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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.

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.


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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.

Freeloaders “Right-to-Work” Coming to a State Near You?
Updated On: Feb 12, 2015

Click Here to read more about RTW and why it is bad for workers, not just Union workers, but all workers.

Make your voice Heard! Say NO to RTW Laws! By Clicking Here, you can email your State Senator & House Representative by simply entering your Zip Code.  There is a sample letter already written for you that you can modify or you can write your own if you wish. It takes less than one minute and can really make a difference. Make your voice heard now by Clicking Here!

Are you interested in having us contact you when volunteers are needed to march? Please Click Here to be put on our “Contact Me” list today.  

Get Ready For The NM War On Workers!

A commentary By Teamsters Union Local 492 Recording Secretary, Trey White

I hope you all had a great 2014, and hope 2015 is even better for you. 2015 looks promising from the indicators economists study.  

The 2014 election in New Mexico had a low voter turnout which is usually not good for labor.  So unfortunately, while the good, hard working people of New Mexico punched in for work on November 4th, 2014, corporate America was busy buying another election, and you can probably understand, they do not have the workers best interests in mind when they are handing out that cash to the candidates, quite the opposite.

Well the pay off for the big spenders is about to play out in our own back yard here in New Mexico, when anti-worker politicians outnumber the labor friendly ones in the NM State House of Representatives for the first time in 60 years. No matter who you voted for, I am sure you don’t want your elected politicians undermining the collective voice you have at work, so please, read on. If you believe the Union has no positive effect on your life, please Click Here to read some American History you may not be aware of.   

Now it is time for the men and women of the State of New Mexico who punch a clock everyday to start voicing their opinions (loudly) about laws these unfriendly-to-labor lawmakers look to change.

We will be asking for volunteers at the end of this article to assist in this fight, or you can just Click Here now to be put on our “Contact Me” list.  

Here is what the War on Workers looks like for the 2015 Legislative session:

  • A change in workers compensation eligibility (NOT IN THE WORKERS FAVOR) designed to lessen the employer’s liability.
  • Removal of the state’s Little Davis Bacon Act (which keeps wages from falling) on construction projects that qualify.
  • Repeal of SB33 which requires that Union negotiated wages in the construction trades are the prevailing wages on state funded construction projects.
  • And saving the most important for last, there are 6 different, but equally damaging, versions of “right-to-work” legislation being introduced.

“Right-to-work” (RTW) is one of those names given to a law to trick people into believing it’s a good cause. Who doesn’t want the right to work? Everyone should, but this is America and you and I as Americans, already have the right to work. But that is not what this law is about. The law divides the Union workforce into two factions; dues payers and freeloaders. RTW laws may differ from state to state (there are 6 versions of the law being written for the 2015 fight against the workers of NM), but they all have one thing in common, protect the freeloader

RTW laws let the worker at a Union job stop paying dues, but the Union is still required by law to provide all services to the non-dues paying worker. The freeloader gets all the benefits of the Union for free, even though it costs money to employ local Union business agents who negotiate those great wages and benefits that the freeloader came to the Union Job for in the first place. The Union is also still required under RTW laws, to help with grievances and terminations, etc. of the freeloader. But if everyone is freeloading, the Union will not be able to continue to pay the salaries of those business agents, and eventually there will be no one to help the freeloader, and that is the ultimate goal of RTW, to weaken (or eliminate) the Union and thereby weakening the workers’ position in the workplace. 

Ask yourself, would these same anti-labor lawmakers ever pass a similar law called “Right-to-Live”, where someone would have the “right to live” here, drive on America’s roads, send their kids to America’s schools, work an American Job, and collect a Social Security check when they retire, but not have to “join America” or ever pay taxes? Of course not, but that is essentially what these lawmakers expect from Unions; to support a person who is reaping all the benefits of The Union (The Country) without paying The Dues (The Taxes) that built it and keep it running, and retire with a Pension (Social Security Check) that is just not available to most modern day non-union workers.

These legislators that pretend RTW is good for the worker are not just lying to you, they are hypocrites. Their only motivation in passing RTW is to please the big corporate donors that got them elected, not to do what’s right for Americans.    

Click Here to read more about RTW and why it is bad for workers, not just Union workers, but all workers.

The four issues mentioned above that are being introduced in 2015, including the 6 versions of RTW, will hurt WORKERS and the MIDDLE CLASS. This is clearly a potential race to the bottom for New Mexico workers.

If working families in New Mexico are important to you and your family, it’s time to mobilize friends, family members and everyone that feels that a living wage and worker rights are crucial parts of raising a family here in New Mexico. The Teamsters, along with other worker friendly organizations, are going to need your support during the upcoming legislative session if we are going to defeat these destructive measures being introduced. We will need volunteers to march on the capital in Santa Fe when these bills come up for a vote. We will try to give you as much notice as possible, but unfortunately the process can be quite unpredictable (which they do intentionally).

Are you interested in having us contact you when volunteers are needed to march? Please Click Here to be put on our “Contact Me” list today.  

By Clicking Here, you can email your State Senator & House Representative by simply entering your Zip Code.  There is a sample letter already written for you that you can modify or you can write your own if you wish. It takes less than one minute and can really make a difference. Make your voice heard now by Clicking Here!

Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself about issues that may impact you greatly. Please encourage your co-workers and family to do the same. The working class cannot afford to sit back and watch as corporations have their way with this great country of ours, let’s take it back, together!  


April 25, 2018
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