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March 25, 2019
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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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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
03/25/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
UFCW Local 7 Negotiations Update
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 455
UFCW LOCAL 7 HAS SECURED A FINAL OFFER WITH KING SOOPERS CITY MARKET.
UPS Meal Period
03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently there has been discussion concerning the meal period for UPS package car drivers and temorary cover drivers.
In Case You Missed It
03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Waste Management Ratification Vote
03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 231
March 23, 2019, Teamsters Local 231 Drivers and Mechanics employed at Waste Management of Skagit County voted Unanimously to ratify historic agreement! Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing partnered with Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate a multi-local common clauses agreement.
In Case You Missed It
03/23/19 - Teamsters local 570
In Case You Missed It
03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 355
In Case You Missed It
03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Hershey Medical Center Contract Proposals
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has scheduled meetings with the Hershey Merdical Center membership to review the submitted contract proposals...
Maryland Heading for $15 Min. Wage by 2025
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 22, 2019 | WAGES | After strong campaigning by Fight for $15 and a Union, the Service Employees, and their allies, Maryland is apparently heading for an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour – despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto threat.
2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
YRCW Negotiation Update
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee and YRCW have reached a tentative agreement on a new national agreement...
TEAMSTERS NATIONAL FREIGHT
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 71
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
YRC UPDATE: TENTATIVE AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE REACHED
03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 449
YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
Look for the Union … Edible
03/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
It Just Became Easier for Employers to Dump Retirees’ Pensions
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 21, 2019 | RETIREMENT SECURITY | Traditional pensions are disappearing in America, and the federal government just made it easier for employers to get rid of them. With no fanfare in early March, the Treasury Department issued a notice that allows employers to buy out current retirees from their pensions with a one-time lump sum payment.
No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 21, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
Look for the Union … Edible
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
Costco Ballots Mailed
03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 542
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03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
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