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  • April 06, 2020
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    • 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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    All April Unit Meetings Cancaled
    04/05/20 - IBEW 396
    Brothers and Sister, As we continue to monitor the latest news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to reassure you that we are proactively taking the necessary steps to protect our members, employees, and the community as much as possible. Local 396 is committed to managing this event with the least amount of disruption to our members and staff as possible.
    COVID-19 In Plain Language
    04/05/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
    COVID-19 Resources
    04/05/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    The BMWED has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources on this page for ease and organization. We understand that things are stressful and endeavored to make it simpler to find helpful and important information.
    Update from the Forum
    04/04/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters- The Forum and MSG are continuing to pay a percentage to local 33 stagehands who have worked at the Forum in the last 6 months who have averaged 20 hours in a week, if you would like to know if you are going to receive anything and you think it might interfere with your unemployment and would like to opt out of it, please contact Margaret.olson@msg.
    After Filing for Unemplyment You must Certify WEEKLY
    04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
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    Unemployment Insurance
    04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
    If you filed for unemployment benefits, Weekly Certification starts at 12am (Saturday night at midnight) through Sunday. If you opened your first claim this week, you'll be able to complete your Weekly Certification on Sunday.
    $1200 Economic Impact Checks
    04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Updated information as I understand it right now for when you might receive your direct payment of $1,200 from the COVID-19 relief package, and what you may need to do in order to receive it.
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Michael Andel
    04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    After courageously battling his illness, we are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 Chief Steward, our Brother Michael Andel. After hearing of our Brother’s passing, Local 21 President - Business Manager Paul Wright said, “Mike was a friend and a loyal, trusted, and passionate fighter for all of us in Local 21. He became a Union Steward at the age of 23 and I was proud to appoint Mike as a Chief Steward. Mike rose to the occasion and always carried that same passion and energy while doing his job despite his personal battle right on through the last few weeks of his life.” Our thoughts and prayers are with our Brother's family, friends and coworkers. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date
    COVID-19 Worker Benefits Guidebook
    04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 264
    To all our Teamsters members, attached you will find a worker benefits guidebook from WNYCOSH. This document explains the different benefits that may be available to you and the qualifications for each.  We hope you all remain safe and healthy during this outbreak.
    IATSE NATIONAL HEALTH & WELFARE FUND COVERAGE RELIEF
    04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
    In recognition of the impact of Covid 19 on our members he Board of Trustees of the IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund makes HUGE changes to provide continued health coverage during this crisis. Coverage will be provided for plan participants through the 3rd Quarter (end of September, 2020)!!! Also information is in the attachment for obtaining health insurance off you don't qualify for the IATSE NBF.
    ACT MSPB Representation Policy 2020
    04/03/20 - Association of Civilian Technicians
    Please see attached concerning members rights to MSPB representation by our legal team.
    Now is the time for infrastructure investment
    04/03/20 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Long before anyone gave much thought to a viral pandemic or contemplated 20% unemployment rates or seriously considered passing along a $600 boost to unemployment checks or bailing out the airline industry, experts were fretting about the state of U.S. public infrastructure — all those roads and bridges, pipes and wires, runways and transit systems that keep the economy moving.
    Attention Retirees: Mandatory Direct Deposit Required
    04/03/20 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
    MESSAGE FROM THE TRUSTEES The Fund is committed to ensuring your benefits are safeguarded and can continue to be provided to you timely, even in times of crisis like the current COVID-19 crisis our nation is experiencing.
    April Union Meetings Canceled
    04/03/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Due to the Covid-19 Stay at Home Orders all IBEW 21 April Union meetings have been canceled. WORK SAFE! SOCIAL DISTANCE! STAY SAFE!
    COVID-19 Updated Unemployment Info & Job Loss Surveys
    04/03/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Updated Unemployment Information from the Employment Departments in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Important updates on pay for crew of CHAD and Crazy For You: Do Not Claim This Money As Income On Unemployment (See details by following link to full article).
    Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
    04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Apr. 2, 2020 | COVID-19 |  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Although the order largely didn’t change anything since the Republican governor had already ordered severe restrictions that closed schools, colleges, sit-down restaurants, malls, casinos, gyms, theaters and nonessential businesses.
    Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
    04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
    Today, Equal Pay Day, There Are 11 Things You Must Know
    04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Apr. 1, 2020 | WAGES |  Equal Pay Day calls attention to the persistent moral and economic injustice working women face. For a woman to earn as much as a man, she has to work a full year, plus more than a hundred extra days, all the way to April 10. The problem is even worse for women of color, LGBTQ women and part-time workers.
    Amazon, Instacart Workers Strike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
    04/03/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 31, 2020  | HEALTH |  As much of the country is under “shelter in place” orders to help flatten the curve, Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods’ employees’ safety is in jeopardy. And many of them walked off the job yesterday to pressure the companies to step-up protections and pay.
    National Director's March 2020 Update
    04/02/20 - AMFA
    April 2, 2020 -- The month of March has been a whirlwind of changes for our nation. We now have positive cases of the COVID-19 amongst our membership and many remain in self-quarantine to help to prevent the spread of this virus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have contracted and who have been affected by COVID-19.
    Verizon Dispatch Q&A
    04/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Effective Date: 03.30.2020 Last Update: 03.30.2020 DISPATCH Q &A: Q: If the customer has service with another provider and wants to switch to Verizon, can we place the order if the customer is eligible for self-install? A: No, we suggest that the customer calls us back at a later time.
    Verizon PPE Supplies
    04/02/20 - CWA Local 2222
    Supplies for Chad Tompson's area, are slowly coming in. Verizon is reporting what has come in from the last two weeks. Below is the list for supplies that have come in.
    Family First Act
    04/02/20 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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    Sinclair: Don't turn your back on broadcast techs
    04/02/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters- In a time of a global health crisis the multi-billion-dollar company Sinclair Broadcasting Group is giving its freelance technicians the cold shoulder.
    Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update April 2 2020 Spanish
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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    Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update April 2 2020 English
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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    ATTENTION MEMBERS
    04/02/20 - IBEW Local 100
    The Fresno Office will only be open for dispatch on Friday, April 3rd. The office will be closed after dispatch and will re-open on Monday, April 6th.
    AMFA – QX ASAP ERC Representatives Election Results
    04/02/20 - AMFA
    April 2, 2020 -- In March 2020, AMFA National called for nominations to fill the positions of Primary and Alternate AMFA – Horizon Air (QX) Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) Representative. Horizon Air members of Local 14 were allowed to submit names in nomination for these positions. Following the close of the Willingness to Serve process of this election, there is only one candidate for each position...
    Covid-19 and Unemployment Benefits
    04/02/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    As we are all aware our Country and State are suffering a Virus Pandemic and as a result many of our brothers and sisters have been laid off due to lack of work. Unfortunately, many companies financially are not able to keep their employees working.
    Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
    04/02/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Apr. 2, 2020 | COVID-19 |  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Although the order largely didn’t change anything since the Republican governor had already ordered severe restrictions that closed schools, colleges, sit-down restaurants, malls, casinos, gyms, theaters and nonessential businesses.
    Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Apr. 2, 2020 | COVID-19 |  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Although the order largely didn’t change anything since the Republican governor had already ordered severe restrictions that closed schools, colleges, sit-down restaurants, malls, casinos, gyms, theaters and nonessential businesses.
    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
    04/02/20 - Communications Workers of America Local 1120
    *IMPORTANT* A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT   During this difficult and challenging time I have instructed all Business Agents to reach out to each and every member to see if you need anything work related or on a personal basis.
    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA OR ACT)
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    For additional information, go to the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division:  https://www.dol.
    NEW TeamCare App
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
    NEW …. MYTEAMCARE APP To assist Local Unions and our members, we’re happy to announce the launch of the new MyTeamCare app.  The app is a new way to find the benefits information you need. With the app, the features of our website are at your fingertips anytime, anywhere.
    April Union Meeting
    04/02/20 - IUEC Local 10
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have cancelled the Union Meeting for April 9, 2020.  For those who were to be inducted at the April meeting, we will reschedule for the May meeting. Stay safe and stay healthy.
    Web pages you may need
    04/02/20 - IUEC Local 10
    The BA's have asked me to post several helpful websites that you may need. Instructions for Partial Claimants/Virginia Employment Commission - www.vec.virginia.gov https://www.iuec.org/index.php/iuec-safety-stand-down-2020/ www.mdunemployment.com https://www.dropbox.
    Swire Coca Cola Contract Negotiations Update
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 162
    While the unprecedented global pandemic continues, your Union continues to negotiate with your Employer to reach a total tentative contract agreement worthy of our recommendation and your vote.  Negotiations began the week of March 2nd when there had only been a few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oregon.
    Maryland’s Stay-at-Home Order: 10 Common Questions
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Apr. 2, 2020 | COVID-19 |  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Although the order largely didn’t change anything since the Republican governor had already ordered severe restrictions that closed schools, colleges, sit-down restaurants, malls, casinos, gyms, theaters and nonessential businesses.
    COVID 19 Pandemic Scenarios and Benefits Available
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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    Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 455
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    A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19
    04/02/20 - CWA Local 7777
    A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 (Last updated: April 1, 2020, 9:57AM) COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our state economy. Tens of thousands of Coloradoans have lost their jobs since early March with additional lay-offs and furloughs expected in the weeks and months ahead.
    Trump NLRB cancels union representation elections
    04/02/20 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    On March 31, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule making it harder for workers to win and keep a union. At the same time, the Trump NLRB has suspended all union elections, including mail ballot elections.
    INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is providing a COVID-19 resource page. You can visit the resource page here:  https://teamster.
    COVID-19 BUSINESS
    04/02/20 - Teamsters Local 414
    NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE EFFECTIVE March 31, 2020, until further notice! Business will be handled by appointment only. If you need to speak with or make an Appointment with Jeanine or with your Business Agent, please leave a message at 260-483-7159. Stay Safe! AGENTS AND OFFICE STAFF WILL BE WORKING HOURS IN AND OUT OF THE OFFICE. General Membership Meetings are Postponed until further notice.
    IATSE Local 488 Covid 19 Resources For Members
    04/01/20 - IATSE Local 488
    We hope this Resource List provides you and your family some relief during this crisis. If you have resources you have found useful please email suggestions along with a link to NorthernBA@IATSE488.org & SouthernBA@IATSE488.org. Additionally there is link to Dislocated Worker (which we qualify for) and a webinar being offered by WorkSource (Oregon Unemployment) and Worksystems, Inc.
    Covid 19 Message From IATSE International President Loeb
    04/01/20 - IATSE Local 488
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    Hoffa: Lawmakers Must Prioritize Safety of All Essential Workers
    04/01/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Apr. 1, 2020 | SAFETY & HEALTH |  Our country is currently facing unprecedented uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is not only threatening our health but our wallets as well. Many workers are rightfully worried about the future. There are no easy answers.
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