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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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    ALERT: Wang needs help this weekend.
    09/19/18 - IATSE Local B4
    Robin Jones needs help this Friday & Saturday at Wang  Please send her an email if you are available, gtrmnky@aol.com.    Note: All houses are open this weekend - if you are available please work at your house.
    Ohio FOP Statement on Olentangy Local Schools Workshop
    09/19/18 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
    For Immediate Release September 19, 2018 Contact:  Gary Wolske, Ohio FOP President Phone:  216-570-1242 OHIO FOP STATEMENT ON OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS Columbus, OH -- The Olentangy Local School District has a workshop scheduled for tomorrow entitled, "Discussing Race and Racism with Children" featuring Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries.  Dr.
    Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
    Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
    09/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
    EPPD Promotion Ceremony
    09/19/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the AV Theater Room at the Wyndham Aiport Hotel, 2027 Airway Blvd.
    AMERCIAN RED CROSS HELPS WITH HURRICANE RELIEF
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
    Hello Brother and Sisters, As all of you know by now many of our members across the Carolinas have been and will continue to be affected by Hurricane Florence's aftermath for some time. With this said I have been contact with the IBT Disaster Relief Department, Deputy Director of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and FEMA.
    How Working People Win
    09/19/18 - CWA Local 7777
    Union members aren’t afraid of hard work. When others are unable or unwilling to do the work, time and again, union members STAND UP and GET IT DONE! That is why we are asking you to make sure you get out to vote this year. But, this year just voting isn't enough. We need you to do the hard work too.
    Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
    Day of Action- September 22nd
    09/19/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    DAY OF ACTION Saturday Sep. 22nd, we will hold a canvass talking to fellow union members, neighbors and friends about why our endorsed candidates are the right choice to win victories for North Carolina’s working families. Join us.
    SPECIAL MESSAGE CONCERNING HURRICANE FLORENCE
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
    Hello Brothers and Sisters Here’s some very important information concerning your TeamCare benefits in light of the hurricane and and it’s affects on out members.    Please pass this along.
    TEAMCARE HEALTH & WELFARE BULLETIN
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 71
    Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    September 19, 2018 | ORGANIZING | […] Millennial-aged workers are now leading growth in overall union membership, upending historical stereotypes that younger workers don’t identify with the labor movement. For decades, total union membership numbers were seemingly in terminal decline, coming down from 16.27 million in 1996 to 14.37 million in 2012.
    Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
    09/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
    Swearing in of new Local 231 Officers
    09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 231
    Congratulations to Daron Smith and Russell Hayes who were sworn in by Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing on September 12, 2018.
    A Message from LATTC
    09/18/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Sweat! The play is based on ethnographies that the playwright did in Reading, Pennsylvania, and describes in painful detail the catastrophic impact of de-unionization and deindustrialization on working-class families in the U.S.
    Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
    09/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
    September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
    AMFA-SWA AMT Rejected Tentative Agreement Survey Notice – 2018
    09/18/18 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA-SWA AMT Rejected Tentative Agreement Survey Notice – 2018 The AMFA-SWA Negotiating Committee has called for a survey of the membership regarding the recent rejection of the AMFA-SWA AMT Tentative Agreement. Your feedback will help guide your Negotiating Committee to pursue an agreement worthy of the membership's approval.
    AMFA – SWA AMT Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Results
    09/18/18 - AMFA Local 32
    AMFA – SWA AMT Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Results The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on September 18, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc.
    COMPAS CALL FOR HELP TO DEFEAT I-940
    09/18/18 - KCPOG
    COMPAS Members: This is an URGENT call for HELP! If you are a member of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild the King County Police Officers' Guild or the Puget Sound Police Managers' Association , you are also a member of COMPAS! I-940 is finally here and I need ALL COMPAS members with their families and friends to engage in this battle.
    Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
    09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
    AMFA-SWA AMT Rejected Tentative Agreement Survey Notice
    09/18/18 - AMFA
    September 18, 2018 -- The AMFA-SWA Negotiating Committee has called for a survey of the membership regarding the recent rejection of the AMFA-SWA AMT Tentative Agreement. Your feedback will help guide your Negotiating Committee to pursue an agreement worthy of the membership's approval.
    Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
    09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
    Press Release: AMFA AMTs Overwhelmingly Reject Tentative Agreement With Southwest Airlines
    09/18/18 - AMFA
    September 18, 2018 -- Today, Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) rejected a tentative agreement put forward for a referendum vote. According to the union’s National Executive Council, the group rejected the contract because the economic package overall falls short. In the next week, AMFA will survey the AMT group to confirm the reason for rejection.
    Multi Employer Pension Committee Mailing Address
    09/18/18 - IUEC Local 10
    It has come to our attention that the complete mailing address for Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) were not included in the mailer that you received last week and this week.  Brother Mike Herrity and his wife, Rose, who are very heavy in the politic scene, have sent us a list of the mailing addresses for all of the committee members.
    PSE CONVERSIONS
    09/18/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   Effective Sat., Sept. 29, 7 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status. I am proud to say that the National, along with our Officers and Stewards of the A.P.W.U.
    Local #10 Car Show and Rib Cookoff
    09/18/18 - IUEC Local 10
    The Local #10 Car Show and Rib Cookoff will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018.  The Local will provide each competitor with a rack of baby back ribs.  Your ribs will be available at 6:00 am at the Union Hall.  We will be serving ribs, wings, bbque and all the sides.  Rib judging will be at 2:00 pm.  Food will be served from 11:00 am until we run out.
    AMFA - SWA Tentative Agreement Ratification Referendum Results
    09/18/18 - AMFA
    September 18, 2018 -- The votes for the AMFA – Southwest Airlines (SWA) Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum were tallied on September 18, 2018. Votes for this referendum were counted and certified by TrueBallot, Inc. and the results are as follows...
    Rest in Peace, Brother
    09/18/18 - IUEC Local 10
    The Officers and Members of Local #10, are hereby notified of the passing of Honorary Brother, William "Billy" Shumaker on September 13, 2018.  Billy had to be one of the nicest men I ever met.  He was a small man, but stood 12 feet tall when it came to personality and drive.  He knew what he wanted to do and knew how to do it.
    Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
    09/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
    September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
    Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
    09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
    Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
    09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
    Contract Vote Update - Monday - Sept 17
    09/17/18 - IUOE 302
    Contract Vote Update: Now that the ballots are out for the Third Tentative Agreement (TA) of the Western WA AGC Master Labor Agreement and you will soon be reviewing the offer and casting your vote I wanted to relay some thoughts and perspective on the offer. First, I want to refer you to the compensation packages for both this TA and the new Master Labor Agreement of Western WA (MLAWW). Both of these agreements reflect some of the most significant compensation increases we have had in as far back as I can remember. In addition to our significant monetary increases, we also negotiated for the inclusion of some critical language changes relating to double-time after 12 hours of work and special shift premium. I realize that there is some confusion about the impact on the two rates and how that will affect the members working under these two agreements. Simply put, public work will be prevailed at the higher of the two rates and private work will be paid at the contract rate that your contractor is signatory to. The new Prevailing Wage law that we were successful in passing last year, provides: “For trades and occupations with more than one collective bargaining agreement in the county, the higher rate will prevail.” At this time, the new MLAWW includes a rate that is higher than the TA. With respect to the TA before you, I believe this TA reflects the highest financial offer the contractors are willing to make without further concessions on the language and retro pay. I am proud of this organization and the membership for taking a stand! The way we came together was phenomenal and, with the support of the other crafts, we were able to come back with a final counter offer that is worthy of your thoughtful consideration. Thank you for seriously considering this TA and casting your vote.
    2018 IBEW 332 Health Fair
    09/17/18 - IBEW Local 332
    Join us for IBEW'3 332 Health Fair on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. 9:00 am to noon. Free Health Screenings.
    Union Car For Sale
    09/17/18 - IBEW Local 659
    For Sale $4,000 2007 Chevy Impala LTZ 186,000 miles Clean Leather Interior Moon Roof Boise Premium Sound Michelin Defenders, lots of mileage left. Contact the Union hall @ 541-664-0800 For more info.
    El Paso Police Officer Arrested and Charged With Injury to Child
    09/17/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Children (CAC) unit has arrested and charged five-year veteran El Paso Police Officer, Carlos Mendez with Injury to Child/Intent Serious Bodily Injury.  Investigators assigned to the El Paso Police Department’s CAC unit responded to University Medical Center (UMC) regarding an Injury to a Child case Thursday evening.
    EVT UPDATES.......
    09/17/18 - Connecticut Fire Equipment Mechanics Association
    CONGRATULAIONS to Dan Lamouteux, New Haven FD on his certification of MASTER FIRE APPARATUS TECHNICIAN... THANK YOU to Phil Boyer, Town of Greenwich, Fleet Dept for his time and dedication to the EVT program by sitting at the table for the validation conference to evaluate the current exams and make changes and develop questions to keep up with the new and ever changing technology.
    And this: Tronc in talks to sell to McClatchy?
    09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 17, 2018 | A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc. California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in “early stage” discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, a source familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
    It looks like Tronc is about to be chopped up, sold for parts
    09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Sept. 17, 2018 | While it still requires some deal jiu-jitsu, Tronc looks to be on the brink of being broken up. Will Wyatt’s new Donerail Group, several confidential sources tell me, has now gotten the financing in place to do a deal to buy Tronc.
    Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
    09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
    OSHA 10 two-day class
    09/17/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering an OSHA 10 two-day class. Dates/Times/Location: Tue.-Wed. Oct. 9-10, @ 7:30 a.m. at Local 33 hall. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
    Forklift & Aerial Lift Certificates Class
    09/17/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering a Forklift & Aerial Lift Certificates class. Dates/Times/Location: Tuesday, Oct 9. @ 7 a.m. at Industrial Compliance Services, 12850 Foothill Blvd. Sylmar CA If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
    Fall Protection-Authorized User Certificate class
    09/17/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering a Fall Protection-Authorized User Certificate class. Dates/Times/Location: Friday, October 5,@ 8:30 a.m. at Local 33 hall. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
    Emmy "Out" Parking Instructions
    09/16/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Attention: Anyone working the Monday night "Out" at the Emmy's will be parking in the east garage, you will be entering off of Olympic Blvd. This applies to anyone on calls from 5 pm and on.
    Hurricane Florence Update #10
    09/16/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE #10 September 16, 2018          We had a telecom this morning with the postal service on updates pertaining to hurricane Florence. We have scheduled teleconferences at 8am and 530pm each day continuing until Sunday.    During the telecom, we were notified of the changes in Hurricane Florence.
    Trump's Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh Is Deeply Troubling
    09/15/18 - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
    Visit aflcio.org website to view the complete article. Working families deserve a Supreme Court justice who will respect the rights of working people and who will enforce decades of legal precedent that protect us in the workplace.
    TWU Negotiations Letter
    09/15/18 - TWU Local 568
    Doug Parker & Robert lsom continue to tell their fantasy story online, rather than participating at the negotiating table. While both have promised our members "the best contract in the industry," neither has actively engaged in our negotiations to reach that objective.
    Hurricane Florence Update #9
    09/15/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE #9 September 15, 2018          We had a telecom this morning with the postal service on updates pertaining to hurricane Florence. We have scheduled teleconferences at 8am and 530pm each day continuing until Sunday.    During the telecom, we were notified of the changes in Hurricane Florence.

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