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June 22, 2017
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  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

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Classes offered by IATSE 442
06/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
IATSE LOCAL 442 TTF SAFETY FIRST! © BASIC SAFETY WHEN TUESDAY, 11 JULY 2PM-5PM WHERE Santa Barbara Bowl 1122 North Milpas ST Santa Barbara CA 93103 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides a general introduction into the world of workplace health and safety.
Worker's Compensation Court Decision
06/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
PA Supreme Court Rules Impairment Rating Evaluations Unconstitutional Injured workers obtained a significant win before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week when the court ruled...
Pride Parade 2017: Local 6 Contingent Communications Foreman is Stacey Ned 415-724-4095.
06/21/17 - IBEW Local 6
Corporal Selection MOU 6-21-17
06/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
ELECTION RESULTS
06/21/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
The following ten (10) members have been elected to serve as Local Lodge Delegates to the 2017 Biennial District 142 Convention. There were 110 ballots cast, 24 being absentee ballots, 1 ballot being spoiled. Per the Constitution, vote numbers are posted at the Local Lodge.
Merit Board Appointment
06/21/17 - IAFF Local 558
Members,  Since the resignation of one of our Fire Merit Board appointees last month, the Executive Board has been open to accepting applications to fill the position.  A special emphasis will be put on bringing diversity to the Board, but applications of anyone fitting the criteria will be accepted and considered.
Oklahoma Young Workers Conference
06/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
The Young Workers Conference will be held August 24-25, 2017 in Stillwater, OK  We would like the member to be between the ages of 19-30. If you are interested in participating please call the Hall at (405) 947-2333 to get on the list.
Bethel BOE Food Service Workers Vote Nearly Unanimously to Join UPSEU
06/21/17 - UPSEU
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 the Bethel BOE Food Service Workers voted nearly unanimously by a vote of 19 to 1 to join the United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU). This secret ballot election was conducted and administered by the Connecticut State Board of Elections.
FOPOhio to Legislators: Reconsider Cuts to Local Government Funds
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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Financial Diary
06/21/17 - IAFF Local 558
Attached you will find a document provided by one of our retiress, John Leach.  This is a Financial Diary the serves to help your family transition in the event of a LODD.  It covers more immediate concerns than a legal document is equipped to handle.
Come on out to Indiana Beach
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Come on out and bring your family and your friends for a day at Indiana Beach.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION DRIVE
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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Come on out for a Tour of the Historical Pullman Neighborhood
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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Littleton Police Officer Missing in Russia - Help Needed
06/20/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Brothers & Sisters, Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department and a member of the FOP. Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #57
06/20/17 - AMFA
June 20, 2017 -- We commenced a three-day mediated negotiation session today in Dallas, TX. We spent the morning and early afternoon working with the Mediator in an effort to reach a compromise on Article 2: Scope; however, the Company refused to move from the position that it had taken in the May session held in Washington, DC The Company was not interested in continued discussions on scope. Instead, as alluded to by Russell McCrady, who is conspicuously absent from these sessions, the Company only wanted to pass its “comprehensive proposal.”
June 2017 Gendarme
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Fundraiser for PO Jared Scheel
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
There will be a benefit held for injured Police Officer Jared Scheel on Monday, July 10th, 2017 between 5pm-7pm, at Bartolino’s Osteria located at 2103 Sulphur Avenue.    Jared was injured in the line of duty in 2013.  After many different doctors and surgeries, he is unable to return back to duty.
RIP Brother Carl Bale
06/20/17 - UA Local 296
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Brother Carl Bale passed away June 19th, 2017.  There will be a memorial service for Carl at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 296 on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 @ 7:00pm. 575 N. Ralstin  Meridian, Idaho.  Please come to show your support for Brother Bale and his family during this tough time.
JOIN US! TOUR THE HISTORIC PULLMAN DISTRICT WITH THE TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Please come join us on a walking tour of the Historic Pullman District. Current members of the JC25 Women's Committee can participate at no cost. Fee for family members and friends is $10. You can contact us at www.teamsterwomen.com for more details.
Legislative Update 6-20-2017
06/20/17 - Laborers' Local 231
RAUNER THREATENS SHUTDOWN OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
LA and Long Beach Port Workers Begin Striking
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 20, 2017 | STRIKES | Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began striking terminals across the region Monday morning. The strike was called by the Teamsters union Local 848 t protest what it alleges is illegal subcontracting, misclassification and wage theft by trucking companies.
Fleet Memo for June 17 2017
06/20/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
ANNUAL PICNIC - SAVE THE DATE
06/20/17 - IBEW Local 551
SAVE THE DATE - LOCAL 551 WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL PICNIC ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT MORTONS WARM SPRINGS IN KENWOOD.
TMPA Officer Rights Class
06/20/17 - Montgomery County Law Enforcement Assn.
This FREE 4-hour course instructed by TMPA Regional Attorney Greg Cagle and hosted by MCLEA.
Help for San Francisco
06/20/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNIONS AND JOINT COUNCILS We are sure you heard about the tragic events of June 14 here in San Francisco, where in the middle of a morning meeting of package car drivers, a fellow driver burst in and fatally shot longtime Teamsters Local 2785 members Wayne Chan, Michael Lefiti and Benson Louie before killing himself.
LA and Long Beach Port Workers Begin Striking
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 20, 2017 | STRIKES | Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began striking terminals across the region Monday morning. The strike was called by the Teamsters union Local 848 t protest what it alleges is illegal subcontracting, misclassification and wage theft by trucking companies.
Golf Outing
06/19/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Golf Outing Registration has been exteded to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. Please see attached the registration form and additional information.
Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Penn State Football Tickets!
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Penn State Football is just around the corner! The Nittany Lions will look to build off of their Big Ten Championship title and Rose Bowl appearance. Back by popular demand will be Organized Labor Ticket Promotions.
20th Annual Golf Outing-Ridgewood Country Club
06/19/17 - NJLESA
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Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Brian Kolodzi was in a horrible accident at Evergreen Speedway
06/19/17 - IUOE 302
Help Brian Kolodzi after his horrific accident https://www.youcaring.com/briankokodzi-834815 On  Memorial day weekend Local 302 member Brian Kolodzi was in a terrible accident at the Evergreen speedway in Monroe. He got pinned between two racecars in the pits and severely broke both legs.
Waldner's Workers Receive Support
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 814
LONG ISLAND CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER CLARE ROSE STAND UP FOR WORKING FAMILIES, BOYCOTT WALDNER'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS Waldner’s Business Environments, an office furniture dealer based in Farmingdale, NY has been around for 75 years.
The abuse of day laborers
06/19/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Without the protections of LIUNA and union contracts, this is where many workers would end up.... http://inthesetimes.
Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Movies/Film Equipment Training @ 492
06/18/17 - Teamsters Local 492
The Teamster Local 492 Film Division held a training class on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Santa Fe Studios to help Teamster drivers learn more about some of the common equipment operated by Teamsters in the NM Film industry. With hands on training, the 31 participants spent about 7 hours learning how to operate Honeywagons, Water Trucks, and Landalls. See more pictures here.
County Clerk Satalite Office
06/18/17 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
Our USWU Local #755 members have been participating in the County Clerk's "Around the County," program.  This program offers passport applications, photo id cards, and notary services to the public in remote locations, most recently in North Arlington.  You can find updates for the program on the County Clerk's website.
BAB Cohort-- Join in Portland, Pendleton or Ontario
06/17/17 - AFSCME Local 132
I am excited to announce that the Applications are now open for the BAB Cohort 8.  We will only be accepting 8-10 per location.
Doodle Poll For FCC Work Group on Rule Revisions and State Grant for FCC
06/17/17 - AFSCME Local 132
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Make Your Own (Cheap) Kinetic Sand/Moon Sand Recipe
06/17/17 - AFSCME Local 132
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Sky Harbor Airport Info Picket
06/17/17 - AMFA Local 32
Local 32 members: At the May 2017 GMM, the membership requested the Local 32 LEC to set up another round of Southwest Airlines Informational Picketing.
In Case You Missed It
06/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Teamsters submit comments on NAFTA negotiations.   • The attack on labor unions – and why they matter.   • Three myths about the minimum wage.   • The administration quietly rolls back civil rights efforts.   • Ports of LA, Long Beach truck drivers threaten to strike.   • Union rep.
Rigged: Forced Into Debt. Worked Past Exhaustion. Left With Nothing.
06/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 16, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | Samuel Talavera Jr. did everything his bosses asked. Most days, the trucker would drive more than 16 hours straight hauling LG dishwashers and Kumho tires to warehouses around Los Angeles, on their way to retail stores nationwide. He rarely went home to his family. At night, he crawled into the back of his cab and slept in the company parking lot.
In Case You Missed It
06/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Teamsters submit comments on NAFTA negotiations.   • The attack on labor unions – and why they matter.   • Three myths about the minimum wage.   • The administration quietly rolls back civil rights efforts.   • Ports of LA, Long Beach truck drivers threaten to strike.   • Union rep.
US Treasury Dept. Conference Calls
06/16/17 - Teamsters Local 264
2017 Local 177 Golf Outing
06/16/17 - Teamsters Local 177
GOLFERS The Annual Local 177 Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at      The Club at Morgan Hill 100 Club House Drive Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042 www.theclubatmorganhill.com The cost this year will be $100.00 for Local 177 Union members and $50.00 for Local 177 retirees.
CenturyLink Ratification Results
06/16/17 - CWA Local 7777

 

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