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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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    Oldsmobile Florida Picnic
    01/22/20 - Lansing Labor News
    OLDSMOBILE FLORIDA PICNIC UAW LOCALS 602, 652, 1618, 1753 and LAFCU HOURLY AND SALARY Tuesday February 18, 2020 In Bradenton, Florida American Legion Kirby Steward Post 2000 75th Street West (between Cortez & Manatee Ave) Register at 11am Eat at Noon Meal and plastic tableware will be provided.
    Organizing Victory at Quickway
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 89
    Today, Teamsters Local 89 organizers met with management at Quickway on behalf of a majority of the workers employed at the trucking company and demanded recognition of their workers union. Quickway has voluntarily recognized their workers are now unionized and represented by Teamsters Local 89. We look forward to prompt bargaining dates with the Company.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
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    01/22/20 - IBEW local 357
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    Pension Tax - Please View
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Please click on the link below to view important information regarding upcoming Pension tax laws. https://youtu.
    10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon & 5K Runs
    01/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    All EPMPOA members are invited to participate in the 10th Annual "Jail Break" Half Marathon and 5K Runs that will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Lee College in Baytown, Texas (outside of Houston).  The "Jail Break Run" is brought to you annually by the police charity - Project Blue.  The half-marathon was designed by runners for runners.
    Union Beer
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Some things just naturally go together: Ham and cheese, peanut butter and....
    2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
    01/22/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Attention Members: Information regarding the 2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is now posted. Please login to the website and click on "2020 Wanda Waldo Memorial Scholarship" under the Member Resources tab. Good Luck.
    House Revives Agenda After Impeachment Storm
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 22, 2020 | LEGISLATION | House Democrats are preparing to turn the focus back to their policy agenda now that impeachment has moved over to the Senate… Democratic leaders are aiming for a vote before President’s Day on Feb. 17 on major legislation to strengthen union bargaining and to enact tougher penalties on employers that retaliate against workers seeking to unionize.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    MEWP Trainings & Certifications
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Please join us for upcoming MEWP trainings! New Operators: February 15-16, 2020 in Portland MEWP Re-Certifications: We will also have four (4), one day trainings in Portland on January 31st, February 8th, March 8th & 15th MEWP 2.0 For Experienced Operators GENIE SPECIFIC RIGGING & Operation Certification in Seattle on January 25-26, 2020. Coordinators, Keys and Bests can get their Equipment Supervision Certification by attending just Day 1 of MEWP 2.0.
    Young Workers Key to a Resurgent Labor Movement
    01/21/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 21, 2020 | ACTIVISM | A decade that started with the worst recession in 75 years ended with a booming economy and record low unemployment rate. The “too big to fail” era also ushered in a new generation of workers far more progressive and activist than in the past. That’s a great thing for the labor movement.
    Forklift Re-Certification Classes in March
    01/21/20 - IATSE Local 488
    Next Re-Cert classes are March 14 & March 21st. Get your applications here!
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    Dr. King Understood the Power of Unions
    01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 20, 2020 | ACTIVISM | In what would have been his 91st birthday, we celebrate the towering legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—his moral force as a faith leader, his devotion to nonviolent resistance and, of course, the sacrifices he made to end legalized segregation in the South. But there is an often-overlooked aspect of his work: Dr.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Robert A. Pell
    01/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Robert A. Pell #232, who passed away on January 2, 2020 at the age of 72.  (Ret.) Detective Pell served with the El Paso Police Department for almost 28 years, from December 1969 until his retirement on September 26, 1997.  Prior to joining the El Paso Police Department, Mr.
    Martin Luther King Remembered
    01/20/20 - Teamsters Local 492
    On the night before he died, Martin Luther King gave a speech about the dignity of labor. It still rings true. He was in Memphis, Tenn., supporting sanitation workers' rights to respect and a decent wage. He said: “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” Dr.
    Census 2020: PA Needs A Complete Count
    01/19/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Every ten years a census has been conducted in the United States of America since 1790 (every year ending in “0”). This year, Pennsylvanians will again....
    Trump, America's Biggest Troll
    01/19/20 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
    NO Friend of Workers... NO Friend of Unions... NO Friend of Railroads... How or Why some would support this troll is unimaginable. When it comes to wowing workers, Donald Trump is an absolute magician. Through some mysterious sorcery, he has convinced millions of American workers that he is their true friend, fighting hard for them, even though he and his appointees have taken one anti-worker action after another—dozens of them.
    14th Annual Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation
    01/18/20 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
    A special thank you to our brothers and sisters who donated time and services for the 14th Annual Lemon Ball to benefit Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation. The annual Lemon Ball is a huge community event that raises funds to fight childhood cancer.
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    01/17/20 - IUPAT local 10
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    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 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.
    TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE'S SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee is proud to announce it’s 2020 Scholarship! Each year, Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee awards 5 scholarships to Teamster Women who demonstrate the desire to excel and reach their educational goals. The scholarships are valued from $1,000-$2,500.
    Local 743 Stewards Train to Organizing Amidst Major UCMC Campaign
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 743
      On a wet and windy morning on Chicago’s South Side, nearly 100 Union Stewards from Teamsters Local 743 met to learn about the organizing side of union business.
    IRISH ANGEL COMING TO BOSTON
    01/17/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    Irish Angel is coming to Boston on March 27, 2020.  Irish Angel is a support network for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS, and Military personnel.  Irish Angel provides education, awareness, and resources about PTSD.  Through partnerships, Irish Angel, offers opportunities to inform, heal, and promote a healthy lifestyle for first responders.
    UPSEU Member - Not your Average Joe
    01/17/20 - UPSEU Local 1222
    The Quinnipiac Chronicle recently did a story on UPSEU Member, Joseph DiGioia, whose kind and caring a nature is making a difference: Joseph DiGioia has been cleaning the halls, classrooms, dorms and bathrooms of Quinnipiac University for the past 20 years, but this was the first year he realized anyone noticed the extra effort and enthusiasm that he brings to the job.
    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 449
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    Postal Service 5 Year Plan
    01/17/20 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The Postal Service has released a Five-Year Strategic Plan FY2020-FY2024.
    2020 IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarships
    01/17/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Our Local union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards winners scholarships of $1,000 each. 2020 IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Essay Topics "How is globalization shifting the Labor Movement. "Vote – Are you registered, and how can your vote help Union Labor?" "How is Union Labor affected by current technology? i.e. Uber, Zelle,online shopping sites, etc." Applications must be received by Friday, May 1, 2020.
    H.4149 - Live Theater Tax Credit Pilot Program
    01/17/20 - IATSE Local B4
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a round-table forum on the upcoming (July deadline) for H.4149 Live Theater Tax Credit Pilot. In attendance also Chris Welling, Pres. Local 11, Int'l V. P and Local 11 Business Manager Colleen Glynn, a Teamsters rep. Tevon Marcus of BIB, Maggie Doyle of CBOH, Erica Lynn Scwartz, GM ECT (moderator), Don Beal who sponsored the bill.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 17, 2020 | ECONOMY | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
    Local 776 Newsletter
    01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Local 776 mailed the Winter 2020 issue of the 776 Review to the membership. Did the mailman....
    MLK Jr. Day
    01/16/20 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights Leader's life and legacy. Let us celebrate! "WE ARE NOW FACED WITH THE FACT THAT TOMORROW IS TODAY.  WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
    For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
    01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
    Fallen Border Patrol K-9 agent honored by local, state, federal dignitaries
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies gathered at the Abundant Living Faith Center Wednesday morning to say their final goodbyes to one of their own. A K-9, Bulder, was killed in the line of duty last month. The Border Patrol, CBP, El Paso police, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and many other agencies came to pay their respects to Bulder Wednesday morning.
    EPPD and the Texas Department of Public Safety now accepting applications for Citizen's Academy
    01/16/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety are now accepting applications for the law enforcement citizens academy. The program is free and open to anyone 18-years of age and up, and the applications will be open until Jan.17. According to a release, the academy will begin on Feb. 4, and classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 9 p.m. to 12 p.m.
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