March 5, 1998 |
A California Teamsters union official in San Francisco is leading an effort to reject a tentative contract agreement between the union and the nation's long-haul truckers. Chuck Mack, president of the union's 55,000-member Joint Council 7, called the accord "too little for too long," and urged the 136,000 drivers to vote it down in balloting later this month. His opposition runs counter to what has been a joint union-management effort to reach a quick and uncontested agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 |
Claiming they are owed as much as $9,000 apiece by a Gardena freight company, 23 union truckers said Tuesday they will "hold hostage" a fortune in discount store merchandise shipments until they get paid. Beginning Tuesday morning, the truckers parked 11 rigs in front of the company, Associated Transportation, in the 1500 block of 178th Street. Each truck towed a 40-foot sealed shipping container recently picked up from Long Beach Harbor.
February 18, 2000 |
Thousands of truck drivers are expected to join a convoy today from local ports to Los Angeles City Hall, where they will present a "bill of rights" demanding a fair wage, health and pension benefits, and pay for hours spent waiting for loads. The action, to be duplicated at half a dozen cities on both coasts, is part of an ambitious, months-long effort by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to organize drivers at the nation's ports.
March 12, 2002 |
French truck drivers blocked refineries and oil depots Monday, snarling traffic and triggering a run on gasoline in some areas, unions said. Drivers, protesting over working hours, blocked at least 12 refineries and oil depots mostly in the south. "We will not move until the government and employers sit down to negotiate," Andre Ambrosino, a Marseille-based official at the CGT union, said.