Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages
Oakland, CA — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
In a victory for Tennessee’s workers and families, UAW International Union and Local 1853 joined with General Motors executives to announce the Cadillac SRX as one of two future mid-size vehicles set for manufacturing at the Spring Hill plant, as well as a $191 million investment at the Spring Hill Complex for a new Small Gas Engine (SGE) program. The news means that GM will retain 415 jobs at the Spring Hill facility.
The United Mine Workers of America invite you to join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, July 31, 2O14, as thousands of our members protest regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would destroy our nation's coal industry and coal-related jobs while effectively doing nothing to address the issue of climate change.
JULY 16, 2014, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — More than 250 delegates to the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen’s 51st Regular Convention re-elected, by acclamation, W. Dan Pickett to lead the Signalmen’s union for the next four years. Pickett assumed the presidency of the BRS in 1992 after serving as the organization’s Southeast Region Vice President.
Freddie N. Simpson was re-elected to a four-year term as President of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) at the union's third Regular Convention. Simpson, who has served as BMWED President since 2004, is also a International Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Action by the White House ended — at least for the time being — a strike by members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) that shut down commuter rail service in the Philadelphia metropolitan area on June 14.
To: All members of Local 53
I was recently notified that the BLET and the IBEW are planning to strike SEPTA at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014.
I wanted to issue these instructions as a guide for our members. We will honor the strike on SEPTA by the BLET and the IBEW.
WASHINGTON — Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston.