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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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    125 Years After Pullman Uprising, We Could Be on the Verge of Another Sympathy Strike Wave
    06/26/19 - Teamsters local 570
     June 26, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […]  in the spring of 1894, a company-wide walkout at Pullman’s on Chicago’s South Side snowballed into a two-month long nationwide “sympathy strike” that, at its peak, galvanized as many as 250,000 men and women in 27 states and territories.
    The Double Standard of Antitrust Law
    06/26/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 25, 2019 | INEQUALITY | Antitrust law, established originally to limit corporate power, has become its friend. Antitrust law has come to reinforce the power of large business firms while preventing workers, small producers, and micro-enterprises from exercising collective power. .
    125 Years After Pullman Uprising, We Could Be on the Verge of Another Sympathy Strike Wave
    06/26/19 - Teamsters Local 992
     June 26, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […]  in the spring of 1894, a company-wide walkout at Pullman’s on Chicago’s South Side snowballed into a two-month long nationwide “sympathy strike” that, at its peak, galvanized as many as 250,000 men and women in 27 states and territories.
    Contract Update
    06/26/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    See attached flyer for contract update information from national.
    Local 965 Member Needs Our Help
    06/26/19 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965
    A Local 965 member needs a kidney transplant.  He has been on dialysis for 2 1/2 years.  His blood type is A Positive.  If you can help, please contact Barnes Jewish Hospital Transplant Team at 314-362-5365 and choose Option 2.
    125 Years After Pullman Uprising, We Could Be on the Verge of Another Sympathy Strike Wave
    06/26/19 - Teamsters Local 888
     June 26, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […]  in the spring of 1894, a company-wide walkout at Pullman’s on Chicago’s South Side snowballed into a two-month long nationwide “sympathy strike” that, at its peak, galvanized as many as 250,000 men and women in 27 states and territories.
    Old Globe Festival Stage M.E. Position is Now Open
    06/26/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, It's territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC, Local 122 - San Diego
    Brothers and Sisters, The Master Electrician Position on the Festival Stage at the Old Globe Theater is now open for new applicants. Please send a resume ASAP to frontdesk@iatse122.org. Thank you.
    Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
    06/25/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Summer Time; warm sunny days, vacations, swimming pools, and Baseball! On July 13, 2019 join Local 776 for....
    Mercy Flight Membership Renewal Time
    06/25/19 - IBEW Local 659
    It is time to join or renew your Mercy Flights Group Membership.  Attached please find the Membership Agreement and Membership Application.  Please complete and return to Kathy McUne at 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy #3, Central Point OR 97502.
    Union Leaders Criticize Precision Scheduled Railroading
    06/25/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) has contributed to dwindling morale and could result in creating unsafe working conditions should the federal government withhold intervention, according to union witnesses at a June 20th Congressional hearing on rail safety.
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    06/25/19 - Teamsters Local 455
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    Tesla accused of firing pro-union workers at Buffalo solar plant
    06/25/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    A union alleges that Tesla fired some workers at its Buffalo solar products plant because of their pro-union stance and that the company in at least one case tried to interfere with a worker's efforts to find another job.
    2019 Election Results
    06/25/19 - IBEW Local 551
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    New College Affordability Package Would Carry on FDR’s Legacy
    06/25/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
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    AQUASOX DIAMOND CLUB TICKETS
    06/25/19 - IBEW Local 191
    AquaSox Diamond Club Tickets- sets of four can be split.
    $45B construction bill passes
    06/24/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    After ten years with no action, the Illinois State House and Senate came together shortly after their scheduled adjournment to pass a $45 billion construction bill, awaiting signature by Governor J.B. Pritzker.  “Rebuild Illinois” is the largest construction program in state history.
    NAFTA Reboot An Opportunity for Trump and Trumka
    06/24/19 - Teamsters local 570
    June 24, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] The pressing issue for the nation’s largest labor federation [AFL-CIO] is passing a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that upholds the interests of organized labor rather than seeing them trampled as the North American Free Trade Agreement has done. “I think quite frankly we have a chance to fix this thing and get to yes,” Mr.
    NAFTA Reboot An Opportunity for Trump and Trumka
    06/24/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 24, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] The pressing issue for the nation’s largest labor federation [AFL-CIO] is passing a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that upholds the interests of organized labor rather than seeing them trampled as the North American Free Trade Agreement has done. “I think quite frankly we have a chance to fix this thing and get to yes,” Mr.
    NAFTA Reboot An Opportunity for Trump and Trumka
    06/24/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 24, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] The pressing issue for the nation’s largest labor federation [AFL-CIO] is passing a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that upholds the interests of organized labor rather than seeing them trampled as the North American Free Trade Agreement has done. “I think quite frankly we have a chance to fix this thing and get to yes,” Mr.
    IBEW & AT&T Reach New National DIRECTV Technician Agreement
    06/24/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Monday, June 24, 2019 - The IBEW System Council T-3 (SCT-3) and AT&T/DIRECTV reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract covering over 1,200 employees working for the company nationwide who install and repair AT&T DIRECTV services for customers in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The new tentative agreement must be voted on and accepted by the members of the IBEW. The IBEW SCT-3 will present the contract to its members over the next few weeks through a series of meetings and other communications.
    OLDCASTLE EMPLOYEES VOTE IN THE UNION AT TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71
    06/24/19 - Teamsters Local 71
    We are pleased to announce that Local Union # 71 has successfully led an organizing campaign at Adams, an Oldcastle Company in Lilesville, NC. These drivers are suppliers for bagged, ready mix concrete and supplies to Lowes, Home Depot and such. The vote was held on Friday June 21st with a nearly a 4 to 1 ratio in favor of being represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    960-unit Tishman Speyer project Approved at Planning Commission
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
    Tishman Speyer pushed forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, which now include 960 condos, a 38-room boutique hotel and 24,500 square feet of commercial space over an underground garage for 276 cars and 18,500 square feet of ground floor retail space wrapped around a central courtyard.
    Local 38 Plumbers Hall Project moves forward
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
    Developer Strada Investment Group LLC has secured $100 million in funding for a massive six-building project near Mid-Market and Hayes Valley. Straddling 2 acres and nearly the full block at 12th and Market Streets, the site will include about 480 market-rate rental units and 100 affordable units, a new hall for UA Local 38 Plumbers & Pipefitters and a gut renovation of the Civic Center hotel — plus 23,000 square feet of open space to boot. The project is unusual in its mix of supportive affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals and market-rate homes.
    Controversial 5M Project finally breaks ground
    06/24/19 - IBEW Local 6
    Developers will transform four acres of parking lots and vacant buildings at 5th and Mission streets with two new towers, a 200-foot apartment building, two parks and renovated historic buildings. The project includes 702 residential units on site and helps fund another 154 affordable units nearby. 5M will generate more than $76 million in public benefits, including funding for affordable housing, transit improvements, the arts and community groups. Those contributions enabled the controversial project to win city approval in 2015.
    NAFTA Reboot An Opportunity for Trump and Trumka
    06/24/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 24, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] The pressing issue for the nation’s largest labor federation [AFL-CIO] is passing a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico that upholds the interests of organized labor rather than seeing them trampled as the North American Free Trade Agreement has done. “I think quite frankly we have a chance to fix this thing and get to yes,” Mr.
    Strike Vote Authorization Against Sysco NM Unanimous
    06/22/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    6/22/2019 -  As most of you know, there was a great turnout of Sysco members tonight who unanimously voted to authorize a strike. The message tonight was loud and clear, the Sysco Teamsters are not willing to put up with substandard contracts and are ready to walk the picket line in order to let the company know that they are serious.
    AMFA - Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Notice
    06/22/19 - AMFA Local 32
    The AMFA–Alaska Airlines (AS) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a Transition Agreement and Seniority Integration Agreement Package. The complete text of these agreements is posted on the AMFA tab on the Alaska Maintenance & Engineering website for your review and consideration.
    The Postal Service Wants To Make Deep Cuts To Worker Benefits, Internal Plan Shows
    06/22/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The U.S. Postal Service wants Congress to help it make significant cuts to employee benefits as part of a plan to balance the agency’s books, according to a draft business plan HuffPost obtained.
    Labor Unions Made America Great
    06/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    June 21, 2019  | OPINION | “Make America Great Again.” I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of that lately. And I have to admit, it can make sense if viewed from the proper perspective. We gain that perspective by asking, “What made America great in the first place.
    Labor Unions Made America Great
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 21, 2019  | OPINION | “Make America Great Again.” I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of that lately. And I have to admit, it can make sense if viewed from the proper perspective. We gain that perspective by asking, “What made America great in the first place.
    Labor Unions Made America Great
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 21, 2019  | OPINION | “Make America Great Again.” I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of that lately. And I have to admit, it can make sense if viewed from the proper perspective. We gain that perspective by asking, “What made America great in the first place.
    Autoworkers Narrowly Lose Again at Chattanooga VW Plant
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    June 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | In another setback to the Auto Workers’ long campaign to organize foreign-owned “transplant” auto plants in the union-hostile South, UAW Local 42 lost a second recognition vote at the big Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The June 14 tally was 774-833 in a 93% worker turnout.
    Amazon UPS Stuck Together?
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click the link below for the full story http://www.freightwaves.
    APWU National Executive Board to USPS Board of Governors - 'Not So Fast!'
    06/21/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The Postmaster General’s (PMG) 10-year “business plan” was leaked to the press on Tuesday, June 18. It is clear management wants the burden of balancing their books on the backs of postal workers and the public.
    Memmorial For: Troy Boggess
    06/21/19 - IBEW Local 191
    Saturday July 13th at 12:00pm.
    We Deserve a Fair Wage Handbook
    06/21/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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    New Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Join A Union
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 19, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A record number of workers in the United States decided to go on strike in 2018. Now congressional Democrats are trying to harness that momentum to pass a massive labor reform bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions and collectively bargain. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced on May 2 by Sen.
    Anti-worker NLRB Decision Shows Need for Reform
    06/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    June 21, 2019 | UNION RIGHTS | The rollback of union rights in favor of big business continues. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a ruling that allows companies to bar non-employee union representatives access to public spaces on their property, overturning nearly four decades of precedent.
    Autoworkers Narrowly Lose Again at Chattanooga VW Plant
    06/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    June 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | In another setback to the Auto Workers’ long campaign to organize foreign-owned “transplant” auto plants in the union-hostile South, UAW Local 42 lost a second recognition vote at the big Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The June 14 tally was 774-833 in a 93% worker turnout.
    AMFA-AS and Legacy VX Transition and Seniority Integration Agreements Referendum Notice
    06/20/19 - AMFA
    June 20, 2019 -- The AMFA–Alaska Airlines (AS) Negotiating Committee has requested a system-wide referendum regarding a Transition Agreement and Seniority Integration Agreement Package. The complete text of these agreements is posted on the AMFA tab on the Alaska Maintenance & Engineering website for your review and consideration.
    Subcommittee on Railroads,Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    06/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    “THE STATE OF THE RAIL WORKFORCE”

    While testifying before the House's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today, June 20, 2019, President Boles emphasized that the issues reflected in his testimony affect not only the members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, but also the general public.
    Call Center
    06/20/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
    I have BIG news: this afternoon, the New York State Assembly voted by a count of 93 to 19 to pass the NY Call Center Jobs Act! Since the bill already passed in the State Senate back in March by a vote of 58-3, this means that it just needs to go to Governor Cuomo to be signed into law. This is a historic day for us, and one that’s been a long time coming.
    New Union/Nonunion wage & benefit comparison
    06/20/19 - IBEW Local 233
    Check out the wage comparison calculator for Electricians/Linemen in the Rocky Mountain States. If you know a non-union electrician/lineman please share this link with them. They may be surprised at how much money they're leaving on the table. You can pull this up on your phone and show it to non-union workers. Go to www.ibew233.
    New Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Join A Union
    06/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    June 19, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | A record number of workers in the United States decided to go on strike in 2018. Now congressional Democrats are trying to harness that momentum to pass a massive labor reform bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions and collectively bargain. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced on May 2 by Sen.
    Anti-worker NLRB Decision Shows Need for Reform
    06/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    June 19, 2019 | UNION RIGHTS | The rollback of union rights in favor of big business continues. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a ruling that allows companies to bar non-employee union representatives access to public spaces on their property, overturning nearly four decades of precedent.
    Prospect workers at Denver airport are ON STRIKE!
    06/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
    BREAKING: Prospect workers at Denver airport are ON STRIKE! TAKE ACTION: Tell #PayAttentionProspect that you stand with Denver Airport passengers and workers who deserve better: bit.
    UA LOCAL 44 GOLF TOURNAMENT
    06/19/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Networking opportunities don't get any better than this! Whether you bring a group of clients or colleagues to play in the tournament, host an activity on the course or simply take advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities, the UA Local 44 tournament offers everyone a way to gain exposure and promote their business.
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