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October 21, 2020
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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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Sudden Valley HOA Joins Teamsters
10/21/20 - Teamsters Local 231
Employees at Sudden Valley Homeowners Association Vote to Join Teamsters Local 231 A group of 30 employees working for Sudden Valley Homeowners Association have voted to join Teamsters Local 231. The workers, who take care of the grounds, roads, golf course, parks, marina, administration, and accounting voted strongly in favor of becoming Teamsters.
Vote No On prop 22!
10/21/20 - Teamsters Local 542
Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 20, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 20, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 20, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 20, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
MV Transportation
10/19/20 - Teamsters Local 776
VICTORY AT MV TRANSPORTATION, LOWELL MA Teamsters Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth joined striking workers from Teamsters Local....
Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
10/19/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 19, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
10/19/20 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 19, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
In Case You Missed It
10/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
  • COVID-19 news updates for Oct.
In Case You Missed It
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
  • COVID-19 news updates for Oct.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for October will be held on Sunday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We are following state guidelines for Covid-19 and are allowing 50 attendees including staff.  Masks are required.
BUILDING BRIDGES 2020 HEALTH FAIR PROGRAM 2020 DRIVE-THRU VACCINE CLINIC FOR ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 179
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL NO. 25 ENDORSE THE RETENTION OF THOMAS KILBRIDE FOR ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE FOR THE 3RD DISTRICT
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 179
In Case You Missed It
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
  • COVID-19 news updates for Oct.
Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are Not
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct.
Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are Not
10/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Oct.
In Case You Missed It
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 888
  • COVID-19 news updates for Oct.
Agency Tasked With Protecting Union Rights Instead Champions Interests of Bosses
10/16/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2020 | LABOR LAW | The NLRB is tasked with administering union elections and processing unfair-labor-practice cases under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which protects “concerted activity,” the collective action that workers take to try to improve conditions on the job.
Local 776 Election Results
10/15/20 - Teamsters Local 776
On October 15, 2020 the ballots for the Local 776 Officers and Agents Election were tabulated. In voting conducted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc.
Agency Tasked With Protecting Union Rights Instead Champions Interests of Bosses
10/15/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 15, 2020 | LABOR LAW | The NLRB is tasked with administering union elections and processing unfair-labor-practice cases under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which protects “concerted activity,” the collective action that workers take to try to improve conditions on the job.
Amid a Deadly Pandemic, Trump’s OSHA Puts Companies Ahead of Workers
10/15/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 14, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] While much of the U.S. economy went into a partial freeze earlier this year, millions of American workers were required to keep toiling amid the peril of the pandemic.
Delegates Election Plan Summary
10/15/20 - Teamsters Local 249
Amid a Deadly Pandemic, Trump’s OSHA Puts Companies Ahead of Workers
10/15/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 14, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] While much of the U.S. economy went into a partial freeze earlier this year, millions of American workers were required to keep toiling amid the peril of the pandemic.
2020 Fall Executive Board Final Results
10/14/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Teamsters Local Union No. 91 concluded the 2020 Fall Executive Board Election process on October 13, 2020.
 
 
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