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General Membership Meeting
10/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 STARTS 10AM AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING WE WILL BE HAVING A MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY AND RETIREMENT PARTY FOR PRESIDENT RON COBB. BBQ WILL BE SERVED. PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US. WE WILL ALSO START ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9, 2017. THANK YOU, SEE YOU AT THE MEETING.
UPS Contract Update
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
October 20, 2017
The Package Division has received some questions about the process by which the National Agreement for UPS and UPS Freight are negotiated. Here is some information to help answer these questions:
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
Southern States Savings & Retirement Q3 Increment
10/20/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members,         Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 3.552% increment to all members accounts for the third (3rd) quarter, July 1 through September 30, 2017.
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
ILPF Mailing to Retirees
10/20/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Recently we have been receiving calls from our Retirees questioning a letter that they received regarding the ILPF Pension Fund. Unfortunately, Local 458M did not have knowledge of this letter until the phone calls came into our office, so we began to investigate.
In Case You Missed It
10/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Unions lead the way in providing health care benefits.   • Forced to choose kids’ health or their jobs, parents go union.   • Teamsters applaud NAFTA progress; talks extended.   • Why Labor is fighting to save veterans’ healthcare.   • Will automation put an end to the American trucker.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
Rite Aid Warehouse
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 175
Rapid Response Informational Meeting will be held for Rite Aid Warehouse employees
The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve
10/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 19, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | … People need to be able to band together to get a fair shake in their dealings with powerful corporations and large government bureaucracies, yet the Supreme Court is likely to make it much harder for them to do so by distorting existing laws and engaging in pro-corporate judicial activism.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
Passing of one of our guys
10/17/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
It is with a very heavy heart that we report Local 458M Executive Board Member Dave Harper has passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Services will be the following: Wake will be at Countryside Funeral Home located at 1640 S. Green Meadows Blvd. in Streamwood on October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic
10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 542
Write on your calendars: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic Have your canopy and chairs ready for the Teamster Local 542 Annual Imperial County Picnic! Once again, Teamsters Local 542 will provide the delicious meal from Famous Dave's to its members while the kids have fun taking part in games with the clowns and face painters.
UPS Contract Update
10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Negotiations have begun with UPS on a new agreement. The current agreement....
Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
10/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
Swissport Ratification
10/15/17 - Teamsters local 419
The Brothers and Sisters at Swissport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, ratified a collective agreement this afternoon.
     
 
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Top Issues
  • 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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