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Apr 18, 2014
The Union office is closed for the Holiday.
J.A.L.M UPS Package
Apr 21, 2014
Sofia 150 West Broadway San Diego, Ca 92101
UPS Freight Western Region Grievance Panel Committee Hearings
Apr 28, 2014
Long Beach, Ca.
2014 New Mexico Truck Driving Champions
May 03, 2014
Isleta Resort & Casino 11000 Broadway SE Albuquerque, NM 87105 (7 minutes south of downtown Albuquerque at Interstate 25 and Hwy 47, Exit 215)
JWAC Freight Hearings (2nd Level)
May 12, 2014
Homewood Suites 2575 Laning Road San Diego, CA 92106
Current Campaigns
  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • 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.

  • UPS Teamsters ratified the National Master UPS Agreement on June 26, 2013. The five-year contract includes increases in wages, health care and pension contributions and many other improvements. Several local Supplements and Riders did not pass, and the union is working through an internal, democratic process to resolve the issues. At UPS Freight, members overwhelmingly approved a new national five-year contract on Jan. 12, 2014. 

  • There are about 350 of us who work at EXAL in Youngstown, Ohio, where we manufacture aluminum bottles for large customers like Budweiser and Coca-Cola. We are uniting with Teamsters Local 377 to improve respect and working conditions at our company. Thank you for following our webpage. Fill in the “Join Our Fight” box below with your information to receive text message updates.

  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

  • 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

Pension Update
Updated On: Feb 22, 2013

The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan was established in 1955 through collective bargaining between labor and management.

Today your Plan is the largest area-wide multiemployer pension plan in the United States. It covers more than 230,000 active participants through pension agreements negotiated by Teamster local unions with about 5,200 employers in 13 Western states.

Over its more than 50 years of existence, the Western Conference has provided substantial, secure retirement benefits to more than 600,000 retirees and survivors. In 2012, the Western Conference served over 375,000 active and inactive vested participants and over 205,000 retirees, with participants or retirees located in every State. Almost 1,700 employers contribute to the Western Conference, including numerous small businesses. These employers represent more than 50 diverse industries—including grocery and food distribution, package delivery, manufacturing, clerical, beverage bottling, law enforcement, entertainment, waste disposal, and health care. Almost three-quarters of the contributing employers have fewer than 50 employees.

The Western Conference remains a well-funded pension plan and has been certified in the Green Zone every year since the PPA first created the zone ranking system for plan funding. Read a recent mailing that gives estimates of how the fund is currently doing by clicking here.

Here are some of the major industries with contributing employers:

Aerospace

Airlines

Appliances

Automotive

Bakery

Bottling

Brewery

Building Materials

Bus Drivers

Car Parking

Casinos

Construction

Convention Services

Dairy

Feed and Grain

Frozen Storage

Electronic Media

Food Processing

Freight and Package Delivery

Funeral

Furniture

Glass & Paint

Grocery

Hospitality

Industrial Trades

Janitorial

Laundry Services

Lumber & Paper

Manufacturing

Medical

Motion Picture & Theater

Municipal Transportation

Natural Resources

Newspapers & Magazines

Office

Public & Professional Employees

Racetrack

Recycling and Waste Management

Retail

Sand & Gravel

Sanitation

Taxi & Limo

Transportation

Van and Storage

Vineyards

Waste Management

Wholesale Supply


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