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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.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

     

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Special Meeting
09/20/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
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In Case You Missed It
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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Americans Agree On One Thing. Unions Matter.
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 20, 2019 | COMMENTARY | Once, as a striking union member, I put a sign on my 10-pound Yorkshire terrier that read: Only dogs should accept bones. Walking that picket line with no paycheck coming was scary, and yet it was one of the most empowering things I’ve ever done. The union mattered then, and it does now.
Strike information update #10 - Attention Members S - Z
09/20/19 - UAW Local 602
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Transportation Labor Stands with Striking United Auto Workers
09/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement of solidarity with striking GM workers: “Transportation labor pledges our support to 50,000 United Auto Workers as they stand up to unchecked corporate wealth and power.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 20, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
UAW strike at GM
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Monday night, while workers at nearly 70 General Motors plants across the country were walking picket lines, GM cut off...
Strike information update #9 - strike site update
09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
Brothers and Sisters of UAW Local 602, After lengthy negotiations Chairman Todd Trout has reached an agreement with local plant management to access GM property on Davis Hwy. to continue our picket duties. We were given specific instructions for the use of the property which will be communicated to ALL Strike Captains of this site.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
Real News - September 2019
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Meet Mission College Grievance Rep Jake Gelson
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The terrain between Florida and California is starkly different, and not just because of the Sunshine State’s humidity. Just ask Jake Gelson, an ESL teacher and the new grievance rep at L.A. Mission College. Gelson was raised and educated in Floirda. Having been a union advocate on both coasts, Gelson has noticed a vastly different climate since relocating to California.
Member Breakfast
09/19/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
New to the quarterly Member Breaksfasts? Been in the past but want to get more involved? Looking to meet and mingle with other Local 44 members? What ever the reason, we are excited to spend the morning with you. Join your fellow UA Local 44 members at this casual and intimate get-together and catch up with old friends and meet some new ones... We look forward to seeing you there.
Camille Goulet - In the Trenches with Asylum Seekers
09/19/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Every summer for the past three years, Guild member Camille Goulet, a faculty member at Los Angeles City College, participates in the Dilley Pro Bono Project, joining other volunteers for a one-week stint at an immigration detention center in Dilley, Texas, the largest such facility in the U.S., holding up to 2,000 people.
Strike information update #8 - Scam alert and update from VP Dittes
09/19/19 - UAW Local 602
SCAM Alret !! A new phone SCAM has been linked to GM workers regarding health insurance.If you are contacted directly, do NOT provide your sicial security number. The GM Benefits Center will never call to ask for your social security number.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
ALERT - The Wang needs Ushers for Saturday Show
09/19/19 - IATSE Local B4
Ushers needed- Massive Attack- Concert - Wang Call time 6:30 Saturday 9/21/19 Please contact Robin Jones gtrmnky@aol.
Fright Fest Is Here!
09/19/19 - UPSEU
Fright Fest Is Here! And Members have Exclusive Ticket Savings that are Scary Good.
CWA Supports GM Workers
09/18/19 - CWA Local 7777
Solidarity isn’t just a catchphrase. Join us this Saturday 9/21/2019 at 10am as we support the striking GM workers at Denver Parts Distribution Center, 23400 E. Smith Rd., Aurora, CO. Wear your red CWA shirt! Contact Anthony Scorzo with any questions at 773-968-6616.
Strike information update #7 - Comp & sick leave
09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
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Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Strike information update #6 - strike duty update
09/18/19 - UAW Local 602
Strike Chair Daryl Smith - Anyone who has been scheduled for the Autoport/Davis Rd site is to report to the site across the hall for strike duty until further notice.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
Local 513 Annual Picnic
09/18/19 - TWU Local 513
Tickets for the local 513 annual picnic are available for pick up at the union hall from 08:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday.
Strike Line Solidarity!
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket....
Space is limited - RSVP today! Sept 27th - Health & Financial Awareness Conference
09/17/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Strike information update #3- insurance cancellation
09/17/19 - UAW Local 602
Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered.
We Got Another JOB for You!
09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
EXPLORE THE TRADES: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
09/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
In response to the growing need for skilled tradespeople, WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) is offering a free Pre-Apprenticeship program, open to everyone, starting Monday, September 30th in Medford. To learn more visit http://worksourcerogue.org/job-seekers/training-opportunities/pre-apprenticeship-program/ Contact Lyda Woods at lydaw@worksourcerogue.org regarding this press release.
Health Fair
09/17/19 - IBEW Local 648
The Local 648 Health Fair will be held at the hall on Saturday, November 2nd. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can schedule your appointment at IBEW648.strokedetectionplus.com or call toll free 1-877-732-8258. It is free to all H&W insured participants and appointments are necessary.
Blog: No Love - Southwest Airlines Refuses To Stop Fighting Its Expert Mechanics In Court Even After Contract
09/17/19 - AMFA
September 17, 2019 -- Earlier this year in March 2019, Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Southwest’s mechanics, came to a deal on a contract which was overwhelmingly approved by AMFA’s members a couple months later. This was the culmination of nearly seven years of negotiations, which sometimes got quite contentious. Or at least it was supposed to be the culmination.
Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Virginia Retirees Breakfast for September
09/16/19 - IUEC Local 10
I just received a phone call from Mike Herrity in reference to the September Virginia Retirees breakfast.  The group will be trying a new place this month, to see how things go.  Breakfast will be at the Cracker Barrell, 10801 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109.  At this point, the group may be trying several new places until they find one that they are comfortable in for good.
46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link below for full story https://teamster.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
HOFFA: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Will Honor Picket Lines of General Motors’ 50,000 UAW Workers. Full article:  https://teamster.
Local 458M Saturday Meeting
09/16/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We would like to thank all of our Active and Retired Members that joined us at our Saturday, September 14th Membership Meeting.  We would also like to thank Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo attorney's that came out to discuss Worker's Compensation benefits and what your rights are.
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The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
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