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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 3/13/22
Fed up with crushing caseloads and substandard pay, public defense lawyers and support staff workers employed by the Minnesota Board of Public Defense voted overwhelmingly March 10 to reject a final offer and authorize a strike.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 2/13/22
Public defense workers in Minnesota are ready to strike.
BY Severin Mortensen | Lansing, MI | 2/05/22
As UPS moves out from its peak season, the company is ending market rate adjustments (MRAs) and bonus programs designed to attract workers and boost part-time employees’ pay. The negotiated part-time pay rate for workers hired since August 1, 2018 is $15.33 per hour, with a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) included. Teamsters Local 623 reports that UPS paid its members $19 an hour as part of an MRA and the workers are taking a 27% pay cut as the adjustments expire.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 1/17/22
UPS Teamsters across the country mobilized on January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand UPS make MLK Day a paid holiday, end two-tier jobs, create more full-time jobs, and pay part-time employees a living wage.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 12/26/21
On Tuesday, December 22, 150 workers at the Jefferson Street UPS barn in Chicago staged a protest before work.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 11/21/21
Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) around the country have much to celebrate.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/06/21
Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) held its annual convention from October 1-3 in Chicago. Rank-and-file union activists from around the country traveled there to plan out the next steps for the upcoming international union election.
BY staff | St. Paul Park, MN | 7/02/21
On July 1, in Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, Teamsters who work for Marathon Refinery voted to accept a new contract offer from management, which will end a lockout that has been ongoing for more than six months.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 6/24/21
On June 22, five months after going on a one-day strike for safety, then being locked out by Marathon management ever since, 200 Teamsters at Marathon Refinery in Saint Paul Park voted overwhelmingly to reject the company's latest contract offer.
BY staff | Washington D.C | 6/24/21
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 30th Convention entered its second day, June 24. Congratulatory videos were shown for outgoing General Secretary Treasurer Ken Hall, as well as videos from labor leaders such as SEIU leader Mary Kay Henry.
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