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  • 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.

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  • 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.

     

TEAMCARE IMPROVEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR UPS TEAMSTERS
Updated On: Oct 17, 2013

View the UPS Facts IBT Site Here

Re-vote On 7 Supplements And Riders Scheduled For Sept. 18

September 4, 2013 - Local union leaders representing UPS Teamsters who currently receive TeamCare health care benefits and those moving into the TeamCare plan met in Chicago today to learn about improvements made since the UPS National Master Agreement was ratified in June. Update 10-11-2013 View results of this vote Here.

"When we started our contract negotiations with UPS last year, the company made it abundantly clear that they wanted out of the health insurance business," said Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer and Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee. "They were intent on replacing the company plan with one that cut benefits, slashed retiree health care and required UPS members to contribute thousands of dollars every year in premiums, deductibles and co-pays."

TeamCare today unveiled changes the trustees have made to the plan, which were made possible by the influx of new participants into TeamCare. The improvements apply to all UPS Teamsters covered by TeamCare, existing participants and new participants.

"We know that many of these supplements and riders went down because of our member's concerns over switching from the company plan to TeamCare," said Jim Hoffa, General President and Chairman of the UPS National Negotiating Committee. "And even though the change from the company plan to TeamCare was in the National Master agreement, Ken and I knew we had to improve the plan before we went back to vote the supplements and riders. We heard our members' concerns and we went to work to address them."

"Since TeamCare will have an influx of hundreds of thousands of Teamster participants and their families, their bargaining power in the industry has increased," added Hall. "We went to TeamCare to find out what improvements would be possible with this increased power. This allowed the trustees of the plan to make some improvements to the initial plan that are important to our members."

The improvements were well received by local union leaders.

"I'm impressed with the improvements that were made to the plan," said Greg Lowran, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 243 and Michigan UPS State Chairman. "We've seen what UPS is doing to the health care of their nonunion employees. This plan ensures our members have the best health care available for the full term of the national contract."

Members can go to www.myteamcare.org or www.upscontractfacts.com for more information. Additionally, DVD information packets are being mailed to member's homes this week. Ballots for the Central Region, Ohio, Michigan, Local 243, Metro Philly, Local 623 and Western Pennsylvania supplements and riders will be mailed on September 18.

UPS Teamsters in New York State ratified the Upstate New York supplement to the UPS national agreement today with 65% voting in favor.

UPS Teamsters ratified the National Master UPS Agreement in June. The five-year contract includes increases in wages, health care and pension contributions and many other improvements. These contract improvements cannot go into effect until all regional supplements and riders are ratified. To learn more about the status of negotiations read the August 22, 2013 UPS update here.

UPS announced yesterday a change in its health care coverage for spouses of nonunion employees. Going forward, UPS will not cover spouses of nonunion employees who are eligible for employer coverage at their workplace. This decision does not impact the health care coverage of Teamsters at UPS.


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