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FEB. 21, 2019
2,000 plus teachers in the Oakland Unified School District went on strike. After 7 days on the picket line, they won their demands. An 11% pay increase over 4 years, a 3% bonus (to pay for their time on strike) smaller class sizes, more support staff and a five-month moratorium on school closures.
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FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
Updated On: Aug 16, 2019
Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement. “While we continue to review these proposed regulatory changes by the FMCSA, the Teamsters have serious concerns about what we have seen thus far when it comes to these hours of service reforms. In an effort to increase so-called ‘flexibility’ for trucking companies, the FMCSA is abandoning safety and allowing drivers to push themselves to the limit even further. Changes for short-haul truckers…” Teamsters
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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