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Janus vs Fair Share Fees

Janus vs. Fair Share Fees The organizations financing the attack on unions’ ability to represent workers Written By EPI  Over the last decade, a number of cases attacking the rights of public-sector union members have been quietly working their way through the courts and, finally, up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The most recent of these challenges is Janus v.
Download: Fair_Share_Fees&Janus.pdf

Teamsters at Working People’s Day of Action

Working People’s Day of Action in Albuquerque Today Saturday, February 24, New Mexico stood with thousands of working people across America as workers unite and demand an end to a system and an economy that’s rigged against us by the wealthy and powerful. Hundreds showed up at Nob Hill and viewed the Teamster Joint Council #3 Truck as the backdrop for the event.


TEAMSTERS MAKE PROGRESS THIS WEEK AT ABF NEGOTIATIONS This week, the Teamster National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight resumed bargaining for a new national collective bargaining agreement and the Union reported progress on some of the issues. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31, 2018.
Download: abf_update_feb_16_web.pdf

Teamsters 492 Training Classes

Teamsters Local 492 will be conducting a Forklift Safety Certification Class (1 Day Course) and will also hold separate classes for OSHA 10 (2 Day Course) along with the Haz-Com/GHS (3 hour refresher). Only online registration will be accepted, to register, Click HERE.

2018 NM Film Week Schedule

Film Week starts tomorrow with the Tune Up Tuesday mixer from 5:30-7 pm at the Hotel Santa Fe. Representative Bill McCamley will be present to discuss the NM House Labor & Economic Development Committee's options around the incentives program.
Download: 2018_Film_week_schedule.pdf

NM Looks to Attract More Film Jobs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers want to eliminate New Mexico's annual $50 million cap on film incentive spending but the future of the proposal is unclear amid Republican opposition.

ABF Negotiations Get Started

Teamsters, ABF Address Non-Economic Issues As Negotiations Kick-Off The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF this week to start negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that would take the place of the current agreement which is set to expire on March 31.

YRC to Pay $1 Million for Exceeding Rail Max

Company Exceeded Permissible Amount of Freight That Can Be Diverted The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s road drivers. The collective bargaining agreement with YRC Freight limits the amount of over-the-road freight that can be put on trains or hauled by non-bargaining unit personnel. The Teamsters Union monitors those amounts.

XPO (Con-way) and The Teamsters – History

XPO (Con-way) & The Teamsters – History    As some of you may remember, non-union Con-way was created by CF-Consolidated Freightways in 1983. CF shutdown in 2002 while Con-way somehow continued to operate.

492 Election Results 2017

As most of you know, there was an election held today for your Local 492 Union Officers. There were a total of 515 ballots counted. Thank you to all of you that took the time to mail in your ballots. The results can be found below. Secretary-Treasurer Walter R.

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Scholarship Program For Sons and Daughters of Teamsters
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Current Campaigns
  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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Being A Union Member Has It's Benefits


Life with Dues

Did 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

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!

JRHMSF Scholarships 2018
Dec 27, 2017

Academic and Vocational/Training Scholarships for 2018

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $1.4 million in scholarship awards to students in the U.S. and Canada in 2017. For the first time this included scholarships to assist with students attending training and vocational programs. Assisting the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members with their educational goals is a tradition that we are proud to continue.

This year the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund decided to have International Scholarship and Tuition Service (ISTS) administer the academic and vocational program awards for the Fund. ISTS is an experienced administrator for college scholarship funds across the country.

The Fund's website,, will continue to have the most up to date information about the online application for the Academic and Training and Vocational Programs scholarships. The application process for the programs is now open and we encourage the sons, daughters and financial dependents of members to apply.

Academic scholarships range 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.

A new and improved online application process can be found on the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund's website: Click here to view the flyer. 

Download: JRHMSF.pdf

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