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.

SHOW NOTES:

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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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 26, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

SoCal Port Truck Drivers, Warehouse Workers Go on Strike; Denver US Foods Workers Establish Picket Line; UPS Maintenance Workers Begin Strike Vote; Boston Teamsters Join in Solidarity with Striking Harvard Dining Hall Workers; This Week in Teamster Music; Bipartisan Support for Paid Parental Leave Means it’s Time to Act

SHOW NOTES

Cal Cartage, Intermodal Bridge Transport Targeted by Strikers; Local 455 Latest to Take Aim at US Foods; Health Care Costs at Center of UPS Dispute; Local 25 Donates $10K to Harvard Workers Strike Fund; Elvis Costello Stands in Solidarity with Striking Symphony Workers; Backing for Paid Parental Leave is Growing Across Party Lines

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Oct. 19-25

October 19, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Two XPO Facilities Vote to Align With Teamsters; U.S. Appeals Court Orders FedEx Freight to Negotiate with Local 439; Fla. Durham School Bus Workers Approve Contract; IBT Forms School Bus Safety Committee; Hoffa, Hall Join Ohio Workers on Picket Line; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Survey Shows Dire State of UC Support Workers

SHOW NOTES

Conn., Ill. XPO Workers Are Latest to Join Teamsters; FedEx Freight Must Bargain with Stockton, Calif. Teamsters; Three Years Later, Fla. School Bus Drivers Finally Approve Deal; New Union Panel Will Address Safety Issues at School Bus Companies in U.S., Canada; Top Teamsters Lend Support to Libbey Glass Workers; Conn. First Student Workers Now Part of Local 493; Calif. Firefighters Vote to Join Local 439; Bob Dylan, Union Member, Earns Nobel Peace Prize; Report Shows UC System is Underpaying Administrative Staff

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Oct. 12-18

October 12, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

IBT Election Ballots Mailed to Members’ Homes; Teamsters Deride Lack of Remedies in Beer Merger; NetJets Mechanics Protest Subcontracting of Maintenance Work; DeLauro Says TPP is Big Business Boondoggle; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Workers Are Worried About Their Jobs

SHOW NOTES

Teamsters Need to Weigh in on Future by Voting; Union Letter Says Government Didn’t Address Harm to Competition in InBev-SABMiller Deal; Airline Workers Say More Mechanics Are Needed; Workers Will Pay a Price if Pacific Rim Trade Pact Goes Through; Philly XPO Drivers File for Representation; Prince Minerals Workers Join Local 326; Driver, Monitors Join Local 653; The Rainbow Connection; Job Security is Still a Big Concern for Workers

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Oct. 5-11

October 5, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Court Says XPO/Con-way Must Negotiate with Local 657; Teamster Technicians Reach Tentative Deal with United; RTW is Top Issue in Mo. Governor Race; BLET Comes to D.C. to Lobby Congress; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Elections Aren’t Just About Just One Candidate

SHOW NOTES

Truck Company Must Recognize Texas Teamsters; Vote is Next on Six-Year Deal With UA; Collective Bargaining is at Stake in Missouri Election; Two-Person Crew a Top Concern for BLET in Talks with Lawmakers; Local 653 Bus Workers Agree to Contracts; Grammy Winner Gillian Welch’s ‘Revival’; Top of the Ballot isn’t Only Concern on Election Day

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 28, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Teamster Women Gather to Share Solidarity; Union Members, Local 2010 Protest for Fair UC Contract in Hollywood; Pension Proposal Threatens Retirement Security; Appeals Court Sides with Teamsters; BLET Calls Out Effort to Loosen Break Inspection Rules; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Poll Shows Public Doubt of Trade Deals

SHOW NOTES

It’s Hooray for Hollywood at Teamsters Women’s Conference; Unfair UC Contract is Subject of Demonstration; Draft House Pension Bill Would Weaken Multiemployer Plans; Another Legal Win for Union Against Amerijet; Mandatory Break Inspection Standard Shouldn’t Be Weakened, BLET Says; Locomotive Engineers, Trainmen Reach Tentative Agreements With Railroad; Calif. Waste Management Drivers Ratify First Contract; Willie Nelson Takes a Stand for Farmers; Bipartisan Opposition Grows Against Trade

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Sept. 21-27

September 21, 2016

EPISODE NOTES:

XPO Logistics Workers in Conn., Ill. Seek Teamster Representation; SF Shuttle Drivers Affiliate With Local 665; Local 830 Joins Soda Tax Suit Against Philadelphia; Calif. Kraft Heinz Workers to Keep Jobs; Pa. Teamsters Endorse McGinty for Senate; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; $15 Wage Would End Hunger for 1.2 Million

SHOW NOTES:

Some 200 XPO Workers Latest to Seek Teamster Affiliation; Bauer’s Drivers Use Card Check to Join Union; Philly Teamsters Join With Beverage Industry to Fight New City Tax; Local 952 Kraft Workers to Keep Working at Fullerton Facility; Joint Council 53 Makes Senate Endorsement; Carhaul Members Reject National Contract; Mirah Sings Against the TPP; Raising Minimum Wage Could Help Food Insecurity Problem

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