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Storm Lake native Jesse Case, leader of Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids (the state’s largest union local with a presence in 83 counties) last week called for “protests and rolling strikes” against legislation that would emasculate collective bargaining. “We’re going to take the fight to them, to their town, to their county, to their farm, to […]
Storm Lake native Jesse Case and Teamsters Local 238 are set on amplifying the voices of rural Iowans around issues that are important to working families like better schools, health care, roads and labor rights. Case leads Iowa’s largest local union out of Cedar Rapids, and founded the community organizing group TeamCAN. He said he’s been […]
Threats of a crippling strike are no more, with annual raises in tow. Bus service will continue as normal for the Iowa City Community School District next week after the driver’s union and their employer, Iowa Central School Bus, reached an agreement to raise wages Monday morning. Negotiations were settled nine days before classes were […]
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Amcor workers represented by Teamsters Local 238 voted to ratify a new four-year agreement by a strong margin, ending a two-week strike at the company’s plant in Des Moines, Iowa. “These workers fought back against concessions to win the best contract they’ve ever had,” said Jesse Case, Local 238 Secretary-Treasurer. “It […]
We had an amazing turnout from our allies and supporters for our solidarity picket at Amcor on Sunday, August 6th. Our members and staff truly appreciate everyone who came out and walked the picket line with us, showing your support means the world! Thank you to Mark Davitt with Davitt Photography for these awesome pictures!
DES MOINES, Iowa —More than 100 union members are on strike against Amcor in Des Moines. The union members are calling for better wages and benefits from the packaging manufacturer. Teamsters Local 238 members went on strike Saturday, saying their payment has not kept pace with the company’s growth. Read more at KCCI Des Moines.
IPR NEWS Amcor workers expected to strike in Des Moines By Zachary Oren Smith Posted July 26, 2023 at 1:59 PM CDT Union workers at Amcor’s Des Moines plant are expected to strike this Saturday. Amcor is an international packaging manufacturer with revenues of more than $14 billion. Teamsters Local 238 represents 110 workers there. They […]
DES MOINES — Union workers from across Iowa gathered Monday at the State Capitol to protest proposals making their way through the Legislature loosening state child labor laws. Ryan Drew with Operating Engineers Local 150 and Jesse Case, secretary-treasurer and business agent with Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, called on legislators to get to […]
Join us for an evening with Art Cullen and Kevin Burt Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 5:30pm Teamsters Local 238, 5000 J St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Fundraiser for striking Ingredion Workers from BCTGM Local 100G DONATIONS ACCEPTED – $20.00 Suggested But Free To Attend Food Donations Also Accepted Hors d’oeuvres, Beer and Wine […]
ADM Teamsters Ratify Historic Agreement Strike Averted With Increase In Wages and Benefits Cedar Rapids, IA – The Teamsters Union announced that a new 3 year agreement with ADM at their Cedar Rapids plant was ratified at a meeting early Tuesday morning. According to Jesse Case, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 238, the agreement includes an […]
ADM Teamsters Preparing For Tuesday Strike Union Contract Expires At Midnight Tonight Cedar Rapids, IA – The Teamsters Union says it’s preparing for a strike at the ADM facility in Cedar Rapids as soon as Tuesday morning, effecting over 200 Teamster members in the corn processing industry. According to Jesse Case, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local […]
STRIKES AGAINST SYSCO CONTINUE AFTER TALKS BREAK DOWN (WASHINGTON) – After more than six hours of talks, negotiations between the Teamsters and Sysco broke down Wednesday evening. As a result, more than 500 workers in Syracuse, N.Y., and Plympton, Mass., continue their strike against the company’s unfair labor practices. “Sysco pushes its workers to the physical brink as […]
Union Says Ingredion Puts Cedar Rapids At Risk By Using Scab Workers Striking Ingredion workers in Cedar Rapids say it’s more than their livelihoods at stake if the company refuses to negotiate with them: Hazardous and potentially explosive chemicals and starches used to make Ingredion products are now being manufactured by replacement workers with unknown […]
House Democratic campaign arm staffers approve union contract Staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The House Democratic campaign arm’s more than 250-member union is the largest collective bargaining unit in the Democratic Party, and will offer a key test of how […]
Teamsters give Cedar Rapids schools an ‘F’ on treatment of bus drivers As schools struggle to find adequate staffing for their buses, a local union gave the Cedar Rapids Community School District an “F” grade on fair treatment of bus drivers. Teamsters Local 238 union members spoke Monday during the Cedar Rapids school board meeting. […]
UPS TEAMSTERS TO RECEIVE $0.82 COLA INCREASE UPS Teamsters will receive a $0.82 per hour Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase effective August 1, 2022. With the Consumer Price Index level reaching 288.022 in May 2022, the Index increased 16.502 points above the May 2021 Index, plus 3%, which translates to: $0.82 per hour 2.05 cents per […]
Today, employees at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced that they have secured majority support in their effort to organize as members of Teamsters Local 238. The DCCC Staff Union would be the largest collective bargaining unit in the Democratic Party. Organized labor is the backbone of America and DCCC staff recognize that joining […]
Long a presidential campaign starting line, Iowa is now the first stop for political staffers hoping to form unions. The Cedar Rapids-based International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 238 announced in late January that its leaders are organizing workers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the national organization that helps U.S. House candidates get elected. At […]
Iowa Starting Line Reports of Decorah NonProfit accused of Union Busting by former staff. Iowa Starting line writes, “Carly Matthew was excited in 2020 when she began working at Seed Savers Exchange, a Decorah nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of heirloom seeds. She went to The Organic Farm School in Washington State for six months […]
Teamsters Local 238 Secretary-Treasurer Jesse Case sent a letter to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) leadership today notifying the organization that a majority of its staff has expressed interest in joining the Teamsters. The 50 or so eligible workers with the DSCC are the second group of Capitol Hill-based campaign staffers to seek Teamster representation […]
Drivers at King’s Ready Mix in Cedar Rapids went on strike Tuesday for better wages while the company argues their pay is fair. Jesse Case, secretary/treasurer of Teamsters Local #238, said 16 drivers were striking for higher wages, the only thing workers were bargaining for. “We are hopeful for a resolution, but the members are […]
Union workers are continuing to strike at King’s Material in Cedar Rapids area over a wage dispute. Jesse Case, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 238, said the Company’s last offer was unanimously rejected by the membership. “Workers are tired of living paycheck to paycheck in a market that is grossly underpaying their employees. Wages in the […]
This year marks the 5th year anniversary of when the Iowa legislature destroyed the rights of public servants to bargaining collectively. For more than 40 years, public servants in communities large and small, knew that Iowa had their backs and they could rest easy when they went home after work, knowing they had a say […]