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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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

     
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Christmas For Kids
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 776
On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for...
2019 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
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2019 Scholarship Information
12/07/18 - Teamsters Local 177
James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund - http://www.jrhmsf.org/index.cfm Local 177 Scholarship - Post marked by March 19, 2019 Deadline for submissions, March 26, 2019 Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship - Deadline, March 1, 2019 Please click on the PDF link below to print out scholarship applications.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
Local 455 2018 2019 Scholarship Flyer
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 455
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Date Change!! Save the Date! Mark Your Calendars! Local 455 Texas Hold Em Tourney
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
2019 Available Scholarships
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 542
2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Now available! The James R. Hoffa Scholarship is available for daughters, sons and financially dependents of Teamster members. Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocaional program awards of up to $2,000.
Marriott Workers Just Ended the Largest Hotel Strike in US History
12/06/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 6, 2018 | STRIKES | Thousands of Marriott workers [went] back to work Wednesday after ending the largest hotel strike in US history. About 2,500 striking hotel workers in San Francisco ratified a new contract with the hotel chain on Monday after months of tense negotiations, according to their labor union Unite Here.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
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The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 786
Please click on the attached document for information you need to know if you plan on taking unemployment this winter.
GM Is Proof to the World That Slashing Wages Isn’t the Ticket to Profitability
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec.
The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
Teamsters Local No. 142 Apprentice Applications
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Teamsters Local No.142 Training and Apprenticeship Trust Fund Taking Applications See Below for Details
The Tax Cut Isn’t Trickling Down to Workers
12/05/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Dec. 5, 2018 | OPINION | Nearly one year ago, the Republican Congress passed and the president signed the controversial and partisan Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Proponents sold this law as a middle-class tax cut that would dramatically increase business investment, raise wages, and simplify the tax code.
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Christmas For Kids
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Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
Teamsters local 570
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