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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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Jobs, Labor and The 1936 GM Strike
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 10, 2020 | LABOR HISTORY | The US economy added another 1.8 million jobs in the month of July. The good news: It's the third-straight month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic, and it beat expectations. The bad news: It's a lot less than the 4.8 million jobs added in June, and it leaves the economy still down 12.9 million jobs.
Avral Thompson Becomes Secretary-Treasurer
08/10/20 - Teamsters Local 89
We are proud and excited to announce Avral Thompson as the new Secretary-Treasurer for Teamsters Local 89! Avral has served as our Vice President since 2016 and served as Recording Secretary prior to that. He has been a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 89 since 1996 when he was hired to cover, Kroger, Furniture, and Truck Modification and other miscellaneous shops.
AMFA National Officer Election Results
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- The votes for the AMFA National Officer Election were tallied on August 10, 2020. Votes for this election were counted and certified by ElectionBuddy, and the results are as follows...
National Director Update - July 2020
08/10/20 - AMFA
August 10, 2020 -- In July 2020, your AMFA Officers were very busy monitoring the current state and operational activity pertaining to the moving target for possible headcount reductions or furloughs, Early-Out Program (EOP), Voluntary Separations Programs (VSP), Extended Emergency Time Off (EXTO), Emergency Time Off (ETO), or In-leu-Of-Furlough (ILOF) options and safeguarding AMFA protected work. For more carrier specific updates and further information regarding current status of these options at your respective carrier, please contact your Local Airline Representative. Be assured, we are adamantly fighting for you under the parameters of the CARES ACT.
Donald Trump: If Reelected, I will “Terminate” Social Security
08/10/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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Kroger Negotiations Update 12
08/08/20 - UFCW Local 455
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR SC TRUST FUND The Union & Company met this week on August 4th and August 5th to continue discussions on your contract with the assistance of a Federal Mediator. On the second day of meetings, the company proposed a wage proposal, which will be bargained between the two committees.
RIP
08/08/20 - IBEW Local 191
Member Eric Lucia's wife passed away.
Local Union Election Results
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 768
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Wenatchee Hall
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
We would like to let you all know that Marcey will be having surgery next week and will be out of the office for the next 4 - 6 weeks.  We all wish her well and a speedy recovery.
RIP
08/07/20 - IBEW Local 191
On sunday Dustin Neely passed away.  Dustin was a good man and a joy to work with! He will be missed!  His viewing will by Monday August 10th from 4pm - 7pm @ The Chapel of the Valley.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
In Case You Missed It
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
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NBC Contract Special Membership Meeting
08/07/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters: There will be a Special Membership Meeting to discuss the negotiated NBC Contract Thu, Aug 13, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/465022373  You can also dial in using your phone.
Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 7, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Death Notice - Alan Means
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 41
Alan Means, 57, of Olathe, Kansas,  passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was a dedicated family man who was kind, outgoing and beloved by so many. He loved baseball, but he loved the opportunity it gave him to coach and spend time with his sons even more.
Major Unions Push for Paid Leave In Covid-19 Aid Bill
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 7, 2020 | COVID-19 | The country's top five labor union groups are calling on Congress to include expanded paid leave benefits in a new COVID-19 relief bill. "Never before have paid leave protections been more necessary," the coalition of unions wrote in a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The Hill.
United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits without Bargaining
08/07/20 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
COVID-19 News & Updates
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Summary and Resources www.teamsters.org/covid-19 This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated as needed. See links at the bottom of this page for the most up-to-date information.
Secretary-Treasurer Johnny Bolton Retires
08/07/20 - Teamsters Local 89
On August 7th, 2020, Colvin “Johnny” Bolton retired from Teamsters Local 89 after 44 years of membership. Johnny became a Teamster at the age of 19 when he was hired at American Greetings in 1976. Three years later he ran for and won his first Steward. He served as a Steward for three years before being elected Chief Steward for his plant.
Charlotte Area Local, 375
08/07/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Union Meeting Will Be Held Via ZOOM August 18, 2020 7:30 pm 3521 Mulberry Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208 Executive Board will meet after General Meeting Want to attend meeting through Zoom? https://zoom.
Teamster History
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
Click link for more.... https://live-teamster.pantheonsite.
Protect Our Pensions Say No to the Grow Act
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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Notice of Local Union Election Plan Submission Form
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
NOTICE OF LOCAL UNION ELECTION PLAN SUBMISSION FORM TO ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION No.
Workers Organize During Covid-19 Pandemic for Protection
08/06/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 6, 2020 | OPINION | Workers are facing unprecedented challenges in the age of the coronavirus. Many have lost their jobs, been temporarily laid off with no idea when they are going to return or been forced to work despite the ongoing health crisis. It has been a stressful time for millions in Michigan and across the country.
Broadcast Message Bounced Account Reporting
08/06/20 - support.unionactive.com
We have added a process to the broadcast messaging system for reporting and stopping bounces that occur because of email accounts that are no longer working or because of invalid text messaging settings. The new report link is located in the admin area > messaging tab. Click the Bounced Accounts link to view the report.
Letter from President Wright
08/06/20 - IATSE Local 33
Dear Brothers & Sisters- Please click on the attached file to view the letter.
AMFA- AS Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA
August 6, 2020 -- AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62. There are 56 applicants for the 1-year ELILOF, 15 of those were at top of scale, 41 are at various points of the pay scale, and 29 applicants applied for the various short-term leaves. he Company has stated that the mitigation effort to avoid furloughs is short of their target and we are continuing discussions on how to reach that goal.
2020 Tentative Wage Reopener Settlement
08/06/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ !!! Members - Please login and click on the 2020 Wage Opener tab to view the Tentative Wage Opener Agreement and important vote details that will take place this month, August 2020. There are very specific vote details. Please read!! This information also went out in a newsletter to all hourly active members.
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update
08/06/20 - AMFA Local 32
AMFA–Alaska Airlines Furlough Mitigation Discussions Update AMFA and Alaska Airlines have met twice this week to discuss the EOP/ELILOF process. There were 33 EOP (Early Out Program) applicants, as well as four that applied for the bridge of ELILOF to the EOP when they turn 62.
JC 25 Essential Worker Series: Rush PCT's Aisha Slaughter & Catina Reed
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 743
When the COVID-19 Pandemic first hit Chicago, Rush University Medical Center Patient Care Technicians Catina Reed and Aisha Slaughter were designated to work on COVID-19 units, taking care of patients battling the virus.
UCMC Debra McCaa on her Teamster Family and"The Teamster Difference"
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 743
Debra McCaa is a Patient Case Specialist for the University of Chicago Medical Center, and also a Steward for Teamsters Local 743. She believes the Teamsters union empowers workers, creates a sense of pride & unity among members, and fights to make sure they're treated fairly.
city of fresno industrial electrician
08/05/20 - IBEW Local 100
The city of Fresno is looking for an industrial electrician.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
08/05/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Some of local 776’s best golfers took to the course at Eagles Crossing Golf...
#WishIWasThere
08/04/20 - IATSE Local 488
The Communications Department is currently collecting video content for the #WishIWasThere campaign. This campaign will highlight all the different faces of our union. Join in by submitting a 10 second video recording of yourself. Click through for format instructions and details!
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update
08/04/20 - IATSE Local 488
EVICTION BAN EXTENDED THROUGH OCT. 1! Also: workplace guidelines, videos available in additional languages, and more.
Kroger Negotiations Update 11
08/04/20 - UFCW Local 455
UFCW Local 455 and the Kroger Company met two days last week on July 28th and July 29th to resume bargaining on your new contract. Both bargaining committees made some movement during these sessions and we will continue to inform and educate you throughout the process.
LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Summer Speaker Series 2020
08/04/20 - IBEW Local 659
2020 LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Summer Speaker Series The State of Oregon’s Unions with Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor.  LERC & Oregon AFL-CIO Free Summer Speaker Series Wednesday, August 5th, 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Check out the links to register for one or all of the free webinars.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
August 13th Union Meeting - ***UPDATE***
08/04/20 - IUEC Local 10
The E-Board has voted to have the August Union Meeting.  Masks are REQUIRED.  6 foot mandatory distancing.  No congregating in parking lot.  Meeting will be limited to approximately 100 members.  Members will enter through door in rear of building and have their temperature checked.  Members will be allowed to enter at 5:30 pm.  There will be NO food served.
Teamsters Local 89 Begins Strike at DSI Tunneling
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 89
August 4, 2020 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 89 BEGINS STRIKE AT DSI TUNNELING Louisville, KY - Teamsters Local 89 members employed at DSI Tunneling went on strike at 3:30 AM this morning, following a unanimous strike vote conducted Monday evening.  DSI Tunneling voted to join Teamsters Local 89 in November of 2019 by an overwhelming majority.
USPS Workers Say New Policies Threaten Core Mission
08/04/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 4, 2020 | PRIVATIZATION | July has a flurry of confusion and stress for postal workers, as a barrage of new measures are threatening to fundamentally overhaul and undermine the culture and operations of the U.S. Postal Service.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Can Labor Fix Our Broken Economy?
08/03/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 3, 2020 | ECONOMY | Decades of soaring income inequality rendered tens of millions of Americans just one or two missed paychecks away from financial calamity. While CEO and shareholder income skyrocketed over the past four decades, ordinary Americans’ wages stagnated.
Mail delays fuel concern Trump is undercutting postal system ahead of voting
08/03/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
President Donald Trump’s yearslong assault on the Postal Service and his increasingly dire warnings about the dangers of voting by mail are colliding as the presidential campaign enters its final months.
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