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Warehouse division director: A tough job remains at Sysco, US Foods


The Teamsters’ job is not over at Sysco and US Foods, even though the proposed merger between the two giant food distributors has been halted by a federal court order. That’s the message Teamsters Warehouse Director Steve Vairma relayed recently to IBT members as the state of affairs between the union and the two companies moved into another stage.
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J.C. 3 members urged to send UPS a message about ALEC


Some 40,000 Teamster members in Joint Council 3 have been urged by the International Union to tell UPS (United Parcel Service) to express their feelings about the company’s involvement with ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council).
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Public Employees To San Bernardino: Keep Your Promises


At this week’s San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors public meeting, more than 60 county employees, who are members of Teamsters Local 1932, attended in order to testify in front of the Board about how wage theft is directly impacting not only the cost of living, but their basic needs, many holding signs that read, “San Bernardino: Keep Your Promises.”
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Teamsters, Bauer's Drivers Rally for Labor Harmony in San Francisco


Teamsters and drivers for Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation held an action this morning in San Francisco to call on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to adopt a resolution ensuring labor harmony.
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530 Teamster Represented Employees of Sun Tran Strike


The collective bargaining agreement covering more than 530 Teamster represented employees of Sun Tran expired at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, after negotiations between representatives of Teamsters Local Union 104 and Professional Transit Management, Inc., dba Sun Tran, failed to reach an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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May/June Edition of the Rocky Mountain Teamster is now online


Keep up on all of the latest happening and news from around the region as well as Steve Vairma's latest column and Hansen's History. This edition also includes information on the Teamster Night at the Zoo and Local 17's P.A.C. Fund Golf Tournament.
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President's Column: Unionizing will work better than raising minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage is often offered as a prescription for the income gap between the rich and the poor in the United States, but it is really more like trying to cure pneumonia with a cough drop. Workers’ wages have diminished for many years, and employers know the reason why.
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Hansen's History: A personal reminiscence of Teamster leader James R. Hoffa
Editor's note: I wrote This piece about the late James R. Hoffa s 1962 visit to Denver for my Colorado Labor column, which was published by the Rocky Mountain News on December 25, 1992.
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