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September 20, 2020
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  • 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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09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
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50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
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Workers Win as NY Federal Judge Tosses ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Millions of workers potentially won—and the GOP Trump regime lost in court again—as a New York federal judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “joint employer” rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S.
50 Reasons the Trump Administration is Bad for Workers
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Trump administration has systematically promoted the interests of corporate executives and shareholders over those of working people and failed to protect worker’s safety, wages and rights. This Economic Policy Institute report provides a review of the administration’s most egregious attacks on working people since Trump took office.
In Case You Missed It
09/18/20 - Teamsters Local 888
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OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
General Membership Meeting Cancelled
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 249
OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA Offers Toothless Response to COVID-19 Workplace Deaths
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | How much are the lives of essential workers who are keeping food on the tables of their fellow Americans worth? Not much, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Vote No On Prop 22
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 542
How Millennials Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
09/17/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways.
Teamster Gear
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 776
After a long hot summer in the sun is your favorite Teamster cap a little....
How Millennials Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
09/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways.
How Millennials Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 16, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways.
How Millennials Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2020 | THE FUTURE OF LABOR | […] Today’s manufacturing industry looks a lot different from the one of decades past, but manufacturing is still a vital part of the American business landscape. As the manufacturing industry tackles the challenges of the 21st century, millennials are beginning to put their own stamp on the industry in all kinds of ways.
Unions Can Revive the American Dream
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 15, 2020 | OPINION | […] Our message must be heard by those wanting to destroy labor unions and our right to bargain collectively to improve the standard of living for working Americans. Our words must be heard by those who believe that the race to the bottom for American workers is the right direction.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the rollback regarding COVID-19 restrictions for Will County, maximum gathering is  limited to 25.  This number includes staff.  Once again, masks are required to be worn.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 EXECUTIVE BOARD SWORN IN FOR FOURTH TERM
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 Nominations for Officers was held on Sunday, September 13, 2020.  There was no opposition and the Local 179 Executive Board and was sworn in for their fourth term to begin on January 1, 2021. "We look forward to continuing to serve our members and grow our membership in the upcoming term.
Unions Can Revive the American Dream
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 16, 2020 | OPINION | […] Our message must be heard by those wanting to destroy labor unions and our right to bargain collectively to improve the standard of living for working Americans. Our words must be heard by those who believe that the race to the bottom for American workers is the right direction.
Amazon Has Avoided Unions for 25 Years – Labor Leaders Think That Could Change
09/16/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 16, 2020 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Amazon landed in hot water this week when job posts revealed apparent details about the company’s strategies for identifying potential union activity in its workforce.
Unions Can Revive the American Dream
09/15/20 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 15, 2020 | OPINION | […] Our message must be heard by those wanting to destroy labor unions and our right to bargain collectively to improve the standard of living for working Americans. Our words must be heard by those who believe that the race to the bottom for American workers is the right direction.
 
 
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