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    Updated: Jan. 19 (04:45)
    In Case You Missed It
    Teamsters local 570
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
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    Teamsters Local 355
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    Teamsters Local 992
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
    Teamsters Local 355
    UPS Contract Meeting at Union Hall
    Teamsters Local 449
     
         
    Current Campaigns
    • 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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    In Case You Missed It
    01/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
    01/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
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    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
    UPS Contract Meeting at Union Hall
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 449
    UPS Tentative Supplement Agreement
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 449
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
    In Case You Missed It
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Hoffa, Teamsters call on Congress to Reopen Government
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 18, 2019 | PUBLIC SERVICES | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined other labor leaders at a rally today in the nation’s capital to call for an end of a partial federal government shutdown that has left 800,000 government workers without a paycheck for nearly a month.
    UPS Supplemental Agreements
    01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    The seven Teamster local unions that represent UPS Teamsters covered by the Upstate and Western New York Supplement have reached...
    UPSF CCONTRACT
    01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 71
    Should Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
    01/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 17, 2019 | OPINION |  [...] For the most part, federal employees deemed essential are required to still turn up and do their jobs and they are doing just that. After all, if they don’t, they could be fired and their unions fined.
    Should Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
    01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 17, 2019 | OPINION |  [...] For the most part, federal employees deemed essential are required to still turn up and do their jobs and they are doing just that. After all, if they don’t, they could be fired and their unions fined.
    Should Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?
    01/17/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 17, 2019 | OPINION |  [...] For the most part, federal employees deemed essential are required to still turn up and do their jobs and they are doing just that. After all, if they don’t, they could be fired and their unions fined.
    Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
    01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WAR ON WORKERS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
    Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
    Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Some 800,000 Americans who work for the federal government are closing in on a month of going without pay. And that is not good news for this country. As it stands, the U.S. government currently owes federal workers some $5 billion in back wages. The effect of the federal furlough reaches far beyond these government workers, however.
    Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
    Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
    01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
    NMFA-YRCW CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TIME TABLE
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 71
    Steve Bishop, Business Agent for YRC and Holland will be in contrace negotiations during the following weeks: Monday, February 11, 2019 through Friday, February 15, 2019. Monday, February 25, 2019 through Friday, March 1, 2019. Monday, March 11, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019. Monday, Marchh 18, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019.
    Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
    Pension Reform Bill Introduced-Press Release
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 414
    Attention Local 162 Members: Aflac Open Enrollment
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 162
    AFLAC OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment for Local 162 members to sign up for Aflac insurance is taking place the entire month of March 2019.  At the request of Local 162 members, your Union leadership continues to negotiate group discounted rates with Aflac for accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance.
    FIRST STUDENT DRIVERS AND MONITORS IN NAPERVILLE WIN WAGE THEFT SETTLEMENT
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    First Student drivers and monitors in Naperville who are members of Locals 179 and 673 have won a 2015 class action lawsuit against the company for wage theft.  Drivers and monitors in other locations also took part in the lawsuit. In total, 400 workers will be receiving $687.00 each for a total of $274,800.00.
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