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United Membership Backed by Experienced Local 162 Leadership Gets Results!
08/16/18 - Teamsters Local 162
In a 12 month period Teamsters Local 162 processed and settled hundreds of grievances with a record total of over $567,000 on behalf of our members. The grievances involved supervisors working, seniority violations, payroll errors and other issues. Local 162 Business Agent Ben Vedus (far right) poses with members from the Swan Island preload and the Local 162 “big check”.
2018 UPS Contract Tentative Agreements: Review All Four Sections
08/16/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Here are the links to all four sections of the tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters. All Local 231 members are covered by the National Master, the Western Region Supplement, and the Joint Council 28 Rider. Part-timers are also covered by the Sort Addendum.
UPS TA Informational Flyers/Posters
08/16/18 - Teamsters Local 492
Below are New Posters you can click on to download or enlarge.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
08/15/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
UPS Contract Meeting
08/15/18 - Teamsters Local 776
During the Weekend of various UPS, UPSF contract meetings one of the UPS meetings was held at the York Union...
Pennsylvania Federation Women’s Caucus Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave
08/15/18 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
Pennsylvania Federation Women’s Caucus Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave As our first formal project as a Women’s Caucus we have chosen to focus our energies on organizing and educating within our Union to promote an understanding of the need for paid parental leave for all eligible members.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
‘A National Disgrace’: Port Truckers Demand End to Misclassification
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 14, 2018  | WAGE THEFT | For nearly seven years, Hector Zelaya has worked for K&R Transportation as a truck driver in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company makes clear to Zelaya that he can’t work for anyone else, and it tightly controls his daily schedule. Yet it classifies him as an independent contractor.
UPS, UPS Freight Contract Meetings
08/14/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Over the course of Saturday August 11th and Sunday August 12th Local 776 conducted contract meetings for...
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missou
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
UPS Tentative Agreements to Review at Local 162 Contract Explanation Meetings August 18 and 20
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
The attached tentative agreements  between UPS and the Teamsters will all be reviewed with Local 162 members at our August 18 and 20 contract explanation meetings.  What:  Contract Explanation Meetings for Local 162 Members from UPS When:  Saturday, August 18, 10AM and Monday, August 20, 10AM.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
08/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their annual members golf tournament on Sunday August 5, 2018. Sunny skies and temperatures as hot as the...
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Maybe Worker Inequality Isn’t Inevitable After All
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 10, 2018 | ECONOMY | …[I]n terms of the composition of wage growth, the late 1990s was a time of widening income inequality, with high earners pulling away from low earners. Today, by comparison, the lowest-paid earners have the fastest wage growth.
UPS NATIONAL MASTER TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Join the UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00 pm (Eastern) to learn more about the contract: Call-In Number is (866) 767-0669 *There will be a UPS Freight members contract update tele- forum call scheduled in the near future.
Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Leaders of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
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United Membership Backed by Experienced Local 162 Leadership Gets Results!
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2018 UPS Contract Tentative Agreements: Review All Four Sections
Teamsters Local 231
UPS TA Informational Flyers/Posters
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
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UPS Contract Meeting
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Pennsylvania Federation Women’s Caucus Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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