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  • February 26, 2021
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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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    Amazon WHSE Anti-Union Campaign
    02/26/21 - Teamsters Local 492
    Amazon’s Anti-Union Drive Shows Why US Labor Law Is Broken 2/24/2021 - Article by David Doorey from Jacobinmag.com Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize, but the company is able to bombard them with anti-union propaganda.
    DLLR Maryland License Renewals
    02/26/21 - IUEC Local 10
    I got an email from DLLR this morning.  There is an email scam potentially targeting License renewals in the state of Maryland.  Not just elevator, but all areas needing to be licensed.  Please make sure you are sure of any email that you may or may not respond to.  If you need to ask questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
    Service Group Bargaining Dates
    02/25/21 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    Future Bargaining Dates for the McLaren Macomb Service Group Thursday, March 11, 2021 Monday, March 15, 2021 Please be sure to check your email and our ALL IN facebook page for updates.  We will be sending out a Newsletter in regards to negotiations and we encourage you to attend the zoom meetings for specific proposals regarding wages, hours and working conditions.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 25, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    The State of American Workers a Year Into COVID-19 Shutdown
    02/25/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 25, 2021 | ANALYSIS | Stress is still high as we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 shutdown. With so many uncertainties, the need for mental health support in the workplace has never been greater. In many cases, boundaries around the work/life balance have become severely blurred. Many employees who work remotely are feeling disconnected, isolated, and depressed.
    New Payroll System
    02/25/21 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Members, Just FYI, the $6.00 charge on your paycheck dated 2/26/21 is for the Local 266 death benefit. We have had 6 members/retirees pass. In the Death Benefit program each member donates $1.00 to the deceased member's beneficiary. In the old system, your death benefit charges, dues, and merchandise purchases were all lumped into one charge on your paycheck.
    RRB Plans Improved Access to Toll-Free Service
    02/25/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has developed two changes to the agency’s nationwide toll-free telephone system that should improve customers’ access to agency staff and services. The changes will take effect on February 15.
    Teamsters Local 89 Delivers to Texas
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 89
    Teamsters Local 89 donated and delivered 21 pallets of water to Texans in need after last week’s disastrous winter storm. On Tuesday, February 23rd Business Agent Trey McCutcheon was sent to procure the 21 pallets of water from Louisville’s Kroger Distribution Center, home to hundreds of Teamsters Local 89 members at Zenith Logistics and Transervice.
    EDBF #131
    02/24/21 - IBEW Local 1205
    We regretfully inform you that Brother Brass Rinehart passed away on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.  He was a member of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund and has been assigned #131.  His beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 238 members. Members utilizing the recurring payment option will be charged in March.
    Steamfitter Position Open with SPS
    02/24/21 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    Provide a service of installation, repair, and maintenance of all steamfitting requirements throughout the district facilities for the purpose of maintaining a safe environment for students, staff, and patrons of Spokane Public Schools. Closing date is March 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. See attached file for further information and directions.
    How $15 Minimum Wage Could Boost Social Security Benefits
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 24, 2021 | SOCIAL SECURITY | Some Washington lawmakers are pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour to put more money in workers’ pockets. The wage bump could also eventually provide a boost to their Social Security benefits. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 has stayed where it is since 2009.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA)
    02/24/21 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    After serving notice under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act in February 2019, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Company (METRA) and members of Local 183 reached a seven-year Agreement, which was officially ratified on February 24, 2021. The contract contains a lump sum signing bonus of $3,400, compounded annual wage increases totaling 15.
    Helper Position
    02/24/21 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    FOSS in Seattle has openings for Helpers on both Day and swing shift, please contact the hall at 206-623-6473 for details.
    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to Wait’ Bonus
    02/24/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 24, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    Assistant National Director Letter to American Airlines Mechanic and Related Employees
    02/24/21 - AMFA
    February 24, 2021 -- We wanted to give you an update following AMFA’s filing for a representation dispute on your behalf with the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the American Airlines (AA) Mechanic and Related workgroups. As outlined in our last update, dated December 10, 2020, we have been assigned both an NMB Case No. R-7557 and NMB Investigator Josie G.M. Bautista. AMFA’s legal counsel has been in contact with the NMB and Investigator Bautista regarding the status of the investigation. Due to the January election, impeachment hearing, and numerous closings-threats within Washington, DC, the NMB offices were in quarantine for 2 weeks, resulting in the Investigator having minimal access to the NMB offices.
    FREE Tax Preparation Assistance
    02/24/21 - UAW Local 4911
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    Covid and OWCP
    02/23/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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    Amazon, Union Organizers at Odds Over ‘Pay to wait’ Bonus
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 23, 2021 | LABOR | […] Officials for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say Amazon workers in Bessemer received notification this past weekend that they were eligible for bonuses of $1,000 or more if they quit their jobs. RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum said the bonus application deadline ends only a few days before the union vote is scheduled to be counted.
    March General Membership Meeting
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 542
    March General Membership Meeting Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. To register for General Membership Meeting click on the following link: https://teamster-org.zoom.
    Official Convention Call - 2021
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
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    Corporate Profit Sharing Award
    02/23/21 - CWA Local 2222
    The CPS Award for plan year 2020 is $700.00. The award will be pro-rated for part-time employees and those employees who participated for more than 3 months but less than 12 months in the plan year. Associates will receive an email on February 26th advising them of the award amount and that it will be paid in their March 5, 2021 paychecks. Please call the hall if you have any questions.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/23/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 23, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    CLEAT Member Winter Assistance Form
    02/23/21 - TCSOA
    The Meassage below is from our Friends at CLEAT. The below information has been distributed to our members via social media, CLEAT Staff, BOD list, and Eboard. If you're a CLEAT member, you could receive $500 for Winter Storm Assistance!   ?  Please click the link below to access the 'Winter Assistance Form' and instructions on how to submit it.
    Local Tentative Agreement Reached
    02/23/21 - UAW Local 602
    BROTHERS AND SISTERS!  After a few days of finalizing the process, we are pleased to announce that our bargaining team has officially reached a tentative agreement between UAW Local 602 and the General Motors Corporation at Lansing Delta Township assembly. We are excited to get our contract report finalized and sent to the print shops for printing.
    Town Hall Meeting/March 1st
    02/22/21 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    ZOOM TOWN HALL MEETING Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm Join us as President Freeman brings the latest news and updates from the Cleveland Area Local, A.P.W.U.  Updates will include: COVID-19, Recent Conversions, and National News.  Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Craft updates will also be presented. Please submit question(s) to cleveapwu@ameritech.
    Four Influential Leaders in Labor History
    02/22/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 22, 2021 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Black History Month goes hand in hand with labor history. Some of the most influential people in black history were also giants within the labor movement.
    Kroger Member Alert: A $100 gift cards and fuel points?
    02/22/21 - UFCW Local 455
    Dear UFCW member,   I wanted to take the time to address some common questions I've received from members while making store visits this past week.   Did we get a raise? Rather than provide you with the hazard pay you deserve for the deadly risks you continue to take, some of you may have seen a pay increase this week of anywhere between 40 cents and two dollars.
    Kroger Member Alert: Winter Storm Resources
    02/22/21 - UFCW Local 455
    Dear UFCW member,   In the most of challenging of days, with the COVID-19 threat still ever-present, we are now faced with overcoming the damage of a historic winter storm.
    DFW Security Advisory
    02/20/21 - TWU Local 513
    DFW Team: Due to a leak in the area, the terminal C employee portal operation will shift from C17 to C7.  This change will be in place until further notice.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Black History Month Event
    02/19/21 - CWA Local 7777
    Systemic racism and injustice are deeply rooted problems that impact our society, including our labor movement.  It weakens our unions and diminishes our collective power.  Defeating racism is integral to our ability to build a better future for our members and working families everywhere.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    President Biden IBEW 2021
    02/19/21 - IBEW 280
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    Union Power in a Pandemic
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 19, 2021 | UNIONS | […] The misery of the last few months has affected all (well, most) of us, but unionized workers are generally in a far better position to endure an economic crisis than their nonunion counterparts, enjoying higher wages, greater access to paid sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance, and more power in the workplace.
    Union Power in a Pandemic
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 19, 2021 | UNIONS | […] The misery of the last few months has affected all (well, most) of us, but unionized workers are generally in a far better position to endure an economic crisis than their nonunion counterparts, enjoying higher wages, greater access to paid sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance, and more power in the workplace.
    The Labor Movement Has a Card to Play – And We Need to Play It
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 992
    Feb. 18, 2021 | UNIONS | Card check, also called  “majority sign-up” (because it requires a simple majority of the workers involved to agree to move forward), has been a thing since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
    Pay Check Issues
    02/19/21 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
    I have been informed that some payroll checks for PP4 are delayed due to FedEx network/transportation issues.  This is impacting several Areas.  The checks may not be received at the destination office by payday, Friday, February 19.    The field has been instructed that impacted employees will need to be issued a Salary Advance via AdjustPay.
    Weekly News Wrap-Up: 2/19/2021
    02/19/21 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Covid-19 news update for Feb. 19   • Congress closes in on multiemployer pension fix   • Can this man save the Baltimore Sun?   • Maryland residents: Covid-19 vaccine questions answered   • Md.
    Rip Brother
    02/18/21 - IBEW Local 191
    Today we lost a good brother and wireman.  RIP Matthew Matt Ivan Cain.  He joined IBEW in October of 2002 and was a third generation Journeyman Electrician.  You will be missed!  Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Reimbursement of COBRA or Covered California Premiums
    02/18/21 - IATSE Local 33
    Brothers & Sisters: Because the Membership approved by referendum ballot, IATSE Local 33 has committed to set aside up to $1.5 million to help active and retired members who are receiving unemployment and have , or will become, ineligible for health care from the Plan because of loss of work due to COVID-19 pandemic.
    State’s Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local 570
    Feb. 18, 2021 | OPINION | […] The experience I and so many other essential workers have had the past 10 months convinced me to get involved in trying to pass the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act in the General Assembly.
    Ohio Turnpike Negotiation Update
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    To all OTIC Members - Please see under the Ohio Turnpike Employee tab on the left column named "Ohio Turnpike Employees"a posted update regarding negotiations dated February 18, 2021.
    The Labor Movement Has a Card to Play – And We Need to Play It
    02/18/21 - Teamsters Local 355
    Feb. 18, 2021 | UNIONS | Card check, also called  “majority sign-up” (because it requires a simple majority of the workers involved to agree to move forward), has been a thing since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
    Vaccination Appointments
    02/18/21 - CWA Local 2222
    Vaccines [Updated 2.11.21] There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines that the FDA has authorized for use in the U.S. These same vaccines and others have also been authorized for use in some countries outside of the U.S. While vaccine distribution will vary by country and state (within the U.S.
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