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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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    Tentative Agreement
    08/21/19 - IBEW Local 199
    Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The Union and the company have reached a tentative agreement, the Negotiating Committee is recommending the package. Details of the agreement can be downloaded from the Website for the members to look over. There will be an open meeting in Fort Myers and Sebring FL.
    GREAT TURNOUT FOR LOCAL 179'S 10TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP PICNIC
    08/21/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Local 179 held their 10th Annual Membership Picnic on Saturday, August 10th.  Over 750 attendees enjoyed great food, drinks, music and a photo booth and popcorn wagon as well as a face painter, an inflatable water slide and jump houses for the kids.  Once again, Attorney Jim Ridge of Ridge & Downes provided the incredible raffle prizes.
    Upcoming Women's Committee meeting
    08/20/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Sisters & Brothers- There will be a Women’s Committee Meeting on September 11, 2019 at 11:00 am, located at the Local 33 Meeting Hall.  All Members are invited.
    August 2019
    08/20/19 - IUPAT local 10
    Resolution passed throught the general membership from July 2019: Resolved: In the event that supermarket workers in UFCW Local 555 should strike or be locked out, Local 10 will dispatch one or more picket flying squads to aid our sisters and brothers at local supermarkets. This resolution shall be made public immediately and communicated to UFCW Local 555.
    PLEASE ACT NOW !!
    08/20/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Dear Local 266 Members,   Your immediate action is needed! Please see attached letter from the IBEW International President, Lonnie Stephenson.   As lined out in the attached letter - It is very important for our union apprenticeships that all of our union members mobilize in support of the construction industry exemption, regardless of your classification.
    Memo: New Web Page For AMFA Members Only About Legal Affairs
    08/20/19 - AMFA
    August 20, 2019 -- Many of you know from my August 8 update about the failure to reach agreement with Southwest Airlines in mediation that we hoped would have ended all of the federal litigation between AMFA, some of its current and former officers, and the company. AMFA must now defend itself from two separate federal lawsuits by Southwest against its own Mechanics and Inspectors filed before we reached agreement on the new contract.
    Meatpacking - the problem isn't immigrants, it's companies recruiting them
    08/20/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    Eric Schlosser Author of Fast Food Nation Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press The immigration raid last week at seven poultry plants in rural Mississippi was a perfect symbol of the Trump administration’s racism, lies, hypocrisy, and contempt for the poor.
    Teamster Pride
    08/20/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Last month Local 776 received an order of new Tee Shirts displaying "Teamster Pride". If you got one send a photo of yourself with the shirt or any Teamster shirt, hat, beanie, etc. and we'll post it for everyone to see your Teamster Pride! Send your photo to: info@teamsterslocal776.org.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    This Week’s Union Meetings - Time is Running Out Get Your Tickets
    08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    2019 Gerald L. Randall Memorial Luncheoun
    08/17/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    MISSOURI ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS GERALD L. (RED) RANDALL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON Honoring: Bill Richardson Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa 777 NW Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 Tickets $40.
    Celebrating 125 years of Labor Day
    08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    As Labor Day comes, many will enjoy firing up the grills, a cold one and perhaps a day of fishing or the kids enjoying the pool.  Enjoy it – it is well deserved. It is well deserved because we Americans are a hard-working people.  Many don’t take their full vacation allocation and thanks to cell phones, sometimes we never escape work.
    CEO pay up 940%, worker 12%
    08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    From the Economic Policy Institute   https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/.
    What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
    Did you know?
    08/16/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
    A Flight Attendant who is unable to perform her/his assigned duty due to illness or injury will be credited for the trip(s) missed and will have the value of the trip(s) missed deducted from her/his sick leave credit. A Flight Attendant who flies a portion of a trip shall be credited with the portion flown.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    SAVE THE DATE - Sept 27th - Financial Awareness Conference
    08/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    Tell Senator Gardner: END OFFSHORING
    08/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Thousands of our jobs have disappeared in the past several years thanks to big corporations like AT&T sending work overseas in order to boost profits at the expense of all working people.  We need common sense legislation to keep American workers employed and our communities strong. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act (S. 1792 and H.R.
    What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
    08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
    UPS Secret
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click below for full story https://www.wsj.
    Attack on Apprenticeship Programs
    08/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
    Brothers and Sisters, please take a moment to learn about the recent attacks on accredited apprenticeship programs.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    Residential Job Fair
    08/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
    Brothers and sisters, please help spread the word about our residential job fair coming up on Saturday September 7th, at the JATC from 8:30am - 12pm. The first one in January was a huge success and attracted dozens of journeyman and apprentice applicants. We tracked how the applicants heard about the job fair and it was overwhelmingly by word of mouth from our members.
    CWA 7777 Denver Public Schools Custodians Win Raises
    08/15/19 - CWA Local 7777
    After years of fighting for fair wages, CWA 7777 Custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS) won significant wage increases in the 2019 bargaining. In 2016, CWA political activists worked with AFL-CIO and community allies to pass the Colorado Amendment 70 to increase the state minimum wage to $12 by 2020.
    President's Message - Challenges and Opportunities
    08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Challenges and Opportunities With the fall semester about to begin, we welcome our new tenure-track and adjunct faculty to our ranks, bringing the total to 4,500 faculty districtwide. We encourage the new faculty to attend the orientations offered by the campuses.
    Julio Tsuha – Guild Activist Promotes Unionism at Pierce
    08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    At each LACCD college, faculty step up to be part of the Guild’s Contract Action Team, helping to maintain a strong union presence at that campus. At Los Angeles Pierce College, that team member is sociology professor Julio Tsuha, an AFT 1521 Executive Board delegate who just finished his fourth year as a full-time faculty member.
    NATIONAL OFFICER ELECTIONS - NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
    08/15/19 - UAW Local 2320
    Attached below is the NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS for UAW Local 2320 National Officer Elections.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    Blog: Corporate Bullying and American Airlines
    08/15/19 - AMFA
    August 15, 2019 -- American Airlines, with the help of the U.S. federal court, made the skies more dangerous with their latest lawsuit and subsequent ruling. The airline sued its own mechanics and made it more difficult for them to report safety issues, creating fear of punishment and retaliation — having a chilling effect that hurts the airline and flying public.
    CWA Local 1103 Honors Gerry Horgan 30th Anniversary
    08/15/19 - CWA Local 1103
    Today August 15, 2019 we gathered to remember our Brother Gerry Horgan on the 30th anniversary of his passing, struck down by a scab while valiantly fighting for benefits & a fair contract during the 1989 strike.  Please take the time to view the video of "Why We Wear Red" and remember Gerry.
    Phishing Scam Email
    08/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
    Members  There are many emails being sent to people working in the entertainment industry in the PNW which are phishing scams. Please do not respond to these messages, especially not with personal information. These emails have been reported to the OMPA and reported to the US Dept.of Homeland security
    FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
    Member Memorial Wall Dedication
    08/15/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Attached, below, is an important letter from General President Christensen regarding the formal dedication of the IUEC Member Memorial.  Please take a moment to read the details. Your efforts to attend this important event are appreciated.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    Twitter Anyone?
    08/15/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
    Check out the AFA-CWA twitter social media account. Follow! You can also follow AmericanAirlines, Piedmont Airlines, FAA, NTSB, ALPA, PSA, Envoy and many more for you aviation nerds out there.
    Member Breakfast
    08/14/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    SAVE THE DATE September 7, 2019 Member Breakfast We look forward to seeing everyone there! Please contact the Hall at 509.624.5101 if you have any questions.
    New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos.
    Big Changes Are Coming to the TSP Get ready for a bunch of upgrades and new options.
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Times are changing for the Thrift Savings Plan—and for all of the federal employees and retirees who have invested their retirement savings in it. One recent change was the formal announcement that the TSP will no longer require a separate election for catch-up contributions for those age 50 and older.
    Anti-Labor Group Urges Federal Government to Stop All Existing Union Payroll Deductions Group's argument has already been rejected by a federal appellate court in decision that did not set a precedent.
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    A prominent anti-labor advocacy organization this week urged the Federal Labor Relations Authority to call on agencies to cancel all existing agreements to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks, claiming the agreements violate the First Amendment.
    Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
    08/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
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