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  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • At the Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 have been working under harsh conditions without a raise several times since the recession. They are asking management for a fair wage – a pay hike of $25 a week. Management is refusing and the workers voted to authorize a strike at 4 p.m. on Jan 18. The workers who feed New York should be able to feed their families.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

     
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Local 142 members that helped put the Holiday Baskets together this year

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Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight

Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight (WASHINGTON) – Today January 14, 2015 , the United States of America represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York entered into an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whereby in consideration of its terms and conditions the United States of America upon order from the court will dismiss its action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sounding in provisions of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 1964 and will thereby extinguish the consent order of March 14, 1989.
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Teamsters Local 142 Election Results

Richard Knipp wins Re-election as Secretary-Treasurer
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Save our Public Schools Early Vote Rally

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Register to Vote 2014

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2014 Labor Day Parade

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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.



Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight

Agreement Reached to End Twenty-Five Years of Government Oversight (WASHINGTON) – Today January 14, 2015 , the United States of America represented by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York entered into an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whereby in consideration of its terms and conditions the United States of America upon order from the court will dismiss its action against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sounding in provisions of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 1964 and will thereby extinguish the consent order of March 14, 1989.
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Teamsters Local 142 Election Results

Richard Knipp wins Re-election as Secretary-Treasurer

Download: 2014 Election Results.pdf

Save our Public Schools Early Vote Rally


Teamster Women Get Involved


Register to Vote 2014

Register to Vote 2014

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2014 Labor Day Parade

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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




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