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  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • UPS Teamsters ratified the National Master UPS Agreement on June 26, 2013. The five-year contract includes increases in wages, health care and pension contributions and many other improvements. Several local Supplements and Riders did not pass, and the union is working through an internal, democratic process to resolve the issues. At UPS Freight, members overwhelmingly approved a new national five-year contract on Jan. 12, 2014. 

  • There are about 350 of us who work at EXAL in Youngstown, Ohio, where we manufacture aluminum bottles for large customers like Budweiser and Coca-Cola. We are uniting with Teamsters Local 377 to improve respect and working conditions at our company. Thank you for following our webpage. Fill in the “Join Our Fight” box below with your information to receive text message updates.

  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

  • 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

     
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Local 142 members that helped put the Holiday Baskets together this year
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WIN A 2014 MUSTANG GT

The JRHMSF is please to make this special offer available to the first 3,500 participants. Raffle Tickets available in dues office at the hall.

Stewards Council Golf Outing

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 142 STEWARDS COUNCIL Once again we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council  Golf Outing.
Download: Golf Outing letter and form 2014.pdf

Indiana Beach 2014

Come join us for the Teamsters Local Union No. 142 Steward Council Annual Outing at Indiana Beach SUNDAY JULY 13, 2014 Enjoy unlimited rides and unlimited water park and beach! Rides hours are 11:00-10:00 Water park 11:00-6:00 Sandy Beach 9:30-6:00 Price includes: Parking, Park admission, Rides, Water park, beach, swimming and play, 1 hour Lunch Buffet(2-3 EDT), Unlimited pop (from 11-5 EDT). This year, Indiana Beach is offering 20% off on camping. Just identify yourself as being with the Teamsters Local 142 group outing when making your reservation. Reservations are required and can be made at (574) 583-4141.
Read More...
Download: indiana_beach 2014 flyer.pdf

A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled the law violates the state constitution.

A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled the law violates the state constitution. State Plans to Appeal Right-to-Work Ruling Judge John Sedia has ruled the law violates the section of the state constitution that does not allow services "without just compensation." A key aspect of the law calls on unions to represent workers even if they opt out of paying dues.

Teamster Local 142 Members Participate in CSA 2010 Training

Approximately 150 Members from Teamster Local 142 gathered on Sunday April 28, 2013 to participate in CSA 2010 training.  The members learned valuable information that will help them continue to be safe and professional drivers.  The training focused on how the regulations affect the Teamster driver. Violations under this new federal rule may follow you from workplace to workplace.

Teamsters Local 142 Picket Trucking Contractor

Teamsters picket trucking contractor  reported by Times Staff  EAST CHICAGO | Teamsters are expected to continue a third day of striking today against a trucking contractor after negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday. Members of Teamsters Local 142 picketed PTO, a company that hires truckers for Burnham Trucking. Burnham hauls steel out of ArcelorMittal.
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Sequestration Leads Indiana to Halt Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Sequestration Leads Indiana to Halt Emergency Unemployment Compensation Looming budget cuts known as sequestration will reduce federal unemployment compensation for the long-term jobless by roughly 10 percent. But the state government of Indiana feels that it has not received proper guidance from the U.S.


 

  Register at No-Cost for Teamsters Illinois License Plates   
 

Teamsters Joint Council 25 needs your help to to establish the first-ever specialty license plates honoring Teamster workers across Illinois.

 

Illinois residents and Teamster supporters simply need to complete the attached application form and return it to the Joint Council to help secure the new license plates. Joint Council 25 will cover a $25 registration fee for the first 1,500 applicants and help members take their union pride on the road.

 

"All you have to do is fill out your application and return it to the Joint Council; it's that simple," said Coli.  

 

Completed forms may be faxed to (847) 292-1412 or e-mailed to Will Petty at will@chicagoteamsters.org.

 

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WIN A 2014 MUSTANG GT

The JRHMSF is please to make this special offer available to the first 3,500 participants. Drawing tobe held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. Raffle Tickets available in dues office at the hall.


Stewards Council Golf Outing

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 142

          STEWARDS COUNCIL ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Once again we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council 

Golf Outing:

         WHEN:   Saturday June 7, 2014

      TIME:   12:30 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. shotgun start, Best-Ball: 4 Man  

                           Scramble, dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.

      WHERE:  Turkey Creek Golf Course

                         6400 Harrison Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Sponsorships are critical to the events success. As a $125.00 sponsor, your

Name or your Company's name will be prominently displayed at the event

and you will receive appropriate acknowledgement at the dinner reception.

We also invite all participating sponsors to purchase tickets to join us at the event.

The tickets are $100.00 per person for golf and dinner reception.

Snacks and refreshments on course.

To reserve your sponsorship and tickets, please fax the attached form to

Teamster Local 142 @ 219-944-6278 or email to star@teamsters142.org by Monday,  May 19, 2014.

Please make checks payable to: Teamster Local 142 Stewards Council.
They should be mailed to: Teamster Local 142 Stewards Council,
1300 Clark Road, Gary Indiana, 46404.

I hope you will join us for a day of fun. Thank you in advance for your support,

and we look forward to seeing you on June 7, 2014.

                                                          Jason Pedroza                                                              

                                                          Chairman

                                                          Teamsters Local 142 Steward Council    

Download: Golf Outing letter and form 2014.pdf

Indiana Beach 2014

Come join us for the Teamsters Local Union No. 142 Steward Council Annual Outing at Indiana Beach SUNDAY JULY 13, 2014 Enjoy unlimited rides and unlimited water park and beach! Rides hours are 11:00-10:00 Water park 11:00-6:00 Sandy Beach 9:30-6:00 Price includes: Parking, Park admission, Rides, Water park, beach, swimming and play, 1 hour Lunch Buffet(2-3 EDT), Unlimited pop (from 11-5 EDT). This year, Indiana Beach is offering 20% off on camping. Just identify yourself as being with the Teamsters Local 142 group outing when making your reservation. Reservations are required and can be made at (574) 583-4141.
Read More...
Download: indiana_beach 2014 flyer.pdf

A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled the law violates the state constitution.

A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled the law violates the state constitution.

State Plans to Appeal Right-to-Work Ruling

Judge John Sedia has ruled the law violates the section of the state constitution that does not allow services "without just compensation."

A key aspect of the law calls on unions to represent workers even if they opt out of paying dues.


You can view the decision by clicking here.


The challenge was launched by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, which is headquartered in Illinois and has Indiana offices in Lakeville and Merrillville.

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General says the status quo will remain in effect as the case is being appealed.

Source: Lake County Superior Court, Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Statement from Bryan Corbin, PIO, Office of the Indiana Attorney General

The State will take an immediate appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court of this declaratory judgment which we contend is incorrect, in light of the fact the same court granted the State’s motion to dismiss on four other counts. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office will aggressively defend the authority of the people’s elected representatives in the Legislature as we successfully defended this same statute from the same plaintiff who challenged it in federal court.

Source: Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Statement from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150

In a decision issued today in the Local 150's lawsuit against Indiana's right to work law, Judge John M. Sedia of Indiana’s Lake Superior Court entered declaratory judgments ruling the law unconstitutional.
Local 150’s lawsuit claimed that the law was a violation Article 1, Section 21 of Indiana’s Constitution, which states that, “No person's particular services shall be demanded, without just compensation.” Local 150 argued that Indiana’s right to work law is unconstitutional because it makes it illegal for unions to collect fees for services that they are federally required to provide.

In his decision, Judge Sedia states that under Indiana’s right to work law, “it becomes a criminal offense for a union to receive just compensation for particular servic?es federal law demands it provide to employees.” Judge Sedia concluded that, “the Court therefore has no choice but to find that [the laws] violate Article 1, Section 21 of the Indiana Constitution.”

“This is a huge victory for the middle class,” said Local 150 president-business manager James M. Sweeney. “These laws are nothing but thinly-veiled tools to weaken unions, and this is a big win for workers who rely on unions to provide decent wages and benefits. We pledged on the day that this law was passed that they hadn’t seen the last of us, and we are delighted with this ruling.”

Indiana Supreme Court rule 4(a)(1)(b) gives exclusive jurisdiction to the Supreme Court for appeals for final judgments declaring a state statute in whole or in part unconstitutional. The judgment is subject to mandatory review within 30 days.

Source: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150


Teamster Local 142 Members Participate in CSA 2010 Training

Approximately 150 Members from Teamster Local 142 gathered on Sunday April 28, 2013 to participate in CSA 2010 training.  The members learned valuable information that will help them continue to be safe and professional drivers.  The training focused on how the regulations affect the Teamster driver. Violations under this new federal rule may follow you from workplace to workplace. The training gave the members the tools they need to protect their driving record and potential future employment as a driver.  Secretary-Treasurer Richard Knipp said “anytime we can get training to help us continue to be safe and to be professionals on the jobs that we do it is a good thing.  The turnout today shows that Teamster Local 142 drivers want to be safe and professional drivers and continue to provide safe and quality services to the Employers and their costumers .”

 

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Teamsters Local 142 Picket Trucking Contractor

Teamsters picket trucking contractor  reported by Times Staff  EAST CHICAGO | Teamsters are expected to continue a third day of striking today against a trucking contractor after negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday. Members of Teamsters Local 142 picketed PTO, a company that hires truckers for Burnham Trucking. Burnham hauls steel out of ArcelorMittal.
Read More...

Sequestration Leads Indiana to Halt Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Sequestration Leads Indiana to Halt Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Looming budget cuts known as sequestration will reduce federal unemployment compensation for the long-term jobless by roughly 10 percent.

But the state government of Indiana feels that it has not received proper guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on how to implement the cuts, so it is going to suspend the federal long-term unemployment benefits altogether in the state. Call it a case of premature sequestration.

"Due to federal automatic spending cuts as part of sequestration, payments of federally extended unemployment insurance benefits will be temporarily suspended on Saturday, March 2, 2013 until further guidance from the federal government is received," the Indiana Department of Workforce Developmentannounced on Wednesday.

Department spokesman Joe Frank said the agency would rather give jobless workers advance warning of the benefits lapse now than overpay them and have to take back the money later.

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