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Teamsters Unionize Truck Drivers at Southern CA Ports

Having suffered a costly port strike in December, the businesses—to say nothing of the millions of Americans—who rely on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach won’t be happy to hear this news: The Press-Telegram reports that 65 truckers for Toll Group have reached a union contract agreement with port management. The paper declared them “the first truckers at the port complex to win a collective bargaining agreement since Congress deregulated the industry three decades ago.” 

NLRB General Counsel Report Shows There’s No Need To Rush Elections

Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel of National Labor Relations Board, released his office’s annual report this week. The report revealed that almost 94 percent of all initial union representation elections were held within 56 days of filing unionization petition, with a median of 38 days. The much-needed Employee Rights Act proposed that there be standard election timing, requiring 40 days between the filing of the petition and the vote.

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