Truckers’ Rest Breaks Make Highways Safer

Teamsters President James P. Hoffa makes St. Louis appearanceDriving a truck can be an arduous job. The hours are long and road congestion and bad weather can make travel gruel­ing. Thankfully, the state of Cal­ifornia recognized this long ago and enacted meal and rest break rules that help keep truckers alert behind the wheel.

The provisions are not burden­some. In fact, they apply to most of the state’s workforce. Under California law, a worker is enti­tled to a 30-minute meal break after five hours of work and a 10-minute rest break after every four hours worked. Meal breaks were enacted in 1916, while rest breaks were approved in 1932. Read the rest of this entry »

Recap of 8th Strike

12245322_1057652904285426_271352489_nVideo recap of 8th strike ~ Port, rail drivers, and warehouse workers come together at our nation’s largest ports and rail yards.

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848 Member Speaks at White House

whitehouseEarlier this week, a Teamster walked into the White House – and what he said is being heard by the President and the entire labor movement. Alex Paz, port driver and member of Local 848, said the fight against wage theft and misclassification is growing as more workers get organized.

Check out this video of Alex talking about his White House visit. And read more here: 

2015 Union Job Fair

jobfairUNION JOB FAIR AT Teamster Local 848

Here is your opportunity to get hired by a UNION Company. Come to Teamsters Local 848 to find the job you have been seeking. Read the rest of this entry »

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