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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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More Republicans should support crisis aid for the Post Office
07/14/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
More Republicans should support crisis aid for the Postal Service BY SARAH ANDERSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/10/20 06:30 PM EDT  106 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL 501       Just In.
Monthly Membership Meeting
07/14/20 - Teamsters Local 1149
As a friendly reminder we will be holding July monthly membership meetings. For midnights and afternoon shift we will be at the union hall and wearing a mask is required. For the day shift meeting it will be held at the VFW and mask will be required.
Teachers Union President Casts Doubt on Schools Reopening Full-Time
07/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
July 14, 2020 | COVID-19 | Randi Weingarten, president of the prominent American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, said there’s “no way” schools will reopen full-time in the fall, citing lack of funding. Weingarten said that schools would need massive funding in order to safely continue operating under public health standards.
Teachers Union President Casts Doubt on Schools Reopening Full-Time
07/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
July 14, 2020 | COVID-19 | Randi Weingarten, president of the prominent American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, said there’s “no way” schools will reopen full-time in the fall, citing lack of funding. Weingarten said that schools would need massive funding in order to safely continue operating under public health standards.
IBEW Local 48 Will Help You Save $200 On Qualified Electrical Service
07/14/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
Have you been putting off electrical repairs or upgrades in your home due to today’s economic uncertainties? IBEW Local 48 knows that money is tight for many working people in Southwest Washington, and they’re here to help with a $200 discount on qualified electrical services. To take advantage of this $200 discount, visit https://www.qualifiedelectricianspdx.
Rest in Peace, Brother
07/14/20 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of, Honorary Retired Member, Thomas L. Dively on July 11, 2020.  All services are private. Tom Dively was one of the nicest men you could ever want to meet.  He was soft spoken and loved being an Elevator Man.  He will be greatly missed by many.
Bothell Police
07/14/20 - KCPOG
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Employers Break Labor Law But Get Away With It
07/14/20 - Teamsters Local 888
July 13, 2020 | NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT | Despite President Trump’s talk of “law and order” during a spring of pandemic and civil uprisings, U.S. labor relations suffer from such widespread lawlessness committed by unrepentant employers that labor law reform is desperately needed to maintain order.
Colorado proves vote by mail is successful
07/13/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Colorado’s record-breaking state primary proves vote-by-mail model is successful July 12, 2020 Special to the Herald Times County  “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado just set a record turnout for a state primary. A total of 99.
2020 Teamsters Local 542 "Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship" Recipients
07/13/20 - Teamsters Local 542
We are honored at Teamsters Local 542 to be able to support the education of our member's children. The Executive Board and Staff wishes all of the Scholarship Recipients much success in their future endeavors. Congratulations.
Employers Break Labor Law But Get Away With It
07/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
July 13, 2020 | NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT | Despite President Trump’s talk of “law and order” during a spring of pandemic and civil uprisings, U.S. labor relations suffer from such widespread lawlessness committed by unrepentant employers that labor law reform is desperately needed to maintain order.
Employers Break Labor Law But Get Away With It
07/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
July 13, 2020 | NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT | Despite President Trump’s talk of “law and order” during a spring of pandemic and civil uprisings, U.S. labor relations suffer from such widespread lawlessness committed by unrepentant employers that labor law reform is desperately needed to maintain order.
Joint Council 80 Scholars
07/13/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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DICRMINATION
07/13/20 - NJLESA
The New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association would like to strongly express that this organization does not condone any unprofessional conduct, acts of discrimination, harassment, hatred based on race, faith, skin, color, nationality, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.
Chalkbeat coverage of our action
07/13/20 - CWA Local 7777
‘On the front lines’: Denver schools hourly workers fight for raises during budget crunch Bus drivers, custodians, teacher’s aides, and other hourly wage workers in Denver schools say the district isn’t treating them fairly in negotiating pay raises for next school year.
Trumka rips GOP
07/12/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Trumka rips Senate GOP and its leader, McConnell July 9, 2020 10:20 AM CDT  BY MARK GRUENBERG Share Email   AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Alex Brandon | AP WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has had it up to here with the U.S.
Chicago Post Office is failing
07/12/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
After CBS 2 Report, More Chicagoans Say They Haven’t Been Getting Mail; Union President Says ‘Chicago Post Office Is Failing’  July 9, 2020  postal 1 Comment CHICAGO (CBS) — No mail for weeks – we’ve learned it’s not just one Chicago neighborhood waiting.
Meet the new boss...better than the old boss?
07/12/20 - Youngstown, Ohio Area Local 443
Meet the new boss… better than the old boss? July 11, 2020 This was shared online and it is from what I assume must be a DM (District manager) or MPOO (Manager Post Office Operations).. I do not know the original source. PMGs expectations and plan POT (Penalty Overtime?) will be eliminated. This is not cost effective and will be taken away Overtime will be eliminated.
Teamster Pride!
07/12/20 - Teamsters Local 776
While meeting at the Union Hall on July 11th to review grievances and subcontracting....
Kroger Negotiations Update 6
07/11/20 - UFCW Local 455
Remember last week we told you about Kroger’s record profits—up over 47% from last year—by the way, they treated their shareholders with $258 million dollars in dividends in the past six months!  But there is no fair sharing for you.
Kroger Negotiations Update 7
07/11/20 - UFCW Local 455
In addition to the numerous other concessionary proposals, the Company is now proposing the following reductions in your healthcare benefits. Kroger’s proposed health plan is 100% controlled by Kroger.
Preparation for Q2 and 3 2020 General Business Mtg. Mon. Aug 3
07/10/20 - IATSE Local B4
 Are you ready to Zoom??  ? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good day/evening Members!   While our theaters are closed, the show (our meetings) must go on.
Message from the President
07/10/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
IMPORTANT UPDATE A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Friday, July 10, 2020 I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe.  We are fortunate that there have been no new cases of Covid-19 in Local 1120.  At Marist, the college has moved forward with their plan for the elimination of 10 CWA Union jobs.
2020 WSLC Endorsements
07/10/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
2020 WSLC Endorsements Effective June 6, Delegates representing the WSLC's 600-plus afflicated unions from across the state voted on these endorsements at the WSLC's Virual COPE Endorsement Conventions. Delegates will consider additional endorsements at the WSLC's 2020 Constitutional Convention in September.
Please join us for the upcoming BARGAINING dates
07/10/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Link to log-in: https://linktr.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Website
07/10/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click Link Below: https://teamster.
Teamster Union Benefits
07/10/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click Link below: https://teamster.
Important Unemployment Extension Requirements
07/10/20 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
New State Extension Comes with Stricter Job Search Requirements On May 24, due to the high unemployment rate, Washington entered an 'Extended Benefits' (EB) period. Entended benefits adds up to 13 more weeks of beneftis to qualifying claims.
SW Washington Works Together Presents a Virtual Town Hall: Resiliency & Mental Health During a Pandemic
07/09/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
This is not sponsored by a Central Labor Council affiliate, but one of our delegates brought this to our attention and we wanted to share it with you. Virtual Town Hall: Resiliency and Mental Health During a Pandemic Wednesday, July 15th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Register here: https://rb.
‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20 to Highlight Racism
07/09/20 - Teamsters local 570
July 9, 2020 | NATIONAL STRIKE | A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.
Honoring Service And Sacrifice
07/09/20 - KCPOG
Honoring Service And Sacrifice   NOTICE: Memorial Remembrance - Watson: July 9, 1934    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
‘Strike for Black Lives’ to Highlight Racism
07/09/20 - Teamsters Local 355
July 9, 2020 | NATIONAL STRIKE | A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.
Just a Reminder....
07/09/20 - Teamsters Local 776
The Local 776 Membership Meeting will be held Sunday July 12, 2020 at the Harrisburg Union Hall commencing....
Re-Run Election
07/08/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
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From the BA's Desk: Pantages Theatre letter
07/08/20 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Everyone To all that have received checks from the Pantages Theatre the past weeks, they are for the recently ratified contract (Retro). this letter will hopefully help you when applying for unemployment if there is any question. It explains that it is not for work performed on the pay period the check was dated for.
Vistar Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters Local 89
07/08/20 - Teamsters Local 89
July 8, 2020 – Today an overwhelming majority of drivers at Vistar Kentucky voted to join Teamsters Local 89, marking the second straight victory for Local 89’s Organizing Department. The Vistar Campaign began in early April after Local 89 UPS Ground Business Agent James DeWeese forwarded a lead to the Organizing Department.
Now Hiring
07/08/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
In these difficult times for many we would like to pass on information for IBEW 21 members and their families about an opportunity to apply for a position with one of our employers. The Lake County Indiana 911 Emergency Dispatch Center is hiring.  If you have you ever considered a career in public safety the Center is hiring Public Safety Dispatchers. Apply here: https://lcec911.com/
JULY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JULY 19
07/08/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 July General Membership meeting will take place on Sunday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. NOTE:  THE MEETING WILL BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 50 PEOPLE (INCLUDING STAFF).  FACE MASKS COVERING YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE ARE REQUIRED AND MUST REMAIN IN PLACE FOR THE DURATION OF THE MEETING.
THINGS TO DO
07/08/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Stay safe and UNIONIZE your workplace!  Contact Teamsters Local 179 Organizer Tony Seminary at 815-741-2200.  Conversations are kept strictly confidential.
National Director Update - June 2020
07/07/20 - AMFA
July 7, 2020 -- I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July, which marks 244 years of independence for this great Nation we live in. Can you believe this wild year is half over? In June 2020 your AMFA Officers and Representatives were very busy trying to keep informed on the erratic operational activity at AMFA represented carriers pertaining to Early-outs, Voluntary Separations, Emergency Time Off, and AMFA protected work. Our technicians at all carriers are now in the phase of transiting from short-term storage to return to revenue service and increased flight schedules, thus our technicians’ workloads have increased.
New House Bill Would Tax Wall St. Windfalls to Guarantee Good Jobs
07/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
July 7, 2020 | JOBS | The pandemic has claimed nearly 15 million U.S. jobs. Meanwhile, high flying financial traders are making a killing off the market volatility caused by the crisis. A new House bill would tax Wall Street windfalls to guarantee good jobs for people in high unemployment areas.
Want Fair Taxes? Initiative 271 Needs Your Help!
07/07/20 - CWA Local 7777
Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down Governor Polis' executive order allowing for the circulation of single line petitions for Initiative 271 and others. Effective immediately, all signatures gathered via single line petition are invalid, and petition circulators may no longer order or print a single line petition.
ACTION ALERT: #SenateFAIL Cory Gardner Car Caravan THIS WEDNESDAY
07/07/20 - CWA Local 7777
On Wednesday July 8th, between 11:00 - 11:45 am, we will Caravan around Senator Cory Gardner’s office in protest of Senator Cory Gardner’s decision to go on vacation after failing to take any meaningful action on COVID relief.
New House Bill Would Tax Wall St. Windfalls to Guarantee Good Jobs
07/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
July 7, 2020 | JOBS | The pandemic has claimed nearly 15 million U.S. jobs. Meanwhile, high flying financial traders are making a killing off the market volatility caused by the crisis. A new House bill would tax Wall Street windfalls to guarantee good jobs for people in high unemployment areas.
Cooling Centers OPEN
07/07/20 - UAW Local 4911
This week is going to be HOT.  Share these cooling centers (pg 2) with your loved ones so everyone can stay safe and get some relief.
New House Bill Would Tax Wall St. Windfalls to Guarantee Good Jobs
07/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
July 7, 2020 | JOBS | The pandemic has claimed nearly 15 million U.S. jobs. Meanwhile, high flying financial traders are making a killing off the market volatility caused by the crisis. A new House bill would tax Wall Street windfalls to guarantee good jobs for people in high unemployment areas.
July Union Meeting
07/07/20 - IUEC Local 10
The Union Meeting for Thursday, July 9, 2020 has been Cancelled due to the Covid 19 10 person rule.  The July inductees will still be sworn in at 3:00 pm on that same day.
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