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August 23, 2016

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  • 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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Labor Day Pararde

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 142 INVITE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO WALK IN THE TOWN OF LOWELL ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE
Download: Labor day flyer 2016.pdf , Lowell Parade Map.pdf

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.

White Sox Union Day 2016

Come out for Union Day at the White Sox vs. Mariners Game Sunday, August 28, 2018 1:10pm U.S.
Download: White Sox Union Day 2016.pdf

Indiana Beach 2016

Come on out and bring the family for a day at Indiana Beach before School Starts!!! Sunday July 31, 2016 Please print and post.
Download: indiana_beach 2016 flyer.pdf

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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Labor Day Pararde

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 142
INVITE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO WALK IN
THE TOWN OF LOWELL ANNUAL
LABOR DAY PARADE


 

Please Post

Download: Labor day flyer 2016.pdf , Lowell Parade Map.pdf

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 hugh 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


White Sox Union Day 2016

Come out for Union Day at the White Sox vs. Mariners Game Sunday, August 28, 2018 1:10pm U.S. Cellular Field

Please Print and Post

Download: White Sox Union Day 2016.pdf

Indiana Beach 2016

Come on out and bring the family for a day at Indiana Beach before School Starts!!!

Sunday July 31, 2016

Please print and post.

Download: indiana_beach 2016 flyer.pdf

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.
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