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Strike Vote Authorization Against Sysco NM Unanimous

6/22/2019 -  As most of you know, there was a great turnout of Sysco members tonight who unanimously voted to authorize a strike. The message tonight was loud and clear, the Sysco Teamsters are not willing to put up with substandard contracts and are ready to walk the picket line in order to let the company know that they are serious.

ABF Teamster Donald Wood Highway Angel

ABF Teamster Donald Wood has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his bravery during a blinding snowstorm when he helped an elderly man whose vehicle had gone off the road. On January 12, 2019, Brother Wood notice some headlights in the snow around 100 yards in the distance while he waited out a bad snowstorm in Liberal Kansas.

2019 New Mexico Truck Driving Championships

TDC 2019 was another good year for the Teamster drivers that participated. There were five Teamsters that took home 1st place trophies, Donald Wood, Ricky Lucas, Kirk Weis, & Joseph Carrillo from ABF and Mike Johnson from YRC. These skilled Teamsters from New Mexico are all headed to the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
Download: 2019TruckRodeoResults.pdf

YRC Workers Vote Yes

One of 27 Supplements Rejected, Agreement Not In Effect Until Approved Teamster-represented workers at YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn have voted to approve the national master portion of the new YRCW National Master Freight Agreement that raises wages, restores a week of vacation and protects benefits.

Teamsters National UPS Agreement Takes Effect Monday April 29, 2019

Agreement Increases Wages, Protects Benefits, Creates New Full-Time Jobs The five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS will take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, April 29, after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement.

Gov. Says YES to NM Film Industry

It’s Official! Today Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the new NM Film incentives into law. “New Mexico is recommitting to our film & TV industry! Signing SB 2 more than doubles the cap on the film tax credit and ensures that this booming industry will bring jobs to the entire state, not just Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.

NM Film Industry Just Got a Huge Boost!

After hundreds of man-hours spent by your 492 Business Agents Melissa Malcolm, Trey White and Tracy McCarty, who have been lobbying Representatives and Senators in the roundhouse over the last 3 weeks, House Bill 85 passed this week and Senate Bill 2 has passed this morning at 3:00 a.m., 41 to 24.

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.


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Teamsters Weekly Update, Week Ending July 19, 2019
Important Jack Cooper Carhaul Update
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Airline Division News, Week Ending July 12, 2019
Hoffa: Teamsters Laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
Teamsters Reach Agreement in Principle With Air Canada
BMWED Members Ratify Paducah And Louisville Railway Agreement
Teamsters, NFI Workers Call on NJEDA to Rescind NFI's $80 Million Tax Break
Teamsters Score Critical Legal Victory as First Step in Reversing Rising Tide of Deadly Opioid Crisis
Teamsters Local 118 and Wegmans Food Markets Reach Tentative Agreement
 
     
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • We, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Abbott Ambulance, owned by American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), are forming our union so that we can negotiate a legally binding contract that provides our rights and guarantees in writing. Firefighters have their union and their collective bargaining agreement, and we deserve this same security for ourselves and for our families.

    Once we form our union with Teamsters Local 610, we can negotiate a contract and fight for the issues that matter to us:

    • Fair pay;
    • Affordable and quality health insurance;
    • More paid vacation;
    • Set schedules, and
    • A strong voice at work.

    The only way to win a more secure future as Teamsters is to vote Teamsters YES! and negotiate a legally binding contract. In addition to the firefighters, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Medic One in St. Louis have a contract with their rights and protections spelled out. The Medic One workers are Teamsters!

    Let’s remain strong, united and focused!

    For more information contact: Sean O’Neill at (202) 437-5228.

  • 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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Life with DuesDid you know that being a Teamster member gives you a paid life insurance plan? Being a member not only gives you a voice in Union activities, it now comes with the backing of a life insurance plan. This plan has up to a $5,000 Life benefit, $10,000 Accidental Death Benefit & $15,000 if Accidental Death occurs while wearing a seatbelt (some restrictions apply). It is paid on your behalf by the Teamster Local 492 at no extra cost to you. You and your employer are not required to contribute to the plan. Contributions are made 

strictly by the Teamsters. These benefits cover only Teamsters members. Life with dues pays cash to your designated beneficiary. Fill out or update your form today by Clicking Here.  View the Plan Summary Here. 

Group Benefit Insurance

Now through Allstate Ins. which includes insurance for Accident & Disability Income, Cancer, Critical & Life.   Click Here to view the flyer and Click Here to view the Letter from Local 492.

The Benefits of Being a Teamster

In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides for additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership. Because of the strength and size of our membership, the International is able to negotiate these lower costs for services ranging from legal to medical to financial. We are always on the lookout for ways to save our Teamster families money and increase their prosperity.

Teamster Scholarships

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund:

James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years. In recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, he was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish this scholarship fund.

Visit the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center for details, eligibility requirements and form downloads.
 

Teamster Disaster Relief Services 

Teamsters families can count on their brothers and sisters in times of crisis. In the past, the Union has coordinated relief efforts for Teamsters caught in the middle of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and droughts.

Teamster 401K

The Teamsters-National 401(k) Savings Plan is an example of Teamsters using their combined buying power to negotiate valuable programs and services for members.

Teamster Magazine

Mailed six times yearly to all 1.4 million members, The Teamster provides the latest information on organizing, contract victories, legislative affairs, health and safety, politics and human-interest stories.

Teamster Privilege

A comprehensive package of benefits, services and discounts available only to Teamsters and their families.

Teamster Privilege Credit Card

The Teamster Privilege Credit Card offers features like a low intro APR, competitive rates, U.S.-Based customer service and $0 Fraud Liability if your card is lost or stolen. Plus, after just 3 months as a Teamster Privilege cardholder, you may also be eligible for hardship grants in times of need. 

For more information or to apply call 1-800-420-5828 or go online at teamstercardnow.com

Retiree Health Insurance

This program consists of several different benefits for Teamster retirees. These Teamster benefits can help you and your family cut the rising cost of health care.

Teamster Privilege Auto and Home

As a member of IBT you now have access to valuable features and benefits, including special group discounts on auto and home insurance offered through MetLife Auto & Home – a leading provider of quality auto insurance coverage.

Life and Accident Insurance

These Teamster Privilege insurance plans help to provide financial security for you and your family?

Vision Care Program

Your eyes deserve the best care to keep them healthy year after year. Plus with VSP Teamster Vision Care, you’ll get a great value on your eye care and eyewear. 

Teamsters ACA Choice Program

Looking for the best solutions to health insurance needs can be daunting and confusing. The Teamsters ACA (Affordable Care Act) Choice Program was created by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to assist you with determining what insurance options are available to you.

Teamster Privilege Mortgage

Buying a home can be one of the most expensive and stressful purchases in your life. But finding your dream home doesn’t have to be a nightmare – thanks to Teamster Privilege Mortgage. This benefit makes buying, selling or refinancing a home easier and more affordable?

AT&T Wireless Services

As an IBT member, you can save 15%* on your monthly individual or family wireless plan from AT&T, the nation’s only union wireless company. Union families save an average of $110 a year on monthly service. Plus, the $36 activation fee is waived for union members. The 15% discount is available for both new and current AT&T customers.

Teamster Privilege Health Discount

The WellCard Discount Health Card program is a comprehensive health and welfare discount program for Teamster members, retirees and families, ages 0-64 for whom health insurance coverage has not started or is otherwise unavailable. The Teamsters Health Savings benefit can help you and your family save on out-of-pocket expenses for dental and vision care and more?

Teamster Privilege Everyday Savings

Teamsters Privilege Everyday Savings offers members-only savings on everything from renting a car to sending a bouquet of flowers. Teamster members can save money by taking advantage of all of the Everyday Savings benefits!



California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship
May 01, 2019
Applications for the California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship Fund are now available at the Teamsters Local 492 office. The application deadline will be Friday June 28, 2019.
Download: 2019CaliforniaTeamstersHispanicScholarships.pdf
HispanicLetterhead.pdf



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