October 10, 1997 |
The Teamsters union ratified a contract agreement that ended its two-week strike against United Parcel Service of America Inc. in August. More than 81% of about 92,000 ballots cast by Teamsters members who work at UPS supported the five-year proposal, the union said. The strike against Atlanta-based UPS was widely seen as a Teamster victory.
May 22, 1997 |
Blaming vicious union politics, Teamsters at a soon-to-close Anaheim warehouse on Wednesday accused International Teamsters Vice President Eddie J. Mireles of trying to push them into a new work arrangement that would slash their pay and benefits. Workers said they could lose up to 20 years' seniority when American Drug Stores, the parent of Sav-on drug stores and Lucky grocery stores, consolidates three warehouses, including the one in Anaheim, into a new La Habra facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 |
Orange County bus drivers say they plan to file a lawsuit today accusing the Orange County Transportation Authority of jeopardizing passenger safety by not providing drivers enough time for state-mandated safety checks and passing work to mechanics to take up the slack. At issue are daily inspections that, according to a letter from the California Highway Patrol, are "specifically a driver responsibility" that cannot be "delegated to someone other than the driver."
June 28, 1996 |
His tattooed arms crossed, Charles Poper listened intently as James P. Hoffa, son of the late Teamsters leader, stood in a blue truck pumping his fists in the air and promising to invigorate the nation's largest private-sector union. "I wonder if this is the man who can change things around," said Poper, 49, an Orange County bus driver disenchanted with his local union and the lot of the working man. "At this point, I haven't decided."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1996 |
Female employees of a defunct Nabisco Foods plant in Oxnard announced Sunday the settlement of a sex discrimination lawsuit against the company, ending a bitter labor dispute over allegations that women were consistently denied bathroom breaks and resorted to wearing diapers on the job. Terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed, and neither the lawyers representing the women nor Nabisco officials would comment.
October 27, 1994 |
Reflecting lingering divisions in the Teamsters Union since national President Ron Carey began a reform movement three years ago, five Southland locals have seceded from Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, stripping the longtime West Coast power base of 32,000 members. The secession is being challenged in court by Mike Riley, head of Joint Council 42 and an opponent of Carey.