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June 22, 2017
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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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Port Truck Drivers, Gig-Economy Workers Have Much In Common
06/22/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 22, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | In a good year, port truck driver Jose Portillo says he can rake in $80,000 a year. But the barrel-chested grandfather says he takes home only $25,000 after paying gas, insurance, taxes and rental fees for the big-rig he drives. Portillo is an independent contractor.
Free Hunter Safety Class August 5-6
06/22/17 - Lansing Labor News
Sign-up has begun for the hunter safety class to be held at Local 602 August 5-6. It is sponsored by Locals 602 and 652 and the Oldsmobile Outdoor Club. This is FREE for all members and their families. However, space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis only.
Local 602 Charity Golf Outing July 23
06/22/17 - Lansing Labor News
Local 602's 19th annual charity golf outing will be on July 23 at Hawk Hollow Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing. Deadline is July 18. See the following pdf for all the details and a sign-up form.  Download:  2017 Golf Outing Flyer for 602.
Port Truck Drivers, Gig-Economy Workers Have Much In Common
06/22/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 22, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | In a good year, port truck driver Jose Portillo says he can rake in $80,000 a year. But the barrel-chested grandfather says he takes home only $25,000 after paying gas, insurance, taxes and rental fees for the big-rig he drives. Portillo is an independent contractor.
Port Truck Drivers, Gig-Economy Workers Have Much In Common
06/22/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 22, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | In a good year, port truck driver Jose Portillo says he can rake in $80,000 a year. But the barrel-chested grandfather says he takes home only $25,000 after paying gas, insurance, taxes and rental fees for the big-rig he drives. Portillo is an independent contractor.
Holiday changes
06/22/17 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Union hall closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independence Day. July Regular meeting is moved to Thursday, July 6th at 5:30 pm.
Negotiations 2017
06/22/17 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
June 19th we had our first negotiation meeting between Labor Relations, the EBoard, President - Tom Olivas and Union leadership - Jerry Long, Chris Galloway and Chris Miller. As things move forward we will provide more information under the Negotiations 2017 tab on the left hand side of the screen. Members must login to view the updates.
Massive Excessing In Northeast
06/22/17 - South Shore Area Local #3844
The Postal Service has notified Northeast Regional Coordinator John Dirzius that they intend to involuntarily reassign thousands of employees in the Northeast Area. The Postal Service claims that a significant loss of mail volume to justifies this action.
Port Truck Drivers, Gig-Economy Workers Have Much In Common
06/22/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 22, 2017 | MISCLASSIFICATION | In a good year, port truck driver Jose Portillo says he can rake in $80,000 a year. But the barrel-chested grandfather says he takes home only $25,000 after paying gas, insurance, taxes and rental fees for the big-rig he drives. Portillo is an independent contractor.
AFLAC and other Promotions Summer 2017
06/21/17 - AFSCME Local 132
Worker's Compensation Court Decision
06/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
PA Supreme Court Rules Impairment Rating Evaluations Unconstitutional Injured workers obtained a significant win before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week when the court ruled...
Pride Parade 2017: Local 6 Contingent Communications Foreman is Stacey Ned 415-724-4095.
06/21/17 - IBEW Local 6
Corporal Selection MOU 6-21-17
06/21/17 - Bellingham Police Guild
ELECTION RESULTS
06/21/17 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
The following ten (10) members have been elected to serve as Local Lodge Delegates to the 2017 Biennial District 142 Convention. There were 110 ballots cast, 24 being absentee ballots, 1 ballot being spoiled. Per the Constitution, vote numbers are posted at the Local Lodge.
Merit Board Appointment
06/21/17 - IAFF Local 558
Members,  Since the resignation of one of our Fire Merit Board appointees last month, the Executive Board has been open to accepting applications to fill the position.  A special emphasis will be put on bringing diversity to the Board, but applications of anyone fitting the criteria will be accepted and considered.
Oklahoma Young Workers Conference
06/21/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
The Young Workers Conference will be held August 24-25, 2017 in Stillwater, OK  We would like the member to be between the ages of 19-35. If you are interested in participating please call the Hall at (405) 947-2333 to get on the list.
Bethel BOE Food Service Workers Vote Nearly Unanimously to Join UPSEU
06/21/17 - UPSEU
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 the Bethel BOE Food Service Workers voted nearly unanimously by a vote of 19 to 1 to join the United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU). This secret ballot election was conducted and administered by the Connecticut State Board of Elections.
FOPOhio to Legislators: Reconsider Cuts to Local Government Funds
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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Financial Diary
06/21/17 - IAFF Local 558
Attached you will find a document provided by one of our retiress, John Leach.  This is a Financial Diary the serves to help your family transition in the event of a LODD.  It covers more immediate concerns than a legal document is equipped to handle.
FOPOhio Supports Increase in Hunting Fees
06/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
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Come on out to Indiana Beach
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Come on out and bring your family and your friends for a day at Indiana Beach.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATION DRIVE
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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Come on out for a Tour of the Historical Pullman Neighborhood
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
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Littleton Police Officer Missing in Russia - Help Needed
06/20/17 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Brothers & Sisters, Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department and a member of the FOP. Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia.
June 2017 Gendarme
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Fundraiser for PO Jared Scheel
06/20/17 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
There will be a benefit held for injured Police Officer Jared Scheel on Monday, July 10th, 2017 between 5pm-7pm, at Bartolino’s Osteria located at 2103 Sulphur Avenue.    Jared was injured in the line of duty in 2013.  After many different doctors and surgeries, he is unable to return back to duty.
RIP Brother Carl Bale
06/20/17 - UA Local 296
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Brother Carl Bale passed away June 19th, 2017.  There will be a memorial service for Carl at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 296 on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 @ 7:00pm. 575 N. Ralstin  Meridian, Idaho.  Please come to show your support for Brother Bale and his family during this tough time.
JOIN US! TOUR THE HISTORIC PULLMAN DISTRICT WITH THE TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
Please come join us on a walking tour of the Historic Pullman District. Current members of the JC25 Women's Committee can participate at no cost. Fee for family members and friends is $10. You can contact us at www.teamsterwomen.com for more details.
LA and Long Beach Port Workers Begin Striking
06/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 20, 2017 | STRIKES | Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began striking terminals across the region Monday morning. The strike was called by the Teamsters union Local 848 t protest what it alleges is illegal subcontracting, misclassification and wage theft by trucking companies.
Legislative Update 6-20-2017
06/20/17 - Laborers' Local 231
RAUNER THREATENS SHUTDOWN OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
LA and Long Beach Port Workers Begin Striking
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 20, 2017 | STRIKES | Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began striking terminals across the region Monday morning. The strike was called by the Teamsters union Local 848 t protest what it alleges is illegal subcontracting, misclassification and wage theft by trucking companies.
Fleet Memo for June 17 2017
06/20/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
ANNUAL PICNIC - SAVE THE DATE
06/20/17 - IBEW Local 551
SAVE THE DATE - LOCAL 551 WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL PICNIC ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT MORTONS WARM SPRINGS IN KENWOOD.
Help for San Francisco
06/20/17 - Teamster Local Union No. 886
TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNIONS AND JOINT COUNCILS We are sure you heard about the tragic events of June 14 here in San Francisco, where in the middle of a morning meeting of package car drivers, a fellow driver burst in and fatally shot longtime Teamsters Local 2785 members Wayne Chan, Michael Lefiti and Benson Louie before killing himself.
LA and Long Beach Port Workers Begin Striking
06/20/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 20, 2017 | STRIKES | Around 60 truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports began striking terminals across the region Monday morning. The strike was called by the Teamsters union Local 848 t protest what it alleges is illegal subcontracting, misclassification and wage theft by trucking companies.
Golf Outing
06/19/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Golf Outing Registration has been exteded to Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. Please see attached the registration form and additional information.
Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters local 570
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 355
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Penn State Football Tickets!
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Penn State Football is just around the corner! The Nittany Lions will look to build off of their Big Ten Championship title and Rose Bowl appearance. Back by popular demand will be Organized Labor Ticket Promotions.
20th Annual Golf Outing-Ridgewood Country Club
06/19/17 - NJLESA
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Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 992
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Brian Kolodzi was in a horrible accident at Evergreen Speedway
06/19/17 - IUOE 302
Help Brian Kolodzi after his horrific accident https://www.youcaring.com/briankokodzi-834815 On  Memorial day weekend Local 302 member Brian Kolodzi was in a terrible accident at the Evergreen speedway in Monroe. He got pinned between two racecars in the pits and severely broke both legs.
Waldner's Workers Receive Support
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 814
LONG ISLAND CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER CLARE ROSE STAND UP FOR WORKING FAMILIES, BOYCOTT WALDNER'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS Waldner’s Business Environments, an office furniture dealer based in Farmingdale, NY has been around for 75 years.
The abuse of day laborers
06/19/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Without the protections of LIUNA and union contracts, this is where many workers would end up.... http://inthesetimes.
Why Do We Need Medicaid?
06/19/17 - Teamsters Local 888
June 19, 2017 | HEALTH CARE | Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out.
Movies/Film Equipment Training @ 492
06/18/17 - Teamsters Local 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.
County Clerk Satalite Office
06/18/17 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
Our USWU Local #755 members have been participating in the County Clerk's "Around the County," program.  This program offers passport applications, photo id cards, and notary services to the public in remote locations, most recently in North Arlington.  You can find updates for the program on the County Clerk's website.
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