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September 22, 2018
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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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Central States
TREASURY DENIES CUTS TO CENTRAL STATES PENSION!! (click for info)
Executive Board (click for info)
Joint Council 25 Training Facility (click for info)
Waste Management Ratification
CommunitySupport - Aurora Boys Baseball
Support for Autism Research
Antique Teamster Beer Truck
Members at Maintenance Coatings
Members from Bemis

No court decision can stop Teamster public employees’ commitment to country and community. In the wake of last week's Janus decision, we will remain unified to protect the progress we have achieved for our members and their families! 
www.teamster.org/standing-strong
#WeRise #UnionStrong

The Suburban Teamster Pension Fund that Local 673 belongs to has improved greatly, but unfortunatly for other Locals across the country this is not the case. The Butch Lewis Act had been introduced to help protect Pension Plans. Lets do our part to help our fellow Teamsters by calling your Congressman and Senators and asking them to Co-Sponsor this bill!! For more details, click the picture below.

With anti-worker lawmakers in DC pushing national right-to-work (for less) legislation, the stakes are higher than ever for the labor movement and working families. We need all Teamsters and working people to join the fight against the renewed assault on collective bargaining and workers’ rights that is taking place on a national scale. Tell your members of Congress right now that they must oppose H.R. 785 and any other attacks on our rights!

Click banner below to send your Representative a form letter OPPOSING National Right to Work legislation!

Teamsters Increase Strike Benefits!!

By unanimous vote from the Delegates to the 29th International Convention

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall today announced that strike benefit increases approved by delegates to the 29th International Convention became effective on July 1, 2016. Under the new constitutional provisions, which were unanimously approved by delegates on June 30, 2016, the changes raise strike benefits, increase minimum benefits and allow for benefits to begin earlier than in the past.

“Our strike fund has more than doubled in the last five years,” Hoffa said. “We want to ensure that our members are getting the benefits that they deserve when forced out on strike.”

Teamster members will receive benefits that are based on five times their hourly dues rate, a 25 percent increase from four times the dues rate. The minimum out of work benefits will rise to $150 per week, an increase from $100.  And, benefits will be paid at the end of the 8th day, previously paid at the end of the 11th day.

“We have built our strike fund to more than $153 million,” Hall said. “We have the resources to take on any employer, anywhere, at any time.”

The improvements, with the exception of the hourly increase, also apply to newly organized members who have voted for the Teamsters and designated the Union as their bargaining agent, but do not yet have a contract.

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