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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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Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 14, 2019 | STRIKES | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 14, 2019 | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Strike information update #29 - Strike pay
10/13/19 - UAW Local 602
The United Auto Workers International Executive Board voted in a motion Saturday morning to authorize increased strike pay to $275 per week for all UAW members on strike and allow members striking at General Motors and Aramark to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform their picket duty.
Roy Nixon Honored at 2019 KC NAACP Banquet
10/13/19 - Teamsters Local 41
On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Kansas City NAACP held its 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
Member offering assistance
10/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- Anyone seriously affected by the fires and needs shelter, contact Brother Dan Melson at (818) 883-5933 and he would gladly accommodate you and your family. Respectfully, I.A.T.S.
Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the Saddleridge fire
10/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the #saddleridgefire through the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation. IATSE members in need of assistance should submit a written request to their local union. Local unions will then forward any requests to the Walsh/Di Tolla/Spivak Foundation for review by the Foundation’s trustees.
UAW Nomination and Election Notice
10/11/19 - UAW local 2200
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Estate Planning and Retirement Training
10/11/19 - IBEW Local 100
Reserve your spot by calling the Hall at (559)251-8241 or you can send an email to jpiland@ibew100.org or info@ibew100.org with your Name, Phone Number, and Email Address.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Local 965 Helath & Welfare Plan
10/11/19 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965
Health Plan Changes Effective 1/1/2020 The Local 965 Health & Welfare Trustees remain committed to continued good health for all.  To that end, we continue to urge members and their spouses to have an annual physical and biometric screening.  Those items are at no cost to you and covered 100% by our plan.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
It Doesn't Get Much More Important Than This!
10/11/19 - CWA Local 7777
Ballots will be arriving in mailboxes by Tuesday. And, in Aurora, voters will be faced with a stark choice. Will we build a city that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few? A city where workers have a seat at the table and prosperity is for all.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
Call for Local Delegate Nominations
10/11/19 - AMFA Local 32
Call for Local Delegate Nominations AMFA Local 32 is accepting nominations for Delegates to represent AMFA Local 32 at the AMFA National Convention – 2020. The qualifications for Delegates can be found in Article XIX, Section 3 of the AMFA Constitution. The AMFA Constitution is available on the Local 32 website (www.amfa32.com) in the Members Resources area.
Penalty Overtime Exclusion
10/11/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-19, Week 2 (November 30, 2019) and ends Pay Period 01-20, Week 1 (December 27, 2019).
National Director's September 2019 Update
10/10/19 - AMFA
October 10, 2019 -- September was an extremely busy month for AMFA across the system. This month we were proud to our new Horizon Air members in Seattle, Portland, Paine Field, Spokane, Redmond and Boise. It was a great privilege to welcome these new members face-to-face at all the stations, and we had the opportunity to answer many questions regarding the transition period. In the coming months, will be calling for nominations from your workgroup for airline specific representatives. Make sure you have a personal email address on file with AMFA so that you will receive election and referenda details from AMFA; voting materials will not be sent to your company email. Please monitor the Horizon Air News and Updates page of the AMFA National website for most up-to-date information for your group.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/10/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 10, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
ADDRESS CHANGE
10/10/19 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
Our address has changed. The new address is as follows: Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP P.O. Box 3593 Allentown, PA 18106 Our Fund Drive address will remain the same.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 10, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
TxDOT El Paso urges pedestrians, drivers to be vigilant with one another
10/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
As the number of fatalities involving pedestrians continue to rise across the city, TxDOT El Paso is making sure those behind the wheel and those crossing the road are aware of their surroundings at all costs. “A lot of times we get caught up in the fact that we expect the driver to see us or for us to have the right of way no matter what and that is simply not the case.
Second trial for El Paso police officer accused of shooting, killing man in 2015 underway
10/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
 The second trial for an El Paso police officer is underway in the 120th District Court. Mando Kenneth Gomez is facing one manslaughter charge for shooting and killing Erik Salas-Sanchez in 2015. Gomez was tried in February, but after a prosecutor collapsed in the courtroom, the judge declared a mistrial.
Taco Tuesday
10/10/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
TACO TUESDAY.
Rest in Peace, Brother
10/10/19 - IUEC Local 10
The Officers and Members of Local #10, International Union of Elevator Constructors, are hereby notified of the passing of Honorary Brother Donald E. Burgess on October 9, 2019.  Officers and Members may call at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 on Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 am where services will be held at noon.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/09/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 9, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
Want your pay cut in half?
10/09/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
How does a 50 percent pay cut feel? For construction workers that’s a very real threat, as the U.S. Department of Labor considers changing how it formulates Davis-Bacon prevailing wages. For background, the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act requires that any federally funded construction projects pay the “prevailing wage” for that county.
Trick or Treat — BCTGM Made Halloween Treats
10/09/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
This Halloween, hand out these sweet treats made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union members around the country.
November Meeting Notice
10/09/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The November Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO 64150. The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting will be held at 5:30 PM in the Casablanca Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Casino.
2019 DRIVE Campaign
10/09/19 - Teamsters Local 41
Teamsters Local 41 would like to thank our membership who participated in the 2019 DRIVE Campaign.  We were able to sign up 653 members for this years campaign and we raised $49,491.00 for our 2019 Campaign.  DRIVE is the Teamsters Political Action Committee (Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education).
Tacoma Joint Labor Committee & City of Tacoma Tentative Agreement Notice
10/09/19 - IBEW Local 483
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Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage Citywide
10/09/19 - CWA Local 7777
Last week, the Mayor and I proudly announced a proposal to raise wages for all Denver workers starting January 1, 2020. Our proposal is to follow the incremental path outlined by the state legislature— raising wages to $13.80/hr. on January 1, 2020, and then to $15.87/hr. in 2021.
Paid Family and Medical Leave
10/09/19 - CWA Local 7777
Public Comment Period The Public Comment Period for paid family and medical leave has officially opened! Over the next 30 days, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will collect comments from workers, business owners, organizations and community members to share with the FAMLI Taskforce to help inform their decision about the best paid leave program for the state of Colorado.
Help Wanted - First Line Emergency Services
10/09/19 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
We are searching for an experienced truck mechanic to join our team of Emergency Vehicle technicians. FIRST LINE EMERGENCY SERVICES is centrally located in Cromwell, CT and has been servicing fire trucks and ambulances since 1990. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with a clean and organized shop and team atmosphere. The hours are M – F,  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
VZ Open Enrollment
10/09/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
The 2020 Annual Open Enrollment Dates are as follows:   October 8, 2019 to October 17, 2019 – (these dates are for Active employees and Retirees) This is your opportunity to review your benefits and make any changes to your benefits.
Film Review: ‘American Factory’
10/08/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 8, 2019 | JOBS | […] one could hardly conceive a more relevant experiment for the modern age: a fresh upset in America’s hard-won Industrial Revolution, as thousands of people in the heart of MAGA country try to wrap their heads around having their checks signed by a Chinese employer.
October 2019 Joint Council Meeting
10/08/19 - UAW local 2200
Greetings UAW Members and Retirees: Here is your reminder for the Joint Council meeting. Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 p.m. Light Meal 6:30 p.m. Meeting The meeting will take place in the staff cafeteria in Main Library located on A-Level. All Joint Council officers are expected to attend the monthly Joint Council meetings.
Film Review: ‘American Factory’
10/08/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 8, 2019 | JOBS | […] one could hardly conceive a more relevant experiment for the modern age: a fresh upset in America’s hard-won Industrial Revolution, as thousands of people in the heart of MAGA country try to wrap their heads around having their checks signed by a Chinese employer.
Film Review: ‘American Factory’
10/08/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 8, 2019 | JOBS | […] one could hardly conceive a more relevant experiment for the modern age: a fresh upset in America’s hard-won Industrial Revolution, as thousands of people in the heart of MAGA country try to wrap their heads around having their checks signed by a Chinese employer.
Celebration of life for Tim McDow
10/08/19 - CWA Local 2222
CWA local 2222, with deepest sorrow, regrets to announce the loss of one of our long-time members, Tim McDow, Service tech out of Herndon garage. There will be a celebration of life Oct 12th, 3-6 PM.
Basic Audio Mixing w/ Powered Speakers & Wireless Microphones Class
10/08/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters: Basic Audio Mixing with Powered Speakers and Wireless Microphones one-day classes; November 12 & 13, at 9:00 AM @ Local 33. If interested, email the Training Committee with your request. Your email should be sent to Training.Committee@ia33.
480 Volt Power Systems Class
10/08/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters: 480 Volt Power Systems Class, October 19, at 9:30 AM, @ DADCO.  If interested, email the Training Committee with your request. Your email should be sent to Training.Committee@ia33.org and include the name of class, your name, phone number, and group number.
Gradall Construction Forklift Cert. Class
10/08/19 - IATSE Local 33
Hello Brothers & Sisters: Gradall Construction Forklift Certificate Class, Saturday, October 12, at 7:00 AM @ ICS 12850 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar CA. If interested, email the Training Committee with your request. Your email should be sent to Training.Committee@ia33.org and include the name of class, your name, phone number, and group number.
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Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
Teamsters local 570
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
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Strike information update #29 - Strike pay
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Roy Nixon Honored at 2019 KC NAACP Banquet
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Financial relief is available for IATSE members affected by the Saddleridge fire
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