FUNERAL GIANT SCI ACCEPTS UNION’S OFFER TO ENTER FEDERAL MEDIATION

Chicago Funeral Workers’ Contract Expired June 30 CHICAGO — Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has accepted Teamsters Local 727’s offer to enter federal mediation as the union attempts to reach an agreement on a new contract for Chicago-area funeral workers. “The union is making every effort to avoid a labor dispute, which ultimately…

TEAMSTERS HONOR SCHOOL BUS WORKER CONTRIBUTIONS TO SAFETY DURING NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK, OCT. 20-24

School Bus Workers Recognized by Union as Front-line Advocates for Safety (WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is honoring school bus workers—including the more than 75,000 Teamster school bus workers—for their dedication to safety and service during National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24. The Teamsters Union recognizes school bus drivers, monitors and mechanics for their…

Retailers, Bankers and Democrats Agree

Income inequality is killing the economy. Retailers, bankers and Democrats agree on that. Really. It’s only Republicans who continue to insist that income inequality is great, so no one, least of all them, should make any effort to constrict the abyss between America’s struggling 99 percent and Americans who indulge themselves in $475,000 bottles of…