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  Current Campaigns  
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • Below is a link to the Independent Disciplinary Officers (IDO) Report 2 dated June 8, 2016. Due to an inadvertent printing error, page 2 of the report was not printed in the August 2016 Teamster magazine.

  • 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) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 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.

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

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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.

Lowell Labor Day Parade

The Executive Board would like to thank all of the volunteers for coming out to the Labor Day Parade

Stewards Council Golf Outing 2016

THE STWARDS COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT MADE THE GOLF OUTING A HUGE SUCCESS.

XPO LOGISTICS / CONWAY

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.

JUDGE APPROVES AGREEMENT ENDING GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF THE TEAMSTERS UNION

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

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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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.



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.


Lowell Labor Day Parade

The Executive Board would like to thank all of the volunteers for coming out to the Labor Day Parade

Pictures of the Parade


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


XPO LOGISTICS / CONWAY


Teamsters XPO Hotline: 855-974-4180 www.teamster.org/eXPOsed Facebook.com/XPO-exposed


JUDGE APPROVES AGREEMENT ENDING GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF THE TEAMSTERS UNION

JUDGE APPROVES AGREEMENT ENDING GOVERNMENT

OVERSIGHT OF THE TEAMSTERS UNION

Download: 02 17 15Courtapproval.pdf

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.
Read More...

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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