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    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
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    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.

  • 6-year-old Jasper girl develops special bond with UPS driver
    Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

    6-year-old Jasper girl develops special bond with UPS driver

    Parson has formed a special bond with Tammy Patrick, a delivery driverfor UPS. The familiar UPS brown truck means more than just delivery time. It signals a visit from her special friend.

    Author: Makensie Hinkle

    Published: 9:20 PM CDT October 22, 2018

    Updated: 6:16 AM CDT October 23, 2018

    JASPER — In the small town of Jasper, there's a little girl who has faced some pretty big trials but has come out with an even bigger smile.

    Parson Blue Herrington was born with a rare genetic disorder that effected her lungs from birth. She struggled with supplemental oxygen and had a double lung transplant at 11 months old.

    Each day she takes 12 different medications and is fed nutrition through a tube, but you wouldn't even be able to tell.

    “She really doesn’t stop much, and I say it’s because she’s making up for lost time," Mrs. Herrington said.

    Jennifer Herrington, Parson's mother, says that path hasn't been easy but there has been influential people along the way that make it worth it.

    “Parson is easy going. She’s fun loving. Loves going to school," Mrs. Herrington said. "But she loves coming home and getting packages from the ups lady."

    Parson has formed a special bond with Tammy Patrick, a delivery driver for UPS. The familiar UPS brown truck means more than just delivery time. It signals a visit from her special friend.

    "The second I turn on that road i'm smiling. I can't wait to get here and honk the horn and see her reaction. She's so happy to see me," Patrick said.

    Driver Tammy Patrick had been delivering to Parson's home for months before the two met. She said she started noticing the multiple boxes of medicine and books she was delivering and got curious so she asked Mr. Herrington.

    "So he gave me a rundown of her double lung transplant and introduced us," Patrick said the rest was history. "She's kind of a shy little girl, but she wasn't with me."

    Patrick said her little brother spent a lot of time at Texas Children's hospital fighting lymphoma so hearing about Parson's hit home.

    Parson waits by the door anxious to hear the honk then she runs outside to greet her special friend. She even has UPS pajamas and a stuffed UPS truck that she clings to each night.

    Mrs. Herrington said that over the summer Parson had to undergo numerous tests but was given a special gift just prior to her visit back to Texas Children's Hospital.

    "Tammy sat Parson on the porch and she said to her 'I want to give you something' and she took the UPS hat off of her head and she put it on parsons head," Mrs. Herrington said. "She said UPS ladies are brave and strong, and I want to give you this and I want you to know that you can be brave and strong like me."

    Parson's mom said she wore the hat for three days through catscans, blood draws and EKG's.

    "Tammy gave her the gift that she can be brave and strong," Mrs. Herrington said.

    The gifts didn't stop there. UPS surprised Parson with a child-sized UPS truck of her own as part of the company's 'Your Wishes Delivered' campaign. It's a gift that will keep giving through every medical challenge Parson may face.

    "I think when it's all said and done today I'll hear from her BEST DAY EVER," Mrs. Herrington said.

    The UPS Wishes Delivered campaign first launched during the 2014 holiday season, and the goal is simple: support deserving individuals making a difference in their communities and spread a message about the power of human kindness.

    To compound the impact of the campaign, for every wish video that is shared using the hashtag #WishesDelivered, UPS will donate $1 to one of its partner organizations - The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots Literacy Program - up to $100,000 total.

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