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Special Notice Local Union 767 Nominations and Election Notice
Teamsters Local 767
DIASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
Teamsters Local 71
2018 TeamCare Family Health Fair Event
Teamsters Local 41
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
Teamsters Local 355
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
Teamsters local 570
AMERCIAN RED CROSS HELPS WITH HURRICANE RELIEF
Teamsters Local 71
 
     
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Special Notice Local Union 767 Nominations and Election Notice
09/23/18 - Teamsters Local 767
DIASTER RELIEF INFORMATION
09/20/18 - Teamsters Local 71
2018 TeamCare Family Health Fair Event
09/20/18 - Teamsters Local 41
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
09/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
AMERCIAN RED CROSS HELPS WITH HURRICANE RELIEF
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Hello Brother and Sisters, As all of you know by now many of our members across the Carolinas have been and will continue to be affected by Hurricane Florence's aftermath for some time. With this said I have been contact with the IBT Disaster Relief Department, Deputy Director of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and FEMA.
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
SPECIAL MESSAGE CONCERNING HURRICANE FLORENCE
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Hello Brothers and Sisters Here’s some very important information concerning your TeamCare benefits in light of the hurricane and and it’s affects on out members.    Please pass this along.
TEAMCARE HEALTH & WELFARE BULLETIN
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
Swearing in of new Local 231 Officers
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Congratulations to Daron Smith and Russell Hayes who were sworn in by Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing on September 12, 2018.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
And this: Tronc in talks to sell to McClatchy?
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2018 | A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc. California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in “early stage” discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, a source familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
It looks like Tronc is about to be chopped up, sold for parts
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2018 | While it still requires some deal jiu-jitsu, Tronc looks to be on the brink of being broken up. Will Wyatt’s new Donerail Group, several confidential sources tell me, has now gotten the financing in place to do a deal to buy Tronc.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Attention Local 162 UPS Members - Ballots Have Arrived in Portland! Make Your Voice Heard!
09/14/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Dear Local 162 UPS Member:  Local 162 members at UPS in Portland have reported that they have received their ballots to ratify the proposed 5 year contract and have already started casting their ballots.
Local 162 and Veteran Prevail on Pension Grievance
09/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 member Marcus Winklepleck is a full-time UPS package driver at the Portland Swan Island building.  He is also a Navy veteran.  Marcus filed a grievance with Local 162 ater reading a previous story we published concerning a grievance settlement about pension contributions for two military veterans in the Portland feeder department.
Waste Management Shop and Drivers Proposal Meeting
09/11/18 - Teamsters Local 231
On Sunday September 9th, Local 231 members from Waste Management Burlington, gathered at the Union Hall to discuss the upcoming contract negotiations.
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  • 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!

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  • 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.
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