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  • 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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The danger contained in those three simple words -- "right to work" -- is that they sound so innocent.

Who could be against having the right to work?

But there is nothing simple or innocent about a proposal with a documented history of cutting pay for workers, reducing the benefits they earn to support their families and reducing safety in the places where they work.

There is a very good reason it is called "right to work for less."

Right to work for less says: If you work at a place with union representation, you can reap the benefits that come from collective bargaining -- salaries, health care -- but refuse to pay your share of the costs of negotiating those benefits.

Does this sound fair to you? I don't think so.

So if union shops are the only places affected, then how does the preservation of bargaining rights in Indiana keep any businesses from coming to our state?

It doesn't.

During last summer's hearings on right to work, not one shred of evidence was presented that proved any business refused to come to Indiana because we allow workers and businesses the freedom to collectively bargain.

By contrast, here are some easily verifiable facts:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker in a right-to-work-for-less  state makes substantially less than a worker in a non-RTW state. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, right-to-work-for-less  states have a higher poverty level. Workplace deaths are more than 50 percent higher in right-to-work-for-less  states, while workers injured on the job in those states receive lesser benefits.

Let's look at the experiences of just two of the 22 right-to-work-for-less states in this country.

Mississippi, which passed right-to-work-for-less  in 1954, consistently has ranked dead last in the nation in its ability to attract jobs. Their workers earn less than 80 cents on the dollar compared to the average U.S. worker.

Since Oklahoma passed right-to-work-for-less  in 2001, manufacturing jobs have disappeared. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce reported the state is attracting 33 percent fewer firms and jobs. Instead of losing jobs to competing states, Oklahoma jobs are going overseas, where no state can compete with the low wages offered in foreign countries.

Indiana already ranks in the top tier in the assets it provides to attract jobs. In the current economy, why would the Republican majorities at the Statehouse want to risk enacting a policy that could easily throw us back into the depths of recession? Furthermore, why would these majorities be so steadfast in their pursuit of a policy opposed by Hoosiers, according to a recent poll?

Because there is only one group that benefits from right-to-work-for-less: Big business. It reduces the costs of paying salaries and benefits to their workers, which increases their profits.

Hoosier workers already earn only 86 cents on the dollar, compared to other workers across this country. Bringing right-to-work-for-less  to Indiana will be just another step on our race to the bottom.

Indiana Rep. David Niezgodski, D-South Bend, is the ranking Democrat on the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee. He represents the 7th District. The opinion expressed in this column is the writer's and not necessarily that of The Times.

 

 

 
 

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