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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     
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Special General Membership Meeting, via Zoom
10/23/20 - CWA Local 7777
Greetings CWA Local 7777 Members, CWA Local 7777 will be holding a Special General Membership Meeting, via Zoom, for the purpose of approving a sale price for our building at 2840 south Vallejo Street, Englewood, CO  80110. When: Oct 26, 2020 07:00 PM MDT You must register in advance for this meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.
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10/23/20 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: IATSE Local 8 is offering OSHA 10 General Industry Online for FREE to all Members of IATSE and persons on their extra list. This is the IA Internationals OSHA 10 GES Course specifically designed for workers in the Entertainment Industry. We are offering weekly classes thru December 31st. Please Inform your Members.
OSHA 10 GES for IATSE Locals
10/23/20 - IATSE Local 33
Brothers & Sisters: IATSE Local 8 is offering OSHA 10 General Industry Online for FREE to all Members of IATSE and persons on their extra list. This is the IA Internationals OSHA 10 GES Course specifically designed for workers in the Entertainment Industry. We are offering weekly classes thru December 31st. Please Inform your Members.
Snohomish County Covid Child Care
10/23/20 - IBEW Local 191
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10/23/20 - Teamsters Local 888
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10/27 - Central MA Case Push and Rally
10/22/20 - IATSE Local 96
Brothers and Sisters, This Tuesday, October 27th at 10 a.m., there will be a case push and rally in support of live event workers like ourselves. The event will begin with a case push down the sidewalk from the Palladium to City Hall followed by a rally on the Common, rain or shine. We need to come together in a call for support and action! Register to attend here.
How to Boost Unions’ Power? Sectoral Bargaining.
10/22/20 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 22, 2020 | LABOR UNIONS | In 1980 about a tenth of work­ers were cov­ered by mul­ti-employ­er agree­ments that set indus­try-wide stan­dards, espe­cial­ly work­ers in steel, auto, truck­ing, con­struc­tion and mining. What hap­pened.
How to Boost Unions’ Power? Sectoral Bargaining.
10/22/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 22, 2020 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | In 1980 about a tenth of work­ers were cov­ered by mul­ti-employ­er agree­ments that set indus­try-wide stan­dards, espe­cial­ly work­ers in steel, auto, truck­ing, con­struc­tion, and mining. What hap­pened.
How to Boost Unions’ Power? Sectoral Bargaining.
10/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 22, 2020 | LABOR UNIONS | In 1980 about a tenth of work­ers were cov­ered by mul­ti-employ­er agree­ments that set indus­try-wide stan­dards, espe­cial­ly work­ers in steel, auto, truck­ing, con­struc­tion and mining. What hap­pened.
Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/22/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 22, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
AMFA Statement: TWU/IAM Scare Tactics and Lobbying
10/22/20 - AMFA

October 22, 2020 -- In an effort to scare its membership into remaining members of a poorly run union, the TWU/IAM Association is trying to play up their clout in Washington D.C. while de-emphasizing AMFA’s contributions and their importance to the aircraft mechanic and related maintenance workers’ class and craft. There is no doubt that the IAM and TWU parent organizations spend considerable resources maintaining offices in and around Washington, D.C. They often lobby on behalf of their membership, but how much of that lobbying and money spent is actually for the aircraft mechanic and related?

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2020 October GMM Meeting Notice
10/22/20 - Teamsters Local Union No. 91
2020 October GMM Meeting Notice - please review the cancellation notice  in the Notices section for the aforementioned meeting. We continue to monitor the situation and hope all and our Members remain safe during these unprecedented times. Teamsters Local Union No.
ZOOM Meeting - October 28, 2020 - 5:00 PM
10/22/20 - Denver Metro Area Local APWU
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Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/22/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 22, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
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Election Day 11/3
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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE! EARLY VOTING ENDS 11/2 & THE GENERAL ELECTION DAY IS 11/3
Real News - October 2020
10/21/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Hitting the Books and Sharing Ideas with LACC Instructors
10/21/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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Presidents Message
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Phone Banking
10/21/20 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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IATSE Communications Cornerstones Webinar
10/21/20 - IATSE Local 33
IATSE Local Officers, Today is the final day to register for tomorrow's Communications Cornerstones Webinar. Please click here to view the flyer. Please note the webinar is open only to current local union leaders.
Sudden Valley HOA Joins Teamsters
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Reminder 3rd & 4th Quarter Per Capita Stamps due
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Brothers & Sisters: A credit from the International was given to Local 33 for the 2020 2nd Quarter Per Capita stamp of $57.00.  Local 33 passed this credit on to all members, however, your 3rd and 4th Quarter are still due. FYI - If you paid your 2020 membership card in full this credit will be applied to your 2021 membership card.
From the desk of the B/A: Formulation Committee
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IBEW- COVID-19 Resources
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Stay up to date on the IBEW Corona Virus 19 information.
51st Annual Scholarship Awards
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10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 20, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
Monthly Membership Roundtable
10/20/20 - International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 7
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85439299937.
Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/20/20 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 20, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
Why Stronger Labor Unions Would Speed Up the U.S. Post-COVID Recovery
10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 20, 2020  | COMMENTARY | Recessions always inflict the most pain on Americans in the middle and lower end of the income distribution range, destroying jobs, eroding wages, and wiping out savings for those working in industries such as construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail.
Your 2020 Labor Voting Guide
10/20/20 - Southwest Washington Central Labor Council
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Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
10/20/20 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 20, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him.
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OSAC Scholarship Opportunity
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Rest in Peace Brother Walls
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IBEW Local Union 21 mourns the loss of our Brother, Quntrell Walls who worked as a Premises Technician at AT&T.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and our members. Visitation- Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Funeral- 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 4344 W Madison St., Chicago.
Early Voting
10/19/20 - IBEW Local 648
Early voting is underway at the Butler County Board of Elections (1802 Princeton Road, Suite 600 Hamilton, Ohio 45011), and here is a list of their hours up until the day of the election. Week 3: October 19 – October 25 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AMFA Response to the TWU’s Raiding Accusations
10/19/20 - AMFA

October 19, 2020 -- As many are aware, the members of unions representing the American Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) are conducting a card drive in an effort to displace the dysfunctional alliance between TWU and IAM with AMFA — a singular craft-specific union that specializes in the representation of mechanic and related personnel. This movement within the union’s membership is a result of ineffective representation by the incumbents. Their grievances with the incumbent dual union compromise are many.

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