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    • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

      While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

      The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

      Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

      Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

      Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

      That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

    • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

    • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

    • 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!

    • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

    • 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.

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    NAPSO names new Civil Rights & Equity Representative
    04/23/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
    NAPSO named a new representative to the CWA National Civil Rights & Equity committee.  Sgt. Ken Youngblood of the Henderson Police Department has been named to replace Lt. Kirk Moore of HPD, who resigned his position due to the press of other responsibilitues in his department.
    The Wall for our fallen Brothers and Sisters
    04/23/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Here at Local #10 we know, all too well, what it is like to loose one of our Brothers or Sisters.  It is something we pray never happens again, to us or any of our other Locals thru out this country and Canada.  Unfortunately, it has happened and we all know what it is like to keep our brothers, sisters, friends, fathers, mothers, and other family members, in our memories and prayers.
    Membership Meeting Announcement 2019
    04/22/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    NC Special Elections
    04/22/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    The NC State Board of Elections has posted details on the Congressional District 3 & 9 special elections. The 3rd Congressional District primary is April 30th. The 9th Congressional District Primary is May 14th. For more details visit the State Board of Elections web site https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.
    TWU AIR DIVISION PODCAST LAUNCHED
    04/22/19 - TWU Local 513
    Dear Darrel, The TWU Air Division launched a podcast! Click here to listen to the inaugural episode. TWU Local 513 Strategic Action Coordinator Brian Parker hosts, along with TWU Air Division Coordinator Gary Peterson.
    May Aerial Lift Classes
    04/22/19 - IATSE Local 478
    We have a pair of lift classes coming up on May 18th and 19th. The classes will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood and will cover the Boom Lift (Condor) and the Scissor Lift. The class typically runs about 8 hours with a lunch break in the middle.
    State House Committee Calls
    04/20/19 - Carpenters Local 555
    We need to call the members on the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs committee and ask them to name the Carpenters Apprenticeship in SB19-196. It is critical that we be included in this procurement bill for state funded construction projects. Please call these Representatives and leave them a message before Tuesday of this week. Click on the link below to get your CUPP credit.
    2019 Providence Amphitheater Concert Schedule
    04/20/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO is a proud sponsor of the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater.  We invite you to check out the complete list of 2019 Concert Events.  If you have an interest in attending any of these events we encourage you to sign up for our lottery of ticket selections for these events.  Sign up here.
    Deputies cleared to Return to Duty
    04/19/19 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
    Two more deputies have been cleared to return to duty after their charges have been dropped due to insufficient evidence or false allegations.  Welcome back deputies!!!  DSABC supports its membership and strongly believes they are innocent until proven guilty. We know the men and women of BCSO have been, are, and will continue to be a Super Bowl team.
    Elimination of Multi-Purpose Tools
    04/19/19 - IUEC Local 10
    The below attached letter was forwarded to Local #10 from the IUEC Safety Directors.  Please take a moment to read it for your safety. Work safe and thank you.
    May 1st Day of Action
    04/19/19 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Interested in joing teachers from all over NC as they March on Raleigh? The Charlotte Area Local will be traveling to Raleigh to support our teachers. We will be leaving from the Union office at 5:00 am and returning after the rally is over. If you want to take the ride to Raleigh please call the office at 704-394-5104, extension 0, by April 25th to reserve a spot. https://www.ncae.
    First 100 Days Letter
    04/18/19 - TWU Local 568
    Our local President Luis Rodriguez has released a letter to the membership regarding his administration's first 100 days in office. The letter can be found under "Members Resources", section "President's Message" and "First 100 days. Also, you can go into our FB Group TWU LOCAL 568 OFFICIAL MEMBERS FORUM and download the pdf file.
    WILL HCPS LEADERS KEEP THEIR WORD?
    04/18/19 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
    Will HCPS Leaders Keep Their Word? District administrators are now saying exactly what they said June 20, 2017... Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Chris Farkas, sent a letter today to HCPS Custodial Staff letting them know no decisions have been made and the district is RESTATING what was said in the summer of 2017.
    Convention 2019
    04/18/19 - CWA 2201
    THE ELECTION COMMITTEE COUNTED BALLOTS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 FOR DELEGATES TO THE CWA 77TH CONVENTION.
    Convention 2019
    04/18/19 - CWA 2201
    THE BALLOTS WERE COUNTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 FOR DELEGATAES TO THE CWA 77TH CONVENTION IN JULY 2019.
    Emergency Responder Trauma Retreat
    04/18/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Emergency Responder Trauma Retreat Sunday May 19 – Saturday May 25, 2019 Black Forest Retreat Center, Colorado Springs The ERTR is available for eight (8) Colorado Emergency Responders. The ERTR is a clinically based retreat that is experiential and trauma focused involving Trauma Informed clinicians, peers and chaplain.
    THANKS FOR OUR MEMBERS SUPPORT
    04/18/19 - Teamsters Local 786
    Dear Brothers and Sisters,   On behalf of the local 786 Executive Board, we would like to thank you for your overwhelming support of the officers and Local 786 at the hearing conducted this past Saturday.  Over 500 members attended the meeting and over 900 members signed the petition supporting Local 786.  Your support was the best evidence we had and was the most important.
    Discounted Monster Tickets Available
    04/18/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    The Cleveland Monsters are in the Playoffs! The first 2 games at home will be April 23rd and 25th  and we will get access to discounted tickets through the link below! Please note:  This is not our traditional q pass so it looks a little different; the passcode is “Drewniak” not APWU72 for this event!  Here's the link: https://www.
    Get Your Kids to Pay for Their College Education
    04/18/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Now that the deadline to file your taxes has passed another deadline is quickly approaching and your kids could be costing you an opportunity to put money back in your pocket.  The deadline to apply for an IBEW Local Union 21 scholarship is Friday, May 3rd. Our Local union is proud to offer, on an annual basis, the IBEW Local Union 21 Scholarship Program, available to all IBEW Local Union 21 members and their immediate family. Each year, our Local awards up to ten winners scholarships of $1000 each.
    New Call Stewards Call Queue is LIVE.
    04/17/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters- When you call in for work you will be experiencing the new Call Stewards call queue. You will hear the following message; “Please hold, you are in the Local 33 call queue. Your call will be answered by the next available call Steward in the order it was received.
    HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT CITY OF CANYONVILLE
    04/17/19 - IBEW Local 659
    IBEW Local Union 659 Membership, Please help support our members of City of Canyonville by writing the attached letter and mailing it to: IBEW Local Union 659 Attn: Vicki Williamson 4480 Rogue Valley Hwy Suite 3 Central Point OR 97502 If you have any questions or would like more information please contact me at (541) 601-0844 or email jeff@ibew659.org.
    School shootings' effects on police officers understudied
    04/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands.
    Red Cross Award
    04/17/19 - Teamsters Local 776
    The American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Chapter honored local heroes during an award reception...
    General Membership Meeting
    04/16/19 - CWA Local 1103
    April 18, 2019 General Membership Meeting , 5:30pm Teamster's Union Hall Elmsford NY
    IBEW Sporting Clay Shoot 2019
    04/16/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 194
    Just a reminder that we will be holding our IBEW sporting clay shoot on April 27th at Los Paloma in Benton. The safety meeting will start at 8 and the shooting will start at 8:30. Please contact the Union Hall to RSVP.
    Faculty Issue Vote of No Confidence in State Chancellor
    04/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Citing a lack of transparency and failure to engage in collegial consultation with faculty stakeholder groups, the CFT approved a vote of no confidence in State Chancellor Eloy Oakley.
    CFT Convention Highlights
    04/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Over 50 AFT 1521 members were among the nearly 500 delegates and 200 visitors and staff who attended the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) Convention at the downtown L.A. Biltmore Hotel March 22-24. This year’s convention celebrated the 100th anniversary of the statewide union. A sign at a W.
    Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
    04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Apr. 16, 2019 | WORKPLACE | The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Privacy advocates fear that, if the new technology is not wielded carefully, workers could be at risk of losing any sense of privacy while on the job.
    The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
    04/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Apr. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | [Note: East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food are owned by Amsterdam-based retailer Ahold.] More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
    Clinic closed
    04/16/19 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
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    The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
    04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Apr. 15, 2019 | STRIKES | [Note: East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food are owned by Amsterdam-based retailer Ahold.] More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
    PD Family Mourns death of Dispatcher and Family Members
    04/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Police Dispatcher Margarita "Margie" Tamayo Garcia #C880.
    Privacy Is At Stake as Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Every Move
    04/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Apr. 16, 2019 | WORKPLACE | The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance. Privacy advocates fear that, if the new technology is not wielded carefully, workers could be at risk of losing any sense of privacy while on the job.
    Critical weather approaching MIA?
    04/15/19 - TWU Local 568
    Critical weather approaching MIA? Log on to the MIA Radar to stay updated and safe. After some discussion with the company, we were able to release the login details for the MIA Lighting detection system for the benefit of the membership. Do not wait for the ramp to be closed to take cover from you feel unsafe do not hesitate and look for shelter.
    Rest In Peace Brother
    04/15/19 - IBEW Local 191
    A memorial is being held for Phillip “Big Mike” Bentley in Welcome Minnesota on Sept 6th.  Graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at The Welcome Cemetery with a reception to follow  at the Trinity Lutheran Church.
    The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
    04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Apr. 15, 2019 | STRIKES | More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
    Spring Newsletter and Proxy Review
    04/15/19 - CWA 2201
    For the latest news and information from Local 2201, and the CWA review for Verizon and AT&T proxies please follow the links bellow.
    Safe at Work? Not in Construction or Driving a Truck
    04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Apr. 15, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | […] Overall government statistics don't reflect how hazardous this corner of the workplace has become. Workers compensation insurers, which have to pay when someone gets injured or killed on the job, report that 2015 to 2018 were four banner years when revenue exceeded business costs and losses by more than 5 percent.
    In Case You Missed It
    04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Is Mexico on the brink of a labor revolution.
    371 fallen officers to be honored during 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
    04/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Hundreds of fallen officers will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil in May. The names of 371 officers in U.S. law enforcement will be formally dedicated on May 13 at the National Mall.
    2019 TWU LOCAL 568 FAMILY PICNIC VIDEO
    04/15/19 - TWU Local 568
    TWU LOCAL 568 FAMILY PICNIC Brothers and Sisters of Local 568! We want to send a huge THANK YOU to all the 568 members for coming out to celebrate this year's annual picnic.
    Priority #1: Safety On Set Expo and Workers Memorial Day Event, April 27th, Portland
    04/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
    Join your I.A.T.S.E. Local 488 for Priority #1: Safety On Set Expo & Workers Memorial Day Event. April 27th from 12:30-5 PM at the Perfectionists’ sound stages, 11245 SE Highway 212, Clackamas, OR,  97015. Everyone in the Oregon Film Prodcution Community is invited to attend. See presentations and displays on keeping our workplace safe & healthy. Volunteers needed for set up on April 26th from 9AM-5PM and on the day of the event. Help out for an hour or more.
    2019 KC Labor Car & Bike Show
    04/15/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    Download Registration Form here.
    The Largest Private Sector Strike in Years Is Playing Out Supermarkets Across the Northeast
    04/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Apr. 15, 2019 | STRIKES | [Note: East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant Food are owned by Amsterdam-based retailer Ahold.] More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.
    New incentive money from DHS
    04/14/19 - AFSCME Local 132
    We want to make providers aware of new incentive pay available for providers that work odd hour of care. There will be a mailing coming out to explain more so please watch your mail. We will also email you the form so please watch your email from Oregon CCPT. If you don't get it in your email message us to make sure we have your current email.
    New incentive money from DHS
    04/13/19 - AFSCME Local 132
    Queremos asegurar que proveedoras y proveedores son conscientes del nuevo programa de pago de incentiva para proveedoras y proveedores que provean cuidado durante horas alternativas. El Departmento de Servicios Humanos (DHS) esta mandando una carta para explicar mas de este programa, entonces por favor mirar su corrreo.
    NDA For Health Reimbursement CenturyLink
    04/13/19 - CWA Local 3176
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Attached are two list of names of individuals whole qualify for the reimbursment of the health premium from 2016. You had to be on the payroll for 1 full year at the end of 2016 to be eligble for payment.

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