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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • 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.

     
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So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Rates Effective June 1, 2017
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
Teamsters Call On Lawmakers to Prioritize Workers in Self Driving Discussion
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 455
LOCAL 179 WINS MAJOR ARBITRATION CASE AGAINST PACE BUS
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 has won a major arbitration case against Pace Bus in Joliet. The arbirator ruled that the Local 179 member must be put back to work with almost a year of back wages and benefits.
LOCAL 179 MEMBERS RATIFY 4-YEAR AREA CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 179
On Sunday, June 25, Local 179 members working under the Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Agreement ratified a new 4-year agreement by a nearly 4-1 margin. The new contract includes a 3.25% increase per year and will cover the health & welfare and pension increases as well as wage increases for each year.  Language improvements were also negotiated into the new contract.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Attention all you golfers, hackers, and duffers! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 golf...
So How Much Is Too Much?
06/27/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 27, 2017 | ECONOMY | O.K. We live in a capitalist country. I get that. As a matter of fact, much to the chagrin of some of my more leftist friends, I’m glad we do. I’ve never had any desire to be a monk; never took a vow of poverty. I like owning my own home, and a car and a couple of good suits. I really enjoyed my last vacation, and I like going out to dinner and a movie too.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
Victims of UPS’s Deadly Drive for Profit
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 26, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our family and friends.
How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
06/26/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 26, 2017 | LABOR HISTORY | U.S. bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed to block their consolidation of wealth and property.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
06/23/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 23, 2017 | JOBS | Leaders of U.S. unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 23, 2017 | JOBS | Leaders of U.S. grocery-workers unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.
NLRB Extends Worker Protections to Include Text Messages
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 23, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top arbiter. The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled in RHCG Safety Corp.
In Case You Missed It
06/23/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • ‘Philando can be any of us.’   • Veto the cold-hearted health bill.   • U.S. workers are under attack, says new U.N. report.   • New Baltimore law protects subcontracted worker.   • Court: Non-majority union organizing can continue.   • Trump takes steps to undo Obama legacy on Labor.
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So How Much Is Too Much?
Teamsters local 570
So How Much Is Too Much?
Teamsters Local 355
Will & Grundy Counties Area Construction Rates Effective June 1, 2017
Teamsters Local 179
So How Much Is Too Much?
Teamsters Local 992
Teamsters Call On Lawmakers to Prioritize Workers in Self Driving Discussion
Teamsters Local 455
LOCAL 179 WINS MAJOR ARBITRATION CASE AGAINST PACE BUS
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