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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.
Summer Fun Discounts
05/05/15 - Teamsters Local 264
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
05/05/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 5, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | njtoday.net  …Just a few short years after it was declared dead and almost buried, the labor movement has come roaring back. Behind it has come a powerful bipartisan sentiment that it is time to pay workers something better than poverty wages.
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
05/05/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 5, 2015 | US LABOR | njtoday.net  …Just a few short years after it was declared dead and almost buried, the labor movement has come roaring back. Behind it has come a powerful bipartisan sentiment that it is time to pay workers something better than poverty wages. In the past few decades we have regressed to the wealth stratification of the 1890s.
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
05/05/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 5, 2015 | US LABOR | njtoday.net  …Just a few short years after it was declared dead and almost buried, the labor movement has come roaring back. Behind it has come a powerful bipartisan sentiment that it is time to pay workers something better than poverty wages. In the past few decades we have regressed to the wealth stratification of the 1890s.
General Membership Meeting
05/05/15 - Teamsters Local 568
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, the General Membership Meeting has been moved to May 17th
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
05/05/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 5, 2015 | US LABOR | njtoday.net  …Just a few short years after it was declared dead and almost buried, the labor movement has come roaring back. Behind it has come a powerful bipartisan sentiment that it is time to pay workers something better than poverty wages. In the past few decades we have regressed to the wealth stratification of the 1890s.
Even Conservative Millennials Support Unions
05/04/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 4, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | newrepublic.com  …Young people of both parties are more amenable to labor unions than their older peers. Fifty-five percent of people between 18 and 29 view unions favorably, while only 29 percent view them unfavorably.
Even Conservative Millennials Support Unions
05/04/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 4, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | newrepublic.com  …Young people of both parties are more amenable to labor unions than their older peers. Fifty-five percent of people between 18 and 29 view unions favorably, while only 29 percent view them unfavorably.
Even Conservative Millennials Support Unions
05/04/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 4, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | newrepublic.com  …Young people of both parties are more amenable to labor unions than their older peers. Fifty-five percent of people between 18 and 29 view unions favorably, while only 29 percent view them unfavorably.
Even Conservative Millennials Support Unions
05/04/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 4, 2015 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | newrepublic.com  …Young people of both parties are more amenable to labor unions than their older peers. Fifty-five percent of people between 18 and 29 view unions favorably, while only 29 percent view them unfavorably.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 888
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Free Trade? More Like Fake Trade
05/02/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 2, 2015 | ECONOMY | Americans are creating tens of millions of jobs in other countries with our purchasing power, and we’re losing tens of millions of jobs in our country, because foreigners are not buying as much of our goods and services. What are they doing? They’re buying our assets. So we lose twice. We lose the jobs, and we are moving further toward national bankruptcy.
Drone Delivery???
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 767
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
The Labor Roots of Baltimore's Anguish
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 355
May 1, 2015 | OPINION | washingtonpost.com   … Since at least the 1970s, the economy’s invisible hand has been diligently stripping tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs from what was once a bustling workshop where steel, cars and planes were made.
In Case You Missed It
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
  • May Day: 'The Song of the Wage-Slave'.   • The words of dead workers.   • How Gilded Ages end.   • Labor’s letter to Hillary Clinton.   • Former Teamster unveils new folk album.   • LA port drivers strike against stolen wages.   • NFL gives up tax exempt status.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters local 570
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
May Day: International Workers' Day
05/01/15 - Teamsters Local 992
May 1, 2015 | LABOR HISTORY | holtlaborlibrary.org  May 1, 1886, became historic. On that day thousands of workers in the larger industrial cities poured into the streets, demanding eight hours. About 340,000 took part in demonstrations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and other places.
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Summer Fun Discounts
Teamsters Local 264
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
Teamsters Local 355
At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
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At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
Teamsters Local 992
General Membership Meeting
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At Home and Abroad, the Labor Movement is Coming Back
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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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