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  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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Current news directly from Teamster Locals in the US and Canada.
There's Always Money for the Boss
07/06/15 - Teamsters local 570
July 6, 2015 | ECONOMY | huffingtonpost.com  Businesses always find big bucks for the boss. He wants a raise; he gets it. No problem. For workers whose sweat of the brow produces profits, well, somehow there’s never a cent for them.
There's Always Money for the Boss
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 355
July 6, 2015 | ECONOMY | huffingtonpost.com  Businesses always find big bucks for the boss. He wants a raise; he gets it. No problem. For workers whose sweat of the brow produces profits, well, somehow there’s never a cent for them.
Teamsters Day at Padres tickets are now available!
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 542
 Teamsters Local 542 is happy to announce Teamsters Day at Padres! Saturday, September 5th, 2015 the San Diego Padres will be taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers and you can be there to watch an exciting game. The game starts at 5:40 p.m. Tickets will be sold to any Teamsters Local 542 member for $10.00 per ticket which includes a free (1) Friar Frank and (1) 24 oz. soda.
There's Always Money for the Boss
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 992
July 6, 2015 | ECONOMY | huffingtonpost.com  Businesses always find big bucks for the boss. He wants a raise; he gets it. No problem. For workers whose sweat of the brow produces profits, well, somehow there’s never a cent for them.
Teamsters Join Sen. Blumenthal, Highway Safety Advocates Truck Safety
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 455
Teamsters Endorse Bill to Protect Pensions
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 455
There's Always Money for the Boss
07/06/15 - Teamsters Local 888
July 6, 2015 | ECONOMY | huffingtonpost.com  Businesses always find big bucks for the boss. He wants a raise; he gets it. No problem. For workers whose sweat of the brow produces profits, well, somehow there’s never a cent for them.
National Bargaining update
07/05/15 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The BMWED/SMART-Mechanical bargaining coalition met with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee on June 29, 2015 in Arlington, VA to continue national handling of the coalitions’ wage, benefits and rules notices. The meeting included a presentation by the joint Working Group of Coalition and NCCC healthcare experts and a discussion followed.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
07/03/15 - Teamsters Local 264
                      In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, the office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and will reopen on Monday at 8am. On behalf of the entire Executive Board and staff, we wish all of our members and their families a safe and happy Holiday Weekend.
In Case You Missed It
07/02/15 - Teamsters local 570
  • Overtime pay is the minimum wage for middle class.   • New trade battle on the horizon.   • Americans are ready to fight powerful interests.   • Housing costs are too damn high.   • Federal employee union files class action lawsuit over data breach.
In Case You Missed It
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Overtime pay is the minimum wage for middle class.   • New trade battle on the horizon.   • Americans are ready to fight powerful interests.   • Housing costs are too damn high.   • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu.   • Federal employee union files class action lawsuit over data breach.
In Case You Missed It
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Overtime pay is the minimum wage for middle class.   • New trade battle on the horizon.   • Americans are ready to fight powerful interests.   • Housing costs are too damn high.   • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu.   • Federal employee union files class action lawsuit over data breach.
Supreme Court to Weigh Dispute Over Union Fees
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
July 2, 2015 | PUBLIC SECTOR | nytimes.com  The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to the way public-sector unions finance their operations. Union officials said a ruling against them would deal a blow to organized labor. The case, Friedrichs v.
Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 888
July 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Fast track trade authority passed last week. So many of us fought so hard but The Money won again – this time. What do we do now? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement
07/02/15 - Teamsters local 570
July 3, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Fast track trade authority passed last week. So many of us fought so hard but The Money won again – this time. What do we do now? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
July 3, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Fast track trade authority passed last week. So many of us fought so hard but The Money won again – this time. What do we do now? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
In Case You Missed It
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Overtime pay is the minimum wage for middle class.   • New trade battle on the horizon.   • Americans are ready to fight powerful interests.   • Housing costs are too damn high.   • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu.   • Federal employee union files class action lawsuit over data breach.
Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 992
July 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | ourfuture.org  Fast track trade authority passed last week. So many of us fought so hard but The Money won again – this time. What do we do now? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Happy Fourth of July
07/02/15 - Teamsters Local 449
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday.  Click on Download for some short trivia on the Fourth of July.  Https://en.wikipedia.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 888
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
Six Flags Discount Tickets
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 386
Dear Member: Congratulations! General Teamsters Local 386 is now signed up for savings! Just log into your own Six Flags site to buy tickets with substantial savings off the main gate price.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
Labor Stands for Equal Voting Rights
07/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
July 1, 2015  | CIVIL RIGHTS |  thehill.com In the midst of good news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, many of us have also been recalling that yesterday was the two year anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, when this same Court decided the need to protect the rights of African Americans to vote was no longer needed in the South.
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There's Always Money for the Boss
Teamsters local 570
There's Always Money for the Boss
Teamsters Local 355
Teamsters Day at Padres tickets are now available!
Teamsters Local 542
There's Always Money for the Boss
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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