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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.

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


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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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50-50 Raffle Winner
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
As is the custom at Local 776 events, tickets were sold throughout the day for a 50-50 drawing...
Lake County Captains Discount Tickets - 2019
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 436
Please click on the link below for additional information regarding Lake COunty Captains game nights available on July 20th, August 2nd and August 24, 2019. You will also need to contact the Teamsters Local 436 Union Hall at 216-328-1833 and you will be given the log-in code for the ability to purchase online tickets once your membership has been verified.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
KELBY COSTNER TICKETS
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 71
The Local Uinon has 6 tickets for the Kelby Costner and Special Guest concert on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. The Charlotte Fire Fighters Association is sponsoring this event. Please contact the Local Union if you are interested in going.
2019 SCHOLARHIP WINNERS
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 71
Congratulations to Gracie Rackcliff, daughter of Donnie Rackcliff, driver at USF Holland in Charlotte, NC. Gracie graduated from Piedmont High School in Monroe, NC and will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Gracie is a member of First Baptist Church in Marshville, NC where she sings in the church choir, works in the nursery and has gone on multiple mission trips.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Congress Has Never Let the Minimum Wage Erode for This Long
06/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
June 18, 2019 | WAGES | June 16th marked the longest period in history without an increase in the federal minimum wage. The last time Congress passed an increase was in May 2007, when it legislated that the minimum wage be raised to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. Since it was first established in 1938, Congress has never let the minimum wage go unchanged for so long.
Family Picnic Photos
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 has added more photos from the Family Picnic at Knoebels to the Photo Gallery. Maybe we caught you at the picnic, follow the link below to be taken to the Photo Gallery. Knoebels Picnic Knoebels is a big place and there were so many Teamsters and their families there our photographers couldn't capture everybody so lets open it up to all the members out there.
Feeder Drivers Needed at UPS in Portland - Top Job in Trucking!
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 162
UPS continues to expand its operations as e-commerce continues to grow. In Portland, Oregon, UPS is promoting employees to full-time feeder and package driving positions at record levels and without the need to work years in its hubs as a part-time package handler.
NIRMMA CONTRACT PROPOSAL VOTE
06/17/19 - Teamsters Local 786
To all members working under the NIRMMA READY MIX AGREEMENT ( VCNA Prairie, Welsch, Wille, Ozinga Chicago and Ozinga Illinois), the Union has received a proposal for the members working under this Agreement to vote. To view the notice, click here.
Local 776 Family Picnic
06/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their Family Picnic on Sunday June 9, 2019 at Knoebels Amusement Park. What a way to....
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
06/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
Summer Time; warm sunny days, vacations, swimming pools, and Baseball! On July 13, 2019 join Local 776 for....
Hershey Medical Center Tentative Agreement Reached
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters Local 776 Hershey Medical Center Negotiating Committe has reached a tentative agreement with the Medical Center on a new collective bargaining agreement to replace the current agreement which expires June 30, 2019.
In Case You Missed It
06/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign   • You want to put the union label on memes?   • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives   • House to vote on $15 min.
In Case You Missed It
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign   • You want to put the union label on memes?   • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives   • House to vote on $15 min.
In Case You Missed It
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign   • You want to put the union label on memes?   • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives   • House to vote on $15 min.
Teamsters Stand Up for Trucker Safety at House Hearing
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 14, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The trucking industry is facing numerous challenges that are jeopardizing the well-being of drivers that must be addressed to ensure highway safety is a top priority for the traveling public, a Teamster official said today.
Teamsters Stand Up for Trucker Safety at House Hearing
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
June 14, 2019 | HEALTH & SAFETY | The trucking industry is facing numerous challenges that are jeopardizing the well-being of drivers that must be addressed to ensure highway safety is a top priority for the traveling public, a Teamster official said today.
In Case You Missed It
06/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign   • You want to put the union label on memes?   • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives   • House to vote on $15 min.
Size of Undocumented Workforce is Shrinking in the US
06/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
June 13, 2019 | JOBS | US immigration hawks have long complained that undocumented workers take Americans’ jobs and lower wages. Some good news for them: the size of the undocumented labor force is shrinking, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. From 2007 to 2017, the number of undocumented workers dropped 7.6 million from 8.2 million.
Size of Undocumented Workforce is Shrinking in the US
06/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
June 13, 2019 | OPINION | US immigration hawks have long complained that undocumented workers take Americans’ jobs and lower wages. Some good news for them: the size of the undocumented labor force is shrinking, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. From 2007 to 2017, the number of undocumented workers dropped 7.6 million from 8.2 million.
Size of Undocumented Workforce is Shrinking in the US
06/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
June 13, 2019 | JOBS | US immigration hawks have long complained that undocumented workers take Americans’ jobs and lower wages. Some good news for them: the size of the undocumented labor force is shrinking, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. From 2007 to 2017, the number of undocumented workers dropped 7.6 million from 8.2 million.
FREE SHOOTING RANGE THIS SATURDAY ONLY!
06/13/19 - Teamsters Local 455
Triple J Armory the sponsor for this years Gun Raffle is having a free shooting range this Saturday, June 15, 2019 with the purchase of ammo.
Zoo Tickets on Sale Now! Purchase at Teamsters Local 455 10 Tickets Per Member
06/13/19 - Teamsters Local 455
June 19, 2019
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