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It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
Teamsters Local 355
Local 776 Newsletter
Teamsters Local 776
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
Teamsters local 570
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
Teamsters local 570
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
Teamsters Local 355
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
Teamsters Local 992
 
     
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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 449
It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
01/17/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2020 | ECONOMY | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
It’s Time for Lawmakers to Acknowledge Workers Are Struggling
01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2020 | FAIR WAGES | There rightfully has been a lot of focus recently on the need for good-paying jobs. We wrote about it last week in this space and will again right now. Why? Because it is important to counter the narrative being pushed by some that everything is going just great for workers. Interest in the topic certainly goes beyond the Teamster Nation Blog.
Local 776 Newsletter
01/17/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Recently Local 776 mailed the Winter 2020 issue of the 776 Review to the membership. Did the mailman....
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/16/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
Virginia 38th and Final State Needed to Pass Equal Rights Amendment
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2020 | EQUALITY | Since Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, the proposal to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has languished in state legislatures, failing to rack up the approvals in the three-quarters of states required of Constitutional amendments—until now.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/16/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 16, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
JENNIFER BERTINO-TARRANT FOR WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CAMPAIGN LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 179
If you would like to volunteer for the Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for Will County Executive campaign, email LeeAnn at LeeAnn@jenniferforWillCounty.
4th Qtr Southern States Savings & Retirement
01/15/20 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members,      Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posted a 4.80% increment to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2019.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
For the Love of God, Ask the Candidates About Unions
01/15/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 15, 2020 | VOTE2020 | The American labor movement has been under attack for decades, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Democratic primary debates. On Tuesday evening, moderators mentioned unions once — specifically a union, the AFL-CIO, and only to ask Bernie Sanders why he opposed the USMCA trade deal that the union endorsed.
J.R. Hoffa Scholarships
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 776
The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
Looking Back at 2019 From Workers’ Perspective
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 14, 2020 | COMMENTARY | The number of Americans who engaged in work stoppages last year was at a 30-year high, on pace to equal 2018′s strikes when almost half a million U.S. workers walked off the job. That said, such “days of idleness” were still less than the levels that workers sustained during the entire post-World War II period through 1979.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
01/14/20 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Union Organizing
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 776
Organizing is hard work, just ask Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak. You have to play by a set of rules that are stacked in the employer’s favor, who tries every trick in the book to derail the organizing drive, while their Union busting attorney is making sure you are letter perfect. Below is an article on how widespread employer violations of federal labor are in Union organizing campaigns.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 Million to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
CNN Agrees to Pay $76 M to Settle Allegations It Violated Labor Law
01/13/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 13, 2020 | JUSTICE | CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in back pay to settle allegations that it violated federal labor law when it replaced hundreds of unionized broadcast technicians more than 15 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.
UPS driver saves man from fire
01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 776
A quick decision by a UPS driver may have saved a York County man's life....
ILLINOIS CENTRAL KANKAKEE RATIFIES FIRST CONTRACT
01/11/20 - Teamsters Local 179
On Friday, January 10, drivers and aides working at Illinois Central Kankakee ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.  The 3-year agreement secures wage increases each year, additional holidays and bonuses.  Teamsters Local 179 would like to welcome the approximately 90 new members.
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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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