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February 25, 2020


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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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APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
02/25/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In light of the importance of the presidential election and in response to many inquiries from members as to the union leadership’s position, a number of “top tier” candidates, or their designees, were invited to address the Executive Board.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Guild 2020 Elections
02/24/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild election cycle begins Monday, January 13, 2020. See below the Election Timeline, Election Code and Declaration of Candidacy Form.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day
02/24/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
Join the Feb 25 USPS Fairness Act Nationwide Call-in Day On Feb. 25, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the USPS Fairness Act. Now let's get it through the Senate.
Seeing Black History in Context
02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
Time Assignments for Monday Training
02/22/20 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
This list is the time you are to report to King Industrusties for training.
CenturyLink Winter Garden/Ocala Strike Vote
02/21/20 - CWA Local 3176
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   We are preparing for negotiations and one step to that preparation is to have a completed Strike vote so that the company knows the intentions and seriousness of the membership in getting a fair contract. Also, we need to have everyone to fill out the strike certification form and email it to cwa3176_eboard@cwa3176.
GP Hoffa Announces Retirement
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 89
Today, General President James P. Hoffa announced in a memorandum to all Local Unions that he will not be seeking re-election at the end of his current term. It has been a long time since Teamsters Local 89 supported a decision made by GP Hoffa. We did not support his decision to implement regional UPS contracts, including the Louisville Air Rider, in 2013.
Letter to Spirit Airlines AMTs
02/21/20 - AMFA
February 21, 2020 -- First, I would like to thank you for placing your confidence in the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). Your grassroots organizing efforts and collection of Authorization for Representation cards from your workgroup in favor of AMFA is still ongoing with favorable interest and results. We are honored and promise to work hard on your behalf if you continue to collect Authorization for Representation cards under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and should you choose AMFA as your collective bargaining agent when the times come to vote.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/21/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 21, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
Women's Committee
02/20/20 - IUE-CWA Local 301
On Saturday, February 22nd, the Women’s Committee will be visiting the Guardian House. Please click the attachment in the description for more details.
Amsted Rail Contract
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 Members at Amsted Rail ratified a new four year...
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
Inside Wiremen Bargaining Prep Dates
02/20/20 - IBEW Local 768
Sisters and Brothers, Its time to prepare for bargaining of the Montana chapter NECA and Local 768 Inside Wiremen contract. We will host two workshops to gather your proposed changes to the contract. Please attend one of the meetings to present your changes. If you cannot attend  one of the meetings you can always e-mail them to our office, call the office, Andy or myself.
Steve Dawes Elected new Region 1D Director
02/20/20 - Lansing Labor News
Steve Dawes, former Assistant Director to Region 1D Director Gerald Kariem, was elected to Regional Director after a special election of region 1D conventional delegates following Gerald Kariem becoming the Vice President of Ford.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
The Economy is Roaring. So Why Are More Workers Striking?
02/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 20, 2020 | ECONOMY | […] Two factors likely are driving workers to stage walkouts en masse, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank whose research focuses on trends involving working people. Employees are well aware that if they lose their jobs for striking they're likely to find another quickly.
LU 659 PICNIC Saturday, June 27th, 2020
02/19/20 - IBEW Local 659
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Chin Community
02/19/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
President Ahearn presents Amarillo Chin Community Secretary, Heaven Zel, with a $3,000 check for this year's Chin National Day.
Journeyman Upgrade Training
02/19/20 - Carpenters Local 555
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United Association Free College Benefit
02/19/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
The United Association is pleased to introduce you to a new United Association Free College Benefit that is being offered as an additional benefit to our members and their families. As you know, the United Association has always supported and prioritized education for our members and has strongly advocated for promoting affordable tuition for working families.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
National Officer Nomination Results
02/19/20 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 Members: The National Officer nomination period has come to a close. The following nominations for National Officer will be presented, by our Local Delegates, at the National Convention which will convene in May 2020.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
The Next Big Grocery Strike is Knocking on Safeway, Giant’s Door
02/19/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 19, 2020  | COLLECTIVE ACTION | Last April, more than 30,000 Stop & Shop grocery workers across the Northeast won a raucous 11-day strike against the company, beating back health care and pension cuts. Now, another major grocery strike has become a serious possibility, this time in and around the nation’s capital.
NCEU Training - NEW HAMPSHIRE
02/18/20 - National Correctional Employees Union
All New Hampshire NCEU Local Union Members The NCEU will be conducting training specifically for union stewards and local leaders. However as NCEU members, all members are welcome to attend the training.
NCEU Training - MAINE
02/18/20 - National Correctional Employees Union
All Maine NCEU Local Union Members The NCEU will be conducting training specifically for union stewards and local leaders. However as NCEU members, all members are welcome to attend the training. The training will be held at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department Training Room 125 State Street #1 Augusta, Maine 04330 The training will be held from 9am to 4pm. Topics of discussion will be contract enforcement, member representation, grievance handling, basic workers’ rights, and Leadership. An NCEU attorney will conduct this training in cooperation with NCEU staff. If you plan on attending, please contact your Local leadership or NCEU so we can get an accurate headcount. Any questions, please contact Regional Director William Doyle at bdoyle@nceu.org or (207)-590-8931.
CWA Labor Day at the Capitol
02/18/20 - CWA Local 7777
CWA Labor Day at the Capitol Join other CWA members on Thursday, March 5, 2020 as we meet with our State Legislators. Do you know who your Legislators are? Do you know where they stand on issues that are important to you and your family, to your job and your future? Plan to attend this important event.
8th Annual CWA Local 7777 Golf Tournament
02/18/20 - CWA Local 7777
8th Annual CWA Local 7777 Golf Tournament Saturday, July 25, 2020 Eagle Trace Golf Club 1200 Clubhouse Drive - Broomfield, CO  80018 Sign in at 6:30 a.m.   Shotgun Start at 7:30 YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE AT: http://www.dixongives.
Funeral Services for Detective Richard B. Allbee Jr.
02/18/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Detective Richard B. Allbee Jr., #2171, who died on February 9, 2020 while off-duty, after being involved in a traffic crash with a suspected drunk driver in Arizona.
Road-Short Term Operational Phasing 2-17-20
02/18/20 - TWU Local 513
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Recent Addition to the Website
02/18/20 - IUOE 302
Local 302 Oral History Dear Brothers and Sisters, if you have the time to watch and listen at your leisure, please take a look at our newest addition to our website, oral history videos from Local 302 members and retirees. These can be found on the left hand side under the column options, "Watch Local 302 Member and Retiree Oral History Videos".
National Director's January 2020 Update
02/17/20 - AMFA
February 17, 2020 -- I hope each of you had a happy and safe 2020 New Year’s celebration. Reflecting on back in 2019, we take great pride in our Association’s many hurdles and achievements, specifically in the arenas of concluding more than seven years of negotiations at Southwest Airlines with a solid contract, growth with the certification at Horizon Air and the single carrier status determination at Alaska Airlines, legislative successes, workforce development initiatives, and most importantly, continuing to raise the standards and recognition of our craft. We are forging into 2020 continuing where we left off, setting goals and furthering the Association and our craft in the industry.
Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future: The Continuing Importance of Black History Month
02/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 17, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | […} The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved? I would like to suggest that despite the profound change in race relations that has occurred in our lives, Carter G.
Message from the IUEC Safety Committee
02/17/20 - IUEC Local 10
Attached below, please find a message from the IUEC Safety Committee in reference to a IUEC Safety Stand Down.  Please take a couple of minutes and read the message.
Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future:The Continuing Importance of Black History Month
02/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 17, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | […} The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved? I would like to suggest that despite the profound change in race relations that has occurred in our lives, Carter G.
Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future: The Continuing Importance of Black History Month
02/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 17, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | […} The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved? I would like to suggest that despite the profound change in race relations that has occurred in our lives, Carter G.
Calendar Notifications Saved in Broadcast Archive
02/17/20 - support.unionactive.com
The scheduled calendar notifications will now be saved into the broadcast archives when sent.
CenturyLink Unit Contract Special Meeting
02/17/20 - IBEW 396
Sisters and Brothers,  There will be a special meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Union Hall to discuss the recently rejected CenturyLink contract and the next steps going forward. It is extremely important for members working under this agreement to be present, we will go over our options and discuss any concerns you may have.
Christmas in April
02/17/20 - IUEC Local 10
Christmas in April is fast approaching and we would like to invite anyone who is willing to help to sign up.  The event will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020.  If you would like to sign up call the Business Office, or you can call Chris Gray at 301-643-4887.  It will be in Southern Maryland and all help is appreciated.  Deadline to sign up is March 15, 2020.
Funeral Services for Retired Lieutenant Fernando Pena Jr.
02/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Lieutenant Fernando Pena Jr., #111, on February 12, at the age of 82.  (Ret.) Lt. Pena served with the El Paso Police Department for 21 years, from June 1961 until his retirement on June 21, 1982.    Funeral Services for (Ret.) Lieutenant Fernando Pena Jr.
Funeral Services for Officer Jesus Munoz
02/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the death of Officer Jesus M. Munoz #2874, who passed away at his home on February 12, 2020 at the age of 31.  Officer Munoz served with the El Paso Police Department for almost 8 years, since March 2012.    Funeral Services for Officer Jesus M.
Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future: The Continuing Importance of Black History Month
02/17/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 17, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | […} The question that faces us today is whether or not Black History Month is still relevant. Is it still a vehicle for change? Or is it a useful concept whose goals have been achieved? I would like to suggest that despite the profound change in race relations that has occurred in our lives, Carter G.
Saint Patrick's Day Law Enforcement Fundraiser
02/16/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Greater Boston Police Softball League and The Winchester Elks Lodge Lodge #1445 will be hosting the Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Law Enforcement Benefit on March 14, 2020.  The event will take place at the Winchester Elks located at 375 Cambridge Street Winchester starting at 6:00 PM.  Tickets for the event are $20.00.
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