Teamsters Support Proposed Change That Would Speed Up Union Elections
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued its support today for a rule suggested by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which would ease and hasten union-organizing elections at private-sector companies, a move unions have sought for many years.
The rule, if approved, would eliminate existing hurdles that can delay union-organizing votes with meritless and unnecessary litigation. The changes would streamline pre- and post-election procedures to help facilitate agreement and consolidate all election-related appeals into a post-election appeals process. Taken together, they would help stop companies from abusing the legal process to stall election votes, as many do now.
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Robert Pavolka, Former Joint Council No. 28 President, Passes
We regret to inform you that former Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28 Robert Pavolka passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Tacoma, Washington.
Bob became a Teamster in 1946 and a Business Representative in 1964. Bob was the Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local Union No. 599 for ten consecutive three-year terms without opposition . In addition, Bob was the Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28 President and served on several Trusts for the Teamsters membership.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 1403 S. Ainsworth Ave., in Tacoma, Washington.
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James P. Hoffa: Tax Dodging by Big Businesses Hurts Our Kids and Is Not Sustainable
Imagine sending your child to kindergarten in a school district that is in such a budget crisis, her school no longer has a library, or an arts program, or music classes, or a science teacher. To save money, her classes have been cut to a half day.
Now, imagine that a $5 billion food distribution company plans to build a warehouse in your town. The company expects to generate $460 million in annual sales from this location alone. Tax revenues from these sales would strengthen your community and restore funding to the schools.
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