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  • September 18, 2019
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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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    Local 513 Annual Picnic
    09/18/19 - TWU Local 513
    Tickets for the local 513 annual picnic are available for pick up at the union hall from 08:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday.
    Strike Line Solidarity!
    09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket....
    Space is limited - RSVP today! Sept 27th - Health & Financial Awareness Conference
    09/17/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    Successful Bowl-A-Thon
    09/17/19 - CWA Local 7777
    1st Annual John Cataline Memorial Bowl-A-Thon The Bowl-A-Thon was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  Together we raised $1250 for CdLS. There are several CdLS families in Denver that want to attend next year.
    Strike information update - insurance
    09/17/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 would like to address a few issues that have come up during our struggle for fair and equitable treatment from GM. Insurance - GM announced they were cancelling member’s insurance coverage. Due to your UAW Strike Fund Benefits, there will be no lapse of medical coverage through the COBRA option. Please remember that vision, dental, and hearing are not covered.
    We Got Another JOB for You!
    09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
    Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
    09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
    EXPLORE THE TRADES: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
    09/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
    In response to the growing need for skilled tradespeople, WorkSource Rogue Valley (WSRV) is offering a free Pre-Apprenticeship program, open to everyone, starting Monday, September 30th in Medford. To learn more visit http://worksourcerogue.org/job-seekers/training-opportunities/pre-apprenticeship-program/ Contact Lyda Woods at lydaw@worksourcerogue.org regarding this press release.
    Blog: No Love - Southwest Airlines Refuses To Stop Fighting Its Expert Mechanics In Court Even After Contract
    09/17/19 - AMFA
    September 17, 2019 -- Earlier this year in March 2019, Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), the union representing Southwest’s mechanics, came to a deal on a contract which was overwhelmingly approved by AMFA’s members a couple months later. This was the culmination of nearly seven years of negotiations, which sometimes got quite contentious. Or at least it was supposed to be the culmination.
    Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
    09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
    46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Virginia Retirees Breakfast for September
    09/16/19 - IUEC Local 10
    I just received a phone call from Mike Herrity in reference to the September Virginia Retirees breakfast.  The group will be trying a new place this month, to see how things go.  Breakfast will be at the Cracker Barrell, 10801 Battleview Parkway, Manassas, VA 20109.  At this point, the group may be trying several new places until they find one that they are comfortable in for good.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click link below for full story https://teamster.
    HOFFA: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    Teamsters Will Honor Picket Lines of General Motors’ 50,000 UAW Workers. Full article:  https://teamster.
    Local 458M Saturday Meeting
    09/16/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    We would like to thank all of our Active and Retired Members that joined us at our Saturday, September 14th Membership Meeting.  We would also like to thank Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo attorney's that came out to discuss Worker's Compensation benefits and what your rights are.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    UAW on Strike
    09/16/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    UAW 2404 in Charlotte is going on strike! This is a small local that will need folks to help man a picket line 24/7. Please consider joining the line or dropping off drinks and food. The picket location is 10815 Quality Dr, Charlotte, NC 28278. https://uaw.org/auto-workers-go-strike-years-tirelessly-helping-general-motors-reach-record-level-profits/.
    46,000 UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants and 22 Warehouses
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
    Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
    09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
    Strike Instructions
    09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
    Strike Instructions
    09/15/19 - UAW Local 602
    Local 602 members, as you are aware, the UAW has officially called for a nationwide strike action against GM starting at 11:59 pm Sunday night. Those who are scheduled to work tonight are to show up for work as normal. At the appointed time, Local UAW officials will come to your work area and escort you out of the building. Leave in a peaceful, orderly fashion.
    Labor Council Corn Roast
    09/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    As summer wanes and the corn grows tall this leads to an annual event: The York-Adams.....
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    Bylaws Proposal
    09/13/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Local 266 Members, Please login and view the proposed bylaws change that was presented at the September Regular Meeting. The notice has been mailed to all active members and it includes dates for voting at each unit. Must be present to cast your vote by secret ballot.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Sept. 13, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    Online Services Customer RRB Survey
    09/13/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is asking all active and retired railroaders to complete an online survey to help drive its future strategic plans regarding online offerings. The survey is part of a major Information Technology Initiative currently underway at the RRB. The Board has released an Online Services Customer Survey and is asking all active and retired members to complete it.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    AT&T Announces Jobs Cuts in Illinois
    09/13/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Friday, September 13, 2019 (4:00 PM CST) - Today, AT&T announced a surplus affecting 15 Automotive Equipment Technicians represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21). Employees in Title Group 4 who are interested in taking a SIPP must have their paperwork in by 5 p.m. (CST) Monday, September 23, 2019.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 12, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    Years of Service Pins
    09/13/19 - IUEC Local 10
    It has been brought to our attention that there was a mishap with the letter regarding the Years of Service pins.  Just so everyone is aware, the pins will be given out at the October 10, 2019 meeting.  If you are unable to make the meeting and are supposed to get a Service Pin, please call the Union Hall and we can mail your pin to you.
    Inside Update
    09/13/19 - IBEW Local 291
    Opening letters have been exchanged in both the IBEW/NECA and the IBEW/QEI contracts. Bargaining meetings will begin the week of September 16th. Updates will be posted here.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Sept. 13, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    In Case You Missed It
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • The multi-employer pension plan crisis   • Bargaining for more   • Teamsters remember September 11, 2001   • Future for US jobs looks bleak.
    Americans Have A Very Favorable View of Almost All Labor Unions
    09/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 12, 2019 | UNIONS | Union representation in the US has been dwindling for decades, but according to a new Insider poll, Americans are still largely in favor of them. Insider found that Americans support nearly every kind of labor union, from trade worker unions to artist guilds, more than they dislike them.
    New Secretary Treasurer
    09/12/19 - CWA Local 2222
    The Executive Board would like to congratulate Matt Purtlebaugh and welcome him to the board as the new Secretary Treasurer of Local 2222.
    New Union Officers 2019
    09/12/19 - UAW Local 2320
    The deadline for nominations for Officers of NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 has passed.  Attached is a letter from the Election Committee 2019 with the results.  All positions were uncontested as there was only one nominee for each office.  Therefore, there will be no election.
    Informational ECMs for Verizon techs
    09/12/19 - CWA Local 2222
    Good afternoon, There has been some false information being spread by management and associates in regards to the informational ECMs being handed out as recently as today. We would like to make it clear that Local 2222 has never and would never sign off on any ECMs, informational or otherwise.
    Casino Night United Way Fundraiser Event!
    09/11/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    Tickets are limited.
    IBEW 21 Mourns the Loss of Brother Vincent James Bruno
    09/11/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother Vincent James Bruno, who worked at AT&T. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
    Heroes Who Turned Night Into Day at Ground Zero Now Ailing
    09/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Sept. 11, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | (Click image to enlarge) Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell was driving with his father in New York City when he witnessed the first plane crash into the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
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