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Teamsters Local 344
Sales & Service Industry
July 15, 2020
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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 ‘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.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

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OSHA Guidance for COVID-19
OSHA has issued guidance for Employers for dealing with the coronavirus.  Download the attached file for more in-depth information.
Download: OSHA3990.pdf

COVID-19 Symptoms

Download: COVID19-symptoms.pdf
Stop the Spread of Germs

Download: stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

Download: 03-13-20 COVID Post_000078.pdf
2020 JRHMSF Scholarship Application Process Open
The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's 2020 college and vocational scholarship programs for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters.  In 2019, $1.2 million was awarded in $10k and $1k academic scholarships for the children of Teamster members to attend four-year college and universities throughout North America.
UPS Contract available online!
Local 344 UPS Teamsters, The new 2018-2023 Agreement is in the process of being printed, and will be available in the next few months.  Until that time, the contract is available in full on the UPS Rising app or on the package division portion of the Teamsters webpage.  You can find it here: https://teamster.
Summer Activities for 344 Members!
Local 344 is hosting a range of events for Local 344 members, including our annual golf outings, one held in the north and one in the southern part of the State, the retiree picnic, baseball games at the Timber Rattlers and Madison Mallards, reduced price tickets for Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair, and Noah's Ark, and more.
Labor History Society Event: How Labor Can Win Again
ON Saturday, April 13th, 2019 the Wisconsin Labor History Society will have its annual conference at the Madison Labor Temple.  Members wishing to attend should call your Union Hall at (414)258-4545. Attached is a copy of a flyer for the event to register.
Download: Labor history society 2019 signup sheet.pdf
Local 344 Newsletter Fall Edition Released!
Attached is the fall edition of your Local 344 Newsletter!  Feel free to print or share widely, in the coming week(s) volunteers wil distribute at worksites near you! If you are interested in helping to distribute this or other things as part of the Local's Organizing Committee, please contact the Union Hall.
Download: 344 Newsletter fall 2018.pdf
Distribute the Local 344 Contract Petition!
ORGANZIING COMMITTEE MEMBERS – STATEWIDE  As you may know, the results of the UPS contract vote were released last Friday night at 7:00 p.m.. Turnout for this vote was at historically high levels, with over 44% of the country participating.
Download: 344 Petition pdf.pdf
UPS Vote Count this Friday!

UPS Teamsters, get ready for the Vote Count for the proposed UPS Contract this Friday! Listen live at 7PM Central time! Local 344 members, if you haven't put your vote in, do NOT delay! Make YOUR voice heard in your future.
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UPS Contract Ballots are being Mailed

Please be advised the official date for balloting materials to be mailed to all eligible members at UPS and UPS Freight will be between Tuesday, September 11th and Friday, September 14, 2018. All members in good standing will have the right to vote on your union contract at UPS.
UPS Driver Stress Study

Over 20 years ago, a stress study was conducted of UPS Package Car Drivers in Wisconsin. A follow-up study is now going to happen, conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Any and all package car drivers interested in participating should show up any of these 3 different locations: Madison, Oshkosh, and your Union Hall in Milwaukee.
Download: TLU 344 Save the Date Pdf Version 8-18-18.pdf
UPS Contract Recommendation Update
UPS CONTRACT UPDATE: Pending the union 2-man committee and the release of the Central Supplemental Agreement, Local 344's Executive board has voted to NOT recommend the UPS National "Agreement in Principle.
Local 344 Newsletter

We are proud to announce the formation of a new Newsletter for Local 344. We are looking for submissions from members who want to be in it. Members who have volunteered for the Organizing Committee will be handing it out at work. Call (414)258-4545 or email to get involved!
Strike Authorization Passes Overwhelmingly at UPS

News Alert: UPS vote totals are in and over 93% voted for strike authorization nation-wide, with 91% in favor at UPS Freight! Contract negotiations are ongoing and it’s possible the IBT and UPS will have a tentative agreement in as little time as a month.
Local 344 Negotiating Committee Votes to Endorse "YES" Vote for Strike Authorization at UPS

Near the close of negotiations on Thursday, May 10th, 2018, Teamsters Local 344 Rider Negotiating Committee unanimously voted to endorse a YES vote for national Strike Authorization against UPS. We encourage all Wisconsin UPS Teamsters to support the strike authorization, show strength through unity, and fight for a fair contract. We are proud of our brothers and sisters who spend long hours day after day making America move, and demand we be treated fairly and with respect.

Balloting instructions will be mailed out beginning May 15th, and votes are due by June 3rd, 2018.


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