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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

HNRY - YRCW New Logistics Co

“Earlier this evening YRCW announced that it is launching “HNRY Logistics” to leverage its existing networks of Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight and promote their services as well as provide one-stop shopping for the shipping public.

Teamsters Laying Wreaths Honoring Vets

Date: December 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM Place: Santa Fe National Cemetery Come out and join Wreaths across America, LANL and Teamsters 492 in laying wreaths on this place of Honor for are veterans. If you would like to volunteer to come out and help. Please notify Brother Teamsters Ralph Martinez   505-221-3227 or Jesse Marquez 505-412-2799.
Download: WreathsAcrossAmerica.pdf

UPS Freight Teamsters Ratify LBFO

UPS FREIGHT TEAMSTERS RATIFY COMPANY’S FINAL CONTRACT OFFER The Union will Ensure Company Compliance with Agreement Terms – Workers at UPS Freight represented by the Teamsters Union have ratified a new five-year agreement that was the company’s last, best and final offer, averting a national strike.

Daughter of 492 Teamster Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Alyssa Chacon, daughter of 492 Teamster Andrew Chacon (LANS) for being selected as a $1,000.00 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient in the 2018 scholarship for high school seniors.
Download: 2018 Hoffa Scholarship.pdf

Netflix Buys First Studio in ABQ

Netflix is making Albuquerque its home away from home. The entertainment giant has purchased Albuquerque Studios and will make it a production hub over the next year. Mayor Tim Keller said, “There will be 1,000 jobs per year, which is the largest Albuquerque-based jobs program that we can think of.

UPS & UPSF Vote Results (Oct 5, 2018)

UPS National Master and Supplements Since the announcement that a tentative agreement had been reached with UPS, the National Negotiating Committee (NNC) has provided members with an unprecedented number of leaflets and summaries explaining the terms of the proposed contract.

Great Turnout for NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018

Record for Member Attendance at NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018  Over 500 people came to the 2018 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day on Saturday Sept 22nd which included reaching an all-time high this year for the amount of active 492 Members attending.

UPS TA Informational Flyers/Posters

Below are New Posters you can click on to download or enlarge.


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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Forced Arbitration
Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement for Southwest Airlines Material Specialists
YRC Negotiations Resume, Continued Progress Reported
Teamsters Ratify Contract at First Student of Sudbury, Mass.
Port Truck Drivers Awarded Nearly $6 Million
Teamsters Costco Bargaining Update, January 10, 2019
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Teamsters Applaud Bipartisan House Pension Reform Bill by Rep. Neal
A-B Contract Proposal Raises Wages, Provides $4,000 Bonus, Protects Benefits
NY Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement With New York Housing Authority
 
     
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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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Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
NMFA-YRCW CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TIME TABLE
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 71
Steve Bishop, Business Agent for YRC and Holland will be in contrace negotiations during the following weeks: Monday, February 11, 2019 through Friday, February 15, 2019. Monday, February 25, 2019 through Friday, March 1, 2019. Monday, March 11, 2019 through Friday, March 15, 2019. Monday, Marchh 18, 2019 through Friday, March 22, 2019.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 16, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS |  A U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for drivers to sue trucking companies could have a major impact on the labor battle that has raged for years at Southern California’s ports, according to worker advocates.
Pension Reform Bill Introduced-Press Release
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 414
Attention Local 162 Members: Aflac Open Enrollment
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 162
AFLAC OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment for Local 162 members to sign up for Aflac insurance is taking place the entire month of March 2019.  At the request of Local 162 members, your Union leadership continues to negotiate group discounted rates with Aflac for accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance.
FIRST STUDENT DRIVERS AND MONITORS IN NAPERVILLE WIN WAGE THEFT SETTLEMENT
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 179
First Student drivers and monitors in Naperville who are members of Locals 179 and 673 have won a 2015 class action lawsuit against the company for wage theft.  Drivers and monitors in other locations also took part in the lawsuit. In total, 400 workers will be receiving $687.00 each for a total of $274,800.00.
January Meetings Canceled
01/16/19 - Teamsters Local 41
2019 TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 71
ALL MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 71 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN OF ELIGIBLE MEMBERS Dear Brothers and Sisters: Local 71 is taking applications for the College Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of eligible members who will graduate from High School in 2019.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the meeting.
2019 CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF WILL & GRUNDY COUNTIES SCHOLARSHIP
01/15/19 - Teamsters Local 179
Since 1996 the Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to the sons and daughters of Will/Grundy union building tradesman and/or CAWGC member companies' employees. The CAWGC will again sponsor a scholarship program this year.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
Southern States Savings & Retirement 4th Qtr Decrement
01/14/19 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Dear Tyson Members, Please be advised for those members hired prior to January 1, 2003, the Southern States Savings and Retirement Fund has posetd a 12.89% decrement to all members accounts for the fourth (4th) quarter, October 1 through December 31, 2018. Should you have any questions, see your Business Agent Alfredo Soltero or Robert Zanchettin.
YRC NEGOTIATIONS RESUME
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 71
YRC NEGOTIATIONS RESUME, CONTINUED PROGRESS REPORTED The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met this week tocontinue negotiations for a new National Master Freight Agreement covering YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn. The parties met for full days over the course of the week and discussed a wide variety of issues.
Here’s Why LA Teachers Are Walking Out in a Historic Strike
01/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 14, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION |  After nearly two years of bargaining, public-school teachers in Los Angeles have initiated a strike in protest of their district’s policies. Starting today, teachers are picketing outside of their workplaces, underscoring an inveterate lack of investment in public schools made worse by a pro-charter-school “austerity agenda.
YRC, New Penn Negotiations
01/13/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRC, Holland, and New Penn negotiations continued last week. Details can...
In Case You Missed It
01/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
01/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected.
In Case You Missed It
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • States lead the way on retirement security   • Port truck drivers awarded nearly $6 million   • Prison officer suing after working without pay   • I am a teacher in LA and I’m ready to go on strike   • Why federal workers still have to show up for work…   • Trump promised to bring jobs back.
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected.
In Case You Missed It
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray
01/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 11, 2019 | WAGES |  Since Dec. 22, furloughed workers and those working without pay have been living off their savings, credit cards and the last paychecks that landed in their accounts. But many of those wells are now dry.
January 16, 2019
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Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan 2019
Jan 16, 2019
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Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan 2019
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J.A.L.M UPS Package
Jan 21, 2019
J.A.L.M UPS Package Location: Island Palms 2051 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 21, 2019
The Union office is closed for the Holiday.
WRT-UPS & UPS Freight LMC(2nd Level)
Jan 28, 2019
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Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
Teamsters local 570
NMFA-YRCW CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS TIME TABLE
Teamsters Local 71
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War at L.A. Ports
Teamsters Local 355
Pension Reform Bill Introduced-Press Release
Teamsters Local 414
Attention Local 162 Members: Aflac Open Enrollment
Teamsters Local 162
FIRST STUDENT DRIVERS AND MONITORS IN NAPERVILLE WIN WAGE THEFT SETTLEMENT
Teamsters Local 179
 
     
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