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ABF Teamsters Say Yes in The West

May 10, 2018 - Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have ratified the National Master portion of the agreement, 3705 (58.5%) YES, 2637 (41.5%) NO. There was a 67.3% turnout with a total of 6342 votes cast out of 9441 total eligible voters.
Download: abf-results-2018&Article.pdf

The Workplace Democracy Act Gives Hope To Workers

The Workplace Democracy Act  May 9, 2018 -The Teamsters are endorsing legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today that would enhance the ability of workers to organize and fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions on the job.
Download: Workplace-Democracy-Act.pdf , workplace-democracy-act-summary.pdf

ABF Teamsters 2018 Tentative Agreement

Today in Chicago, Il, leaders of local unions that represent ABF Teamsters met and overwhelmingly approved the tentative ABF National Master Freight Agreement and supplements, paving the way for a member ratification vote to begin later this month.

Tentative Agreement Reach at ABF

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight System reached a tentative contract agreement, Ernie Soehl, Co-Chairman of the TNFINC, announced today.
Download: abf_update_march_28_0.pdf

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.

ABF NEGOTIATIONS - TEAMSTERS MAKE PROGRESS

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.


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  • 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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One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Hope You Pass Your Checkride
05/26/18 - IBT Local 1108
Your current contract guarantees standardized training and multiple attempts to pass a checkride. Without a union, the management-slanted Training Review Board will return and the company may decide you are no longer retrainable—subsequently resulting in your termination. In an instant, your 20-year career at Flexjet could be over with no recourse to save your job.
In Case You Missed It
05/25/18 - Teamsters local 570
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There is Power in a Union
05/25/18 - Teamsters local 570
May 25, 2018 | U.S. LABOR | For a period of 40 years,something managed to keep inequality in check in the United States. From 1940 to 1980, the richest 1 percent took home 9 percent of the wealth generated by the economy. Today, just as they did in the 1920s, the top 1 percent grabs about double that share.
Office Closed for Memorial Day
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 767
In Case You Missed It
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 355
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In Case You Missed It
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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There is Power in a Union
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 355
May 25, 2018 | U.S. LABOR | For a period of 40 years,something managed to keep inequality in check in the United States. From 1940 to 1980, the richest 1 percent took home 9 percent of the wealth generated by the economy. Today, just as they did in the 1920s, the top 1 percent grabs about double that share.
UPS/UPSF Contract Update - 5/25/18
05/25/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
TEAMSTERS RECEIVE UPS' INITIAL ECONOMIC PROPOSALS
CHANCE FOSTER JURGENS
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
CHANCE FOSTER JURGENS It is with great sorrow that this message and request is being sent to Teamster Union Local 142 Members. Our brother, Teamsters 142-member Richard Jurgen’s son Chance passed away on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, he was 12 years old.
Teamsters Annual Summer Picnic
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 264
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MEMBERS RESOURCE HOME PAGE FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS TO DARIEN LAKE, FANTASY ISLAND, ERIE COUNTY FAIR AND SPLASH LAGOON.
Happy Memorial Day
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day. As you spend the day with...
In Case You Missed It
05/25/18 - Teamsters Local 888
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Letter From IBT1108 President Efrem Vojta - Chairman Ricci Got It Wrong
05/25/18 - IBT Local 1108
Chairman Ricci Got It Wrong: Let’s Make Things Right at OneSky Fellow Pilots, On Thursday, you received a copy of a letter from Chairman Kenn Ricci to me in which he accused your Union of mailing inappropriate cards to senior managers and random pilots that may be opposed to the Union. Some pilots believe Mr.
What Happens After The Vote
05/25/18 - IBT Local 1108
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE VOTE? Local 1108 is confident the pilot group will elect to keep the Union on property, however, this does not change the fact there are several possible outcomes of the NMB decertification election.
How The Supreme Court is Invoking a 1925 Law to Restrict Workers’ Rights Today
05/24/18 - Teamsters local 570
May 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as "valid, irrevocable and enforceable" the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and cheaper than going to court.
How The Supreme Court is Invoking a 1925 Law to Restrict Workers’ Rights Today
05/24/18 - Teamsters Local 355
May 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as "valid, irrevocable and enforceable" the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and cheaper than going to court.
How The Supreme Court is Invoking a 1925 Law to Restrict Workers’ Rights Today
05/24/18 - Teamsters Local 992
May 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as "valid, irrevocable and enforceable" the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and cheaper than going to court.
TO ALL UPS & UPS FREIGHT MEMBERS
05/24/18 - Teamsters Local 71
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECIEVED YOUR STRIKE VOTE AUTHORIZATION, PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL UNION 71 AT 704-596-2475 TO REQUEST THE VOTER ACCESS CODE REQUEST.
How The Supreme Court is Invoking a 1925 Law to Restrict Workers’ Rights Today
05/24/18 - Teamsters Local 888
May 24, 2018 | WAR ON WORKERS | In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as "valid, irrevocable and enforceable" the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and cheaper than going to court.
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Expect to Take a Road Trip
05/24/18 - IBT Local 1108
§28.3(C)(4) of the current contract guarantees “rental car trips shall not be scheduled to exceed 250 miles or four hours, unless mutually agreed otherwise by the Company and the Pilot, using MapQuest’s “Shortest Distance” or “Shortest Time” functions.” If Local 1108 is voted off the property, this contractual protection is null and void.
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - You No Longer Have A Union ASAP Representative
05/23/18 - IBT Local 1108
Your Union is party to the Flexjet and Flight Options Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP). The Purpose of ASAP: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Company and the IBT 1108 are party to a Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) describing the provisions of the programs.
Joint Council 28 Executive Board Re-elected
05/23/18 - Teamsters Local 231
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WNYCOSH Health and Safety Meeting
05/23/18 - Teamsters Local 264
Penn State Football Tickets
05/23/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Penn State Football is just around the corner as the Nittany Lions look to build off back to back 10 win seasons. Back by popular demand.....
One Second After The Union Is Decertified - Expect Company Contact During Your Rest Period
05/22/18 - IBT Local 1108
According to §28.5(A) of your current Union contract … “A Pilot is not required to be contactable during a rest period.
May 27, 2018
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