Leo Gerard: Chinese, GOP Agree Non-Rich Shouldn’t Vote

Speaking just like an American Republican, the Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said last week that if the state granted democratic rights to its poor and working class, they could dominate elections and choose leaders who would meet their needs. If Hong Kong’s 99 percenters picked their leaders, Mr. Leung said, “Then you…

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…