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Teamsters Celebrate Black History Month

Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.

Teamsters Honor Vets At SF National Cemetery

Dozens of 492 Teamsters Honor Vets in NM Over 30 Teamster's and their family members from around the state of New Mexico gathered at Santa Fe National Cemetery on December 15, 2018 to participate in the Annual Wreath's Across America project.

2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

The application process for the 2019 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
Download: JRHoffaScholarship2019_FAQs.pdf

HNRY - YRCW New Logistics Co

“Earlier this evening YRCW announced that it is launching “HNRY Logistics” to leverage its existing networks of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight and promote their services as well as provide one-stop shopping for the shipping public.

Teamsters Laying Wreaths Honoring Vets

Date: December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM Place: Santa Fe National Cemetery Come out and join Wreaths across America, LANL and Teamsters 492 in laying wreaths on this place of Honor for are veterans. If you would like to volunteer to come out and help. Please notify Brother Teamsters Ralph Martinez   505-221-3227 or Jesse Marquez 505-412-2799.
Download: WreathsAcrossAmerica.pdf

UPS Freight Teamsters Ratify LBFO

UPS FREIGHT TEAMSTERS RATIFY COMPANY’S FINAL CONTRACT OFFER The Union will Ensure Company Compliance with Agreement Terms – Workers at UPS Freight represented by the Teamsters Union have ratified a new five-year agreement that was the company’s last, best and final offer, averting a national strike.

Daughter of 492 Teamster Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Alyssa Chacon, daughter of 492 Teamster Andrew Chacon (LANS) for being selected as a $1,000.00 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient in the 2018 scholarship for high school seniors.
Download: 2018 Hoffa Scholarship.pdf

Netflix Buys First Studio in ABQ

Netflix is making Albuquerque its home away from home. The entertainment giant has purchased Albuquerque Studios and will make it a production hub over the next year. Mayor Tim Keller said, “There will be 1,000 jobs per year, which is the largest Albuquerque-based jobs program that we can think of.

UPS & UPSF Vote Results (Oct 5, 2018)

UPS National Master and Supplements Since the announcement that a tentative agreement had been reached with UPS, the National Negotiating Committee (NNC) has provided members with an unprecedented number of leaflets and summaries explaining the terms of the proposed contract.

Great Turnout for NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018

Record for Member Attendance at NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018  Over 500 people came to the 2018 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day on Saturday Sept 22nd which included reaching an all-time high this year for the amount of active 492 Members attending.


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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • 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.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

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    Teamsters Celebrate Black History Month

    Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.

    Early on in the union’s history, Teamsters advocated for “no color lines” within the labor movement and would not hold with the practice of separate unions for black members. Women and minorities were part of the membership from the beginning, with black Teamsters attending at the founding convention. Teamster contracts included provisions for equal pay as early as 1917. That year, the union won a clause in a contract for women laundry workers that employees would be paid the same regardless of race.

    Over the years, the Teamsters Union has been privileged to both lead and support civil rights struggles that helped build the foundation of our great union and helped make North America a better place for all of us.

    “Today’s Teamsters work in almost every imaginable occupation and hail from a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “While our heritage and tasks may differ, we share a common commitment to guaranteeing a safe and fair workplace, a secure retirement and a decent standard of living for ourselves, our families and our fellow workers.”

    Photos of the Teamsters Leading 2019 Memphis MLK Day Parade

    This Black History Month, be thankful for the contributions of those who have helped make our union what it is: a diverse, ever-growing organization that fights for justice, equality and fair treatment in the workplace.

    Teamsters Honor Vets At SF National Cemetery

    Dozens of 492 Teamsters Honor Vets in NM

    Over 30 Teamsters and their family members from around the state of New Mexico gathered at Santa Fe National Cemetery on December 15, 2018 to participate in the Annual Wreath's Across America project. The Teamsters were tasked with a special gravesite-specific assignment where individuals sponsor a wreath specifically for their loved one who is buried within the Santa Fe National Cemetery. There were also about 900 wreaths sponsored that were not gravesite-specific, so a section of the cemetery is designated every year where the non-specific sponsored wreaths are placed. The Teamster's broke off into two groups to tackle the special assignment. The assignment was completed successfully with due diligence and honor for each specific individual gravesite that received a wreath. There are over 60,000 gravesites at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In total, over 300 volunteers showed up to successfully lay over 3,000 wreaths. Click Here to View Photos

    Wreaths across America organization was officially formed in 2007 but the family behind it has been laying wreaths for vets since 1992, Click Here to learn more. The Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory's Community Partnership Division has participated in this great project since 2011. Since the beginning of LANL's participation, the Community Partnership Division has partnered up with various groups, departments, and divisions within the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the success of this project. For the first time ever, the Teamster's Local Union 492 partnered up with the Community Partnership Division, and the Santa Fe National Cemetery, to make the 2018 Wreath's Across America project a memorable success.

    Teamster Brother Ralph Martinez of LANS/TRIAD who helped organize the Teamsters participation said; “I want to take this time to thank all the Teamster's, and their families, who came out to help make the 2018 Wreath's Across America project at the Santa Fe National Cemetery a success.  Thank you to the Teamsters listed below that volunteered their Saturday to help honor the veterans. It was a great day of bonding within the Brotherhood and I look forward to more of these days ahead. Thank you guys!!”

    Teamsters and their family members in Alphabetical Order from LANL were; Daniel M. Abeyta, Derrick Aragon, James T. Armstrong II, Danny Esquibel, Chris Garcia, Peter Garza, Alex Gutierrez, Leroy Gonzales, Christopher & Rubina Loibl, Phillip & Vincent Lujan, Jesse Marquez, Kenny Ortiz, Modest Quintana, Michael Rivera, James Romero, Jimmy M. Sandoval, Howard Smith, Richard Suazo, Adrian Trujillo, Phillip Valdez. Teamsters from ABF were; Joseph Carrillo, Marvin Garcia, Stephen, Pamela, Dillion, Angel, & Aspen Roger's, Kirk & Brandon Weis, and Larry Ortiz from Roadway.

    This article was also reposted by the IBT. 

    2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The application process for the 2019 year is now open. 

    To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net

    Please use JRHMSF for the "Key"

    Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC). Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools. For more details, Click Here.

    • Application Open: November 30, 2018

    • DEADLINE: March 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone

    • Membership Verification Deadline: March 31, 2019

    • Notification of Selection Results: June 2019

    • Funds Disbursed: August 2019

    For general questions about the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, please call 855-670-ISTS (4787) or Email: contactus@applyISTS.com

    College Tuition Discount Network

    As a Teamster member, there is a college tuition discount program that is available to you and members of your family. The ISTS Tuition Discount Network (TDN) is a list of For-Profit and Non-Profit colleges and universities that offer reduced tuition. The amount of the reduction can varies by school and can sometimes be as specific as major. Make sure you identify yourself as a Teamster when applying.

    The link to the TDN is http://www.applyists.com/tuition-discount-network/. Click on the school's logo to view the discount. 

    About James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

    James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures. Please click here.

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.


    Download: JRHoffaScholarship2019_FAQs.pdf
    HNRY - YRCW New Logistics Co

    “Earlier this evening YRCW announced that it is launching “HNRY Logistics” to leverage its existing networks of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight and promote their services as well as provide one-stop shopping for the shipping public. We are encouraged that YRCW is using internal innovation to promote its national network of Teamster represented companies, strengthen its market share, and increase the volume of work that our members perform. We will, of course, monitor these developments and ensure compliance with our existing contracts,” stated Ernie Soehl, National Freight Division Director and Co-Chair, TNFINC on December 3, 2018.

    The new HNRY website states, “With HNRY Logistics, shippers now have a single access point to one big, mind-blowing network that will deliver what you need, where you need it and when you need it. With HNRY Logistics, you’ll always have a truck ready to go, a team of people behind it and the latest technology to make it simple and easy. Welcome to the future of logistics. It’s going to be a fun ride.”

    YRCW Posted; In this new era of tight capacity, YRC Worldwide is well positioned to respond to the complexities of our customers’ supply chains with a suite of solutions that complement our less-than-truckload (LTL) services. By combining one of the world’s largest LTL networks with a freight brokerage and customer-facing transportation management system (TMS), YRCW is building the future of logistics. “We are excited to leverage the enterprise synergies of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, YRC Freight and now HNRY Logistics to bring more value to our customer base,” stated Darren Hawkins, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide. With a North American focus, HNRY Logistics is comprised of five service divisions: Truckload Direct, Express Direct, Residential Direct, Engineered Solutions and Contract Logistics. HNRY Logistics blends cutting-edge technology and multi-mode solutions with our fleet of nearly 60,000 assets. This hybrid logistics model gives the customer a convenient one-stop-shop for all of their capacity needs. “After studying market trends and customer demand, we opted to build our own in-house freight brokerage and offer a carrier-direct TMS shipping portal (myHNRY™),” stated Hawkins. “Our customers will have a single access point to our entire network and brokerage – from rate shopping to dispatch to tracking to payment – creating a seamless digital customer experience.”

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