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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.

  • Below is a link to the Independent Disciplinary Officers (IDO) Report 2 dated June 8, 2016. Due to an inadvertent printing error, page 2 of the report was not printed in the August 2016 Teamster magazine.

  • 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.

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To Our Dearly Departed
08/26/16 - Teamsters Local 814
It is with great sadness and deep condolences to both families that we announce the passing of Local 814 member Jorge Santiago as well as the passing of Thomas F. Healey III, the father of Certified dispatcher Tom Healey.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time. Link to our facebook page here for final arrangements for Thomas Healey:  https://www.
TOWC Bowling Tournament
08/26/16 - Teamsters local 419
Brothers and Sisters,  The Teamsters Ontario Women's Caucus is hostings its annual bowling tournament on October 15 2016.  Any members who are interested in participating please contact Karen at the office at 905-670-4190 or via email at karen@teamsters419.
Teamsters 419 Summer Sunset Cruise
08/26/16 - Teamsters local 419
Penn State Football Tickets-Offer Extended!
08/25/16 - Teamsters Local 776
Due a great response to the ticket promotion from Teamsters across the state additional tickets at a discounted price are...
2016 Fishing Tournament
08/24/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Teamsters Bass Tournament Results 1st Place - Jason and Tim 6.46lbs and Big Bass of 3.42 2nd Place - Matt and Tim 4.77lbs 3rd Place - Sam and KD 4.01lbs Thanks to everyone for coming out and raising money for our children's charity.  Also, a big thanks to all the volunteers.
ATTENTION MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201 DRIVERS AND AIDES!
08/24/16 - Teamsters Local 179
ATTENTION DISTRICT 111 AND 201 EMPLOYEES Teamsters Local 179 met for several hours with District management in contract negotiations August 24.   It has become patently clear that the Districts have no intention of reaching any kind of agreement for the bus drivers, let alone a fair agreement.
Save the Dates
08/24/16 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
LABOR DAY PARADE 2016
08/24/16 - Teamsters Local 455
ARE MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201 IN VIOLATION?
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 179
It appears that Minooka School Districts 111 and 201 are in violation of the Illinois State Board of Education School Bus Driver Curriculum Handbook.
Organizing Con-Way.
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 445
LOCAL 179 FILES UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE AGAINST MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICT 201
08/22/16 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, August 19, Teamsters Local 179 filed an unfair labor practice charge against Minooka School District 201. The issue is the district's solicitation of teachers and teacher's aides to use district vehicles to transport special needs students to and from school.
Robert “Bobby” Sansone
08/22/16 - Teamsters Joint Council 13
Robert “Bobby” Sansone, longtime head of St. Louis’ powerful Teamsters organization throughout the 1980s, died Friday (Aug. 19, 2016) of respiratory failure at the age of 78, according to his family. His uplifting personality made him one of the city’s most gregarious and colorful labor leaders. http://www.stltoday.
Mariner East II Pipeline Project
08/21/16 - Teamsters Local 776
On August 16, 2016 Local 776 attended a public hearing on the Mariner East II pipeline project to show support...
NEGOTIATIONS TO RESUME WITH MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201
08/21/16 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 will resume contract negotiations with Minooka School Districts 111 and 201 at noon on Wednesday, August 24.
Labor Day 2016
08/19/16 - Teamsters Local 249
This Election Could Decide the Fate of American Labor, And That's The Problem
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 18, 2016  | OPINION | …and that's the problem. One of the many questions to be decided in this election is the future of U.S. labor policy. Unions entered the race with high hopes, having recently made big gains.
Labor Day Parade
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 449
Come out this year and participate in the Labor Day Parade on September 5th and enjoy a nice day with a picnic in the park to follow.
MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201 SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND AIDES ON STRIKE
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 179
AT 5:30 a.m. this morning, Teamsters Local 179 took the drivers and aides at Minooka Districts 111 and 201 out on strike. At issue is union security, safety, maintenance of standards and a host of other matters. We ask that you SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND AIDES.
This Election Could Decide the Fate of American Labor, And That's The Problem
08/18/16 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 18, 2016  | OPINION | …and that's the problem. One of the many questions to be decided in this election is the future of U.S. labor policy. Unions entered the race with high hopes, having recently made big gains.
This Election Could Decide the Fate of American Labor, And That's The Problem
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 18, 2016  | OPINION | …and that's the problem. One of the many questions to be decided in this election is the future of U.S. labor policy. Unions entered the race with high hopes, having recently made big gains.
2016 Teamsters Local Union No. 91 Scholarships
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local No. 91
All the Members or their families who applied for the annual 2016 Jamie Wyllie Memorial Scholarship have been awarded a bursary on behalf of all our Members.  Since 2009, ALL applicants have received an amount towards their education, with one applicant selelcted as an overall winner each year.
General President Candidates Forum Live on the Internet
08/18/16 - Teamsters Local 1070
Union and Conservative, Better Together
08/17/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 17, 2016  | WAGES | …It is in unions that a communal spirit wins out over a narrow self-interest. In unions, working people hone a sense of obligation to one another. In unions, working people build a fierce loyalty to a vision of a shared economy that honors and respects them, and where labor it treated with dignity.
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To Our Dearly Departed
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TOWC Bowling Tournament
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2016 Fishing Tournament
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ATTENTION MINOOKA SCHOOL DISTRICTS 111 AND 201 DRIVERS AND AIDES!
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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.

  • Below is a link to the Independent Disciplinary Officers (IDO) Report 2 dated June 8, 2016. Due to an inadvertent printing error, page 2 of the report was not printed in the August 2016 Teamster magazine.

  • 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.

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