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New Study Exposes Glaring Weaknesses of the GROW Act

New Study Exposes Glaring Weaknesses of the GROW Act Actuarial Report: Composite Plan Legislation Jeopardizes Retirement Security A new actuarial study commissioned by the largest multiemployer plan in the country, the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan, found that the “GROW Act” would harm workers, retirees, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
Download: WCTPT_Actuarial_Study_July_2020.pdf , WCTPT_PR_New_Study_Exposes_Glaring_Weaknesses_of_the_GROW_Act_7-21-20.pdf

YRC Receives $700M From Uncle Sam

TEAMSTERS UNION LAUDS CARES ACT RELIEF FOR YRCW WORKERS Loan Will Protect Livelihoods of 30,000 Workers Impacted by Pandemic A $700 million loan provided by the United States Treasury under the CARES Act will help YRC Worldwide, Inc.

TEAMSTERS JOIN IN CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH

TEAMSTERS JOIN IN CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH Union Calls on Congress to Create Federal Holiday The Teamsters join in honoring the 155th anniversary of the first Juneteenth and call on Congress to create a federal holiday marking the end of slavery. The Teamsters Human Rights & Diversity Commission will be celebrating along with Teamsters from across the country.


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  • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, he Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time.
  • Teamster members at First Student will vote soon on their third National Master Agreement. Information about the tentative agreement and the voting process is posted below. Check this page regularly for updates.
  • 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.
  • On May 22, Hertz declared bankruptcy. The Teamsters Industrial Trades Division will continue to update local unions, and the nearly 6,000 Teamsters at Hertz and its affiliates, on key developments in the bankruptcy. We will post relevant information in this …
  • 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!
  • IT’S TIME TO DEMAND OUR WORTH! Years ago the entire ready-mix industry throughout the United States was dominated by organized labor. Working in this field was a strong pathway to middle-class prosperity.
  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second …
  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain …
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Being A Union Member Has It's Benefits

       

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!





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