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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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    Henderson Police Supervisors partner with HPOA
    11/14/19 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    The Henderson Police Supervisors Association have partnered with the HPOA in this years Shop with a Cop.  They have donated $1000 to assist in making this 10 year anniversary the most successful.
    Hugh Halpern Nominated to Head GPO
    11/14/19 - cwa-ppmws.org
    Halpern, the longtime Republican staff director of the House Rules Committee and subsequently director of floor operations for Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, is President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Government Publishing Office. “I used this book four, five times a day when I was working in the speaker’s office. It’s basically handmade.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    UMass Boston Police Organize Effort to Bring Gifts to 9-Year-Old El Paso Shooting Survivor
    11/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    On August 3, a gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. When 9-year-old Eduardo’s mother Ana Vitela Najero became paralyzed with fear, he took action, grabbing his mother’s arm and explaining that they needed to get away. Lt.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    Local 743 provides free flu shots for members at Bagcraft
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    On Friday November 8th and Monday November 11th, Teamsters Local 743 sponsored free flu shots for the members at Bagcraft. The Bagcraft Company provided free flu shots to their employees for several years but decided to discontinue the practice for the 2019/2020 flu season.
    2019 Holiday Parties
    11/14/19 - IUOE 302
    Dear Brothers and Sisters: As the 2019 holiday season nears, I have the distinct pleasure of inviting you and one guest to attend our annual Holiday parties throughout the districts. It is very important you RSVP so that we can be financially responsible to make sure we don’t order too much or too little food.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    Future Events
    11/14/19 - IBEW Local 648
    We have quite a few things coming up at the hall in the upcoming weeks. Friday, November 15th at 6:00 will be the date for the pig roast. We will have some sides such as green beans, mac & cheese, and cheesy potatoes and the desserts will be pies from Hydes. Feel free to bring a side or dessert if you want. Kid's Christmas will be held on December 7th from 10:00 to noon.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    CONTINUING MAINTENANCE LAPSES BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IS GROWING CONCERN TO AIRCRAFT MECHANICS UNION
    11/13/19 - AMFA Local 32
    CENTENNIAL, CO – November 12, 2019 – Recent reporting on Southwest Airlines 88 Skyline Aircraft indicates that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) internal Office of Audit and Evaluation raised issues with the carrier’s failure to ensure conformity with all FAA airworthiness requirements, which is a growing cause of concern to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    Joint Council 25 Executive Board Elected to New Term
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    On Tuesday, November 13, 2019, the Teamster Joint Council 25 Executive Board was elected to a new three-year term at the Novembers Joint Council’s delegates meeting. The Hancock-Steide Unity Slate, under the leadership of President Terrence J. Hancock, ran without opposition and won re-election in front of an enthusiastic crowd of delegates.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    AT&T Benefit Enrollment Ends Friday & Toys & Coats
    11/13/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    November 13, 2019 The open enrollment deadline for AT&T Benefits is THIS Friday, November 15th at 7 p.m. DON’T FORGET GO TO att.com/benefitscenter or call 1-877-722-0020 to enroll. When enrolling make sure you pick the correct plan that meets your needs.  Some employees have been confused because of the way the benefits website is set up.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    8th Annual Open House and Toy/Food Drive
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 449
    Come join us again this year for our Open House and Toy/Food Drive on December 8th.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    Press Release: Continuing Maintenance Lapses By Southwest Airlines Is Growing Concern To Aircraft Mechanics Union
    11/12/19 - AMFA
    November 12, 2019 -- Recent reporting on Southwest Airlines 88 Skyline Aircraft indicates that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) internal Office of Audit and Evaluation raised issues with the carrier’s failure to ensure conformity with all FAA airworthiness requirements, which is a growing cause of concern to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA).
    Open Positions at Alaskan Copper
    11/12/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
    Alaskan Copper Works Personnel Department 2958 6th Avenue South Seattle, Washington 98134 (206) 382-7344 Fax: (206)382-6548 We will be accepting applications for this job opening only between the opening and closing dates. Individuals who meet all of the requirements will be considered for an interview. Job applications may be filled out in person or online at www.
    November Mtg. 11/13
    11/12/19 - NJLESA
    Due to a conflict at Cilantro's, our general membership meeting tomorrow evening will be held at the American Legion (Post 39) located at: 112 4th Avenue Roebling, NJ 08554 The time of the meeting is 6:00pm and, the American Legion is minutes from the union office.
    Thank you to Elixir Lounge!
    11/12/19 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    The owners of the Elixir Lounge sponsored their second annual golf tournament in October.  Their first annual tournament  last year benefited Bob Miller Middle School and raised over $2000.  This year they wanted to benefit the HPOA Charitable Foundation!  It was a great time and a good day of golf.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    Rich Johnson
    11/11/19 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #77
     Former member Rich Johnson passed away on Thursday. Rich was soft spoken and a well liked hard worker. Service details in Sunday Press--   https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/johnson-richard-m/article_68270bd2-aed0-571d-b64c-45a261518e78.
    Campaign letter: Rosi Phillips for Board of Directors
    11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please download the attached file.
    Campaign letter: Jimmy Wright for Local 33 Pension, Health & Welfare
    11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers and Sisters I am once again running for Local 33 Pension Health and Welfare Trustee. I am the current Chairman of the Pension Trust; I have been a master Trustee for 7 years and I have served the trust for over 12 years I am the most experienced candidate and the most qualified. However, I need your vote and your support.
    Campaign letter Information
    11/11/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Candidate, The website committee hereby invites each and every candidate in the upcoming election to post a letter to the members, if you choose. If you would like to address your fellow members about the election free of charge, you may submit your letter to the local office by mail, or email it to admin@ia33.org.
    Veteran's Day
    11/11/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    Happy Veteran's Day Thank you for all you have given for our country.
    Happy Veterans Day
    11/11/19 - CWA Local 1103
    Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you to our CWA Local 1103 Veterans & all Veterans that have served throughout America. The Union Veterans Council brings working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.
    Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
    11/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
    Happy Veterans Day
    11/11/19 - CWA Local 7777
    There’s no way to thank our veterans for everything they sacrifice for our freedom, but on Veterans Day, but we have to try. So thank you, to all our service men and women, both past and present! We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. Your dedication and sacrifices have not gone un-noticed. It is much more than a slogan, “Freedom is not free.
    Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
    11/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
    Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day
    11/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
    Veterans Day Remembrance
    11/10/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, when we honor Americans who have served to preserve our freedom.  On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, staff, and myself and I would like to wish all Veterans a happy Veterans Day. Because of your service to our great country, we are able to enjoy the freedoms and rights that make this country great.
    Orientation Class on “New Voting Procedures”
    11/09/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Brothers & Sisters:  The West Coast office is having an Orientation Class on “New Voting Procedures” for LA County, this Sunday, November 10,  2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Please go to the following link to sign up if interested in attending.                https://www.
    492 BA Malcom Union Panelist at Film & TV Career Connection
    11/09/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    492 BA Malcom Union Panelist Film & TV Career Connection Today, Nov 09, 2019, Teamsters Local 492 Film Department Business Agent Melissa A. Malcom served as a Union Panelist for the Film & Television Career Connection at the South Broadway Cultural Center which was sponsored by the Albuquerque Film Office.
    Women’s Committee Pot Luck Lunch
    11/09/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello All There will be a Women’s Committee Pot Luck Lunch at the Local 33 Hall on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Please bring whatever food and/or drink you want. Thank you -  Hope to see you there.
    November 16 2019 Run Off Election
    11/08/19 - IATSE Local 478
    Don’t forget to cast your ballot and tell your mom and em to vote too! Early voting is Nov. 2-9 (except Sunday, Nov. 3) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    2019 KC Scrooge of the Year Event
    11/08/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    Download the Event Information Packet here.
    Honor and Gratitude to Our Veterans
    11/08/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen would like to express our gratitude and honor for our military service members who have served in times past and those currently serving, standing on the ready to defend our country and the freedoms that come with it. May we remember and honor them today, and every day.
    Kid's Craft Night with Santa
    11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
    Union Kid's Craft Fun Night 2019 with Santa Friday December 13 , 2019 6:00-8:00 P.M. @ CWA Local 1111 459 E. Church Street Elmira, NY 14901-2831 Please Bring your Child/Children for a Fun Filled Night.
    Elmira Bus Garage Holiday Meeting
    11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
    ECSD BUS GARAGE HOLIDAY MEETING Saturday December 14, 2019         5:00- 9:30 P.M. @ Hibernian Club 701 Kinyon Street Elmira, NY 14904 5:00-6:00 PM Appetizers & Cocktails 6:00 PM Dinner 5:30-9:30 PM DJ Members and Retirees Free Spouses $10.00 ea.
    Hornell & Frontier West Holiday Meeting
    11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
    HORNELL AND FRONTIER WEST HOLIDAY MEETING For Active Members and Retirees Friday December 13, 2019 5:30 PM @ Club 57 7465 Seneca Road North Hornell, NY 14843 Please RSVP By December 5, 2019 to the Hall @ (607) 733-1111
    Vestal Holiday Meeting
    11/08/19 - CWA Local 1111
    VESTAL HOLIDAY MEETING For Current Members and Retirees Thursday December 5, 2019 5:00-8:00 PM @ My Uncle's Place 120 E.
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