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  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

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In Case You Missed It
08/29/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
In Case You Missed It
08/29/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
In Case You Missed It
08/29/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The top 5 Union Plus benefit advantages.   • A celebration of grandparents and their hard work.   • Big win! Teamsters settle pay equity case with NYC.   • 5 charts that prove it's time American workers got a raise.   • Big union win in Minnesota - 27,000 home care workers.
Local 618 Flu Shot Day Set !
08/28/14 - Teamsters local 618
Mark your Calendars ! Local 618 Annual Flu Shot Day  The Local 618 flu shot day has been scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014. Flu shots will be administered beginning at 8:00 am and end at noon. The shots will be given at the Local 618 Union Hall, located at 9040 Lackland Rd. , Overland, Mo 63114.
Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
08/28/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
08/28/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
Working Americans Can't Just Wait for the Next President
08/28/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 28, 2014 | OPINION | The next presidential election likely will focus much less on workers' rights, and more on social issues and government spending. What we learned over the past six years is that the combination of dysfunctional Senate rules, big money in politics, the attack on voting rights, and barriers to citizenship for 20 million immigrants are real barriers to economic change.
September General Membership Meeting
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 964
ATTENTION ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO. 964 MEMBERS "COOKOUT" The General Membership Meetings will be resuming.  Please join us for the September meeting with a cookout to follow. Date: Sunday September 21, 2014 Time 11:00 a.m. for the meeting with the cookout to follow  Please note time change for this meeting Place: Teamsters Hall, 6511 Eastland Rd.
Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
08/27/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
Inequality: Rebuilding the Middle Class Requires Reviving Strong Unions
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 27, 2014 | LABOR DAY REPORT | American now suffers the most extreme inequality of the industrial world, as the broad middle class continues to sink. Why does the U.S. no longer enjoy widely shared prosperity? The most popular explanations focus on the changes wrought by globalization and technology, and the transition to a service economy.
SCHOLARSHIPS!
08/27/14 - Teamsters Local 231
Congratulations to Riley Wendling, daughter of Peg Wendling, City of Bellingham S & P, who was selected as a $10,000 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient.  She also received a $500 scholarship from the International Teamster Women's Caucus.  Riley graduated from High School with a 3.
Labor Day Parade and Picnic
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
08/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
LABOR DAY PARADE
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 814
 CALLING ALL TEAMSTERS!     814 members, family and friends are invited to march in the Labor Day Parade Saturday Sept 6th. The Local 814 contingent will be meeting at West 46th St btwn 5th Ave & 6th Ave. @ 12pm. Free union shirt and lunch provided.  See you there.
Why the McDonald's Labor Decision is Important
08/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 26, 2014 | WAR ON WORKERS | The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditioned in the factories and offices that produce the build of the goods they sell and serviced they provide.
HELP WANTED
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 264
Allied Frozen Warehouse in Cheektowaga and West Seneca is looking to hire several Full-Time warehouse personnel. The position offers a competitive compensation package including Teamster Health Care. If a family member, friend or neighbor is interested, they should apply at the Cheektowaga Facility located on Allied Drive off of Broadway between Harlem Rd and Union Rd.
Membership Meeting
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 814
NLRB: Don't Stick Workers with Tax Bill on Lump Sum Back Pay
08/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
Aug.
NLRB: Don't Stick Workers with Tax Bill on Lump Sum Back Pay
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug.
RPNAO 56th AGM & Conference
08/25/14 - Teamsters local 419
For more information on RPNAO 56th AGM & Conference please click on the link below. https://www.rpnao.
NLRB: Don't Stick Workers with Tax Bill on Lump Sum Back Pay
08/25/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug.
Membership Appreciation Day
08/24/14 - Teamsters Local 492
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

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