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January 27, 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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01/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
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01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
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01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
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01/27/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 27, 2020 | HEALTHCARE | […] In interviews with NBC News, many national union leaders say there is one big issue possibly standing in the way of their members’ full-throated support for some of those candidates: proposed "Medicare for All" plans that would eliminate private insurance.
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Passing of a dear Local 458M Officer
01/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are sad to report the passing of Local 458M Officer Carmen Gambino on January 22nd. Any member who wishes to pay their respect his funeral services will be held tomorrow January 26th at Kish Funeral Home located at 10000 Calumet Ave. in Munster Indiana from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information please visit the funeral home website at https://kishfuneralhome.
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01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Podcast: Educating Teamster kids   • 2019 was the year tech workers organized   • MLK’s thoughts on the labor movement, unions   • Why do so many US workers fall to their deaths.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES GREG ELSBREE FOR KANE COUNTY BOARD CHAIR
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
Teamsters Local 179 is proud to announce our endorsement of Teamster Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Elsbree for Kane County Board Chairperson.  Greg has been a Teamster for 35 years. He has proudly served the members of Local 179 as a driver, steward, business agent, Recording Secretary and now as Secretary-Treasurer.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES LARRY HUG FOR ILLINOIS SENATE DISTRICT 49
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 179
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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 179 ENDORSES JENNIFER BERTINO-TARRANT FOR WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE
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How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
How to Make Every Job A Good Union Job
01/24/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Our current system has profound shortcomings: First, worksite-by-worksite bargaining creates a major incentive for employers to fight unionization in order to avoid having to pay higher wages than their competitors. Second, it encourages corporations to outsource work to nonunion contractors or to classify employees as independent contractors.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
Overhaul US Labor Laws to Boost Workers’ Power, New Report Urges
01/23/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 23, 2020 | U.S. LABOR | More than 70 scholars, union leaders, economists and activists called on Thursday for a far-reaching overhaul of American labor laws to vastly increase workers’ power on the job and in politics, recommending new laws to make unionizing easier and to elect worker representatives to corporate boards.
2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships
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2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships James R. Hoffa Scholarship: For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
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LOCAL 179 MEMBERS AT WASTE MANAGEMENT RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT
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On Sunday, January 19th, Teamsters Local 179 members at Waste Managment overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement includes wage increases each year as well as insurance modifications that increase Waste Management's contributions to the Teamster health insurance plan.  The change significantly reduces the out-of-pocket paid by members.
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
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