Local and National Union News
Your vote is your voice in the election of top officials in your union
On Oct. 6th, the Office of the Election Supervisor (OES) mailed ballots for the International Officer election to all members of the IBT. Watch for your secret ballot in the mail. When you receive it, follow the directions to cast your own vote then mail your secret ballot yourself using the postage-prepaid envelope. The secret ballots must be returned to a post office box controlled by the OES by 9am Monday, Nov. 14th. Important: If you do not receive your ballot by Oct. 17th, contact the OES toll-free at 1-844-428-8683 to request a ballot. The count is scheduled to start Monday, Nov. 14th.
Teamsters celebrate school bus safety week
Oct. 18, 2016 | The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced the formation of the Teamsters National School Bus Safety Committee in honor of National School School Bus Safety Week, which begins today. The committee s being formed to address issues at school bus companies throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more about the campaign at teamsters.org
Teamsters urge court intervention to protect public interest in mega beer merger
Oct. 13, 2016 | In a comment letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week, the Teamsters raises serious questions whether the Antitrust Division has adequately remedied the harm to competition resulting from the largest beer merger in history – the $107 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) with SABMiller… teamster.org
Five-year contract unanimously approved at American Yeast
Sept. 28, 2016 | Lab technicians, mechanics and utility workers employed at the American Yeast production facility in Baltimore, yesterday ratified a five-year contract – the first as members of Local 570*. The new collective bargaining agreement came with the full recommendation of the negotiating committee. It includes an 11% wage increase over term, plus a one-time bonus at the beginning of each contract year. Other highlights include improvements in bereavement leave, grievance and arbitration procedures, and the formula by which vacation leave is calculated. In addition, effective Nov. 1st, members will participate in the Warehouse Employees Local No. 570 Health & Welfare Trust Fund, a move that will also increase members’ take-home pay significantly. “This is the best thing we ever did,” said shop steward Wayne Winiarski, referring to the ratified contract. More on the American Yeast agreement in the upcoming issue of our Local Union newsletter. * The group was formerly a unit of Teamsters Local Union 311 that in 2015 merged with Teamsters Local 570.
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