“Prime(d) for Disaster”: Teamsters Local 1224 Pilots Take Concerns About Prime Air to Amazon’s Front Door, the Streets of Seattle

As Amazon Turns a Blind Eye to Growing Operational Risks, Veteran Pilots to Run Mobile Billboard Near Company’s Headquarters Exposing the Truth Behind Prime Air’s Challenges SEATTLE, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today Teamsters Local 1224 pilots who fly for Amazon’s new air delivery operation will begin running a mobile billboard warning CEO Jeff Bezos, investors […]

Amazon Prime Customers To Hear About Risks To Delivery Service Ahead Of “Prime Day”

As the Company Faces Challenges to its Expanding Logistics and Delivery Business, Pilots Who Fly for Amazon Prime Raise Concerns Directly With Consumers WILMINGTON, Ohio, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Ahead of Amazon’s largest single-day sales event, pilots who fly for Amazon Prime Air are taking their concerns about the future of the delivery service directly […]

Hoffa to Congress: Stop Bailout For UPS, Protect Retiree Benefits

Teamsters Denounce Inclusion of Pension Reform Bill to Omnibus Spending Bill WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following statement from General President Jim Hoffa in response to reports this evening that proposed pension reform legislation could be attached to the omnibus spending bill. “Today we have seen the ugly […]

FedEx Freight workers in Louisville vote against union membership

Nov 26, 2014 (Reuters) – Drivers at a Louisville facility of FedEx Corp’s trucking unit voted on Wednesday against union representation, dealing a blow to a concerted effort by the Teamsters to unionize the Memphis-based company. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has won three secret ballot petitions at FedEx Freight since the beginning of October, […]

FedEx workers at Newark, New Jersey facility vote against joining union

(November 13, 2014) Reuters – Workers at a Newark, New Jersey, FedEx Freight facility voted against joining a union on Wednesday, in a blow to a concerted drive by the Teamsters to unionize FedEx Corp. “We are proud of our employees for doing their homework on the union and making an informed decision against third-party […]

Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way

(Reuters) – After years of failed efforts, the Teamsters union has won a toehold in the trucking units of FedEx and Con-way and is targeting more facilities at both, potentially threatening what analysts see as a core competitive advantage for the companies. The push by the Teamsters comes as a shortage of experienced drivers in […]

FedEx warehouse workers in Canada join union in North America first

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday. The majority of dock associates at FedEx Freight Canada in Surrey, British Columbia, signed cards with the Teamsters […]

UPS re-hires 250 drivers who were terminated for protesting co-worker’s firing

UPS is rescinding the terminations of all 250 drivers according to a report posted by Teamsters Local 804. The Union has also won the reinstatement of Jairo Reyes, the 24-year driver whose firing in violation of the grievance procedure led to a 90-minute walkout by Local 804 members on Feb. 26. The Local 804 website […]

Teamsters Members OK Six Supplements To UPS National Contract Ratified in June

Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have voted to approve six regional supplements to the national collective bargaining contract with United Parcel Service Inc. that was ratified in June, leaving 11 more supplements that must be approved before the national agreement covering 237,000 workers goes into effect, the union announced Oct. 11. Union procedures […]