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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

     
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
06/01/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 677
2017 ESSAY CONTEST James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund All Applications must be sent to the Local Union Hall for approval by June 1, 2017. 1871 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706 (Printable applicaiton below) GOOD LUCK.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/22/17 - Teamsters Local 776
“Not the best day for a parade, it was cold and damp, but that didn’t stop the Local 776 members....
Please Support Benefit for Mark Williams, Son Inlaw of Teamster Member Doug Arlington. To be held on May 13th. Click on download for info.
03/22/17 - Teamsters Local 449
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03/21/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
2017 Events
03/21/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
03/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
03/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit
03/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 21, 2017 | JUSTICE | A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.
Teamsters Local 743 Member wins top award
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Local 743 member Courtney Tillman has been awarded the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee first place scholarship. This year the top award was increased to $2500.00. Courtney is a Department Secretary at The University of Chicago.
Share the Gift of Giving
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 743
DONATIONS NEEDED Local 743 will be collecting donations for the Homeless at the Arpil 3rd membership meeting. We are requesting small or travel sized personal care products for men or women. Donations will be delivered to the homeless on April 29th.
What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Precent Would Mean
03/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 20, 2017 | ECONOMY | The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged youth and for state-based job training grants.
Having Good Health Insurance Shouldn’t Be Punished
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Health care is a complex matter, one that Congress is attempting to tackle again with the rollout of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). But no matter how one might feel about the latest legislation, there should be something everyone can agree on – workers shouldn’t be punished for having high-quality health insurance benefits.
What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Precent Would Mean
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 20, 2017 | ECONOMY | The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged youth and for state-based job training grants.
Having Good Health Insurance Shouldn’t Be Punished
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Health care is a complex matter, one that Congress is attempting to tackle again with the rollout of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). But no matter how one might feel about the latest legislation, there should be something everyone can agree on – workers shouldn’t be punished for having high-quality health insurance benefits.
What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Precent Would Mean
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 20, 2017 | ECONOMY | The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged youth and for state-based job training grants.
Attention Brothers and Sisters
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 745
Attention All Local Union Brothers and Sisters, Please be advised, the Offices of Teamsters Local Union 745 will be closed on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in order to allow the Officers, Agents, and Staff to attend the Services of Brother Cody Johnson. Thank you for your understanding and prayers during this difficult time.
Having Good Health Insurance Shouldn’t Be PunishedHaving Good Health Insurance Shouldn’t Be Punished
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 20, 2017  | HEALTH & SAFETY | Health care is a complex matter, one that Congress is attempting to tackle again with the rollout of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). But no matter how one might feel about the latest legislation, there should be something everyone can agree on – workers shouldn’t be punished for having high-quality health insurance benefits.
What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Precent Would Mean
03/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 20, 2017 | ECONOMY | The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged youth and for state-based job training grants.
Daniel Virtue Service March 21,2017
03/19/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Service for Daniel Virtue A memorial service for Dan will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap on Tuesday, March 21st at 2:00 PM. Local 776 will be providing bus...
Trump’s Infrastructure Boondoggle
03/19/17 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
“We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals…. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.
Local 743 Women's Committee "Sip and Paint" Party
03/19/17 - Teamsters Local 743
Come and let your creative juices flow! The 743 Women's Committee is hosting a "Paint and Sip" party April 21st at local 743. Party starts at 5p.m. Painting instruction begins promptly at 6p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/18/17 - Teamsters Local 264
Please join us as we march in the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade. As in the past, we will “tailgate” before we march with hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. Look for us at the corner of Niagara St. & South Elmwood adjacent to Buffalo City Hall Sunday, March 19th at Noon. This is a family friendly event and we hope to see you there.
In Case You Missed It
03/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • GOP health plan pushes out older people.   • Top AFL-CIO officer: Unions are never backing down.   • The press is essential, whether presidents like it or not.   • UPS gives top brass a raise despite missed targets.   • Landmark decision concerning Teamsters goes to court.
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James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
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