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  • March 26, 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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    Annual Picnic is on its way
    03/25/19 - IUEC Local 10
    It is time to mark your calendars for another sensational picnic at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, on June 15, 2019.  Great entertainment, food, fun and fellowship is scheduled from noon to 5 PM.  Order forms must be in by June 12, 2019.  You may print a form below this article.
    Special Election
    03/25/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Vote for one (1) Business Agent t fill the remainder of a three (3) year term: John P Matthews, Joe "Zeppy" Demmel, Linsey Thacker, and Rob Rhue The elections will be held on May 9, 2019 from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Local #10 Union Hall, 9600 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Lanham, MD 20706.
    Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
    03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
    Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
    03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
    Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the Women Who Fought for Labor Reform
    03/25/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 25, 2019 | WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | Around 4:30pm on March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building at Washington Place and Greene Streets, just as the young employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, who occupied the building’s top three floors, were preparing to leave for the day.
    Steward Training for Monroe Bus Drivers
    03/25/19 - UPSEU Local 1222
    UPSEU Local 1222, bus driver members in Monroe, CT employed by All Star Transportation recently elected Stewards; the Chief Steward is Elizabeth Poppa and the two Assistant Stewards are Erica Carroll and Stacee Merz. While the While the Chief Steward has prior experience, both Assistant Stewards are new to this role in the unit. In March 2019, UPSEU provided steward training for these members.
    UFCW Local 7 Negotiations Update
    03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    UFCW LOCAL 7 HAS SECURED A FINAL OFFER WITH KING SOOPERS CITY MARKET.
    El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Has Died
    03/25/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, colleagues and friends of Deputy Peter Herrera #4928 of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Herrera died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, as a result of injuries he sustained after being shot multiple times after conducting a traffic stop on March 22.
    AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3-22-19
    03/25/19 - Laborers' Local 231
    COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FREEDOM ACT TO HOUSE FLOOR: The Illinois House and Senate completed their business on Thursday this week.  This week was the deadline in the Senate to pass bills out of committee.  The House Committee deadline is Friday, March 29th.  The Senate now turns its attention to floor action.
    UPS Meal Period
    03/25/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently there has been discussion concerning the meal period for UPS package car drivers and temorary cover drivers.
    Mission Statement
    03/23/19 - Des Moines Police Guild
    The Des Moines Police Officer’s Guild, represents all the Officers, Detectives, Sergeants, Community Service and Animal Control Officers of the police department. As a law enforcement agency in the state of Washington, we represent law enforcement personnel who are sworn to protect and serve the Des Moines community.
    Lockout Clarification
    03/23/19 - TWU Local 568
    The TWU Intl VP Gary Peterson has released a letter clarifying the wording of yesterday's JCBA Update. Please download the full letter below.
    Waste Management Ratification Vote
    03/23/19 - Teamsters Local 231
    March 23, 2019, Teamsters Local 231 Drivers and Mechanics employed at Waste Management of Skagit County voted Unanimously to ratify historic agreement! Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing partnered with Rick Hicks, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate a multi-local common clauses agreement.
    Support a Member in Need
    03/23/19 - CWA Local 2222
    Please help support our member, William Powers and his family during this time of need. His wife is pregnant with twins and has had complications and been hospitalized for a couple weeks. William has had unpaid time off and the babies will be born prematurely and will spend up to 10 weeks in the NICU.
    Hershey Medical Center Contract Proposals
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Local 776 has scheduled meetings with the Hershey Merdical Center membership to review the submitted contract proposals...
    Galen Center load out parking
    03/22/19 - IATSE Local 33
    If you are working the Load Out for The Kids Choice at Galen Center on Saturday, parking is at 350 W 35th St. Los Angeles, 90007. it is on the opposite side of the freeway from Galen Center, between Hope and Grand. It is a USC structure.
    Joint Memo: Update on the Tentative Agreement
    03/22/19 - AMFA
    March 22, 2019 -- After reaching an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on March 16, the Southwest and AMFA Negotiating Committees began finalizing the contractual language to turn the AIP into a Tentative Agreement (TA). By and large, this work has been completed, with only a few remaining issues. The TA calls for retro pay through March 31, 2019, and Southwest will provide AMFA with the final numbers around April 5. At that point, AMFA will determine how it plans to distribute the ratification bonus to each individual. The last remaining step is to combine all of the documents we’ve agreed to into one TA document for your review, and we plan to complete this work next week.
    Negotiations Update 03.22.19
    03/22/19 - TWU Local 568
    March 22, 2019 Brothers and Sisters, This week, American Airlines not only continued to slow roll negotiations, THEY ACTUALLY JUST STOPPED. American’s arrogance and obstinance at the table is a tell-tale sign of their mistaken belief that this membership is okay with them forcing massive concessions on us in Scope and several other Articles.
    Maryland Heading for $15 Min. Wage by 2025
    03/22/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 22, 2019 | WAGES | After strong campaigning by Fight for $15 and a Union, the Service Employees, and their allies, Maryland is apparently heading for an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour – despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto threat.
    Maryland Heading for $15 Min. Wage by 2025
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 22, 2019 | WAGES | After strong campaigning by Fight for $15 and a Union, the Service Employees, and their allies, Maryland is apparently heading for an increase in the state minimum wage to $15 an hour – despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto threat.
    2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
    2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    Download the 2019 Presidents' Scholarship Application and Guidelines Forms Here
    YRCW Negotiation Update
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee and YRCW have reached a tentative agreement on a new national agreement...
    OSHA 10 Blitz: Seattle, April 1-2; Spokane, April 16-17; Portland, April 19-20
    03/22/19 - IATSE Local 488
    Join us for OSHA 10 General Entertainment Safety. IATSE Local 488 now require all members to have this certification. This course serves an overview of essential safety protocols and procedures for our industry, both in our shops and on set. It’s a baseline of critical knowledge for entry level crew members and seasoned Craftspeople. All Members who haven't had this course should sign up today!
    TEAMSTERS NATIONAL FREIGHT
    03/22/19 - Teamsters Local 71
    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
    YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.
    Railroads' Flood-Ravaged MidwesternTracks Trigger FRA Emergency Declaration
    03/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, declared an emergency event for railroad operations because of extreme flooding throughout the Midwest. The National Weather Service has documented historic flooding throughout the region, Batory said in an emergency event announcement.
    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 21, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Pre-Retirement Seminars
    03/21/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, the Pre-Retirement Seminars we offer familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them and guide them through the application process. Sponsored by the Office of the Labor Member, seminars are held at several locations annually. Union officials, auxiliary members, and their spouses are welcome to attend, as well as rail employees and spouses within 5 years of retirement. Registration is required
    UAW 4911 Bargaining Update
    03/21/19 - UAW Local 4911
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    Look for the Union … Edible
    03/21/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Mar. 21, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Look for the Union … Edible *
    03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 20, 2019 | ORGANIZING | […] The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is one of the unions pushing to organize weed workers. Its drivers already transport legal weed throughout the state; now the union is pushing out into the fields and warehouses. At 1.
    Waste Management Ratification Vote
    03/20/19 - Teamsters Local 231
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    Today in Labor History
    03/20/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    MARCH 20, 1865 — Michigan authorizes formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen are formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era.
    Congratulations Southern State!
    03/20/19 - NJLESA
    Congratulations Southern State! Undefeated against all other law enforcement agencies ~ Best of luck in the playoffs as you strive for the championship title.
    IBEW 396 Receives The Edwin D. Hill Award
    03/20/19 - IBEW 396
    Locals That Battled Energy Deregulation Scheme  Share First-Ever Edwin D.
    Aerial Lift Training and Certification
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We have a couple of lift classes scheduled for Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Each class is a one day class that lasts around 8 hours. The Class will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood LA and will start promptly at 8am each day. See the attached application.
    Remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life.
    03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We are remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life. The funeral is private. A memorial service will be held at on Thursday, March 21, from 7-10pm at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans).
    No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Put Workers at Risk
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Mar. 19, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | When Bill Davis complained about blocked exits at the United Parcel Service Inc.warehouse in Sharonville, Ohio, he says nobody at the company listened. But the Occupational Health and Safety Administration did. Davis’ complaint led to a proposed fine exceeding $200,000. On Friday, March 8, Davis was fired.
    Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
    03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
    03/19/19 - UPSEU
    Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees overwhelmingly approved terms of the Tentative Agreement for a new successor collective bargaining agreement during a recent ratification process. A major item during these negotiations was the health insurance.
    SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019
    03/19/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
    SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019 - We hope to see you Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm. Local 40 Executive Board would like to make some changes to the ByLaws but we need YOU to be there to approve the amendments. We look forward to seeing you at the Union Office!
    AMFA Support Transport Workers Union Locals’ “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign
    03/19/19 - AMFA
    March 19, 2019 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Executive Council (NEC) fully supports the Transport Workers Union’s “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign. AMFA appreciates and encourages efforts to educate the public on a user-friendly platform that exposes flaws in business practices that compromise safety.
    1st Annual Chili Cook Off & Tasting
    03/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Come join us at CWA 7777 on Saturday May 18, 2018 at 2840 S. Vallejo Street in Englewood (Main Hall) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Working Hard for our Members
    03/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members. We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year. NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com).

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