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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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Sept. 14-20

September 14, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Local 391 Criticizes Va. Board for Offering Grant Money to MillerCoors; SoCal Port Truck Drivers Hurt by Shipping Company Bankruptcy; Atlas Air Pilots Demand Fair Contract; UPS Airline Technicians Picket in Indiana; Teamsters Take NetJets to Task for Subcontracting Work; Contract News; This Week in Teamster Music; Free Traders Raise Concerns About TPP Investor Dispute Language

SHOW NOTES

Corporate Handout to MillerCoors Would Create Only 27 New Virginia Jobs; Teamsters Worry How Failure of Korean Shipper Will Hurt Workers; Local 1224 Pilots’ Patience is Wearing Thin; UPS Airline Workers Push Back on Concessionary Contract; Teamster Airline Division Raises Concerns About NetJets’ Maintenance Decisions; Local 25 Reaches Deal with ABC Supply; There’s Always Room for Jello (Biafra); ISDS Concerns Continue to Sink Pacific Rim Trade Deal

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Sept. 7-13

September 7, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

Teamsters Discuss the Plight of Workers During Labor Day Events; Hoffa Joins Union Leaders in Standing for Dakota Pipeline Workers; IBT Lauds Feds for Protecting Trucker Rest Break; This Week in Teamster Music; Latest Pro-Worker Rules Show What Friends in High Places Can Do

SHOW NOTES

Warren Joins Union in Standing Up for Workers; Hoffa, Labor Leaders Demand North Dakota Take Action to Protect Union Pipeline Workers; FMCSA Sides on Side of Highway Safety in Upholding Rest Break; Dead Prez Joins Protest Concert Against TPP; GOP Could Turn Clock Back on Workers-Friendly Regs if it Prevails in November

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 31, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

IBT Endorses Clinton for President; Joint Council 13 Helps Gather Supplies for Louisiana Flood Victims;  Union Issues Support for New Federal Contractor Rule; Board Dismisses Flexjet, Flight Options Challenge; Local 986 Wins Back-Pay Settlement for KAG West Workers; Organizing News; Contract News, This Week in Teamster Music; In Columbia Ruling, NLRB Indicates a Shift on Misclassification

SHOW NOTES

Teamsters Back Clinton’s Pro-Worker Message; St. Louis Teamsters Pitch in to Help Baton Rouge; New Executive Order Will Improve Pay, Working Conditions for Fed Contractors; Teamsters Prevail in Dispute over Airline Representation;  SoCal Local Wins $4.2M Settlement; FreshPoint Workers Join Local 769; Lumber Employees Now Part of Local 853; NorCal, Nevada Construction Workers Ratify Four-Year Deal; San Bernardino Lumpers Agree to Contract; Jolie Holland Rocks Against the TPP; Labor Board Win Could Be a Sign of Things to Come

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Listen to Teamster Nation News for Aug. 24-30

August 24, 2016

EPISODE NOTES

The Need to Vote is Talk of TNBC; W.Va. Court Issues Injunction Stopping RTW; Union Leaders Applaud Waste Zone Ruling in NYC; Teamsters Rally to Support Louisiana Flood Victims; Challenging Albertsons, Starbucks Over Ties to Taylor Farms; Organizing News; This Week in Teamster Music; Low-Wage Workers Bring Own Heat to Fight for $15 Convention

SHOW NOTES

Black Teamsters Call for Increased Turnout at Ballot Box; Hall Take Lead to Help Stop RTW in West Virginia; New NYC Waste Collection Procedures to Protect Workers, Improve Environment; Asking for Support of Homeless La. Teamsters; Union Protest Against Taylor Farms Continues Nationwide; IBT Files Petition to Represent Allegiant Flight Dispatchers; Rocking Against the TPP; Workers Pledge to Continue Fighting for Higher Wages

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