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May 12, 2017
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

     
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
Amtrak at a Junction
04/25/17 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The derailments have set off alarms over Amtrak’s management of the station, its safety record and the railroad’s perennial funding problems. The days of commuting turmoil prompted by the accidents also offered an ominous preview of the future if the railroad’s aging infrastructure is not soon overhauled.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
04/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 25, 2017  | RETIREMENT | … Limited access to retirement plans, combined with stagnating wages, fluctuating work hours and other factors, results in one in three working Americans having nothing saved for retirement at all.
Ken Nelligan
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 449
Past Secretary Treasure/PEO Ken Nelligan has passed away.  Please keep the family in your prayers.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
Local 814 is Moving
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 814
We Are Moving For the second time, our office in Long Island City has been purchased by developers to make way for new highrises.  The new landlord will be demolishing the building, and we must vacate by the end of the month.   Effective May 1, 2017, Local 814 will be moving into temporary space in downtown Brooklyn while we search for a more permanent location.
The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison
04/24/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 24, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it’s been that way for years. These are horrible deaths. Workers are crushed by massive machinery. They drown in vats of chemicals. They’re poisoned by toxic gas, burned by molten metal.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
In Case You Missed It
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • A legendary life at UPS.   • Teamsters call out Peru over land bond dispute.   • The war against workers rages in the Midwest.   • What millennials value in the workplace.   • States continue crackdown against union jobs.   • Listen to April’s Teamster Nation podcast.
The Human Cost of Trump’s Rollback of Regulations
04/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 21, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | After numerous efforts under other presidents failed, the Obama administration finally tightened the regulations covering silica last year, further restricting the amount of dust that employers can legally expose workers to.
The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility
04/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 20, 2017  | WAGES | … Earlier this year Republicans introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer workers comp time instead of the premium time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours worked.
The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility
04/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 20, 2017  | WAGES | … Earlier this year Republicans introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer workers comp time instead of the premium time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours worked.
The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility
04/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 20, 2017  | WAGES | … Earlier this year Republicans introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer workers comp time instead of the premium time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours worked.
The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility
04/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 20, 2017  | WAGES | … Earlier this year Republicans introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private-sector employers to offer workers comp time instead of the premium time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours worked.
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
Amtrak at a Junction
Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
Teamsters local 570
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
Teamsters Local 355
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
Teamsters Local 992
When Wall Street Writes the Rules for Retirement
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