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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.
UPS Chairman
07/22/16 - Teamsters Local 249
Teamsters Local 249 would like to congratulate Vice President Kevin M.
16th Annual Fishing Tournament
07/21/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Saturday, August 13th at Daniel Boone Park in Charleston, WV
Clinton: 'When Unions are Strong, America is Strong'
07/21/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 21, 2016  | U.S.
Clinton: 'When Unions are Strong, America is Strong'
07/21/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 21, 2016  | U.S.
Clinton: 'When Unions are Strong, America is Strong'
07/21/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 21, 2016  | U.S.
Back to School Union Made Products
07/21/16 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
UNION MADE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Clinton: 'When Unions are Strong, America is Strong'
07/21/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 21, 2016  | U.S.
GOP Platform Urges National Right-to-Work Law
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | The Republican National Committee July 18 adopted a "pro-growth" platform that calls for national right-to-work legislation and the easing of regulatory and tax burdens on employers.
Trump's VP Pick Has Long Anti-Labor Record
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for his running mate on the Republican ticket, has a long anti-labor record, from denouncing minimum-wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut contraction workers' pay. "He's just an anti-worker candidate," says Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorjies.
GOP Platform Urges National Right-to-Work Law
07/20/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | The Republican National Committee July 18 adopted a "pro-growth" platform that calls for national right-to-work legislation and the easing of regulatory and tax burdens on employers.
GOP Platform Urges National Right-to-Work Law
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | The Republican National Committee July 18 adopted a "pro-growth" platform that calls for national right-to-work legislation and the easing of regulatory and tax burdens on employers.
Trump's VP Pick Has Long Anti-Labor Record
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for his running mate on the Republican ticket, has a long anti-labor record, from denouncing minimum-wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut contraction workers' pay. "He's just an anti-worker candidate," says Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorjies.
Pension Seminar
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 sponsored a retirement seminar for participants of CPAT (Central PA Teamsters) pension fund and their spouses on July 16, 2016. The seminar was open to all participants but was recommended for members who plan to retire in the next 3-5 years.
GOP Platform Urges National Right-to-Work Law
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | The Republican National Committee July 18 adopted a "pro-growth" platform that calls for national right-to-work legislation and the easing of regulatory and tax burdens on employers.
Trump's VP Pick Has Long Anti-Labor Record
07/20/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 20, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS |  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for his running mate on the Republican ticket, has a long anti-labor record, from denouncing minimum-wage increases to putting his own money into a campaign to cut contraction workers' pay. "He's just an anti-worker candidate," says Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorjies.
Membership Tip
07/19/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
• You Get to Participate in Decision Making. Paying union dues is your ticket to having a say in what the union does. Around contract bargaining time, only dues-paying members of the union are eligible to participate in making many critical decisions. No membership, no say in the process.  No membership, no right to vote on the outcome. • You Send a Message.
GCC/IBT Convention News
07/19/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
GCC/IBT CONVENTION NEWS The officers of District Council 4 recently attended both the Graphic Communications Conference convention and the Teamster Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Secretary Treasurer Paul Mancillas was on the Resolutions Committee. It was a good time to catch up with our brother and sister members from across the country and Canada.
Workers Have Opportunity to Vote for a 'Stronger America'
07/19/16 - Teamsters Local 355
July 19, 2016  | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE |  With the 2016  election growing closer, everyday Americans need to focus on finding a viable path forward that empowers them to have a voice in government so they can help shape pro-worker and pro-family policies that reward their hard work with fair wages and benefits.
Workers Have Opportunity to Vote for a 'Stronger America'
07/19/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 19, 2016  | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE |  With the 2016  election growing closer, everyday Americans need to focus on finding a viable path forward that empowers them to have a voice in government so they can help shape pro-worker and pro-family policies that reward their hard work with fair wages and benefits.
Workers Have Opportunity to Vote for a 'Stronger America'
07/19/16 - Teamsters Local 992
July 19, 2016  | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE |  With the 2016  election growing closer, everyday Americans need to focus on finding a viable path forward that empowers them to have a voice in government so they can help shape pro-worker and pro-family policies that reward their hard work with fair wages and benefits.
Workers Have Opportunity to Vote for a 'Stronger America'
07/19/16 - Teamsters Local 888
July 19, 2016  | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE |  With the 2016  election growing closer, everyday Americans need to focus on finding a viable path forward that empowers them to have a voice in government so they can help shape pro-worker and pro-family policies that reward their hard work with fair wages and benefits.
Steward Meeting This Saturday
07/19/16 - Teamsters Local 767
Attention all Stewards: There will be a Stewards only meeting this Saturday July 23rd at 9 am before the General Membership Meeting.
Pence on Labor
07/18/16 - Teamsters local 570
July 18, 2016  | WORKERS' RIGHTS | ...Donald Trump’s not-yet-confirmed vice presidential pick Mike Pence opposes prevailing wage laws, supports right-to-work, and has lobbied for passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership. The Republican Indiana governor largely tracks the GOP consensus on most labor and employment policy issues, while departing from Trump’s views on trade.
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UPS Chairman
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16th Annual Fishing Tournament
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Clinton: 'When Unions are Strong, America is Strong'
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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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