DOT Requires Use of Certified Medical Examiners starting in 2014

downloadAs of May 21, 2014, ALL DOT medical card testing must be done by a Certified Medical Examiner from the National Registry. You may find qualified examiners in your area by going to the website:

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If your company makes you go to a specific doctor for your DOT physical, make sure they are on the Registry. Remember, it is your Read the rest of this entry »

DRIVE Campaign Headed for Local 848

Mini-Head_DRIVERepresentatives from the IBT DRIVE campaign will be visiting shops with DRIVE language in their contracts the last week in March and first week in April. DRIVE stands for Democrat, Read the rest of this entry »

Teamster Local 848 Shop Steward Seminar an overwhelming success!

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David A. Rosenfeld and Lisl Duncan

“Excellent”, “very informative”, “enjoyable”, and “the best ever” were some of the comments from the stewards attending Local 848’s Annual Shop Steward Seminar. This seminar was presented by David A. Rosenfeld, author, Law Professor, and partner in the law firm of Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld along with Lisl Duncan, Attorney at Law from the Los Angeles office of the same firm. Mr. Rosenfeld flew in from his Northern California office to present this seminar. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember to Set Clocks for Daylight Saving Time

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Time to “Spring Forward”

Officially, the change starts Sunday at 2 a.m., though most people are likely to reset their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.

It’s also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios. Read the rest of this entry »

MV Transportation Members Ratify “Grand Bargain”

mvtrans_logoEarly Sunday morning, February 9th, Nearly 200 members from MV Transportation, Inc. filled the Teamsters Local 848 Meeting Hall in Long Beach. Bus Drivers, Road Supervisors, Dispatchers, Mechanics, Maintenance Employees and Utility Workers who are employed at the Company’s LADOT North, Central and South Commuter Express and DASH yards came Read the rest of this entry »

New Report Exposes Shocking Working Conditions in Port Trucking

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As the War on Workers in American Wages On…

February 19, 2014 – The Big Rig Overhaul, a report released today by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), and Change to Win Strategic Organizing Center (CTW), exposes an illegal business model that pervades the U.S. port trucking industry – misclassification of drivers as “independent contractors.” This industry-wide scam has transformed once good, Read the rest of this entry »

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