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500 Teamsters & Family Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017

500 Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017  500 people were in attendance at the 2017 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day on Saturday Sept 23rd.

Upcoming Teamsters National Freight ABF Contract Negotiations-Proposals

As you are aware, the current Teamsters ABF NMFA expires on March 31, 2018. In preparation for negotiations for a successor agreement with ABF, the IBT is requesting local unions representing employees at ABF, confer with their members and shop stewards, and submit suggested proposals to the negotiating committees.

Teamster UPS Screening Committees & Two-Person Review Scheduled

The UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees are scheduled for September 25th and the Two-Person Review is scheduled for October 17th. Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee, will lead the meetings along with Kris Taylor who is Co-Chair of the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.

How Today’s Unions Help Working People

Unions Give Workers A Way To Improve Jobs Read the latest in-depth research from the Economic Policy Institute on Labor Unions and how they not only help union workers but non-union workers too.

9.5/OT Tops UPS Teamsters List of Concerns

With thousands of proposal sheets coming in, today the Teamsters Package Division began the process of organizing and reviewing each proposal submitted by members from the union’s nearly 200 UPS locals. Throughout the morning and afternoon, each submitted proposal was read aloud by Package Division Director Sean O’Brien to the Division's regional chairs and co-chairs.

YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Decisions

The following are the decisions from the YRC Multi-Region Change of Operations MR-UE-01-08/2017 and MR-CO-01-08/2017 which were heard on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Rosemont, IL. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations and the decisions. YRC - MR-UE-01-08/2017 YRC Freight, Inc.
Download: YRC-MR_UE-01-082017.pdf , YRC-MR-CO-01-082017.pdf

NM Film Adds $500M to NM Economy

From The New Mexico State Film Office Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico with Half a Billion Dollars Injected Into NM Economy by Film Industry New Mexico’s film industry injected $505 million (more than a half a billion dollars) into the economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million. This news comes shortly after the U.S.

YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Info

The IBT has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations. YRC Freight, Inc.

Movies/Film Equipment Training @ 492

The Teamster Local 492 Film Division held a training class on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Santa Fe Studios to help Teamster drivers learn more about some of the common equipment operated by Teamsters in the NM Film industry. With hands on training, the 31 participants spent about 7 hours learning how to operate Honeywagons, Water Trucks, and Landalls. See more pictures here.


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U.S., Canadian Teamsters Work Together for Working Families in NAFTA Round III
Teamsters Local 727 and First Transit Dupage Ratify New Contract
Union Investors Serve Notice on XPO
No Matter Harvey, Maria or Irma’s Wreckage, Teamsters Disaster Relief Leaves No Stone Unturned
Republic Parking Teamsters Unanimously Ratify New Contract
Central States Teamsters Dig Deep for Disaster Relief
Moving Closer to a Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request to Be Released from Mediated Negotiations
Public Infrastructure For Public Benefit
Teamsters Demand Lobbying Transparency at FedEx
Wismettac Asian Foods Workers Vote to Join Teamsters
 
     
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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

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500 Teamsters & Family Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 492
500 Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017  500 people were in attendance at the 2017 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day on Saturday Sept 23rd.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
Trump’s Quiet Campaign Against Government Workers
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 25, 2017 | WAR ON WORKERS | The president is keeping federal wages down, enraging public unions and their allies. On August 31, in an executive action that went largely unremarked upon, Donald Trump slashed automatic annual wage increases for most federal workers in 2018 from an expected 1.
Citizenship Informational Meeting
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 542
Teamsters Local 542's Citizenship Informational Meeting Teamsters Local 542 will be hosting a Citizenship Informational Meeting on Sunday, October 29, 2017 for Teamsters Local 542 Members and their immediate families. The meeting will include elegibility, qualification and available grants information in order to help you become a Citizen of the United States of America.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
ABF Proposal Meetings
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 104
Listed below are the Contract Proposal dates for ABF. If you are an ABF member, please make every effort to attend one of these meetings. Thank you.
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
09/25/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 25, 2017 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | The Supreme Court returns Monday from its summer vacation for the first full term where Neil Grouch will occupy a seat at the far end of the Court’s bench. And the Court will open this term with a trio of cases that are very likely to immunize many employers from consequences for their illegal actions.
Upcoming Teamsters National Freight ABF Contract Negotiations-Proposals
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
As you are aware, the current Teamsters ABF NMFA expires on March 31, 2018. In preparation for negotiations for a successor agreement with ABF, the IBT is requesting local unions representing employees at ABF, confer with their members and shop stewards, and submit suggested proposals to the negotiating committees.
Teamster UPS Screening Committees & Two-Person Review Scheduled
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 492
The UPS and UPS Freight Screening Committees are scheduled for September 25th and the Two-Person Review is scheduled for October 17th. Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee, will lead the meetings along with Kris Taylor who is Co-Chair of the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
Inter-local Pension Meeting
09/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
On September 17, 2017 over 450 retired and active Local 458M Members attended a ILPF Special Meeting regarding the future of our pension fund. The ILPF Administrator Larry Mitchell along with the ILPF Attorney Tom Kennedy addressed our members regarding the upcoming changes.
Stronger Together
09/22/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
In Case You Missed It
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
  • It’s Round Two in the Fight for $15.   • Why are drug prices so high?   • Push for Nafta overhaul may fall short…   • Federal court voids convictions of Boston Teamsters.   • One-actor show portrays leader of 1934 Teamster strikes.   • Trump stacks Labor Dept. with friends of big business.
Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives At Work
09/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 22, 2017 | BOOK REVIEW | Their names are enshrined on legal cases that became law, and cited ever after as precedents. But the stories of the lead plaintiffs who went to court and ended up making history got lost. Author Gillian Thomas wanted to find these women, recover their stories, and pay tribute to them.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
NLRB Pick Litigated Reagan’s Air Traffic Case
09/21/17 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 21, 2017 | LABOR | President Trump’s nominee for the top attorney job at the NLRB argued against a now-defunct air traffic controllers union in a case that critics consider a key event contributing to decades of decline of union membership and wage stagnation. Peter Robb was nominated Sept. 15 by the White House to serve as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
09/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
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September 26, 2017
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Upcoming Events
UPS & UPS Freight National GCP
Oct 02, 2017
Hilton Seattle 1301 6th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 Room Rate: $245.00
Forklift Safety Certification
Oct 07, 2017
Kirtland Hall
WR Multi-State Freight Hearings (1st Level)
Oct 09, 2017
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Oct 09, 2017
The Union office is closed for the Holiday.
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan Representative
Oct 11, 2017
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500 Teamsters & Family Attend NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2017
Teamsters Local 492
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
Teamsters local 570
Trump’s Quiet Campaign Against Government Workers
Teamsters Local 355
Citizenship Informational Meeting
Teamsters Local 542
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
Teamsters Local 355
Supreme Court Opens Its New Term With Attack on Workers’ Rights
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