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  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

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Teamsters Local 175 Flood Relief Efforts
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Please join us in assisting the WV residents in our flood relief efforts.  Below you will find a link to Amazon where we have set up a Wish List. This list represents the current immediate needs. As the need changes, we will update the list. Please remember deliveries to Teamsters Local 175 must be made by a Union carrier.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Teamsters Vow More Organizing at Sysco, US Foods
06/30/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 30, 2016 | ORGANIZING | Delegates to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters convention June 28 approved a pair of resolutions calling for continued organizing of port truck drivers and the warehousing industry, including at Sysco Corp.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
Workers: Stand With Labor
06/29/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 29, 2016  | UNIONS | … If wage growth is to become a reality again for most working families and income equality us to be reversed, the next administration must go beyond trying to appease unions with limited administrative reforms. And organized labor must be clear and united in its policy demands.
BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
REST IN PEACE TO OUR BROTHER JAMES "JIMMY" CUEVAS According to various sources, our brother James "Jimmy" Cuevas passed away in his sleep on Sunday June 26th.  He was 53 years old. Jimmy joined the local in 1993 and worked mostly as a driver.  He was a list a man at Capital and recently was working as an extra at several different 814 barns.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
The Law That Changed the American Workplace
06/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 28, 2016  | LABOR HISTORY |  Imagine a nation in which millions of children, some as young as 5, worked. They toiled in coal mines, glass factories and textile mills, some up to 18 hours a day. Imagine a nation in which employers paid workers as little as possible, many less than $1 per day.
IBT 29th International Convention
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
The IBT Convention kicked off on Monday June 27, 2016.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 776
FORE!!! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday August 7th 2016. Get your partners together, dust off those clubs, find your golf shoes and come on out for a day of golf with your fellow Teamsters. For full details follow the link below: Local 776 Golf Tournament Please note that the deadline for registration is August 1, 2016.
Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
06/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
Brexit and the New Global Rebellion
06/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
June 27, 2016  | ECONOMY |  Things are changing. A major crack has appeared in the edifice of globalization, and the neoliberal order that has dominated the world's economy since the end of World War II is now in danger. That's  not necessarily a bad thing, by any means. But poisonous weeds are just as likely as green shoots to grow up through those cracks.
4th Of July
06/26/16 - Teamsters Local 767
In Case You Missed It
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • US Foods' attack on workers is an attack on veterans.   • FedEx to settle driver lawsuits in 20 states for $240m.   • Hoffa is a designated delegate for Sanders in Michigan.   • Maryland’s minimum wage to rise again July 1.   • New analysis has better news for state, local public pensions.
Corporate Greed, American Unions, and Moving the Oreo to Mexico
06/24/16 - Teamsters Local 355
June 24, 2016  | JOBS |  … In a crude ploy to shift blame for the loss of jobs to the union, the plutocratic powerhouse [Mondelez International] claimed it had made an offer to Local 300 [bakery workers] to keep producing Oreos in Chicago, but that recalcitrant union officials refused.
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

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