(Quinn still needs to let paid sick days come to a council vote, though.)
- Just weeks after California-based port truck drivers at Toll Group won their first contract, including a raise, overtime pay, and pension contributions, another group of port drivers is trying to follow suit by joining the Teamsters:
Delegates for 85 port drivers at American Logistics International hand-delivered a letter to their boss late yesterday afternoon telling him the news.The Toll Group example shows how hard the fight will be—and that victory is possible.
- The good news is, the same ALEC-member Pennsylvania legislator has introduced the same basic bill repeatedly and Gov. Tom Corbett says he doesn't expect it to pass. The bad news is, it's a free rider bill and we've seen this whole "oh, it won't pass" thing before, in Michigan.
- Speaking of crapitude in Pennsylvania, Corbett is pitting state liquor store workers against public school teachers.