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    Updated: Mar. 21 (00:45)
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    Teamsters Local 355
    Waste Management Ratification Vote
    Teamsters Local 231
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
    Teamsters Local 355
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    Teamsters Local 992
    Working Hard for our Members
    GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    Teamsters local 570
     
         
    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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    03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Waste Management Ratification Vote
    03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 231
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    Today in Labor History
    03/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    MARCH 20, 1865 — Michigan authorizes formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen are formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era.
    Congratulations Southern State!
    03/20/19 - NJLESA
    Congratulations Southern State! Undefeated against all other law enforcement agencies ~ Best of luck in the playoffs as you strive for the championship title.
    IBEW 396 Receives The Edwin D. Hill Award
    03/20/19 - IBEW 396
    Locals That Battled Energy Deregulation Scheme  Share First-Ever Edwin D.
    Aerial Lift Training and Certification
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We have a couple of lift classes scheduled for Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Each class is a one day class that lasts around 8 hours. The Class will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood LA and will start promptly at 8am each day. See the attached application.
    Remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life.
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We are remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life. The funeral is private. A memorial service will be held at on Thursday, March 21, from 7-10pm at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans).
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 19, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
    03/19/19 - UPSEU
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees overwhelmingly approved terms of the Tentative Agreement for a new successor collective bargaining agreement during a recent ratification process. A major item during these negotiations was the health insurance.
    AMFA Support Transport Workers Union Locals’ “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign
    03/19/19 - AMFA
    March 19, 2019 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Executive Council (NEC) fully supports the Transport Workers Union’s “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign. AMFA appreciates and encourages efforts to educate the public on a user-friendly platform that exposes flaws in business practices that compromise safety.
    1st Annual Chili Cook Off & Tasting
    03/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Come join us at CWA 7777 on Saturday May 18, 2018 at 2840 S. Vallejo Street in Englewood (Main Hall) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Working Hard for our Members
    03/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members. We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year. NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com).
    ABAT MOU
    03/19/19 - NEASO
    Here Ye, Here Ye, we now have a signed MOU of the former ASTO! This Assignment-Based Approved Time (ABAT) MOU memorializes and standardizes the process for utilizing hours during a Temporary Alternative Work Schedule (TAWS). You can go to NEASO.org to review the documents.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Strike ends on Day two at Central States
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    ***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike.
    Strike ends at Central Sates Pension
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    ***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike. The contract will be up for a vote Tuesday, which includes full retro pay and all workers returning back to work.
    Dash 4 Donuts Register Today!!!
    03/18/19 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    The San Marcos Police Officer's Association is holding its 4th Annual Dash 4 Donuts 4 mile run on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The Premium Outlet Mall. The run will start promptly at 8:00 am. Come on out, bring the family, enjoy a morning run, some donuts and lots of shopping afterwards!
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    GOLF OUTING 2019
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    Once again, we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council Golf Outing: WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 TIME: 10:30 a.m. with a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start, Best-Ball: 4 Man Scramble, dinner to follow. WHERE: Turkey Creek Golf Course 6400 Harrison Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Teamsters Local 142 BLOOD DRIVE
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    There is a shortage of blood available in the Chicago land area. Blood only lasts 42 days and there’s no synthetic alternative. Patients need your help. Please come out and donate blood to help save a life.
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    March Membersip Meetings - Santa Fe
    03/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    President’s Message Staying Strong at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Now, more than ever, community college faculty need to stay vigilant as we face challenges that threaten us. These challenges have come in the form of legislation that impact course offerings and  have a direct effect on faculty salaries, hours, and working conditions.
    Guild Passes Unanimous ‘No Confidence’ Vote in Trustee Svonkin
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Guild Executive Board at its February meeting unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in LACCD Board of Trustee member Scott Svonkin, who will be up for re-election in November 2020. If Svonkin declares his candidacy, the Guild is asking potential supporters to withhold their endorsements.
    Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Headline -- Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts  Your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) are transitioning from WageWorks to a new system administered by ConnectYourCare.
    Stand with Your Union
    03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    New Meeting Location-Missoula
    03/18/19 - IBEW Local 768
    The meeting in Missoula is changing locations! We are combining the ATT/DTV and Inside Construction bargaining unit meetings into one. It will still be on the third Thursday of the month, beginning March 21st, 2019. The meeting will be held at the U of M in the TODD Building at 6:00pm.  See the campus map by clicking on the links below.
    YRC Contract Update
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 89
    Mar 18, 2019 - Teamsters Local 89 has received an update from the IBT concerning contract negotiations with YRC. This agreement covers YRC Freight, USF Holland, and New Penn. In the update, which you can read here, the IBT reports that there has been slow progress on monetary issues. Talks are scheduled to resume this week. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31st.
    AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3/15/19
    03/18/19 - Laborers' Local 231
    The Illinois House and Senate adjourned on Thursday this week.  Both chambers will convene on Tuesday, March 19th at 12pm.
    Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
    03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
    TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
    03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
    TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
    03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
    RTC Schedule updates
    03/17/19 - IUPAT local 10
    The Western Oregon and SW Washington Regional Training Center has recently gotten a facelift, make sure to have a look.
    SWA Agreement In Principle
    03/16/19 - AMFA Local 32
    After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
    YRCW Negotiation Update
    03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    YRCW negotiations were held this past week. Full details can be found below....
    Joint Memo: AMFA and SWA Agreement in Principle
    03/16/19 - AMFA
    March 16, 2019 -- After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement. We are very pleased with the efforts of both Teams to find common ground on a new contract that is good for our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and for Southwest Airlines.
    Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th
    03/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th
    A Sign of Things to Come
    03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    The Labor Wire March 13, 2019 One year ago today, the labor movement delivered an upset victory, sending an....
    UAW 4911 Bargaining Update
    03/15/19 - UAW Local 4911
    Brothers and Sisters, In light of this week’s happenings at Sparrow, I would like to reach out to everyone as President of UAW Local 4911. It has always been my position to create stability and bring leadership to our Union. I assure you that our path to a contract has not changed despite the change of leadership at Sparrow.
    HSEF CUSTODIAL FACT SHEET
    03/15/19 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
    What is happening? What does subcontracting custodial services mean? What are the details, such as employee pay & benefits, cost savings, etc? Hillsborough County Public School leaders are asking private companies, eager for multi millions in profits, to tell them what they already know concerning the numbers, services and costs of operations for custodial services. Read the REAL FACTS here!
    PSAV Riggers Vote to join in union with Local 22
    03/15/19 - IATSE Local 22
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    Nominations and Election of Officers
    03/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Official Notice Boilermakers Local 104 Nominations and Election of Officers NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS for Boilermakers Local 104 will be held on Sunday April 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at a Special Meeting for Filling of Vacancies. The meeting will be held at: Centralia Train Depot 210 Railroad Ave, Centralia WA 98531 in the Multi Purpose room reserved for this event.
    AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #74
    03/15/19 - AMFA
    March 15, 2019 -- This most recent negotiation session held in Dallas, TX over the past three very long days, March 12-14, 2019, concluded at 3:15am this morning without a final resolution. While we are disappointed, both sides worked hard and significant progress was made during this session. We are encouraged that our efforts have put an agreement within reach, and we are continuing to work on a deal that the members can vote on. We also are in the process of scheduling our next session, should it be needed, and are hopeful we can reach a conclusion to this long negotiation process.

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