Teamsters Get Down To Striking Business

by | Mar 22, 2023 | Bargaining/Negotiations, IBT, Labor Relations Ink, Strikes, Transportation, Trending, Unionized Company

New Teamsters President Sean O’Brien signaled his readiness to topple business as usual for companies by waging strikes. This was no empty warning:

  • Teamsters have been beefing up their numbers by organizing bus drivers working for DS Bus Line, Hallcon, and First Student, and the strike threats are coming accordingly. A last-minute deal averted a First Student bus driver strike that nearly left 8,500 students without a ride to school in Rhode Island.
  • Detroit-based car haulers previously voted to strike by the thousands. Clearly, that threat impacted contract talks at Chrysler’s Jefferson Assembly Plant. A strike was averted, and the Teamsters claimed victory over wage boosts.
  • Freight and sanitation workers in Tennessee recently voted to authorize a strike at two Republic Services facilities as contract negotiations continue.

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