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  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is your headquarters for the Teamsters Vote 2014 program. The page provides information on registering to vote, news about the Teamsters Vote 2014 campaign and a legislative scorecard that shows how your Member of Congress and Senators voted on the issues that matter to Teamster members and America’s working families.

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

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Current news directly from Teamster Locals in the US and Canada.
Labor Endorsed Candidates
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 568
Local Union 767 and Zodiac Seats US ReachTentative Agreement
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 767
Attention all Zodiac 767 Memebers: Late last night a tenative  agreement on a new contract was reached by Local 767 and the Company. A vote on this tentative agreement this will take place  tomorrow Saturday October 24 at 4:00 PM at the strike line.  A picnic will follow the voting.  Please share this information with your Local 767 Brothers and Sisters.
In Case You Missed It
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Facebook drivers plan union vote.   • UPS driver who called 911 in house fire honored.   • Ebola fact sheets available at teamster.org.   • Yes, the Federal Reserve can reduce inequality.   • 'Rosie the Riveter' image is not what you might think.
Will-Grundy Central Trades and Labor Council and Will-Grundy Building Trades Election Endorsements
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 179
The following candidates have been endorsed for your consideration in the November 4 General Election.  These candidates have been endorsed based on their positions and records of helping Illinois working families.  These candidates have received the endorsement of either the Will-Grundy Central Trades and Labor Council or the Will-Grundy Building Trades.
In Case You Missed It
10/24/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Facebook drivers plan union vote.   • UPS driver who called 911 in house fire honored.   • Ebola fact sheets available at teamster.org.   • Yes, the Federal Reserve can reduce inequality.   • 'Rosie the Riveter' image is not what you might think.   • AFL-CIO calls for presidential action on Ebola worker protections.
EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY!
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 175
http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/voterinformation/2014Election/EarlyVoting/Pages/default.aspx~~   EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY! Early voting for the 2014 general election begins today Wednesday, October 22. It’s important now, more than ever, that we unite as Democrats and get our people out to the polls.
In Case You Missed It
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Facebook drivers plan union vote.   • UPS driver who called 911 in house fire honored.   • Ebola fact sheets available at teamster.org.   • Yes, the Federal Reserve can reduce inequality.   • 'Rosie the Riveter' image is not what you might think.   • AFL-CIO calls for presidential action on Ebola worker protections.
America’s Middle Class Knows It Faces A Grim Retirement
10/24/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 24, 2014 | RETIREMENT | Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves. “Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans,” the San Francisco-based bank says. A formidable challenge? No kidding.
America’s Middle Class Knows It Faces A Grim Retirement
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 24, 2014 | RETIREMENT | Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves. “Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans,” the San Francisco-based bank says. A formidable challenge? No kidding.
America’s Middle Class Knows It Faces A Grim Retirement
10/24/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 24, 2014 | RETIREMENT | Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves. “Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans,” the San Francisco-based bank says. A formidable challenge? No kidding.
*** Membership Meetings ***
10/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
General membership meetings are the second Saturday of each month.  Please join us at 10:00 am for fellowship and union information for our working families.  Stay in touch and participate, it's your Union.
WELCOME
10/23/14 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
Teamsters Local Union No. 886 is committed to negotiating and enforcing strong contracts for our current members, offering organizing opportunities to workers across Oklahoma and representing our workers politically to protect their interests.  Remember to always VOTE.
Tony Carr Funeral Arrangements
10/23/14 - Teamsters Local 41
Tony Carr, Business Agent/Organizer passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, October 21.  Funeral Arrangements for Tony are as follows: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens 701 N 94th St.
Teamster at Sapa Reaches 40 Year Milestone
10/22/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Business Agent Bill Elzie reports that Local 162 member Ron Van Bronckhorst recently celebrated his 40 year anniversary at Sapa.
A MESSAGE FROM LOCAL 179 PRESIDENT TOM FLYNN: ILLINOIS FAMILIES CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE BRUCE RAUNER AS OUR GOVERNOR
10/22/14 - Teamsters Local 179
For Illinois Governor, there is a clear difference on who will support unions, address income inequality, and stand up for working people - against the wealthy special interests. This Election season, the Teamsters are recommending Pat Quinn for re-election in the Illinois Governor's race. Governor Quinn is recommended for re-election because of a proven record of advocating for workers.  He has accomplished this through investing in our manufacturing sector and improving our infrastructure with capital construction projects.
RIGHT TO WORK
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 175
ATTENTION!  During the 2013/14 Legislative Session, the below Delegates co-sponsored "Right to Work" Legislation (H.B. 2596) "Right to Work" is a nasty play on words.  It should be "Right to Work” FOR LESS!   “Right to Work” legislation and the below legislators are VERY BAD for West Virginia working families.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
Labor Secretary Says US Record on Paid Parental Leave is 'Dismal'
10/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 21, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Perez argued that U.S.
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
The TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder
10/20/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 20, 2014 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | The corporate jargon surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is about ‘protecting' investment', reducing ‘unnecessary' barriers and ‘harmonizing’ regulations that supposedly deter free trade between the  US  and the EU.
Nomination Meeting Results
10/18/14 - Teamsters Local 964
Teamsters Local Union No. 964 Nomination Meeting Results As a result of the Nomination Meeting held on Friday, October 3, 2014, the following Officers of Teamsters local Union 964 have been unanimously elected for the term of office commencing on January 1, 2015 and concluding on December 31, 2017.
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Ebola Fact Sheets Available for Download
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Labor Endorsed Candidates
Teamsters Local 568
Local Union 767 and Zodiac Seats US ReachTentative Agreement
Teamsters Local 767
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
Will-Grundy Central Trades and Labor Council and Will-Grundy Building Trades Election Endorsements
Teamsters Local 179
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY!
Teamsters Local 175
 
     
Current Campaigns
  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is your headquarters for the Teamsters Vote 2014 program. The page provides information on registering to vote, news about the Teamsters Vote 2014 campaign and a legislative scorecard that shows how your Member of Congress and Senators voted on the issues that matter to Teamster members and America’s working families.

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

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