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  • December 15, 2018
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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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    EDBF #122
    12/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205
    To the members of the Electricians Death Benefit Fund: You are hereby notified of the death(s) of: Louise Howell, spouse of Retiree Leonard Howell           Passed Away: Friday, September 21st, 2018 Mrs. Howell’s death has been assigned #122 and the beneficiary was paid a benefit based on 206 members.
    AT&T Surplus Announcement
    12/14/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Friday, December 14, 2018 (11:00 CST) – Today AT&T announced a surplus impacting 27 of their employees in Illinois. The job cuts will affect employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Voluntary Separation Packages (VSIPP) are available to eligible employees who are not affected by today’s surplus announcement. You must electronically file for a VSIPP by 5 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
    Unions Call Out Amtrak Presidentfor Privatizing Rail Network
    12/14/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Amtrak Service Workers Council Calls Out Amtrak President Richard Anderson for Privatizing Our National Rail Network  WHEN: Monday, December 17 at 11 a.m.
    OSHA Training Class
    12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
    OSHA training is starting be very important for our productions - get certified now.
    December Telehandler Classes
    12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
    Training time! Sign up NOW for the December Telehandler Classes. Check your email for sign-up forms.
    Don't Forget to Register for Benefits!
    12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
    It’s the time of the year again: your IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund Plan C Open Enrollment Statement should have arrived in the mail. Your coverage and or/enrollment selection for January 1, 2019 must be made online, or if mailed, must be received at the Funds lockbox by December 17, 2018.
    Don't Forget to Register for Benefits!
    12/13/18 - IATSE Local 478
    It’s the time of the year again: your IATSE National Health & Welfare Fund Plan C Open Enrollment Statement should have arrived in the mail. Your coverage and or/enrollment selection for January 1, 2019 must be made online, or if mailed, must be received at the Funds lockbox by December 17, 2018.
    Mayor Hancock - $15 minimum wage is on the table
    12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
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    How much income Colorado families need
    12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
    The Colorado Center on Law and Policy releases its report on how much income Colorado families need to make ends meet without public or private assistance Click on link to view the Denverite article https://denverite.
    Clerk Job Posting
    12/13/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Attached is the current clerk posting it will be added to other area of website in a few days.
    Fighting for good jobs at AT&T
    12/13/18 - CWA Local 7777
    Communications Workers of America FIGHTING TO KEEP  JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES & IN OUR COMMUNITY AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a promise to invest in his workforce and create at least 7,000 jobs if the tax bill passed. Well, the bill did pass, and AT&T received a $20 billion windfall.
    The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
    12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
    The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
    12/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
    The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here
    12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 13, 2018 | LABOR | […] Why is Amazon so important to the future of organized labor.
    Local 162 Safeway / Albertsons Teamsters Retire
    12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
    Local 162 members Padi Blanchard and Lloyd Schiermeister have both recently retired after long careers driving truck at Safeway/Albertsons.  Padi is a 40-Year Teamster (42-years in the industry) and at the time of her retirement the number one driver on the seniority board.  After Padi retired Lloyd took the number one spot and retired shortly thereafter.
    Lake Union Drydock puts on a Christmas Lunch
    12/13/18 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Lake Union Drydock in Seattle put on a Lunch for the members and handed out gifts for Christmas this year. It is good to see Companies doing these sorts of things for the members. Local 104 would like to thank all the members at Lake Union Drydock for your hard work and commitment to craftsmanship.
    New Bylaws and Death Fund
    12/13/18 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
    Members Only: Please read the new Bylaws and Death Fund benefits that were voted on at last months Union meeting.  These documents are under "Current Local 23 News."  Please contact the hall with any questions.
    James R. Hoffa 2019 Scholarship Application System Completely Online
    12/13/18 - Teamsters Local 455
    Application system is completely online and can be found on the Fund's Website:  www.jrhmsf.
    2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 492
    The application process for the 2019 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
    Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
    EPPD: Suspect accused of shooting police officer in South Central El Paso now in custody
    12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a police officer near Seville and Sambrano in South Central El Paso earlier Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Police apprehended the suspect, who they described as a Hispanic male, at around 8 p.m. at a residence located on the 100 block of North Clark.  Crisis management team made contact with the suspect but he refused to come out.
    3 LEOs Shot In Houston While Serving Warrant
    12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Harris County Sheriff’s sergeant and two officers from the Texas AG office were injured in a shooting while serving a felony warrant to a home in Harris County. The officers were shot while approaching the suspect’s door. They returned fire, but the suspect barricaded himself inside the home. Another deputy was injured on the way to the scene in a motorcycle crash.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. We will be making our final collection of the year to benefit Joliet's Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children. Hope to see you there.
    Scholarship Applications are now Available
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Joint Council 41
    Scholarship Applications are now available for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship and the Teamsters Joint Council 41 Scholarship. Applications have been mailed to All Locals in the Joint Council and the forms are also available on this website in the left side column.
    2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship Application system completely online
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Local 455
    Application can be found on fund website www.jrhmsf.
    Scholarship Applications are now available
    12/12/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
    Scholarship Applications are now available for Teamsters Local 436, James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship and the Teamsters Joint Council 41 Scholarship programs. Application forms are available on this website in the left side column. If you need any assistance please call Local 436 at 216-328-1833.
    Happy Holidays!
    12/12/18 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
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    Contract Ratification Friday, December 14
    12/12/18 - UAW Local 4911
    UAW LOCAL 4911 / SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM Contract Ratification Vote Friday, December 14, 2018 1010 River Street, Lansing 7:00am-8:00pm To Vote you must be a UAW Local 4911 dues paying member in goodstanding (not on probation) Tentative Agreement: http://www.uawlocal4911.org/UAWTentativeAgreementPacket2018.
    New Year's Day Party at Mike and Gene's home
    12/11/18 - IATSE Local B4
    Michael and Gene would like to entend an invitation to their home on January 1, 2019.
    Children's Christmas Party
    12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Saturday December 8, 2019 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776 held its...
    2019 IBT Scholarships
    12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 175
    M E M O R A N D U M   To:  All Teamster Local Unions   Date:  December 10, 2018     The administrating firm for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, ISTS, has opened up the application system for the 2019 academic and vocational/training scholarships.
    2019 James R. Hoffa Scholarship
    12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 449
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    Report: Economy Steady But Wages Are Lagging
    12/11/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Dec. 11, 2018 | WAGES | Employers added 155,000 jobs to the US economy in November — far fewer than the 198,000 new positions economists had expected, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. Both figures are a sign that the US economy is strong and continues to expand, even with weaker job growth.
    Decmeber 17th training
    12/11/18 - Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team
    Training December 17th will be at the fairfield fire school at 0900. Please see the attached document for details. Please print and post for non-team members to attend if interested.
    Kevin O'Neill Meet & Greet Event
    12/11/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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    Rest In Peace, Brother
    12/11/18 - IUEC Local 10
    It is, with great sadness, I must inform the Officers and Members of Local #10 of the passing of Brother Scott A. Lyons on December 9, 2018.  Officers and Members may call at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Avenue, LaPlata, MD on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 5 - 8 pm.
    USPS Screening Update 12.10.18
    12/10/18 - TWU Local 568
    Brothers & Sisters,  This past Saturday, the International released a letter in which they explained how they have taken the Company to Federal Court as a method to try and get a favorable ruling concerning the current USPS background screenings being conducted.  As part of that letter, they mentioned the filing of an injunction with the Court.
    Christmas For Kids
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 776
    On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for...
    2019 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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    Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak
    12/10/18 - UPSEU
    Washington County dispatchers may get reward for working during gas leak As Washington County Municipal Center was evacuated Monday, the 911 dispatchers stayed at their desks. They kept dispatching emergency calls while workers found a gas leak, turned off the furnace that provided heat to the building, and eventually fixed the problem at 10 p.m.
    My Sister's Place donations
    12/10/18 - CWA Local 2222
    My Sister’s Place is a homeless shelter/refuge for domestically abused families.  In the season of giving, please remember those who are less fortunate. We will accepting new coats or donations for My Sister’s Place by December 26th.  Please contact the hall or make drop offs at Gallows Road Garage or Ashburn NOC.
    Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
    12/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
    12/10/18 - IUEC Local 18
    Brothers and Sisters It is time for Local 18"s annual Toy drive!! Please bring a toy to the union Meeting or drop one off at the Union Hall this year before the 25th.
    KFOX14 INVESTIGATES: Leaked copy of city manager employment agreement
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KFOX14 Investigates exclusively learns City Manager Tommy Gonzalez could be in for another raise and other perks as the city looks to solidify a new agreement. The employment agreement comes in the final days of the current council and in advance of his contract renewal, which would happen in June 2019.
    El Pasoans can now text 911 during emergencies
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Getting help during an emergency just got simpler. El Paso County has added Text-to-911 as an additional way to request emergency assistance, according to the El Paso Fire Department. Officials say the service should only be used when voice calling is not possible or if it would put the caller in danger.
    Police report: El Paso man killed in officer-involved shooting had 'anti-police' history
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KTSM has obtained the police report detailing an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead two months ago. As KTSM previously reported, the incident happened October 10 outside of the Pebble Hills police station in East El Paso. Richard Palafox, 76, was identified as the man killed in the exchange with officers. KTSM.
    Could Driverless Vehicles Spell the End of the Road for Truck Drivers?
    12/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Dec. 10 2018 | THE FUTURE OF WORK | The trucking industry has long faced a driver shortage, in part because of high risk, low pay and long hours. The rise of autonomous vehicles could alleviate that problem--but it could also eliminate jobs for a population of older men who lack college degrees and might have difficulty finding new work.

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