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    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ED THOMPSON

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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!

    • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

      Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

    • 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 our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

    • 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.

  • Presidents Message December 2016
    Updated On: Dec 14, 2016

     

    Teamsters Local 776 President Edgar Thompson

    At times it seems we all become so busy and dis­tracted that when opportunity is right in front of us, we ignore it. It’s like the guy who lives next door to a world fa­mous museum or historic site and has never visited it-opportunity lost. Much like deadlines, once past, opportunity rarely offers itself a second time.

    On the professional side, Local 776 has tried to avail itself of every opportunity not just to bring work­ers under the union umbrella but to grow the umbrel­la itself – to support new industries and commercial efforts in creating good jobs that provide for workers and their families. No matter which of the interested people you hear discussing the possible or likely impact of the Mar­cellus Shale discovery here in Pennsylvania, there is one thing they all agree on – that the Marcellus reserves are almost unfathomably rich. One expert has been quoted saying, “If the Mar­cellus were a country, it would rank as a top-10 pro­ducer in the world.” In fact, by year’s end, the Marcellus operation will account for one quarter of the nation’s gas supply and production is estimated to triple by the end of the decade. Boom. Opportunity. And, Local 776 has been at the labor forefront of grasping that opportunity. That opportunity, if grasped, can and will have a direct impact on employment opportunities and days worked by Local 776 members. As the project grows, new jobs will be created. The same is true of the Atlantic Sunrise transmis­sion pipeline project. As I contemplated the testimony I offered before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Pro­tection (DEP) on behalf of those pipelines, I could only guess how many trucks, forklifts, heavy equip­ment and the like that Local 776 members would be transporting to and operating at construction sites. It is the reason we were so vigorous in lobbying on behalf of these projects. It is the reason we brought in the Teamsters Pipeline Training force to schedule training for Local 776 members to aid them in obtaining needed Certifications. It’s the reason Local 776 employs an Organizer whose job is to see opportunities to increase the union fold and accomplish it.

         Smaller of scale and closer to home, the Local offers members opportunities that many ignore.  My advice is to grab hold of them. They’ll only open the door to other opportunities. As an example, we offered discounted tickets to members and their families to attend Nittany Lions’ football games at their home stadium. Those offers were first made to members who had signed up to receive Local 776 E-mail Blasts. Almost all Local 776 events and happenings appear first by way of the Blasts. If you haven’t signed up you are missing out on near instantaneous notification of opportuni­ties that only members can use. Another opportunity to members that will open doors down the road is our Scholarship Programs. $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 is available to help mem­ber’s children on their higher education path who grasp the opportunity and apply. There was a great sense of satisfaction, solidarity and pride when dozens of Local 776 members stood before the Newville Borough Council to successfully demand that the Council rescind its decision to lay off a fellow member as perceived punishment for the Officers’ union organizing activities. Local 776 has engaged the communities where we work and live. We hope that we have helped make them better places to live and work. Proudly we have celebrated the special events that make us a community. As we enter the Holiday period, Local 776 oppor­tunities for our kids and the kids of our community neighbors are open and available to all. Please par­ticipate.

           Lastly, please attend our meetings and functions be they social or work-related. Be positive. Partici­pate. Support one another.  Remain positive and professional. If our foes are successful in dividing us from one another, they will be the winners.  But, if our message of solidarity rings true, we will be the winners.

                 Ed Thompson, IBT Local 776 President


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