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March 19, 2019
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

     
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Working Hard for our Members
03/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members. We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year. NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com).
Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
03/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
Strike ends on Day two at Central States
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike.
Strike ends at Central Sates Pension
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike. The contract will be up for a vote Tuesday, which includes full retro pay and all workers returning back to work.
2019 Canary Bowl Tournament Results
03/18/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
On Sunday, March 3rd, we had 95 bowlers on 19 teams turnout for the Local 458M Canary Bowl! It was a great time with a lot of other union members and other family members in attendance cheering the bowlers on! When all was said and done the #1 Team was “We Don’t Give a Split” with a total of 3167.
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
SAVE THE DATE
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
GOLF OUTING 2019
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Once again, we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council Golf Outing: WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 TIME: 10:30 a.m. with a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start, Best-Ball: 4 Man Scramble, dinner to follow. WHERE: Turkey Creek Golf Course 6400 Harrison Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Teamsters Local 142 BLOOD DRIVE
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
There is a shortage of blood available in the Chicago land area. Blood only lasts 42 days and there’s no synthetic alternative. Patients need your help. Please come out and donate blood to help save a life.
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
MARBA PROPOSAL MEETING
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 786
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
YRCW Negotiation Update
03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRCW negotiations were held this past week. Full details can be found below....
A Sign of Things to Come
03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Labor Wire March 13, 2019 One year ago today, the labor movement delivered an upset victory, sending an....
Frontier Airlines Mechanics Ratify Contract With Teamsters Local 455
03/15/19 - Teamsters Local 455
NM Film Industry Just Got a Huge Boost!
03/15/19 - Teamsters Local 492
After hundreds of man-hours spent by your 492 Business Agents Melissa Malcolm, Trey White and Tracy McCarty, who have been lobbying Representatives and Senators in the roundhouse over the last 3 weeks, House Bill 85 passed this week and Senate Bill 2 has passed this morning at 3:00 a.m., 41 to 24.
CPR Training
03/13/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 conducted three life-saving skills training seminars on March 9, 2019 for the membership. With training provided by One....
Union and Company Exchange Proposals
03/13/19 - Teamsters Local 814
March 13 2019 Attached below as a pdf is the union's full contract proposal -- presented yesterday to the Bargaining Group (Central, Eagle, Capital, Globe, Hudson) by Local 814's Committee.   We are united by many priorities this time around, but none more important than PROTECTING our MEDICAL and PENSION Funds from cuts.
Is There a Future for Good Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S.?
03/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 12, 2019 | JOBS | Last week, a large group of striking factory workers, United Electrical Workers union officials and community members gathered in the freezing temperatures in Wilmerding, Pa., across the railroad tracks from the Wabtec Corporation, holding signs denouncing corporate greed and announcing support for the union.
Fun with the Fuzz 5K
03/13/19 - Teamsters Local 231
We have set up our team, Teamsters Care, and would like you to team up with us this year. We will have our team tech shirts ready for each team member, and we will meet at the Teamsters Hall at 8:00 a.m. on 4/20 to get your team shirt and race packet for the run.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH
03/13/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
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Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
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Strike ends on Day two at Central States
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