TEAMSTERS PRIASE OBAMA CRACKDOWN ON COMPANIES THAT ABUSE WORKERS

Teamsters President Hoffa Says Bad Actors Shouldn’t Be Rewarded With Tax Dollars (WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters strongly supports President Obama’s executive order to crack down on corporations that break laws but still win government contracts. Two members of the Teamsters Union stood with President Obama today to announce the new policy. TheyContinue Reading

TEAMSTERS APPLAUD PUTNAM COUNTY DECISION TO REJECT REPUBLIC SERVICES’ FLORIDA LANDFILL BID

Facing Community, Teamster Opposition, Florida County Decides Against Privatizing Its Public Landfill (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union is lauding the Putnam County (Fla.) Board of Commissioners today on its decision to reject Republic Services’ [NYSE: RSG] bid to buy the Putnam County landfill. The Putnam County Board considered privatizing the local landfill, but ultimately voted Tuesday nightContinue Reading

TEAMSTERS WIN SETTLEMENT FOR TAXI DRIVER BARRED FROM SPEAKING AT PUBLIC MEETING

$5,500 Settlement Reached Over D.C. Taxi Commission Requirement That Foreign-Born Taxi Drivers Submit Written Copy Of Remarks Before Being Allowed To Speak (WASHINGTON) – Teamsters Local 922 scored a major victory for a D.C. taxi driver who will receive a monetary settlement as part of an agreement reached with the city after he was barred from speakingContinue Reading

Shiftless Corporations Renounce America

Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America. For 30 pieces of silver, it will become Irish. Medical device maker Medtronic deserted America for Ireland last month. The pharmacy chain Walgreens recently announced it may be next. ItContinue Reading