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Memorial Day
May 27, 2019
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!
General Membership Meeting
Jun 05, 2019
This month's General Membership Meeting has been suspended by a vote of the membership in attendance at the May 10, 2019 General Membership Meeting.
Stewards Council Golf Outing 2019
Jun 09, 2019
Turkey Creek Golf Course 6400 Harrison Avenue Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Stewards Council Meeting
Jun 18, 2019
This month's Stewards Meeting has been suspended by a vote of the membership in attendance at the May 21, 2019 Stewards Meeting.
General Membership Meeting
Jul 03, 2019
This month's General Membership Meeting has been suspended by a vote of the membership in attendance at the May 10, 2019 General Membership Meeting.
  Current Campaigns  
  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • 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 page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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 ‘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.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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Local 162 Survival Guide for UPS Package Drivers
05/24/19 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 has updated our UPS package driver survival guide to reflect changes in the new UPS contracts, which were fully ratified on April 29, 2019.   With a new five year contract that runs from August 1, 2018 thru July 31, 2023, comes our ongoing duty to lead, educate and unite our Teamster brothers and sisters.
USPS Announces more changes in delivery service
05/24/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Click below for more information https://www.trucks.com/2019/05/20/postal-service-changes-highway-mail-haulers/.
Happy Memorial Day
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, staff, and myself, I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day....
Saturday Meeting Update
05/23/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
One of our goals is to make aware of the benefits our members have as Union Members. At the May Membership Meeting our representative for American Income Life Sue Gilbert addressed our attending members. American Income Life is an insurance provider who employ union members to service fellow union brothers and sisters.
JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED DUE TO FATHER'S DAY HOLIDAY
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 179
At the General Membership meeting held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 the membership voted to cancel the June General Membership meeting due to the Father's Day holiday. The next General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, July 21st.
Workers Find New Bargaining Power in A Strong Jobs Market
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 355
May 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | The United States labor market is as strong as ever: A near-record low 3.6% of Americans are unemployed -- giving workers an edge in negotiations with their employers.  The economy added more than 250,000 jobs in April and nearly 200,0000 jobs in March.
Workers Find New Bargaining Power in A Strong Jobs Market
05/23/19 - Teamsters local 570
May 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | The United States labor market is as strong as ever: A near-record low 3.6% of Americans are unemployed -- giving workers an edge in negotiations with their employers.  The economy added more than 250,000 jobs in April and nearly 200,0000 jobs in March.
Workers Find New Bargaining Power in A Strong Jobs Market
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 992
May 23, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | The United States labor market is as strong as ever: A near-record low 3.6% of Americans are unemployed -- giving workers an edge in negotiations with their employers.  The economy added more than 250,000 jobs in April and nearly 200,0000 jobs in March.
Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
05/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
May 23, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
Summer Meetings
05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 41
Reminder: As we have traditionally done for years the Union Meetings and Stewards Meetings during the months of June, July and August are cancelled during the summer months.
Two legged Robot delivering packages
05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 455
click below for more information https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/watch-fords-two-legged-robot-110000967.
More on self driving trucks
05/22/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link below for full report. https://www.wired.
Lower Swatara Township Police Dept.
05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 776
In May 2018, a secret ballot election was held for representation of Lower Swatara Township’s full-...
Teamsters Local 355 Mourns Passing of Brother Jim Deene
05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
May 21, 2019 | Teamsters Local 355 officers, staff and members are mourning the sudden loss of Jim Deene, a business agent for Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore, Md., who passed away suddenly on May 17, 2019. Deene began his Teamster career as a driver for U.S. Foodservice. He served as a Local 355 shop steward from 1997 until 2002, when he became a business agent for the Local.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
05/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
05/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions.
Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
05/20/19 - Teamsters local 570
May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
05/20/19 - Teamsters local 570
May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
Scabby the Rat Is Under Attack – And Needs Our Help
05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
May 20, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … a range of new threats to union protections is being met with large-scale protests and grassroots organizing, from picketing school teachers to striking ride-share drivers.
A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
05/20/19 - Teamsters Local 992
May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.
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Updated: May. 25 (05:14)
Local 162 Survival Guide for UPS Package Drivers
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USPS Announces more changes in delivery service
Teamsters Local 455
Happy Memorial Day
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Saturday Meeting Update
GCC/IBT District Council 4
JUNE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELED DUE TO FATHER'S DAY HOLIDAY
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Workers Find New Bargaining Power in A Strong Jobs Market
Teamsters Local 355
 
     
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