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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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Current news directly from Teamster Locals in the US and Canada.
Teamsters Local 767 Companies
05/28/16 - Teamsters Local 767
These are the companies that we represent at Teamsters Local 767. With over 6000 hard working members we are the largest local Union in the state of Texas. We are Teamster Proud.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 26, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
In Honor of Memorial Day
05/27/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
In Case You Missed It
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Teamsters oppose beer mega-merger.   • Striking Verizon workers win big gains.   • How Facebook warps our worlds.   • Unions can help close the salary curve.   • Why pursue the TPP when we know it won't work?   • Union members don't oppose environmental protections.
The Gig Economy is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
May 27, 2016 | ECONOMY | …In what's called the gig economy, companies like Uber hire people to use their own cars as taxis; property owners use firms like AirBnB to rent homes and rooms; and the well-off use firms like Instacart for on-demand shopping.
Maryland Enacts Tough Equal Pay Law
05/27/16 - Teamsters Local 888
May 27, 2016  | WAGES | …The Maryland equal pay law outlaws pay discrimination on the basis of sex or - and this is new - gender identity. It also closes loopholes employers now use to justify pay inequity. Ever since the original federal equal pay law, in 1962, firms have used those loopholes nationwide to keep women's pay far below that of men in equal jobs.
Discounts for Summer Fun
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
Meetings Cancelled
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
13th Annual Teamsters Summer Picnic
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 264
2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 Teamsters Local 542 is proud and honored to announce the 2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients:   Kendall Marinesi daughter of Joseph Marinesi from Santee Costco will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship. Anthony Duarte son of Maria Duarte from County of Imperial will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship.
CENTRAL STATES - NO NEW RESCUE PLAN
05/26/16 - Teamsters Local 568
CENTRAL STATES—NO NEW RESCUE PLAN, CALLS FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT PENSIONS On May 6, the U.S. Department of the Treasury denied Central States Pension Fund’s rescue plan application under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). As a result, proposed benefit reductions required to save the Fund from insolvency will not take place.
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters local 570
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 355
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
High Cost of Housing Hurts Workers
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 992
May 25, 2016 | INCOME INEQUALITY | Shelter is a necessity of life. But for too many everyday Americans, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cover the soaring costs of providing a home for themselves and their families… An article at apartmentlist.com states, "Faced with rising rents and stagnant incomes, most are not saving enough.
Local 776 Newsletter
05/25/16 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 sent out the spring newsletter to the membership. Did the mailman lose yours?, did the dog chew it up? The newsletter is available for down load on the Member Resources page/downloads.
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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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