeat to Everyday Iowans

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Feb. 15-21

February 15, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

O’Brien, Soehl Appointed to Lead Package, Freight Divisions; Union to Fight Kellogg’s Elimination of 1,200 Jobs; Teamsters Denounce Missouri RTW Law; Local 700 Files ULP Against Illinois County; Teamster Disaster Relief Fund Offers Assistance in Mississippi; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Senate Bill Would Tamp Down on Construction Wages

SHOW NOTES

Boston, N.J. Teamster Leaders Take Over IBT Posts; Axing Keebler Direct Store Delivery Could Cost 1,200 Teamster Jobs; Missouri GOP Pushes Through Anti-Union Law; County Drops Health Insurance for Sergeants While Contract Talks Continue; Teamsters in 3 Miss. Counties Eligible for Union Relief; N.J., Philly Headstart Workers Ratify First Contract; Brian Holland, Hit Maker; Effort to Pull Prevailing Wage Won’t Help Workers

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Feb. 8-14

February 8, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

Teamsters Come Out Strong Against RTW Measure; Union Endorses Rep. Ellison for DNC Chair; IBT Raises Concerns about Gorsuch Supreme Court Pick; Local 251 R.I. Hospital Workers Join Rally; Teamsters Ask White House to Reconsider Fed Contractor Order Statement; JC 32 Backs Frey for Minneapolis Mayor; This Week in Teamster Music; House GOP Renews War on Workers with RTW Bill

SHOW NOTES

Anti-Union House Bill Would Strip Workers of Collective Bargain Rights; Teamsters Back Pro-Worker Ellison to Head Democratic Party; High Court Nominee Pick Would Tamp Down on NLRB; R.I. Teamster Hospital Workers Want End to Punitive Policies; Government Should Reward Contractors Following Law, Not Breaking It; Minn. Mayoral Candidate Wins Backing of Local Teamsters; Joe Ely and “She Had Everything”; and Limiting Collective Bargaining is No Way to Help Workers

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Feb. 1-7

February 1, 2017

EPISODE NOTES:

Hoffa Talks Up Trade Reform, Pensions on TV; Horizon Air Pilots Say Company Violated Contract; Airlines Must Bargain in Good Faith With Teamsters, Judge Says; Minn. O’Reilly Drivers Reject Agreement; Bill Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage on Fed Infrastructure Projects; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Defeat of TPP Shouldn’t End Trade Reform Efforts

SHOW NOTES:

NAFTA Issues Still Need to be Revamped, Hoffa Says; Recruiting, Retaining Pilots a Top Concern at Horizon Air; Teamsters Win Another Motion for Relief Against Flexjet, Flight Options; Minn. Drivers Say O’Reilly Must Address Safety Risks; Prevailing Wage Bill is a Loser for Workers; Carhaul Local Leaders to Review Agreement; Local 118 Reaches Agreement with Genesee Brewing; Illinois Fire Department Teamsters Ratify New Contract; Ruth Brown and “Lucky Lips”; More Work to Be Done to Make Trade Fair

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Jan. 25-31

January 25, 2017

EPISODE NOTES

Teamsters Hail Trump Decision to Withdraw from TPP; Lockout Looms for 1,000 Local 1145 Honeywell Members; Carhaul Negotiators Reach Tentative Deal; Union Applauds Go Ahead Given to Pipelines; BLET Seeks Member Support for Two-Person Crew Bill; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Women Make a Stand for Rights on the Job

SHOW NOTES

Trump Gets Trade Right in Pulling TPP, Opening Talks on NAFTA; Minnesota Teamsters Producing Military Equipment Might Be Shut Out of Jobs; Union Negotiators Endorse Carhaul Deal; More Than 50K Jobs Could Be Created Due to Pipeline Approvals; Safe Freight Act Would Improve Safety for Rail Workers; Rinker Hydro Workers Approval Contract, Ending Strike; Local 710 Ferguson Workers Ratify First Contract; Sewer District Workers at Local 264 Agree to New Deal; Tom T. Hall and “Who’s Gonna Feed Them Hogs?”; Women’s March Was Also a Demand for Equal Wages

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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

EPISODE NOTES:

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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