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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 been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. 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.

  • 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!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

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Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
08/27/15 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 27, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | prnewsire.com  A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn an average of $212 more per week than women in nonunion jobs. In addition, union women earn more in every state, with the size of the union wage advantage varying across states.
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
08/27/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 27, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | prnewsire.com  A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn an average of $212 more per week than women in nonunion jobs. In addition, union women earn more in every state, with the size of the union wage advantage varying across states.
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
08/27/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 27, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | prnewsire.com  A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn an average of $212 more per week than women in nonunion jobs. In addition, union women earn more in every state, with the size of the union wage advantage varying across states.
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
08/27/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 27, 2015 | U.S. LABOR | prnewsire.com  A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn an average of $212 more per week than women in nonunion jobs. In addition, union women earn more in every state, with the size of the union wage advantage varying across states.
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
08/26/15 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | alternet.org  On demand and on call – in the "share" economy, the "gig" economy, or, more prosaically, the "irregular" economy – the result is the same: no predictable earnings or hours. It's the biggest change in the American workforce in over a century, and it's happening at lightning speed.
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
08/26/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | alternet.org  On demand and on call – in the "share" economy, the "gig" economy, or, more prosaically, the "irregular" economy – the result is the same: no predictable earnings or hours. It's the biggest change in the American workforce in over a century, and it's happening at lightning speed.
Labour Day Radio Ads
08/26/15 - Teamsters local 419
Brothers and sisters, as a part of the Labour day celebrations and our commitment to the hard working members at Teamsters Local 419, look out for our radio ads on the Fan 590AM and 101.5FM from August 31 to September 6.  Have a great Labour day everyone.
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
08/26/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | alternet.org  On demand and on call – in the "share" economy, the "gig" economy, or, more prosaically, the "irregular" economy – the result is the same: no predictable earnings or hours. It's the biggest change in the American workforce in over a century, and it's happening at lightning speed.
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
08/26/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 26, 2015 | ECONOMY | alternet.org  On demand and on call – in the "share" economy, the "gig" economy, or, more prosaically, the "irregular" economy – the result is the same: no predictable earnings or hours. It's the biggest change in the American workforce in over a century, and it's happening at lightning speed.
NLRB Case Asks Who's Really the Boss of Subcontractor's Workers
08/25/15 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | latimes.com  In the case brought by the Teamsters, the union maintains that Republic has sufficient control over the wages and work conditions of the Leadpoint workers to count as their joint employer with Leadpoint.
NLRB Case Asks Who's Really the Boss of Subcontractor's Workers
08/25/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | latimes.com  In the case brought by the Teamsters, the union maintains that Republic has sufficient control over the wages and work conditions of the Leadpoint workers to count as their joint employer with Leadpoint.
Oktoberfest Fundraiser 2015
08/25/15 - Teamsters Local 264
NLRB Case Asks Who's Really the Boss of Subcontractor's Workers
08/25/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 25, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | latimes.com  In the case brought by the Teamsters, the union maintains that Republic has sufficient control over the wages and work conditions of the Leadpoint workers to count as their joint employer with Leadpoint.
A Phony Lawsuit to Squash Union's Speech
08/24/15 - Teamsters local 570
Aug. 24, 2015 | UNIONS | dianeravitch.cnet  Michael Hiltzik is a business writer for the Los Angeles Times. He seems to understand education issues better than many other journalists. In this post, he explains the animus and ideology behind a lawsuit against teachers’ unions in California known as Bain vs. California Teachers Association, et al.
A Phony Lawsuit to Squash Union's Speech
08/24/15 - Teamsters Local 355
Aug. 24, 2015 | UNIONS | dianeravitch.cnet  Michael Hiltzik is a business writer for the Los Angeles Times. He seems to understand education issues better than many other journalists. In this post, he explains the animus and ideology behind a lawsuit against teachers’ unions in California known as Bain vs. California Teachers Association, et al.
Central States/Team Care
08/24/15 - Teamsters Local 577
To all our members covered under Central States Health Plan: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mandatory Insurer Reporting Law require TeamCare to obtain Social Security Numbers (SSN) for all covered individuals, which includes spouses and children.
A Phony Lawsuit to Squash Union's Speech
08/24/15 - Teamsters Local 992
Aug. 24, 2015 | UNIONS | dianeravitch.cnet  Michael Hiltzik is a business writer for the Los Angeles Times. He seems to understand education issues better than many other journalists. In this post, he explains the animus and ideology behind a lawsuit against teachers’ unions in California known as Bain vs. California Teachers Association, et al.
Notice of Local Union Plan Submission
08/24/15 - Teamsters Local 786
A Phony Lawsuit to Squash Union's Speech
08/24/15 - Teamsters Local 888
Aug. 24, 2015 | UNIONS | dianeravitch.cnet  Michael Hiltzik is a business writer for the Los Angeles Times. He seems to understand education issues better than many other journalists. In this post, he explains the animus and ideology behind a lawsuit against teachers’ unions in California known as Bain vs. California Teachers Association, et al.
In Case You Missed It
08/21/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters look to loan union muscle to UFC.   • Congress is sick of the secrecy around the TPP.   • Inside Amazon: Wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace.   • Enter to vote for your favorite Labor hero, maybe win $500.   • Northwestern football players won't get a union, but their fight doesn't end here.
In Case You Missed It
08/21/15 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters look to loan union muscle to UFC.   • Congress is sick of the secrecy around the TPP.   • Inside Amazon: Wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace.   • Enter to vote for your favorite Labor hero, maybe win $500.   • Northwestern football players won't get a union, but their fight doesn't end here.
Swissport Accident
08/21/15 - Teamsters local 419
On August 20 2015, one of our brother's working for Swissport at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport was seriously injured in a workplace accident and had to undergo emergency surgery. He currently remains in serious condition in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time as we wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.
Benefit for Lynne Townsend
08/21/15 - Teamsters Local 449
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Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
Teamsters local 570
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
Teamsters Local 355
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
Teamsters Local 992
Union Women Earn More than Nonunion Women in Every State
Teamsters Local 888
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
Teamsters local 570
Robert Reich: In the New Economy, Workers Take on All the Risk
Teamsters Local 355
 
     
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 been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. 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.

  • 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!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

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