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Aug 20, 2014
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Current Campaigns
  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

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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