You hear it every time there’s an election — “this one is the most important in your lifetime.” In this case, the election for the leadership of the Teamsters Union may be the most important in your Teamster career.
After two decades in power, IBT President James P. Hoffa, Jr. will not be running for reelection and there is a real contest for who will succeed him.... Read more »
Coming together for the 20th IBT Women’s Conference from September 12-15, Teamsters paid homage to the Las Vegas location with the theme “High Stakes and Standards.” As Conference Chair Nina Bugbee said as she opened the event, “if you bet on a Teamster woman to get the job done, it’s the smartest bet you’ll make.”
In the last major event of his 22-year administration, IBT President James Hoffa spoke about some of the many accomplishments his administration has achieved over the previous 18 months—from electing the most pro-union president ever,... Read more »
The fixed-route transit members of Teamsters Local 533 stood strong for ten days on an unfair labor practices strike that lasted from August 3-12, in Reno, Nevada. The members were on strike for the right to maintain their healthcare that is ever so valuable during a global pandemic.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC Washoe), and its contractor Keolis Transit, the 70% French government-owned company that operates the bus services in Reno/Sparks and Washoe County,... Read more »
Incotec workers in the Salinas Valley voted to become Teamsters in June. Incotec is a seed enhancement specialist that improves the quality of seed technology. The work performed by the new members contributes significantly to the development of sustainable agriculture.
The employees at Incotec were inspired to seek union representation because they wanted to be treated with respect on the job. The union election was held by mail. Even though the company held several anti-union meetings,... Read more »
Local 150 member Jim Stenson is a Driver for American Metals in West Sacramento. On August 30, 2021, he was driving down Interstate 80 in Richmond and witnessed a carjacking in progress. A fugitive on the run from law enforcement was attempting to pull a woman out of her vehicle by her hair just 2 vehicles ahead of his tractor.
Jim, an active shop steward with Local 150 and an 18-year veteran Class A driver with American Metals,... Read more »