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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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

     
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BREAKING! -- Important IATSE Health Insurance News!
08/13/20 - IATSE Local 488
Since their meeting on July 16, the Trustees have been considering reasonable and cost-effective options for ensuring coverage for Plan C participants for the quarter beginning October 1.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
08/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 13, 2020 | STRIKES | It’s no coin­ci­dence that the first strike in 20 years at Bath Iron Works (BIW) began months into the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.
Cherry Point
08/13/20 - IBEW Local 191
Whatcom County is entering the final stage of a long public process to improve outdated rules for permitting fossil fuel industries at Cherry Point. After a year of review, the Whatcom Planning Commission is holding one final online public hearing on the land-use code amendments restricting fossil fuel industrial permitting in the Cherry Point zone.
Brian Hamm Becomes Recording Secretary
08/12/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are happy to announce Brian Hamm as the new Recording Secretary for Teamsters Local 89! Brian, a third-generation Teamster after his father and grandfather, became a member of Local 89 in 1986 when he began working at the newly created UPS Louisville Air Hub. At UPS, Brian worked as a marshaller and served as a steward for thirteen years, beginning in 1990.
LABOR DAY FOOD DRIVE
08/12/20 - IBEW Local 659
Labor Day Food Bag Drive! September 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hosted by: Southern Oregon Central Labor Chapter 4480 Rogue Valley Highway Central Point, OR 97502 Sign up to reserve a bag, click here: https://forms.gle/TzimzTEfFJUCChFJ7 Sign up to volunteer, click here:  https://forms.
Update on HEROES & urgent need for aid for the public sector
08/12/20 - CWA Local 7777
For the past several months we’ve worked with many of you to call on the US Senate to pass the HEROES Act as an essential next step in aiding economic recovery from COVID19. This week, Mitch McConnell and company packed up and left Washington without passing a stimulus or aid package of any kind, and won’t be back until after Labor Day.
Congratulations Sue Gwaltney
08/12/20 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
We would like to congradulate and thank Sue Gwaltney after 30+ years of working for the Trust Fund office, Sue retired July 31st 2020. Sue and all of her siblings have been apart of Local 23 for many years.
August 2020 Union Meeting
08/12/20 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Brothers and Sisters of UA Local 23 We plan on hosting the August 2020 Union meeting in person. In order to follow state guidelines we are limited to 50 people. We need members to call the Union office and register for the Union meeting. Please do not register unless you plan to attend.
Adam Carranco receives Nettworth Scholarship
08/12/20 - CWA Local 7777
CONGRATULATIONS ADAM Adam Carranco, son of member Omar Carranco was presented the NettWorth Scholarship by Shane Chavez of Nettworth at the August 11, 2020 General membership meeting.
Management Issue
08/12/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Dear Membership, Today I learned that management rep Sheena Hazel is refusing to grant even a simple two week extension for step two grievances. This is not uncommon when administrations change. It is fine however as we will no longer grant any extensions to management for any reason. The hammer swings both ways. Unfortunately I’m being stonewalled by the district manager as well.
Sofi Stadium Special Membership Meeting
08/11/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Sisters & Brothers: There will be a Special Membership Meeting to discuss the recently negotiated Sofi Stadium contract Mon, Aug 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/451647693  You can also dial in using your phone.
Jeff Cooper Becomes Vice President
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are pleased to announce Jeff Cooper, better known as “Coupe” by his friends and members, as the new Vice President for Teamsters Local 89! Prior to becoming the Vice President, Jeff served as a Local 89 Trustee from 2010 to 2014, when he became Recording Secretary. Jeff has a long history with Teamsters Local 89.
Meetings and Summary of terms of City of Chicago’s FINAL CONTRACT OFFER to Unit II
08/11/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
Summary of terms of City of Chicago’s FINAL CONTRACT OFFER to Unit II August 11, 2020 The Unit II bargaining committee is comprised of IBEW Local 21 and SEIU Local 73 members.  By majority vote, the combined bargaining committee recommends acceptance of the City’s Final Contract Offer to the Unions.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
El Paso police officer applications down nearly 50 percent from average
08/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On average, the El Paso Police Department receives around 5,000 applications per class, but the numbers for their current class show that number of applications has been cut in half. "The number of applications is down. Why they’re down, police is just not a profession people are seeking.
New Section and Content:Learning About the Union
08/11/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
What do my dues pay for? The Union doesn’t do anything for me! What good is the Union?   These are all questions we may have asked ourselves or heard others asking.
Letter Carriers Union Files Nationwide Grievance Against Mail Slowdown Scheme
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 11, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | The Letter Carriers union has filed a national grievance, an unusual move, against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over the agency, promptly fired 21-31 top staffers, and imposed shutdown actions and an overtime ban that slows the mail down.
Membership Announcement
08/11/20 - IUOE 302
The Local 302 Executive Board has approved the Strike Fund Committee’s recommendation to stay with the investment management team that has been managing the Rock Solid Strike fund, although the Management Team Scott Wealth has moved away from Wells Fargo and now independently working as Scott Capitol Advisors.
New U.S. postmaster to appear at Congressional hearing on mail delays
08/11/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
The House Oversight Committee has invited the new postmaster general to appear at a hearing next month to examine operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country.
Friday Night Massacre’ at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top Officials
08/11/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
08/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Once again this month the local will be following the Covid-19 guidelines and will only allow a total of 50 people into the membership hall including staff and officers. Masks are required.
August Meeting
08/10/20 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The August Meeting will be conducted via ZOOM at 5:00 PM.  Board Members and Delegates should check your E-mail Inbox for the details of how to attend.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Avral Thompson Becomes Secretary-Treasurer
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are proud and excited to announce Avral Thompson as the new Secretary-Treasurer for Teamsters Local 89! Avral has served as our Vice President since 2016 and served as Recording Secretary prior to that. He has been a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 89 since 1996 when he was hired to cover, Kroger, Furniture, and Truck Modification and other miscellaneous shops.
AMFA National Officer Election Results
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- The votes for the AMFA National Officer Election were tallied on August 10, 2020. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
National Director Update - July 2020
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- In July 2020, your AMFA Officers were very busy monitoring the current state and operational activity pertaining to the moving target for possible headcount reductions or furloughs, Early-Out Program (EOP), Voluntary Separations Programs (VSP), Extended Emergency Time Off (EXTO), Emergency Time Off (ETO), or In-leu-Of-Furlough (ILOF) options and safeguarding AMFA protected work. For more carrier specific updates and further information regarding current status of these options at your respective carrier, please contact your Local Airline Representative. Be assured, we are adamantly fighting for you under the parameters of the CARES ACT.
Donald Trump: If Reelected, I will “Terminate” Social Security
08/10/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Kroger Negotiations Update 12
08/08/20 - UFCW Local 455
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SC TRUST FUND The Union & Company met this week on August 4th and August 5th to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. On the second day of meetings, the company proposed a wage proposal, which will be bargained between the two committees.
RIP
08/08/20 - IBEW Local 191
Member Eric Lucia's wife passed away.
Local Union Election Results
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
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Wenatchee Hall
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
We would like to let you all know that Marcey had back surgery and will be out of the office for the next 4 - 6 weeks.  The surgery went well and she is doing good. We all wish her well and a speedy recovery.
RIP
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
On sunday Dustin Neely passed away.  Dustin was a good man and a joy to work with! He will be missed!  His viewing will by Monday August 10th from 4pm - 7pm @ The Chapel of the Valley.
Congratulations Sue and Florence!!
08/07/20 - IATSE Local B4
Congratulations to Sue Epstein, who was elected to the Office of Member At-Large for a 2nd term of three years! Thank you to Barbara M. Welch for stepping up to the plate and running against Sue. It's always nice to have little eceitement and competition. It shows genuine interest in service to our Membership.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
In Case You Missed It
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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NBC Contract Special Membership Meeting
08/07/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: There will be a Special Membership Meeting to discuss the negotiated NBC Contract Thu, Aug 13, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/465022373  You can also dial in using your phone.
Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 7, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Death Notice - Alan Means
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 41
Alan Means, 57, of Olathe, Kansas,  passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was a dedicated family man who was kind, outgoing and beloved by so many. He loved baseball, but he loved the opportunity it gave him to coach and spend time with his sons even more.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits without Bargaining
08/07/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
COVID-19 News & Updates
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources www.teamsters.org/covid-19 This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated as needed. See links at the bottom of this page for the most up-to-date information.
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