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    • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

      The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

      Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

      Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

      The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

    • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

    • 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.

    • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

      There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

      The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

      But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

    • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

       

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    Local 570 Executive Board Re-elected
    10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
    October, 2017 | LOCAL UNION NEWS | On Sunday, October 8, 2017, nominations for the election of Local Union officers were held during the monthly membership meeting at the Local Union Hall. All incumbents were nominated and, as there were no other nominations, are considered duly elected. The three-year term commences January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    Passing of one of our guys
    10/17/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
    It is with a very heavy heart that we report Local 458M Executive Board Member Dave Harper has passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Services will be the following: Wake will be at Countryside Funeral Home located at 1640 S. Green Meadows Blvd. in Streamwood on October 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    The Best Protectors for Workers Are Other Workers
    10/17/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 17, 2017 | U.S. LABOR | As concertgoers fled the mass shooting at the country music festival outside the Mandalay Bay in Clark Country, Nev., at the end of the Las Vegas strip, dozens of off-duty fire fighters attending the concert sprang into action. Twelve were among the wounded by gunfire.
    2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 542
    Write on your calendars: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Teamsters Local 542 Imperial County Picnic Have your canopy and chairs ready for the Teamster Local 542 Annual Imperial County Picnic! Once again, Teamsters Local 542 will provide the delicious meal from Famous Dave's to its members while the kids have fun taking part in games with the clowns and face painters.
    UPS Contract Update
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Negotiations have begun with UPS on a new agreement. The current agreement....
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters local 570
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 992
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Labor Unions Bring Real Rebuilding Assistance to Puerto Rico
    10/16/17 - Teamsters Local 888
    Oct. 16, 2017  | COMMUNITY ACTION | Unionists on the extended relief mission to hurricane-smashed Puerto Rico call the situation there, three weeks after Maria hit, dire. The head of the Puerto Rico Labor Federation is blunt about the attitude of the U.S. government: “They want us to die.
    Swissport Ratification
    10/15/17 - Teamsters local 419
    The Brothers and Sisters at Swissport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, ratified a collective agreement this afternoon.
    Local 776 Appointment
    10/14/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Recently Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appointed Local 776 President Ed Thompson to the PA. Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC). Act 21 of the State Legislature established the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) in 2001. The Committee shall have the power and duty to assess, evaluate, and recommend standards for the safe operation of motor carriers in this Commonwealth.
    Bison Meeting for Sunday, October 15 CANCELLED
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 264
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    Tyson DRIVE Campaigns
    10/13/17 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
    Teamsters Local 577 will be conducting DRIVE campaigns at Tyson Fresh Meats on October 24, 25, and 26, 2017.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    In Case
    10/13/17 - Teamsters local 570
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    The Los Angeles Times’ Cliche Anti-Union Tactics
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 355
    Oct. 13, 2017 | ORGANIZING | Last week, a majority of newsroom staffers at the Los Angeles Times announced their intention to join together in union and join their colleagues at other newspapers [including The Baltimore Sun] who are already members of NewsGuild-CWA.
    In Case You Missed It
    10/13/17 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Unions, in some form, are here to stay.   • Millennials really have taken it on the chin.   • NFL players’ union defends members – again.   • The vital role of education in authoritarian times.   • It’s Labor vs. Finance for the future of Puerto Rico.   • Justices wrestle with mandatory arbitration vs.
    Swissport Meeting Notice
    10/12/17 - Teamsters local 419
    Local 776 Election Results
    10/12/17 - Teamsters Local 776
    Below are the results of the Local 776 election for Officers and business Agents as reported
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