Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
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.


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.

ABF Negotiations Get Started

Teamsters, ABF Address Non-Economic Issues As Negotiations Kick-Off The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF this week to start negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that would take the place of the current agreement which is set to expire on March 31.

YRC to Pay $1 Million for Exceeding Rail Max

Company Exceeded Permissible Amount of Freight That Can Be Diverted The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s road drivers. The collective bargaining agreement with YRC Freight limits the amount of over-the-road freight that can be put on trains or hauled by non-bargaining unit personnel. The Teamsters Union monitors those amounts.

XPO (Con-way) and The Teamsters – History

XPO (Con-way) & The Teamsters – History    As some of you may remember, non-union Con-way was created by CF-Consolidated Freightways in 1983. CF shutdown in 2002 while Con-way somehow continued to operate.

492 Election Results 2017

As most of you know, there was an election held today for your Local 492 Union Officers. There were a total of 515 ballots counted. Thank you to all of you that took the time to mail in your ballots. The results can be found below. Secretary-Treasurer Walter R.

Teamster News Headlines
DHL Steps Back Into U.S. Package Delivery in Challenge to UPS, FedEx
Workers at Air Express International Vote to Approve New Teamsters Contract
Teamsters Local 502/CASA Statement Opposing School Violence, Arming of School Staff
Swissport Workers Join Teamsters Local 174
Teamsters, ABF Grapple with Detailed Economics
Standard Parking Cashiers Join Teamsters Local 251
Teamsters Local 17 Wins $160,000 Settlement, Reinstatement for Sheriff’s Deputy
Teamsters Local 284 Files Lawsuit Against Republic Services for Wage Violations
Teamsters: Joint Select Committee Must Follow Through on Pledge to Put Aside Party Politics to Find Pension Solution
Scholarship Program For Sons and Daughters of Teamsters
Contact Elected Officials!
Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • Connection Failure: This usually happens when the news feed URL is entered incorrectly.
Teamster Drivers Take Home 15 Awards
Updated On: May 15, 2012

The 2012 NM Truck Roadeo held on May 5th was another success story for our Union Brothers that competed in the event taking home a combined total of 15 awards including first place in half of the categories, the Team Trophy (won by ABF) and also Driver of the Year won by Ronald Greenstreet of YRC (pictured). The Teamsters were represented by 4 companies this year; ABF, Sandia National Labs, TDI/UPS (Sara Lee), and YRC.  Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank all 21 Teamster members who competed this year.  

We would also like to thank the Teamster members/retirees that helped make the event run so smooth which include; Jim Wilcox (retired YRC) who was the committee chairman for course set up, Steve Limas (retired ABF) who was committee chair responsible for the starters, Jim Curtis (ABF) & Dan Medley (retired YRC) who were instrumental in the course set up, take down, and all around help, David Boyd (retired ABF) who was a starter, and Robert Aragon (retired ABF) who helped keep things rolling smoothly with his hostling skills, not to mention his great grill!
Finally, thanks to Randy Archer, Hoss Salehian, and Chad & Dennis Sullins for supplying the information for this article and all the great pictures (click here to view photos). If you have any photos you would like to share, let us know, click here.
Below is a list of the Awards and participants separated by company:


Ralph Garcia----------------1st in 4 axle for the 10th time
Michael Contreras----------1st in 5 axle for the 4th time
Gerald Benavidez-----------1st in Sleeper for the 2nd time
Charlie Estrada--------------1st in Flatbed
Chad Sullins.-----------------2nd in Twins
Robert Delgado.-------------3rd in Flatbed
Carl Marquez (rookie)------3rd in Sleeper
Jim Curtis--------------------Driver of the Month for March
Chad Sullins-----------------Driver of the Month for June
ABF won the Team Trophy for the 6th straight year
ABF also won the Fleet safety award over 5,000,000 miles
ABF’s other participants: Craig Arellano, James Morgan, Donnie Tafoya, Tito Torres, Kirk Weis and Don Wood.
Sandia National Labs
Kevin Romero competed in the straight truck
TDI/UPS Logistics (Sara Lee)
Brian Thais competed in the 3 axle and Jerry Trujillo competed in the 4 axle.  
Jack Rojas-------------------2nd place 3 Axle
Frank Sandoval-------------3rd place Twin
Ronald Greenstreet---------Driver of the Month for September
Ronald Greenstreet---------Driver of the Year 2011

YRC’s other participants: Gilbert Gonzales, Andre Lobato and Matt Beaudet.

Click here to read last years Truck Roadeo Article

March 18, 2018
Member Login


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?

Organize Today
Learn more about organizing your workplace!

Click Here
<< March 2018 >>
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Upcoming Events
Mar 18, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan Representative
Mar 21, 2018
Union Hall (Conference Room Upstairs)
Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Plan Representative
Mar 22, 2018
Union Hall (Conference Room Upstairs)
UPS Western RS Negotiations
Mar 26, 2018
Huntington Beach, CA
UPS Southwest Package & Sort Rider Negotiations
Mar 28, 2018
Huntington Beach, CA
Important Links
  IBT UnionActive Newswire  
Updated: Mar. 18 (12:45)
ABF Contract Update
Teamsters Local 776
Congratulations to Retiree Al Prame on His Recognition of Veteran of the Month
Teamsters Local 449
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 992
Teamsters Turn Out the Vote in Big House Win
Teamsters local 570
Labor Headlines

US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Claims by right-to-work supporters like a hollow bunny
Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim
China : Eight-day strike at China factory making Michael Kors bags ends as workers' pension and wage demands met
Working at Kansas Ranch ‘Like Slavery,' Immigrants Say
Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike

Teamsters Local 492
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

Top of Page image