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Voice of the Middle Class
Jul 04, 2017
WJOB 1230 AM Radio
General Membership Meeting
Jul 05, 2017
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
Voice of the Middle Class
Jul 18, 2017
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Stewards Meeting
Jul 18, 2017
Teamster Local 142 Hall 1300 Clark Road Gary, Indiana
Stewards Seminar
Jul 30, 2017
1300 Clark Rd Gary, Indiana
  Current Campaigns  
  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  Health & Safety 



Local 142 members that helped put the Holiday Baskets together this year
Come on out to Indiana Beach

Come on out and bring your family and your friends for a day at Indiana Beach.
Download: Indiana Beach 2017.pdf

Indiana AutomotiveTechnician Celebrates 40 Years With Teamsters

Indiana Automotive Technician Celebrates 40 Years With Teamsters Veteran Local 142 Member Takes Pride in Unionism, Training Workers If you talk to Robert Spurr’s co-workers at Truck City in Gary, Indiana, they refer to him many ways: a man’s man, an expert, a workhorse.

Stewards Council Golf Outing 2016



Unions Join Together to Expose XPO for its Anti-Worker Practices by James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters This morning in the upscale suburbs of Connecticut, rank and file union leaders from a continent away are joining U.S. truck drivers and the Teamsters outside a shareholders’ meeting for XPO Logistics to take the company to task for its treatment of workers both here and abroad. It is a historic uniting of U.S. and European workers and unions, brought on by a company that is keeping its workers and investors in the dark. XPO, new owners of Con-way Freight and port trucking companies Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport, are the nation’s second largest logistics company after UPS, but it’s mismanaging the integration of its new businesses, which is creating significant operational and financial risk for the company and its investors.


Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement that ends more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union. The agreement, reached last month between the United States of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, dismisses the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which led to a consent decree that the Teamsters Union has operated under since 1989.
Download: 02 17 15Courtapproval.pdf

Come on out to Indiana Beach

Come on out and bring your

family and your friends

for a day at Indiana Beach.

Sunday July 16, 2017

Get your Tickets now

they are going fast!!!!

Please Print and Post at your work site!!!

Download: Indiana Beach 2017.pdf




Come on out for a Tour of the Historical Pullman Neighborhood

Come on out for a Tour of the Historical Pullman Neighborhood

Indiana AutomotiveTechnician Celebrates 40 Years With Teamsters

Indiana Automotive Technician

Celebrates 40 Years With Teamsters

Veteran Local 142 Member Takes Pride in Unionism, Training Workers

If you talk to Robert Spurr’s co-workers at Truck City in Gary, Indiana, they refer to him many ways: a man’s man, an expert, a workhorse. But through 40 years of service at this family-owned dealership, there’s something else you could call Robert day-in and day-out — a Teamster.

On Tuesday, August 9, Robert marked four decades as a member of Teamsters Local 142, first joining the crew at Truck City as a diesel mechanic and automotive technician at just 20 years old. At that time, the Elite Support Certified, Freightliner and Western Star truck dealership was known as Gary White Sales, founded 70 years ago in Gary this year. Robert remembers it as just a fun place to work.

“I liked cars, I liked trucks, so getting to work on them every day, I thought it was cool,” he said, standing in one of the bays of Truck City’s massive complex, rebuilt seven years ago. “I never thought I’d make it this far, but I’m sure glad I have.”

Robert’s fellow mechanics and Teamsters came together to celebrate his career of service, including Local 142 Secretary-Treasurer Richard Knipp and Recording Secretary Harvey Jackson. Truck City owner Gerri Davis Parker and her father Art Davis were on-hand as well to award Robert with commemorative plaques, pins and coins from the company and the union.

“Robert really is a man’s man who shows up, does what he says, works hard and gets the job done every time,” Art Davis said, who previously managed the dealership for decades. “I twisted wrenches alongside Robert for years and, I’ll tell you, if you had a whole team of men just like him, you’d really have a winning company.”

In celebrating 40 years in the trucking industry as a Local 142 member, Robert looks back on a life of pride, positive experiences and tradition. His father before him was a union man too, and Robert sees strength in the young men following in his footsteps standing together in the shop.

“You could say being in the union was a bit of a tradition since my father had 40 years as well with U.S. Steel. We all have our ups and downs in life, so being in the union has meant stability for me and my family,” he said. “If I’ve helped show the young guys the way, if I’ve been a mentor to them — which isn’t something I necessarily had at work 40 years ago — then I know I’ve done some good along the way.”

Robert hasn’t set a date yet for his retirement. But after a lifetime of such committed service and accomplishment, neither the Teamsters nor Truck City could complain about having him around a bit longer.

“Robert Spurr is the definition of a Teamster — someone who works hard, who sacrifices, who stands tall with his co-workers and earns an honest day’s buck,” said Knipp. “Local 142 and the entire Teamsters Union are proud to have called Robert a brother for so many years, and we’re so grateful for his membership. He’s the real deal.”

Teamsters Local 142 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Stewards Council Golf Outing 2016

The Stewards Council would like to thank all of the volunteers, the participates, and all of the sponsors for making the golf outing this year a huge success.

View all of the pictures of the golf outing


Teamsters XPO Hotline: 855-974-4180




Download: 02 17 15Courtapproval.pdf

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