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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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    Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
    12/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
    Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
    Worker Noncompete Agreements Tamp Down on Wages
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 11, 2019 | WAGES | Anyone who’s been paying attention understands that while there is no shortage of jobs, there is a shortage of good-paying jobs. And part of the reason for that is because at least 36 million workers are required to enter into noncompete agreements as part of their jobs, stifling their ability to earn more.
    Members' Christmas Luncheon
    12/11/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.
    Local 77's Tree at Boardwalk Hall
    12/11/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
    The Local thanks Sister Paige Shoyer for all her efforts in ensuring IATSE 77’s Christmas is something the entire membership can be proud of. Spectra has asked its union and business partners to join in sponsoring CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for neglected and abused children this holiday season.
    New Way to Pay
    12/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
    IBEW 194 is proud to now offer, to our members, the ability to pay your dues online and update info. It will be in full operation starting in January 2, 2020.  To access it, you can type the link in your address bar or come to this web site, IBEW194.org, where we will have an “online dues” link you can click under this sites Log-in.
    2020 TEXAS AFL-CIO Scholarship
    12/11/19 -
    The 2020 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is under way. WHO MAY APPLY:  Members or children of members of local unions or children whose legal guardians are members of local unions that are affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the local Central Labor Council.
    Call our Senators to protect PBF and NEBF
    12/11/19 - IBEW local 14
    Statement of the AFL-CIO Retirement Security Working Group on the Grassley-Alexander Multiemployer Pension Plan Proposal December 2, 2019 After a lifetime of hard work, working people deserve to retire with dignity. The labor movement is proud of our negotiated multiemployer pension plans, which have provided retirement income security for millions of working people for decades.
    2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship
    12/11/19 - Teamsters Local 264
    The application process for the 2020 James R Hoffa Scholarship has opened! Details can be found here. The deadline for submission is March 2nd, 2020.
    Press Release: AMFA Announces Card Drive for AMTs and Maintenance Controllers at Spirit Airlines
    12/11/19 - AMFA
    December 11, 2019 -- On the heels of having won its representational election at Horizon Air, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) announced that a union card drive has begun at Spirit Airlines — the self-proclaimed ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. While it is unusual for AMFA to publicize card drive initiatives, given that the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) at Spirit Airlines are currently non-unionized, it is important to build awareness that this significant initiative is underway.
    Labor Union Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    Labor Group Accuses Google of Illegally Firing Workers to Stifle Unionism
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 10, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
    LUDD and Foss job opportunities
    12/10/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Lake Union Drydock needs 1 welder and 1 fitter for a 10 day call.
    Christmas What's UPS Hot Off the Press
    12/10/19 - Teamsters Local 162
    Local 162 mailed the latest edition of our What's UPS to members homes this week.   It is the annual Christmas edition that celebrates what we are thankful for and the success of the new UPS Retirees Subsidy Fund at the Oregon Teamster Employers Trust.
    MEMBER BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Member Benefits & Discounts In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at t he Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be accepting donations for the Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children located in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    2020 JAMES R. HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    College and Trade/Vocational Financial Support for Sons, Daughters and Dependents of Teamsters The application process is now open for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's 2020 college and vocational scholarship programs for the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters.  In 2019, $1.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    SAVE OUR PENSIONS: ACT NOW
    12/09/19 - IBEW Local 768
    Sisters and Brothters, The republicans in the Senate have released their proposal for addressing Multiemployer Pension Plan issues. It is worse than the proposal received last year from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions. If is passes it will cut benefits to retirees, raise premiums, and tax our health pensions.
    Children's Christmas Party
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776....
    Judge overturns 80 Hr. suspension & rules a disparate treatment & obvious formal privilege that rank has at Arlington Police Department.
    12/09/19 - Arlington Municipal Patrolman's Association
    Members,      Recently one of our members recieved an 80 Hr. suspension for several policy violations.      On Aug. 14 & 15 2019 our member attended his arbitration hearing, represented by Attorney Randall Moore. On Dec. 6, 2019 the arbitrator overtured the entire suspension for a number of reasons, which are explained in detail in the attached ruling.
    As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    12/09/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates.
    Happy Holidays
    12/08/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    On Behalf of the Charlotte Area Local Executive Board Happy Holidays.
    Amtrak Substation Electrician Fatality Injured in Bronx
    12/08/19 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    On December 6, 2019, BMWED/IBEW Brother Jarrett Erhart (27), a substation electrician was fatally injured in a tragic accident at Amtrak’s Sub #46 in the Bronx. Brother Jarrett started his railroad career in 2017, first with the BMWED and recently with the IBEW. Those that were lucky enough to know him were blessed. His smile and kindness touched those in his presence.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • Why are drug prices so high.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Why are drug prices so high.
    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Why are drug prices so high.
    December Meeting Cancelled
    12/06/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    The December Board Meeting and Delegate Meeting have been cancelled due to the Argosy Casino being booked.  You are invited to attend the Arnold, Newbold, Sollars & Hollins, PC Holiday Party which will be held on Tuesday, December 10th in the upstairs Ballroom from 4:30 PM till 7:00 PM at the Argosy Casino.
    EDD Unemployment Workshop
    12/06/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    In Case You Missed It
    12/06/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Why are drug prices so high.
    MPOA donates $1,000 to Kiwanis
    12/06/19 - Manteca Police Officers Association
    The Manteca Police Officers' Association presented the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis with a donation of $1,000 to partner with Kiwanis during this holiday season.
    Hoffa Scholarship Information
    12/05/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
    PA Ballet Nutcracker Tree received Local 8 Love.
    12/05/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
    The Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker tree received a $100k makeover. The project was completed by Proof Productions Inc,, and PAB crew members.
    Letter from the International Office
    12/05/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Good afternoon: Enclosed is a very important letter from the General Officers in regard to the current status of the proposal on Pension Reform and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Please read it carefully.
    NLRB Decision
    12/05/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    National Labor Relations Board issues a Decision and Order that requires the postal service to establish processes which will expedite request for information presented by the union. This decision came about when the local filed 30 plus separate Labor Charges against the employer. Some charges were resolved when information was provided.
    Teamsters Take Action!
    12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal agency? USPS provides critical services....
    Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
    12/04/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
    Local 32 National Convention Delegate Election Results
    12/04/19 - AMFA Local 32
    Local 32 Members: The nomination and election period for our National Convention Delegates has come to a close. Our Local was allotted four (4) Primary Delegates and we have elected to have two (2) Alternate Delegates. We had a 13.33% participation rate. The results are as follows: 1. Ken Patrick (primary) 82 votes 2. John Butkiewicz (primary) 81 votes 3.
    Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
    12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
    Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Hikes, Fed's Obama Policies
    12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 4, 2019 | WAGES |… The data on this are very clear. The weekly wage for the median worker, a worker in the middle of the wage distribution, has outpaced prices by just under 5 percent over the last four years, translating into an annual rate of real wage growth of 1.1 percent.
    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship
    12/04/19 - Teamsters Local 542
    Click on this link to apply:  https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn.
    2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local 436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule
    12/04/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    2019-2020 OTIC and Teamsters Local Union #436 Negotiation Meeting Dates Schedule: All meetings start at 10:00 a.m.
    Stand with Striking Steelworkers at ASARCO
    12/04/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    We encourage all members to make a donation to the Steelworkers who are on STRIKE at ASARCO, in Amarillo.
    Give Your Time or Donate to Help a Kid
    12/04/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago is asking for IBEW volunteers to fill their remaining slots at their Aftercare Christmas party on Thursday, December 12th from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. We realize this is short notice if you cannot volunteer and would like to brighten the holidays for a child in need please donate to the IBEW 21 & 1220 Toy & Coat Drive.
    Online Form Signing
    12/04/19 - support.unionactive.com
    Do you have a PDF form that you want to turn into an online form? We can turn just about any PDF form into an online form that even allows member signatures with a mouse or finger. The online form can output a PDF file with the user submitted information and signature image arranged in your current format.
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