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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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    Oscar-Winning Film Shows Anti-Union Acts at Dayton-Area Factory, Leading to Federal Probe
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 28, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Federal and state officials are reacting to possibly illegal treatment of workers in a Chinese-owned factory in the Dayton area that was exposed in the Academy Award-winning documentary “American Factory.
    CBS Credit Union
    02/28/20 - IATSE Local 33
    Great News The CBS Credit Union is now called the “University Credit Union” and they are affiliated with “Gain Credit Union” who works with Local 33 and is located right next door to the Local 33 office. So whatever business you did at the CBS Credit Union you can now also do at the Gain Credit Union.
    Register To Vote
    02/28/20 - IBEW Local 768
    Dear Sisters and Brothers: I’m writing because public records indicate some of you are not currently registered to vote. You may be listed as unregistered if you have moved, changed your name, or have not voted recently. We are ramping up our political mobilization efforts this year, and you play a critical role.
    In Case You Missed It
    02/28/20 - Teamsters local 570
      • How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S.   • The scariest thing about self-driving cars…   • Why do so many workers fall to their deaths   • How hard will the robots make us work.
    Unions Push F.T.C. to Study if Amazon Warps the Economy
    02/28/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 28, 2020 | ECONOMY | [...] The Teamsters joined several other major labor unions in filing a petition Thursday asking the Federal Trade Commission to open a wide-ranging study into Amazon’s business practices.
    In Case You Missed It
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 355
      • How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S.   • The scariest thing about self-driving cars…   • Why do so many workers fall to their deaths   • How hard will the robots make us work.
    Unions Push F.T.C. to Study if Amazon Warps the Economy
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 28, 2020 | ECONOMY | [...] The Teamsters joined several other major labor unions in filing a petition Thursday asking the Federal Trade Commission to open a wide-ranging study into Amazon’s business practices.
    Coronovirus Info from ODE
    02/28/20 - AFSCME Local 132
    Check out these resources from Multnomah County. Have something new to share? Send us an email at: childcare@oregonafscme.org. We will post any updates we receive.
    In Case You Missed It
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 992
      • How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S.   • The scariest thing about self-driving cars…   • Why do so many workers fall to their deaths   • How hard will the robots make us work.
    Unions Push F.T.C. to Study if Amazon Warps the Economy
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 28, 2020 | ECONOMY | [...] The Teamsters joined several other major labor unions in filing a petition Thursday asking the Federal Trade Commission to open a wide-ranging study into Amazon’s business practices.
    Oscar-Winning Film Shows Anti-Union Acts at Dayton-Area Factory, Leading to Federal Probe
    02/28/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 28, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Federal and state officials are reacting to possibly illegal treatment of workers in a Chinese-owned factory in the Dayton area that was exposed in the Academy Award-winning documentary “American Factory.
    Oscar-Winning Film Shows Anti-Union Acts at Dayton-Area Factory, Leading to Federal Probe
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 28, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Federal and state officials are reacting to possibly illegal treatment of workers in a Chinese-owned factory in the Dayton area that was exposed in the Academy Award-winning documentary “American Factory.
    A Guide To Understanding Mass Shootings In America
    02/28/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Several people were reportedly killed in a shooting at the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors Beverage Company on February 26. According to initial reports, seven people were killed, including the shooter, making it one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history. This isn’t the first mass shooting at a U.S.
    Oscar-Winning Film Shows Anti-Union Acts at Dayton-Area Factory, Leading to Federal Probe
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 28, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Federal and state officials are reacting to possibly illegal treatment of workers in a Chinese-owned factory in the Dayton area that was exposed in the Academy Award-winning documentary “American Factory.
    In Case You Missed It
    02/28/20 - Teamsters Local 888
      • How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S.   • The scariest thing about self-driving cars…   • Why do so many workers fall to their deaths   • How hard will the robots make us work.
    ALLINA CMC Layoff Update 2/27/20
    02/27/20 - IUOE Local 70
    IUOE Local 70 has had several meetings with ALLINA Management in regard to the Layoff and timelines going forward. It does appear due to the scale of the layoff to have a long process all the way to the end. Watch this location for further updates. Last week we had our step 2 meeting in regards to the grievance related to the CBS postings being posted as non-contract positions.
    Postal Service Forced Out 44,000 Workers Who Got Injured On The Job
    02/27/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 27, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her.
    Postal Service Forced Out 44,000 Workers Who Got Injured On The Job
    02/27/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 27, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her.
    Postal Service Forced Out 44,000 Workers Who Got Injured On The Job
    02/27/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 27, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her.
    Shriner's Circus
    02/27/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    The Circus is coming to town! And Local 776 has tickets for you! The Local Union has....
    106th Ludlow Memorial Service
    02/27/20 - CWA Local 7777
    The 106th ANNUAL LUDLOW MEMORIAL SERVICE The UMWA invites you to the 106th Ludlow Memorial Service. The service will begin at 10:00AM Sunday, June 28 , 2020 , at the Ludlow site.
    Member Receives Center for Excellence Award
    02/27/20 - UPSEU Local 1222
    UPSEU member, Susan Scoopo, was recently honored as one of the recipients of the Center for Excellence in Service to Students awards, Quinnipiac University’s most prestigious staff honor.
    Postal Service Forced Out 44,000 Workers Who Got Injured On The Job
    02/27/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 27, 2020 | HEALTH & SAFETY | One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night, her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her.
    Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended US Workers
    02/27/20 - Teamsters Local 888
    Feb. 27, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable.
    EDBF #125
    02/26/20 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Brother Jimmy C. May, born 8/19/1938, passed away on Friday, February 21st.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #125.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 243 members.  Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged on March 20th.
    Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended US Workers
    02/26/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 26, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable.
    Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended US Workers
    02/26/20 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 26, 2020 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable.
    Central Region Election
    02/26/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    GCC/IBT General Board Central Region Ballots were placed in the mail February 19, 2020. Ballots will need to be returned in the business reply envelope, so they are received by 8:30 a.m. on March 25, 2020. (Official Ballot Instructions attached) If you have not received your ballot please contact the local office at 630.668.4337.
    2020 Valley Picnic - Click on image to open
    02/26/20 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
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    Police Arrest Hit and Run Driver that Injured Firefighter
    02/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The hit-and-run driver that hit Firefighter Armando Lopez while he was assisting at the scene of a crash on February 12, 2020 has been arrested.  Special Traffic Investigations (STI) officers traced down the vehicle involved and obtained an arrest warrant for the driver.  She had been identified as 46–year old Shiloh Danielle Hutchings.
    Coronavirus
    02/26/20 - Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 HW/Pension Funds
    The Coronavirus has been all over the news. According to the CDC there has been 14 confirmed cases in the United States. Twelve cases are travel related and two are spread person to person. None of the confirmed cases are in WV. The attached infographic shows how the CDC is preparing communities to deal with and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
    Report: Texas Inequality linked to drop in Union Membership
    02/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Texas is tied with Virginia for the third-lowest union membership rate in the country at 4%, according to a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
    AFL_CIO Scholarship
    02/25/20 - IATSE Local 96
    The Central Mass AFL_CIO is pleased to announce that they will be awarding six $1,000.00 scholarships as well as several $500.00 and $1,000.00 Platinum sponsored scholarships.  Please see attached letter and application form.
    Protect the Postal Service!
    02/25/20 - Teamsters Local 776
    For years, the U.S. Postal Service has been burdened by an unprecedented and unfair congressional....
    Free Asbestos Screening
    02/25/20 - Lansing Labor News
    There will be a pulmonary screening for asbestos exposure.  There are no out of pocket costs for the screening which should take only 10-15 minutes to complete.  The screening will take place at UAW Local 652, 426 Clare Street, Lansing MI, 48917 on Monday May 4, 2020 and Tuesday May 5, 2020 for Local 652 members, and UAW Local 602, 2510 W.
    Real News - February 2020
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    President's Message
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    I hope your semester is off to a good start. It’s exciting that we as faculty are central to the changes in the democratic process at our colleges.
    March 3rd Primary Election Recommendations
    02/25/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    2019 Ball Awardies
    02/25/20 - UFCW Minority Coalition
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    Stamford BOE Security Guards UNANIMOUSLY Vote to Dump the Teamsters & Join UPSEU
    02/25/20 - UPSEU

    On February 10, 2020, as a result of a secret ballot election conducted by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations (CSBLR), the Stamford BOE Security Guards unanimously voted to dump the Teamsters and join UPSEU.

    Canary Bowling Tournament 2020
    02/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    Have you entered your team yet? We are happy to announce we only have 7 spots left to enter the tournament this year. Cost: $30.00 - per bowler / $150.00 - (5) person team (2) Non Union per team Cost includes: (3) Games, Shoes (2) Drinks, Raffle entry per Bowler This event will be on March 15th start time is at 2:00 p.m.
    Its Tax Time.. Just a few reminders..
    02/25/20 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    The following are simple reminders for Tax purposes: 1. Dues are NO LONGER deductible.  2. Local 458M does not mail out any tax forms regarding pension plans, if you have not received your 1099-R, please contact the pension fund directly. Please see below for contact information: Teamster Member Retirement Plan (ILPF): 630.752.8400 National Pension Fund: 630.871.
    We regret to inform you of the passing of 3 of our brother
    02/25/20 - IUEC Local 18
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    APWU Executive Board Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
    02/25/20 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    The APWU National Executive Board voted on Jan. 29 to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. In light of the importance of the presidential election and in response to many inquiries from members as to the union leadership’s position, a number of “top tier” candidates, or their designees, were invited to address the Executive Board.
    Seeing Black History in Context
    02/24/20 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
    Guild 2020 Elections
    02/24/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    The Guild election cycle begins Monday, January 13, 2020. See below the Election Timeline, Election Code and Declaration of Candidacy Form.
    Seeing Black History in Context
    02/24/20 - Teamsters local 570
    Feb. 24, 2020 | OPINION | Black History Month is traditionally a time to honor black Americans and, theoretically, accord them their proper place in American history. Every February we re-examine the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman, Charles Drew, Frederick Douglass and those of lesser-known but truly significant leaders, artists, scientists, thinkers, and others.
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