Local and National Union News
Excessive CEO pay fight takes new turn
July 26, 2017 | The fight against excessive CEO pay is a fight the Teamsters know well. For years, the union has decried the disproportionate pay between those at the top of the corporate structure and those who actually do the work that makes the firm profitable. But it has taken on added meaning recently as one of the nation’s richest CEOs continues to collect substantial payment while his company gets punished by the U.S. Justice Department for the role the company played in failing to report suspicious opioid orders... teamster.org Related: Seventy top health care CEOs raked in $9.8 billion since 2010
Doug Slusher, 34-year veteran at Toyota, retires
July 24, 2017 | “For the first time in my entire adult life, I can watch the playoffs and World Series games,” Orioles fan and long-time Teamster, Doug Slusher, told us when we visited he and his wife, Darlene, in June. “I have never been able to watch a whole game because either I had to go to work or go to bed so I wouldn’t be late for work the next morning. Slusher had just retired after 47 years working for Local 570 companies when we caught up with him at his trim and tidy raised-ranch home in Glen Burnie, Maryland... Continue reading.
President Hoffa on Mornings with Maria: We have to get jobs back
July 20, 2017 | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a Fox Business News interview yesterday that the interests of workers must not be forgotten as the administration begins to renegotiate NAFTA. Watch here.
Clare Rose, Teamsters have TA after weeks of strike
July 17, 2017 | Clare Rose and its 130 delivery drivers and warehouse workers have negotiated a new contract, ending a nearly three-month strike against East Yaphank beer distributor, company and union officials said. The deal restores pension contributions for workers but remove a sales function that had been responsible for part of drivers’ pay. Ed Weber, president of Local 812,said in a statement the union was pleased to reach and agreement “that preserved our pension and provides fair wages under a new sales model.” … newsday.com
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