Navigation Links
Teamsters, Area Unions Rally in Support of Rural/Metro Workers
Date:4/24/2009

Paramedics, EMTs Calling for Fair Wages

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of union members joined Teamsters Local 375 this morning for a rally in front of Buffalo's city hall in support of Rural/Metro paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who are calling for fair wages from the company.

Rural/Metro has an exclusive, and very profitable, 911 service contract with the city of Buffalo. However, the company has not been a good corporate citizen since it is denying its employees a fair wage.

"We should have a basic level of accountability in Buffalo, when private companies seek to perform public services," said Mike Wach, principal officer of Teamsters Local 375 and the bargaining agent for workers employed by Rural/Metro Medical Services. "When profits are being made off the citizens of Buffalo by companies like Rural/Metro, paying fair wages for paramedics, intermediates and emergency medical technicians must take priority over executive bonuses."

Teamsters Local 375 represents 400 Rural/Metro paramedics and EMTs who have been working without a contract since their five-year agreement expired on June 30, 2008. Negotiations are set to resume on Monday, April 27.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.


'/>"/>
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. After Founding Meeting in St. Louis ... Labor Unions Vow Stepped Up Pressure on Congress to Support Medicare for All Approach to Healthcare Reform
2. Calif. Labor Unions Unite to Fight Prop 8
3. Nations Leading Healthcare Providers, Unions to Share Solutions With Congressional Leaders for Healthcare Crisis
4. Senior Citizens, Unions, Physicians and Nurses Groups Lend Support to Hospitals State House Rally
5. Consumers, Businesses, Unions, and Medical Professionals: Time for Congress to Act on E-Prescribing Legislation
6. SEIU Local Union UHW-W Refuses to Take Action With Other SEIU Local Unions Against CNA
7. Unions Successful in Targeting Healthcare Industry
8. Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Three Northern California Hospitals
9. Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation
10. Are civil unions a 600-year-old tradition?
11. MonoSol Rx and Strativa Pharmaceuticals Submit New Drug Application for Ondansetron Orally Dissolving Film Strip
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its ... Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding ... Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen ... and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical ... that Bill Messer has joined the ... further leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard ... MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and ... the five finalists of Lyme Innovation , ... than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced ... Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their offering. ... Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart Structures, ... involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits that ... such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed upon ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: