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YRC, New Penn Negotiations
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRC negotiations continue on national items; some supplements commence....
Collective Action
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Labor Wire Last year marked the biggest surge in collective action in decades. One month into...
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Are you collecting on all your Pensions?
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We have been recently contacted by the National Pension Fund regarding Local 458M members that have not collected their pension benefit.  Please review the following list of people and if you see someone you know have them contact the National Pension Fund at (630) 871-7733 or the District Council 4 Office at (630) 668-4337.
In Case You Missed It
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Education unions oppose calls to arm teachers   • UPS Air Cargo Teamsters ratify new contract   • Teamsters remember James R.
Taxes..... are fun
02/15/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It’s that time again! Just a few reminders when you are filing your taxes this year. Union Dues are no longer tax deductible (thank the new administration) If you have the Union Health Care Program the 1095 Forms (Health Care Tax Forms) will begin to hit the mail the week of February 25th.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
Raise the Wage Act Would Hike Pay for 40 Million Workers
02/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 15, 2019 | WAGES | Backed by a wide range of unions and women’s groups, veteran lawmakers have reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act — a measure designed to put enforcement “teeth” into the nation’s 56-year-old equal pay law.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with a teachers strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Record Number of US Workers Went on Strike in 2018
02/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 14, 2019 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Last year’s labor unrest started with strike in West Virginia and ended with Marriott workers picketing across four states. A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to new data released Tuesday by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Local 162 Member Bill Anderson Retires After 40 Years
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 162
40 year Local 162 member Bill Anderson has retired from UPS.  Bill was a feeder driver, Union activist and regular attendee at Local 162 monthly general membership meetings.  We appreciate the loyalty and support Bill has always demonstrated to his Union and his dedication to his trade and craft at UPS.  Congratulations Bill!
Unions See An Opening In The Wake of ‘Janus’ Ruling
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 12, 2019 | U.S. LABOR MOVEMENT | The last year has been a whirlwind for the labor movement. There have been unexpectedly positive developments, like the forceful rise in teacher activism across the country, and negative ones, like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v.
Unions Need to Think Small to Get Big
02/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 11, 2019 | OPINION | Organized labor can reverse its decline by focusing on smaller workplaces – and using digital tools to organize. New research shows that most workers are unionized in smaller workplaces. Of the nearly 700,000 private-sector employees who joined a union in the past decade, almost two-thirds were unionized in shops with fewer than 250 workers.
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. visits UPS
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 President Ed Thompson had the pleasure of touring the UPS Hub in Harrisburg with State Senator Bob Casey, Jr.....
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Quick Thinking UPS Driver Saves Customers Life
02/11/19 - Teamsters Local 455
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/quick-thinking-ups-driver-saves-customers-life-no-reason-man-alive-today-002310124.
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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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