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November 24, 2017
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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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Letter to Membership 11-24-17
11/24/17 - TWU Local 513
A Labor Tribute to Congressman Maurice Hinchey
11/24/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
Remembering Congressman Maurice Hinchey Below is a tribute from the Hudson Valley Labor Leaders who were so fortunate to have Honorable Maurice Hinchey as their Representative for the working people. Maurice D. Hinchey, a former United States representative from New York who built a reputation as a champion of the environment and blue-collar workers over a political career that spanned nearly four decades, died on Wednesday at his home in Saugerties, in the Hudson Valley.
Strike Rally
11/24/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776, along with brothers and sisters of labor from all over Pennsylvania gathered...
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The Officers, Executive Board, Business Representatives, Chief and Area Stewards and our Staff would like to wish all of our members a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. As we spend time with our families please consider helping a child who isn’t blessed with all that we are thankful for by donating to the IBEW – 21 Day of Giving Toy & Coat Drive by clicking the link above.
AMFA–ASA and Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions
11/22/17 - AMFA Local 32
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As Union Membership Declines, Middle Class Income Shrinks
11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
Worker Rights Suppression Map
11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
EPI maps the campaign to suppress worker rights in the states EPI released an interactive map that paints a disturbing picture of the rise of anti-worker preemption laws across the country. The map shows which states have blocked cities and counties from improving workers’ wages and working conditions. Workers in St.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE I would like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and joyous thanksgiving. I wish everyone plenty of food, plenty of laughter, and total enjoyment of being with family and creating memories. To all, those scheduled to work. I pray that your limited time with your family be a joyous time and a blessing to you and your family.
Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
11/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO would like to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd thru Monday, November 27th for the Holiday.
2017 Toys For Tots Drive
11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 177
The Christmas Season, a time of giving, is once again upon us. In keeping with our tradition, here in Local 177, of helping those that are less fortunate, we are asking for your help and support in the Teamsters Toys for Tots Drive.  We are seeking NEW toys and would ask that you please DO NOT WRAP THEM. NO CASH OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Transportation Labor Leaders Focus On Creating Jobs, Protecting Workers
11/22/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Washington, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and its 32 affiliated unions zeroed in on policies that both create and protect good, middle-class transportation jobs and ensure those jobs are safe for the workers who perform them at today’s fall Executive Committee meeting.
Transportation Labor Wants Investment In Rail And Transportation Infrastructure
11/22/17 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Speaking before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today, Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), called on federal lawmakers to invest in US rail and transportation infrastructure, and to use those investments to create good middle-class jobs.
Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
11/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 22, 2017 | ADVOCACY | In what is a big win for shareholder activism, and in particular for Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, stockholders in the nation’s largest opioid distributor, McKesson, voted down the firm’s compensation policies and ordered the board to split the positions of chairman and CEO.
No union, low safety, report concludes
11/22/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
This 2017 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect marks the 26th year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. More than 553,000 workers now can say their lives have been saved since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which promised workers in this country the right to a safe job.
AMFA-ASA and Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions Update #2
11/22/17 - AMFA
November 22, 2017 -- The AMFA-ASA and Virgin America committees met to continue discussions on seniority integration in Livermore, CA on November 14 and 15. After two days of discussions we would like to announce that we have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on seniority integration. While the major components have been agreed upon, we still have some specific language that remains to be written and agreed upon in order to reach a formal Tentative Agreement (TA).
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The District Council 4 Office Staff and Executive Board would like to wish all our members a Happy Thanksgiving.
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS EWMC FUNDRAISER
11/22/17 - IBEW Local 6
Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/17 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
May your Thanksgiving be full of good food and the love of family and friends.
In Memory Of....
11/22/17 - IBEW Local 191
One of our dear Brothers, David L. Brune, passed away this last week. Born 5/01/1940 - 2017 A 52 year member of IBEW Local 191. You will be missed.
Holiday Drop-In
11/22/17 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
December 19, 2017 7:00am-4:00pm Union Hall Members are encouraged to stop by for food, deserts & music.
November 2017 Minutes
11/22/17 - APWU local 67
Election Results
11/21/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
RSSA SHOP COMMITTEE Mark Walker TRUSTEES Lori Hicks Jason McAdoo Jordan Murray CONDUCTOR-SENTINEL Mark Walker 123 ballots cast 20 spoiled Totals posted at the Union Hall.
Friendly Reminder From Call Steward Office
11/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
Friendly Reminder From The Call Stewards Office The Call Office is "Closed" only two times a year - Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When calling in on Wednesday, November 22nd, you are doing so for both Thanksgiving day and Friday. Please remember this so you don't have conflicts with your Holiday Schedule.
Jones Act In Depth
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
The Contribution of the Jones Act to U.S. Security by David Gouré The United States has always had a special relationship to water. It is a nation founded from the sea. Its interior was explored and linked to the sea via mighty rivers and waterways that penetrate deep into the continent’s interior.
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Brothers and Sisters, As we approach another Thanksgiving (the time flies by), it sometimes is hard to remember what we are thankful for.  The law enforcement officers of this state place their lives on the line in service to the community every day and sometimes we are required to pay that ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities.
Fleet Memo for November 18 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
Activate Clinic Holiday Schedule
11/21/17 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
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fleet memo for November 4 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
fleet memo for October 21 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Union Dues Withholding Process
11/21/17 - UAW Local 602
Better Run Board
11/21/17 - ATU Local 1001
Special Legislative Update: Meeting at the White House
11/21/17 - AMFA
November 21, 2017 -- The White House recently requested a meeting with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to discuss foreign outsourcing.  Yesterday, AMFA’s legislative affairs team -- Justin Madden, Legislative Affairs Director and Commonwealth Strategic Partners -- and I met with a representative of the White House Domestic Policy Council in Washington, D.C.
Enforcement lagging at the IL Dept of Labor
11/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Staffing at the Illinois Department of Labor is about the same as it’s been for years, but funding has plummeted, according to information from legislative sources. However, two unionists who work closely with prevailing wage issues see a slowdown and attribute deteriorating service to regular workers as less about resources than management there.
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
Tentative Officer Election Results
11/21/17 - CWA Local 7777
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We Lost A Great Devoted Member
11/21/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are sad to report Marcus Hedger passed away November 20, 2017. Marcus was such a devoted Union Member always at all union events.  Wherever he was needed he was there to offer a helping hand. It is hard to believe that this great person is gone and he will be sincerely missed. We have countless pictures of Marcus but we chose this one that best reflected him; the Harley Man.
Union Made in America
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America...
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
JC25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE! APPLY NOW!
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
We are happy to announce our Scholarship Application is now available for all members who wish to apply.  Joint Council 25 Women's Committee believes in investing in our members by helping them reach their educational goals. Please click on the attached application for more information.
PENSION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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Turkey Trot-All slots filled
11/20/17 - IBEW Local 332
We have used all 106 slots for this years Turkey Trot. Thank you to all who signed up and to those who support the effort each year. Once again the proceeds will benefit great local organiziations that need our help. For those who are registered there are a few things to remember: 1. We are going to meet at 7:30am for a group picture.

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Letter to Membership 11-24-17
TWU Local 513
A Labor Tribute to Congressman Maurice Hinchey
HVALF AFL-CIO
Strike Rally
Teamsters Local 776
Happy Thanksgiving!
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
AMFA–ASA and Virgin America Seniority Integration Discussions
AMFA Local 32
As Union Membership Declines, Middle Class Income Shrinks
Teamsters Local 492
 
     
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Strike Rally
Teamsters Local 776
As Union Membership Declines, Middle Class Income Shrinks
Teamsters Local 492
Worker Rights Suppression Map
Teamsters Local 492
Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
Teamsters local 570
2017 Toys For Tots Drive
Teamsters Local 177
Teamsters Union Claims Big Win vs. Largest Opioid Distributor
Teamsters Local 992
 
     
 
 
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