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THANKS FOR OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT
04/18/19 - Teamsters Local 786
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   On behalf of the local 786 Executive Board, we would like to thank you for your overwhelming support of the officers and Local 786 at the hearing conducted this past Saturday.  Over 500 members attended the meeting and over 900 members signed the petition supporting Local 786.  Your support was the best evidence we had and was the most important.
Red Cross Award
04/17/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Chapter honored local heroes during an award reception...
Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 16, 2019 | WORKPLACE | The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Privacy advocates fear that, if the new technology is not wielded carefully, workers could be at risk of losing any sense of privacy while on the job.
Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
04/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 16, 2019 | WORKPLACE | The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Privacy advocates fear that, if the new technology is not wielded carefully, workers could be at risk of losing any sense of privacy while on the job.
The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
04/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | [Note: East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food are owned by Amsterdam-based retailer Ahold.] More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 15, 2019 | STRIKES | [Note: East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food are owned by Amsterdam-based retailer Ahold.] More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 16, 2019 | WORKPLACE | The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Privacy advocates fear that, if the new technology is not wielded carefully, workers could be at risk of losing any sense of privacy while on the job.
The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 15, 2019 | STRIKES | More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
Safe at Work? Not in Construction or Driving a Truck
04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 15, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] Overall government statistics don't reflect how hazardous this corner of the workplace has become. Workers compensation insurers, which have to pay when someone gets injured or killed on the job, report that 2015 to 2018 were four banner years when revenue exceeded business costs and losses by more than 5 percent.
In Case You Missed It
04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Is Mexico on the brink of a labor revolution.
YRCW Teleconference Call
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 776
A recording of the YRCW Members Teleforum from April 10, 2019 has been uploaded...
Local 568M FMCS Training
04/12/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, came in to train Local 568M union members on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  It was a very informational class some of the topics discussed included the Nation Labor Relations Act, Contract Negotiations, and Grievance handling.  We had members from Springfield, Bloomington, and the Peoria area attend the class.
Southern States Savings & Retirement 1st Qtr
04/12/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Please be advised those members hired at Tyson Foods prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 9.92% increment to all members accounts for the 1st Quarter, January 1 through March 31, 2019.
In Case You Missed It
04/12/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Is Mexico on the brink of a labor revolution.
In Case You Missed It
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Is Mexico on the brink of a labor revolution.
Tell Congress to Protect Our Pensions
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 455
FLAGGER CERTIFICATION CLASSES ARE FULL!
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Illinois Teamster Joint Council No. 25 and Employers Apprenticeship & Training Fund will be conducting the following classes: FLAGGER CERTIFICATION CLASS Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 Time:  8:00 a.m.
YRCW Agreement Information
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Additional information pertaining to the tentative YRCW agreement along with frequently asked questions....
King's Island
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 175
In Case You Missed It
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Is Mexico on the brink of a labor revolution.
Safe at Work? Not in Construction or Driving a Truck
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 12, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] Overall government statistics don't reflect how hazardous this corner of the workplace has become. Workers compensation insurers, which have to pay when someone gets injured or killed on the job, report that 2015 to 2018 were four banner years when revenue exceeded business costs and losses by more than 5 percent.
Report is Latest Example of Nation’s Infrastructure Mess
04/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 12, 2019 | TRANSPORTATION | The condition of many bridges in this country is not good. And a new study shows little is being done to improve it going forward. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) last week released its annual report on the state of America’s bridges.
Cedar Point Discount Tickets - 2019
04/11/19 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
Cedar Point Discount Tickets are now available at the Joint Council 41 Office located at 6051 Carey Drive, Valley View, Ohio 44125. You now have the option to purchase discount tickets at the office or on-line. To purchase tickets on line go to:    www.cedarpoint.
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THANKS FOR OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT
Teamsters Local 786
Red Cross Award
Teamsters Local 776
Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
Teamsters Local 355
Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
Teamsters local 570
The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
Teamsters local 570
The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
Teamsters Local 992
 
     
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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