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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
    Teamsters local 570
    In Case You Missed It
    Teamsters Local 355
    In Case You Missed It
    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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    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.
    From the Desk of the Business Agents 01/18/19
    01/18/19 - IATSE Local 33
    From the desks of the Business Agents: THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY AND WILL BE IN THE DISPATCH WORKING RULES; “Any individual who has been notified by the Business Office that they are no longer allowed to work for an employer (who has received a letter of non-referral for just cause)
    In Case You Missed It
    01/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
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    Black History Mobile Museum in Lansing
    01/18/19 - UAW Local 602
    The East Lansing Public Library is thrilled to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Tuesday, January 22 in honor of Black History Month! The exhibit will be open from 10am-6pm with a lecture by Khalid el-Hakim at 1pm.
    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.
    Blog: With Hawaii on the Horizon, Focus Shifts To Contract Negotiations
    01/18/19 - AMFA
    January 18, 2019 -- Southwest’s proposed service to Hawaii is projected to account for almost half of the carrier’s 2019 growth. It would seem natural that this growth would lead to benefits for their employees.
    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.
    The Impact Of A Government Shutdown On Public Safety
    01/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    As the Trump administration and Congress continue to spar over $5 billion in funding for a new border wall, the resulting government shutdown has reached day 26. On Jan. 12, it officially became the longest shutdown in American history, with no indication of an end in sight. Here’s how a government shutdown affects public safety personnel and first responders.
    Start up of "Dues Check Off"
    01/18/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Effective June 1, 2019, the IUEC Dues Check Off will go into effect.  If you are interested in participating, you must sign the "Authorization for Check-Off of IUEC Dues Form".  Your employer will then commence the deduction of those dues beginning with the second pay period following receipt of a signed and dated authorization form.  The employer shall deduct $14.
    Pritzker Sworn In - Signs PLA's Day One
    01/18/19 - Laborers' Local 231
    Gov. JB Pritzker and all state constitutional officers took the oath of office Monday, January 14, 2019, during a ceremony in  Springfield attended by thousands, including many union members and labor leaders.
    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...
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Our Brother Jeffrey Harris
    01/17/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Jeffrey Harris, who worked at AT&T, in the Joliet Garage.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
    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.
    11 PSE's to be Converted, 1/19
    01/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   Effective Sat., January 19, 11 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status. I am proud to say that the National, along with our Officers and Stewards of the A.P.W.U.
    National Day of Action
    01/17/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    Hello Local 1107 member, , Join me for a National Day of Action today to fight for a fair democracy! Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and make it harder and harder to pass legislation that helps working people. It’s time to do something about it.
    124th El Paso Police Academy Graduation Ceremony
    01/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families and the general public to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 124th Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
    Update on the operation and equipment moves at the Mid-C P&DC
    01/17/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Update on the operation and equipment moves at the Mid-Carolina P&DC * I met with management on January 15, 2019. The manual clerk operations at the Mid-C P&DC will be done away with in the coming weeks. The mail from the manual operation will be worked on the USS machine. The staffing for the USS machine will be clerks and mail handlers.
    A.P.W.U. Night w/ the Cavs Feb. 5
    01/17/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    Dear A.P.W.U. Member: Below is the link to the ticket link for the American Postal Workers Union Night @ the Q! 15 kids that purchase through this link ( ages 5-18 )will be partnered with a Cavs player on the court during the National Anthem!
    Advocacy Day for Statewide Film Industry on Monday, March 18 in Olympia
    01/16/19 - IATSE Local 488
    It’s time once again for IATSE 488 Members from around the state and our jurisdiction, to come to Olympia to make sure we #KeepFilmInWA!
    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.
    Electrical State Certification
    01/16/19 - IBEW Local 100
    The State of California has required state certification for all electricians for many years now.  Most contractors will not hire you until your state cert is validated.  If you already have a state cert, please DO NOT forget to renew it in a timely manner!  The State has a backlog of about 8-10 weeks before it shows on their database as being renewed.
    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.
    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.
    Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
    01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    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.
    2019 Election Results
    01/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
    Please welcome your new officers! Thanks to all who ran for office and congrats to those who won the vote to leadership. May we all prosper by the actions you take on behalf of the Membership of IATSE 488, Studio Mechanics fo the Pacific Northwest!
    2019 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 SCHOLARSHIP
    01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 71
    ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE MEMBERS Dear Brothers and Sisters: Local 71 is taking applications for the College Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of eligible members who will graduate from High School in 2019.
    New BRS Leadership Elected
    01/15/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA, January 15, 2019 — Per the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Constitution, the General Chairmen and Grand Executive Council gathered today and elected Jerry C. Boles as President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the previous President.
    IBEW Local 21 Day With the Bulls
    01/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local 21 Member Day with the Bulls on Sunday, March 3rd - 2:30 p.m. IBEW Local 21 members, family and friends are invited to watch as the Bulls battle the Hawks. On this special day, all IBEW Local 21 members, retirees, family and friends can purchase discounted Chicago Bulls tickets.
    One person hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in east El Paso
    01/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.  It happened on Trawood Drive near George Dieter Drive Monday morning.  Darrel Petry, spokesman for the El Paso Police Department said they received several calls about shots fired in a neighborhood nearby.   He said they pursued a man who they believed was involved in the incident.
    Voting Rights Act
    01/15/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    January 4, 2019 Dear Colleagues: For many years now, our union has recognized the urgency of fixing our broken democracy. Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and we have been finding it harder and harder to engage and win political fights.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
    01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the meeting.
    2019 CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL & GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
    01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Since 1996 the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to the sons and daughters of Will/Grundy union building tradesman and/or CAWGC member companies' employees. The CAWGC will again sponsor a scholarship program this year.
    DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS?
    01/15/19 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
    DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS? by Rita Burns, Office Manager DO YOU WANT TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION? CONTACT RITA OR LINDI WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS AT 303-365-1524 EXT. 11 OR 10 BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS ON RECORD.
    APWU Health Plan During Shutdown
    01/15/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Do you know someone affected by the Shutdown.
    Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
    01/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
    Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
    01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
    2019 WSLC Legislative Agenda
    01/14/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    Hello Sister and Brothers, please see attachment.
    PATH TO POWER ~ RUN FOR OFFICE
    01/14/19 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
    Hi Friends, Happy New Year! Today’s the first day of Session in Olympia, and because of all the work you all did last year we’re looking at an even larger pro-worker majority in both chambers. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to win even more gains for Washington’s Working Families.
    Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
    01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
    El Paso Police Department Promotion Ceremony
    01/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony on Monday, January 14, 2019.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the large conference room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.

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