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Passing of a dear Local 458M Officer
01/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are sad to report the passing of Local 458M Officer Carmen Gambino on January 22nd. Any member who wishes to pay their respect his funeral services will be held tomorrow January 26th at Kish Funeral Home located at 10000 Calumet Ave. in Munster Indiana from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information please visit the funeral home website at https://kishfuneralhome.
In Case You Missed It
01/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
  • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on labor movement, union   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
In Case You Missed It
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on the labor movement, unions   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES GREG ELSBREE FOR KANE COUNTY BOARD CHAIR
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 is proud to announce our endorsement of Teamster Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Elsbree for Kane County Board Chairperson.  Greg has been a Teamster for 35 years. He has proudly served the members of Local 179 as a driver, steward, business agent, Recording Secretary and now as Secretary-Treasurer.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES LARRY HUG FOR ILLINOIS SENATE DISTRICT 49
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
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In Case You Missed It
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on labor movement, union   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
Five Counties 2020 Scholarship Program
01/24/20 - IBEW Local 659
The Five Counties Central Labor Council announces the college scholarship program for 2020.  Three $1,500 scholarships are available this year.  The scholarship money comes from the proceeds of the 2019 Labor Day Picnic sponsored by this Council.  It is our pleasure to commit the proceeds to the training of the next geration of Californian workers.
How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
Thinking of Promoting?
01/23/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
The Henderson Police Officers Association (located in the Las Vegas valley) will be hosting Assessment Centers for Public Safety taught by Rick Michelson with the KSA Group.  Dates are Saturday March 14 & Sunday March 15 and the cost is $395.  Please see flyer for more details.
Pacific Power & Light NJATC Aptitude Exam Notice
01/23/20 - IBEW Local 659
To request to take the NJATC Test please complete a Pacific Power Application for NJATC test and return to patricia.bucklund@pacificorp.com.  Requests to take the test must be received no later than Friday before the testing date. To get the Application for NJATC test contact patricia.bucklund@pacificorp.com Preparing for your test: https://electricaltrainingalliance.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 542
2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships James R. Hoffa Scholarship: For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
2020 Golf Tournament Scheduled
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 175
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LOCAL 179 MEMBERS AT WASTE MANAGEMENT RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 179
On Sunday, January 19th, Teamsters Local 179 members at Waste Managment overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement includes wage increases each year as well as insurance modifications that increase Waste Management's contributions to the Teamster health insurance plan.  The change significantly reduces the out-of-pocket paid by members.
Oldsmobile Florida Picnic
01/22/20 - Lansing Labor News
OLDSMOBILE FLORIDA PICNIC UAW LOCALS 602, 652, 1618, 1753 and LAFCU HOURLY AND SALARY Tuesday February 18, 2020 In Bradenton, Florida American Legion Kirby Steward Post 2000 75th Street West (between Cortez & Manatee Ave) Register at 11am Eat at Noon Meal and plastic tableware will be provided.
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
Mobile & Supported Scaffold Safety Certification Class February 1-2, 2020 Portland
01/22/20 - IATSE Local 488
Applications available! Deadline to register is January 27th
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
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01/22/20 - IBEW local 357
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Pension Tax - Please View
01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Please click on the link below to view important information regarding upcoming Pension tax laws. https://youtu.
10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon & 5K Runs
01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
All EPMPOA members are invited to participate in the 10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon and 5K Runs that will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Lee College in Baytown, Texas (outside of Houston).  The "Jail Break Run" is brought to you annually by the police charity - Project Blue.  The half-marathon was designed by runners for runners.
Union Beer
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Some things just naturally go together: Ham and cheese, peanut butter and....
2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Attention Members: Information regarding the 2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is now posted. Please login to the website and click on "2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship" under the Member Resources tab. Good Luck.
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
MEWP Trainings & Certifications
01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
Please join us for upcoming MEWP trainings! New Operators: February 15-16, 2020 in Portland MEWP Re-Certifications: We will also have four (4), one day trainings in Portland on January 31st, February 8th, March 8th & 15th MEWP 2.0 For Experienced Operators GENIE SPECIFIC RIGGING & Operation Certification in Seattle on February 15-16, 2020. Coordinators, Keys and Bests can get their Equipment Supervision Certification by attending just Day 1 of MEWP 2.0.
Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
01/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
Forklift Re-Certification Classes in March
01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
Next Re-Cert classes are March 14 & March 21st. Get your applications here!
Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
01/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Robert A. Pell
01/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Robert A. Pell #232, who passed away on January 2, 2020 at the age of 72.  (Ret.) Detective Pell served with the El Paso Police Department for almost 28 years, from December 1969 until his retirement on September 26, 1997.  Prior to joining the El Paso Police Department, Mr.
Martin Luther King Remembered
01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 492
On the night before he died, Martin Luther King gave a speech about the dignity of labor. It still rings true. He was in Memphis, Tenn., supporting sanitation workers' rights to respect and a decent wage. He said: “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” Dr.
Census 2020: PA Needs A Complete Count
01/19/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Every ten years a census has been conducted in the United States of America since 1790 (every year ending in “0”). This year, Pennsylvanians will again....
Trump, America's Biggest Troll
01/19/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
NO Friend of Workers... NO Friend of Unions... NO Friend of Railroads... How or Why some would support this troll is unimaginable. When it comes to wowing workers, Donald Trump is an absolute magician. Through some mysterious sorcery, he has convinced millions of American workers that he is their true friend, fighting hard for them, even though he and his appointees have taken one anti-worker action after another—dozens of them.
14th Annual Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation
01/18/20 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
A special thank you to our brothers and sisters who donated time and services for the 14th Annual Lemon Ball to benefit Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation. The annual Lemon Ball is a huge community event that raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
January 2020
01/17/20 - IUPAT local 10
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TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE'S SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is proud to announce it’s 2020 Scholarship! Each year, Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee awards 5 scholarships to Teamster Women who demonstrate the desire to excel and reach their educational goals. The scholarships are valued from $1,000-$2,500.
The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa
01/17/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa By David Macaray | CounterPunch | Following is an article from one of our favorite magazine journals, CounterPunch, a periodical chocked with deep-seated investigative reporting that speaks to progressive politics and civil liberties. Lately there has been so much hype surrounding the the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa. The Martin Scorsese Netflix movie “The Irishman” attempts to chart the events of the day Hoffa disappeared in a way that you somehow yield to them not as a flight of fancy but as the reconstruction of an established truth. This author felt necessary to put facts into perspective, removing Scorsese’s glamorization of one-time Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and identifying the union and it’s leadership for what it was - corrupt, anti-democratic and dirty.
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Passing of a dear Local 458M Officer
GCC/IBT District Council 4
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES GREG ELSBREE FOR KANE COUNTY BOARD CHAIR
Teamsters Local 179
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES LARRY HUG FOR ILLINOIS SENATE DISTRICT 49
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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES JENNIFER BERTINO-TARRANT FOR WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE
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Current Campaigns
  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

 
 
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