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January 20, 2018
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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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Equity Update from International
01/20/18 - TWU Local 568
Brothers and Sisters: As a follow up to yesterday’s conference call with TWU Presidents, below is a summary of the plan that has now been agreed upon between TWU and American Airlines, with respect to the TWU Reserve/Equity fund distribution. The earliest the distribution will be is late May/early June, assuming all goes well with Project Spring.
Justin Kropp
01/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Brothers & Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our brother, Journeyman Lineman, Justin Kropp has passed away. Our hearts go out to his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
UPS, UPSF Conference Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 776
The IBT has scheduled a conference call for January 28, 2018 to update UPS and UPS Freight members on the process of negotiations.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #61
01/19/18 - AMFA
January 19, 2018 -- The parties met in Washington, DC for a scheduled two-day session beginning Thursday, January 18, 2018. Your employer, Southwest Airlines, is not interested in achieving a deal to reward you for your hard work and dedication – this was made abundantly clear to your Committee by the Company this week. The Company provided a long-awaited counter-proposal to commence the session, which included some of the following...
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
Hunger Walk is Here
01/19/18 - IBEW Local 483
Join the IBEW 483 Team for the Hunger Walk on May 5, 2018. To join the team or donate to the team click on the link under "about us" on the left.  All proceeds for this walk goes to the Emergency Food Network.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
Women's March 2018
01/19/18 - IBEW Local 6
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
National UPS Negotiations Kicking Off...Join The Conference Call!
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Negotiations with UPS at the national level begin on January 22nd.   An update on the process of those negotiations will take place on Sunday, January 28, 6pm eastern time.  Members are encouraged to join the conference call.  Please encourage your fellow members to join this call as well.  We must all work together to deliver the strong contract Teamster members deserve.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
UPS Negotiations Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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KCS Shows What A "Trump Bonus" Truly Is
01/19/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
As railroad workers, we are no strangers to companies crying broke despite having billions in the bank. Like the railroads, many companies have claimed that the corporate tax was strangling them and was the reason they were moving jobs out of the United States.
Great Turnout for GMM
01/19/18 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
Thank you so much to everyone who took time out...
UPS Contract Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 542
UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations Update Call UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations will kick off in late January. For an update on the process of negotiations and what you can do to be involved please join Denis Taylor, Director , IBT Package Division, for a conference call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. You can join by dialing into the number below.
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
Ten worst things Trump did to working people
01/18/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The tax cut law that President Trump boasts will make his wealthy friends “a lot richer” is just the latest in a series of betrayals of working people by the administration and Congress since Trump took the oath of office on January 20, 2017.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
Winter and Spring Continuing Education Schedules
01/18/18 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
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What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
ELD Training
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCA) regulations pertaining to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are being implemented through a multi...
Correct Mailing Address Form
01/18/18 - NTEU Chapter 143
The NTEU Chapter 143 chapter election will be in June, 2018.  Please give us your correct address so that you can recieve any mailings in the course of this election.  Thank you.
Seattle Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)/Aerial Lift Certification February 17-18, 2018
01/18/18 - IATSE Local 488
Join Ives trainer and 488 Brother Niall James for our first training of 2018! Get your application today.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
Which side are you on?
01/17/18 - CWA Local 3176
This is a old Union song, but is a great accompaniment to the the story we sent out a few days ago. Listen to the words and see how it could apply to today.
2018 Camp Phoenix
01/17/18 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Winter Camp will be held February 16-19th at Camp Cheerful, in Strongsville, Ohio. Any Fire Departments wanting to spend some time with the campers should contact Mike Mochan at 440-223-4661 to make arrangements.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the first General Membership meeting of 2018.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
2018 CFT & AFT Delegate results
01/17/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Congratulations to our 2018 CFT Delegates See ya in Costa Mesa! Congratulations to our 2018 AFT Delegates See ya in Pittsburgh! Delegates listed in bold are funded.
Our contract has been ratified!
01/17/18 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
RATIFICATION We have a contract! Ratification Vote 98% YES.
2/24/2018 Polar Bear Plunge
01/17/18 - NJLESA
FYI... up next is the polar bear plunge in Seaside, NJ on February 24, 2018 supporting the NJ Special Olympics.   As per the guidelines set by our Captain, President Toolen...  each participant will be receive reimbursement of registration as long as you show up.     https://www.classy.
Administrative Leave
01/17/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Due to the current weather conditions that may prevent employees from reporting to work the following information is being provided for your review. Please look over the information and ensure you follow the requirements of the Employee Relations Manual (ELM). An employee statement must be written in the event you are unable to report to work due to the winter storm.
The Supreme Court will be anti-union for decades
01/17/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
for president, old-school conservatives split (broadly speaking) into three groups. A few loved him unconditionally. Never Trumpers refused to support the nominee on the grounds of his crude, unreliable personality and his protectionist impulses.
C TEST 2-17-18 KC Eisenhower 9 AM
01/17/18 - IATSE Local 22
The "C" Test Written & Practical will be on Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 from 9AM-5PM in the Kennedy Center-Eisenhower Theatre
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
MLK Marade 2018
01/16/18 - AFSCME Council 76
AFSCME Council 76 marched through the wind and snow with the AFL-CIO and thousands of Coloradans to honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King believed that civil rights and workers rights were inextricably linked, and actively spoke out against economic exploitation, poverty, and right to work laws. In fact, Dr.
Brother Carmine D. Marinelli
01/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers and Sisters It is with extreme regret to have to inform you that Brother Carmine D. Marinelli passed away on January 10, 2018. He was born November 4, 1921. Local 33 sends it's condolences to his family and friends. He will be truly missed by many. Services for Brother Marinelli will be the following: Vigil/Rosary - 7 pm until 9 pm Friday, January 19, 2018, at St.
Lynda.com
01/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
Lynda.com online courses. Cost is $25, cash or check. You must submit payment to Recording Secretary Jane Leslie at the Local 33 office located at 1720 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA, 818-841-9233.  AV Essentials students must enroll in Lynda.com  and take courses Powerpoint 2016 Essentials Training by Jess Stratton (3 hr. class) and Keynote 6 Essentials Training by David Rivers (4 hr.
WA State Licensing
01/16/18 - IBEW Local 191
Here is some helpful information if you are in need of picking up your Washington State Electrical License
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace
01/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election.
Title Change (S1651/A796)
01/16/18 - NJLESA
On January 16th, Governor Christie signed into law S651/A796, which retitles a State Correction Officer as a State Correctional Police Office; clarifiying law enforcement powers. Please see the attached Press Release for details.
RETIREMENT WORKSHOP
01/16/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
The Charlotte Area Local is hosting a Retirement Workshop on February 18, 2018 at the local union hall. You can sign up for the 1PM or 4PM workshop and each workshop is 1.5 hours long. All atendees are eligible for a TV raffle. Please click the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apwu-retirement-workshop-feb-18-in-charlotte-nc-tickets-41959820954 to sign up and reserve a seat.

 

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