From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Hiring Hall: Teamsters at Keolis vote to strike
Date February 1, 2023 10:48 AM
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Teamsters at Keolis vote to strike

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Teamsters at Keolis vote to strike

Drivers at Keolis Transportation represented by Teamsters Local 639 have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike, "if necessary." The approximately 150 bus drivers provide transit and paratransit services for Prince William County in Virginia. "The company is dragging its feet during negotiations and refusing to provide the members with the benefits and wage structure they deserve," said Bill Davis, Local 639 Secretary-Treasurer. "Our members are the only source of transportation for commuters to the DC region and the most vulnerable citizens of the communities they serve. The drivers have been patient but persistent in their demand for a fair and equitable contract, but the company is not listening to them." The company and the union have a bargaining session scheduled for next week. Loudoun County bus drivers, members of ATU 689, have been striking Keolis for more than two weeks. [link removed] Read more here.


Building Trades and Amtrak launch B&P tunnel replacement with project labor agreement

President Biden on Monday joined officials from the Department of Transportation, Amtrak, the state of Maryland and the Baltimore-DC Building Trades Council (BDCBT) for the [link removed] launch of the first phase of the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program in Baltimore. The project will operate under a project labor agreement (PLA) between the state and the BDCBT, an affiliate of North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU), that is the first such agreement under the 2021 memorandum of understanding between Amtrak and NABTU. The agreement covers Amtrak's major civil engineering projects, and this is only the first PLA agreed to under the details of the memorandum. "NABTU is proud to partner with Amtrak to ensure that the major civil engineering projects under its control are performed under collective bargaining agreements with NABTU's councils and affiliates to ensure that the highly skilled men and women of North America's Building Trades construct the critical infrastructure necessary for America's rail system," said NABTU President Sean McGarvey. "There is no better place to start our partnership than with the much-needed B&P Tunnel replacement program." Added LiUNA Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager Dennis Martire, "Thanks to President Biden, the structurally deficient, 150-year-old B&P Tunnel with finally get the attention it deserves."

AFL-CIO Now

Labor Quote: John J. Sweeney

"I think the greedy corporate owners have to be confronted with the fact that they are ignoring their most powerful resource - their workers."

Sweeney (at left, with Richard Trumka and Linda Chavez-Thompson), President of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009, died on this date at age 86. The son of Irish immigrants -- his father was a bus driver, his mother a domestic worker -- Sweeney worked for the Intl. Ladies Garment Workers then the Service Employees, where he served as president, before his time at the AFL-CIO. 2021

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] A meatpacker's American dream. Last week's show: [link removed] Bill Lucy on MLK; Shubert Sebree on Debs.

Led by 23-year-old Kate Mullaney, the Collar Laundry Union forms in Troy, N.Y, raises earnings for female laundry workers from two dollars to 14 dollars a week - 1864

25,000 Paterson, NJ silk workers strike for eight-hour work day and improved working conditions. 1,800 were arrested over the course of the six-month walkout, led by the Wobblies. They returned to work on their employers' terms - 1913

David Prosten

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