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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.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

  • This webpage provides updates to AWI/White Rose Teamsters about the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 9, 2014. The Warehouse Division of the Teamsters Union has been appointed to the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the bankruptcy filing and the union has assembled a team to monitor the bankruptcy. The Teamsters will play an active role in the bankruptcy process in an effort to best protect the jobs, wages and benefits of our members.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING
11/27/14 - Teamsters Local 264
At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our many blessings. Family, friends, the freedom of this great country in which we live and those who selflessly keep us safe and free.  For all of these things we are deeply thankful. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
Local 264 Members Answer The Bell
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 264
In the wake of this unprecedented storm, I would like to thank all Local 264 members in both the public and private sector who answered the bell in a huge way.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | With his executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Obama gave a whole lot of workers – largely the kind who pass you your burger, mow your lawn, clean your hotel room, bus your table, and pave your driveway – a raise.
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
11/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 26, 2014 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC once again has working men and women in its sights. And not in a good way. Early in December, ALEC (or the America Legislative Exchange Council) will present its plans on empowering corporations, pauperizing workers and eradicating private education in Washington, D.C.
Amazing Black Friday Deals, Brought to You by the American Taxpayer
11/24/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 24, 2014 | WAGES | As retailers and consumers gear up for the holiday shopping season, it's a good time to take a closer look at what things are like for the person on the other side of the cash register. Over the past year, there have been an increasing number of retail strikes as workers in the industry call for higher pay and better working conditions.
Amazing Black Friday Deals, Brought to You by the American Taxpayer
11/24/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 24, 2014 | WAGES | As retailers and consumers gear up for the holiday shopping season, it's a good time to take a closer look at what things are like for the person on the other side of the cash register. Over the past year, there have been an increasing number of retail strikes as workers in the industry call for higher pay and better working conditions.
Amazing Black Friday Deals, Brought to You by the American Taxpayer
11/24/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 24, 2014 | WAGES | As retailers and consumers gear up for the holiday shopping season, it's a good time to take a closer look at what things are like for the person on the other side of the cash register. Over the past year, there have been an increasing number of retail strikes as workers in the industry call for higher pay and better working conditions.
Teamsters 419 Christmas Dance 2014
11/23/14 - Teamsters local 419
Brothers and Sisters, the annual Teamsters Local 419 Christmas Dance is currently sold out.
FEDEX FREIGHT WORKERS IN CHARLOTTE VOTE TO JOIN TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71
11/22/14 - Teamsters Local 71
Drivers in Charlotte Seek Job Security, Improved Health Plan, Pension (CHARLOTTE, NC) - A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight’s Charlotte, N.C., terminal voted today to join Teamsters Local 71. “This victory is about wanting respect on the job, improved health care coverage and to be treated fairly,” said Roger Dale Jones, a 20-year road driver at FedEx Freight.
In Case You Missed It
11/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • A step closer to unions at Amazon.   • Americans agree the system is stacked against them.   • Wall St. is taking over America’s pension plans.   • The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day.   • Walmart workers promise biggest Black Friday strike ever.
In Case You Missed It
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • A step closer to unions at Amazon.   • Americans agree the system is stacked against them.   • Wall St. is taking over America’s pension plans.   • The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day.   • Walmart workers promise biggest Black Friday strike ever.
Labor Secretary Perez: How to Fix Inequality in America
11/21/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 21, 2014 | THE MIDDLE CLASS | U.S. Secretary Tom Perez often talks about helping low-wage workers “punch their ticket to the middle class.” One of the Obama administration’s staunchest progressives, he was appointed to this post last year after serving for four years as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.
Labor Secretary Perez: How to Fix Inequality in America
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 21, 2014 | THE MIDDLE CLASS | U.S. Secretary Tom Perez often talks about helping low-wage workers “punch their ticket to the middle class.” One of the Obama administration’s staunchest progressives, he was appointed to this post last year after serving for four years as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.
FedEx Freight votes to join Teamsters
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 61
Drivers In Charlotte Seek Job Security, Improved Health Plan, Pension (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight’s Charlotte, N.C., terminal voted today to join Teamsters Local 71.
In Case You Missed It
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • A step closer to unions at Amazon.   • Americans agree the system is stacked against them.   • Wall St. is taking over America’s pension plans.   • The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day.   • Walmart workers promise biggest Black Friday strike ever.
U.S. Labor Secretary Perez: How to Fix Inequality in America
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 21, 2014 | THE MIDDLE CLASS | U.S. Secretary Tom Perez often talks about helping low-wage workers “punch their ticket to the middle class.” One of the Obama administration’s staunchest progressives, he was appointed to this post last year after serving for four years as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division.
Christmas Party & General Membership meeting
11/21/14 - Teamsters Local 964
Christmas Party & General Membership Meeting Members Only Friday December 19, 2014 6:00 P.M. The General Membership meeting will precede the Christmas party. General Membership meeting begins at 6:00 P.M.
JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE 2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE!
11/20/14 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee brings together representatives from each Joint Council 25 affiliate to strengthen communication and leadership opportunities for women throughout our union.  The Women's Committee has made a strong commitment to the continued education of Teamster women, and their scholarship program is a direct result of that committment.
Amazon Worker Forces Changes as Labor Board Settles Claim
11/19/14 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 19, 2014 | WORKERS' RIGHTS | Amazon.com Inc. agreed to change some of the rules for workers at the Web retailer's warehouses in the U.S. so that employees can communicate about pay and working conditions without fear of retaliation.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Teamsters Local 264
Local 264 Members Answer The Bell
Teamsters Local 264
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
Teamsters local 570
Why Immigration Reform Helps American Workers, Too
Teamsters Local 355
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
Teamsters local 570
Here’s What ALEC Has In Store for Workers in 2015
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.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

  • This webpage provides updates to AWI/White Rose Teamsters about the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 9, 2014. The Warehouse Division of the Teamsters Union has been appointed to the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the bankruptcy filing and the union has assembled a team to monitor the bankruptcy. The Teamsters will play an active role in the bankruptcy process in an effort to best protect the jobs, wages and benefits of our members.

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