19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) has officially sanctioned strike benefits
for 388 warehouse workers employed at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Puyallup and an additional 4,318 Teamsters who could become involved in connection with a potential work stoppage at the facility.
But members will be faced with the dilemma that the ATU will not give its blessing - and strike benefits
- to any decision by the local to strike until after an international vice president has met with the company, and the company will not meet with International Vice President Lawrence J.
Union locals were put in serious financial straits from paying strike benefits
to their members.
I read the grocery store union is paying $10 million a week for the workers' strike benefits
Louis Daily News which makes enough money to pay for all strike benefits
and furnish a new union hall.
In related news, ALPA issued a statement on 24 April indicating that it would be providing full strike benefits
to 86 new-hire (trainee) pilots who were sacked by Comair management this week.
Later, he said the union has $60 million in its accounts and had begun paying strikers $50 a week in strike benefits
as of Saturday, January 6th, costing the union somewhere between $1.
This financial support was important because the walkout at Bridgestone/Firestone had exhausted the URW's strike fund in December 1994, and the union subsequently was forced to borrow $3 million and raise membership dues to continue paying strike benefits
During the 1989 Eastern Airlines strike, two striking pilots received strike benefits
of about $20,000 each from the pilots' union, the Air Line Pilots Association International.
It captured national headlines and cost the Carpenters Union the current equivalent of $1 million in $4-a-week strike benefits
By definition, a wildcat strike is not approved by the union, so the strikers do not receive strike benefits
Income includes: wages, Social Security, state unemployment, veterans benefits, strike benefits
, workers' compensation, cash public assistance, relief payments, alimony and interest.