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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
04/29/16 - Teamsters Local 175
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF.
1st Day in May
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
THIS YEAR VOTE FOR CANDIDATES AND ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
04/29/16 - Teamsters Local 175
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF.
DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
04/29/16 - Teamsters Local 175
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF.
Local 458M Golf Outing
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Local 458M Annual Golf outing will be on June 18, 2016 at the St. Andrews Golf & Country in West Chicago IL. Fee Per Golfer - $95.00 Fee Per Foursome (2 non-union members per foursome) - $380.00 Fee's include golf, cart, and lunch. If interested in attending this event please complete the attached Golf Entry Form and return it to the local office.
Looking for Employment Training?
04/29/16 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Illinois Teamsters Joint Council No.25 and Employers Apprenticeship & Training Fund will be accepting applications for admission into its Apprenticeship Program for the trade of Construction Driver. Minimum qualifications are as follows:          1.  Not less than eighteen (18) years of age 2.
MEMBERS SAY NO!
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 814
LOCAL 814 MEMBERS ARE STANDING STRONG AGAINST CONCESSIONS -- NO CHANGES TO SENIORITY & NO CHANGES TO THE RATIO! DEPENDING ON THE OUTCOME of today's negotiations we will EITHER be meeting Tuesday May 3rd to vote on a fair new contract or we will be voting to authorize a strike to get the contract we deserve.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters local 570
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
2016 NALC Food Drive
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
 2016 National Assotiation of Letter Carriers Food Drive As in every year the National Association of Letter Carriers will be picking up from your mail box on Saturday, May 14, 2016 all donated food which will be distributed throughout the year by Union United to Union families in need.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
Imperial County General Membership Meeting
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 542
What Happened to America's Good Jobs?
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 28, 2016 | ECONOMY | As the picket lines swell with more and more Verizon workers, the company’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, asserted that Verizon wanted to protect "good" jobs. But what are good jobs? The tech workers at Verizon are not objecting to the introduction of new technology.
Employees at Advantage Logistics South in Fountain, Colorado went out on strike this morning at 5:00 a.m.
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 455
Employees at Advantage Logistics South in Fountain, Colorado went out on strike this morning at 5:00 a.m. The two major striking issues are heath and welfare and pension.
Workplace Safety is Still an Elusive Goal for Many on the Job
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 28, 2016  | HEALTH & SAFETY |  Today is Worker's Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters in the labor movement all across the globe.
What Happened to America's Good Jobs?
04/28/16 - Teamsters Local 888
Apr. 28, 2016 | ECONOMY | As the picket lines swell with more and more Verizon workers, the company’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, asserted that Verizon wanted to protect "good" jobs. But what are good jobs? The tech workers at Verizon are not objecting to the introduction of new technology.
CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND UPDATE
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 568
TREASURY GUIDANCE UPDATE -- The Central States Pension Fund Trustees are currently reviewing final guidance issued on Tuesday, April 26 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) and its effect on the development and implementation of Central States Pension Fund’s rescue plan. This guidance is more than 100 pages in length.
Early Voting Starts Today, April 27th
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 175
Early voting starts today, April 27th.  Make sure you get to the polls.  See the link below to see where and what time early voting is in your county. http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/Vote/EarlyVoting/Pages/default.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 449
We want to announce the start of the application period for the annual Essay Contest.  Winners of the Essay Contest will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.  Winners will be chosen from each of the five regions of the union (Eastern, Southern, Central, Western and Canada).
Attention UPS Members
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 568
Encourage Teamster Member Shareholders to VOTE FOR PROPOSAL #3 in support of improved lobbying disclosures and board oversight on the company’s proxy ballot.  The proposal was co-sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Currently UPS does not disclose to shareholders (YOU) its lobbying expenditures or rationale for contributing to groups such as ALEC and the U.S.
TEAMSTERS ANNOUNCE 2016 PRIMARY ENDORSED CANDIDATES
04/27/16 - Teamsters Local 175
M&S Bargaining Update 4/26
04/26/16 - Teamsters Local 814
MOVING & STORAGE BARGAINING UPDATE 4/26 Union representatives and the membership committee met with management on April 25, 2016 for a bargaining session.  The Union proposed a significant wage increase for the members, and management responded with a significantly lower offer.
What Happened to America's Good Jobs?
04/26/16 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 26, 2016 | ECONOMY | As the picket lines swell with more and more Verizon workers, the company’s chief executive, Lowell C. McAdam, asserted that Verizon wanted to protect "good" jobs. But what are good jobs? The tech workers at Verizon are not objecting to the introduction of new technology.
Union Meeting
04/26/16 - Teamsters Local 767
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DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
Teamsters Local 175
1st Day in May
GCC/IBT District Council 4
THIS YEAR VOTE FOR CANDIDATES AND ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
Teamsters Local 175
DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
Teamsters Local 175
Local 458M Golf Outing
GCC/IBT District Council 4
Looking for Employment Training?
GCC/IBT District Council 4
 
     
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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