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Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
Teamsters Local 888
ABF TO EXCHANGE CONTRACT PROPOSALS
Teamsters Local 71
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
Teamsters Local 355
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
Teamsters local 570
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
Teamsters Local 992
Generation Screwed
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Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
ABF TO EXCHANGE CONTRACT PROPOSALS
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 71
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Recognize the Union, You Disrespectful Monsters
12/15/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 15, 2017  | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … A refusal to recognize a proper union request is the workplace equivalent of voter suppression. It is not a fair or legitimate way to settle differences of opinion—that’s what the bargaining table is for.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered. At the same time, the cost of every prerequisite of a secure existence—education, housing and health care—has inflated into the stratosphere.
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
2018 BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 71
2018 TEAMCARE Health & Welfare Benefit Improvements
12/14/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
2018 HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS
Dental & Vision Benefit Improvements
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Generation Screwed
12/14/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 14, 2017 | ECONOMY | … What is different about us [millennnials] as individuals compared to previous generations is minor. What is different about the world around us is profound. Salaries have stagnated and entire sectors have cratered.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost 14 Million Jobs
12/13/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 13, 2017 | JOBS | President Donald Trump could jeopardize a trillion dollars in trade and 14 million jobs if he withdraws from a massive trade agreement he is currently renegotiating, warned a report Monday.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, December 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.
2017 Golf Donations
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 264
We would like to Thank everyone who helped us raise $4,000 through the Golf Tournament this year.
UPS Contract Negotiations Update
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Contract Negotiations Update Local 162 President Mark Davison chaired the Joint Council 37 UPS negotiations which took place on November 28, 29 and 30 in Portland.  These negotiations focused on the provisions contained in the Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Rider contracts.
UPS Makes Mockery of Employee Health and Safety and Implements 70-Hour Week
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 is opposed to the unilaterally implemented “70 hours in 8 days” workweek that UPS has imposed on package car drivers.  This was done without consulting with the Union and without our approval - two steps required under the law and your Union contract.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
New NLRB General Counsel Seeks Reversal of All Pro-Worker Rulings
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 12, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Rulings on: discrimination against union workers during bargaining; holding joint employers—a corporate headquarters and its local franchise-holders—responsible for obeying, or breaking, labor law; use of company e-mail systems to announce union meetings.
UPS Contract Update
12/12/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
December 12, 2017 UPS and UPS Freight Supplemental Committees Continue Talks With Company
December Membership Meeting
12/12/17 - Teamsters Local 776
At the conclusion of the December monthly membership meeting the members in attendance were treated...
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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2017 Application

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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

     
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