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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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    International USPS Screening Letter Reply & Complaint
    11/19/18 - TWU Local 568
    Ms. Lynn Vaughn Manager Employee Relations Operations Support American Airlines PO Box 619616, MD 5235 Fort Worth, TX 75261-9616 Dear Ms.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    AMFA-ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions Update #7
    11/19/18 - AMFA
    November 19, 2018 -- On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement. We also received a commitment letter from Kurt Kinder stating timelines that upon ratification of this agreement he will bring current outsourced line maintenance on Airbus aircraft under our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    AMFA – ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions
    11/19/18 - AMFA Local 32
    Update #7 November 19, 2018 On November 15, 2018, AMFA and Alaska Airlines have reached a Tentative Agreement on an Alaska Airlines -Virgin America Transition Agreement.
    BOCH CENTER THEATERS CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING
    11/19/18 - IATSE Local B4
     BOCH CENTER WANG AND SHUBERT THEATERS - 2018 - 2021 CONTRACT RATIFICATION MEETING SCHEDULED Negotiations between the Boch Center Management and IATSE Local B4 Union are at a stage where we are ready to present the details to the membership. We will hold a Ratification meeting on Monday, December 10 at the Transportation Bldg. at 6PM for this purpose.
    Clerk Craft to convert 9 PSE's...
    11/19/18 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
    FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   The effective date(s) are:  Saturday, November 24, 2018,(corrected) where a total of 9 PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    The Next Crash
    11/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 19, 2018 | ECONOMY | […] The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and officially ended in June 2009. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.
    Members Hard at Work
    11/18/18 - Local 755 UNITED SERVICE WORKERS UNION
    USWU Local #755 members began opening provisional ballots at 7:30am on Saturday, November 17th.
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE.
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 743
    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 MEMBERS COME OUT IN FULL FORCE TO SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE. Teamsters Local 743 in partnership with the JC25 Women’s Committee raised over $13,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/16/18 - Teamsters Local 355
      • Postal workers allege mistreatment by USPS   • Teamsters return to Hill to push for pension reform   • Steelworkers approve 4-yr pact with U.S.
    IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
    11/16/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    IBEW 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive kicks off today! As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 8th.
    Shoes and Boots for Kids Old Newsboys Dec 6
    11/16/18 - UAW Local 4911
    Lansing Spoof Journal Old Newsboys providing new shoes and boots to school-age children on December 6.
    NorCal Camp Fire
    11/15/18 - IBEW Local 100
    This message was sent to us from our Brothers in Local 340. Brothers and Sisters,                I am sending this email out to let you know we have a GoFundMe page setup to help our members and contractors affected by the Camp Fire. As you know this has been the deadliest fire in California’s history.
    Board and 401k Trustee Ballots Mailed
    11/15/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello All, The ballots were mailed on November 14,  2018, for the Board of Directors and 401(k) Trustee positions.  The ballots need to be returned by a certain date so READ THE DIRECTIONS…..  Please….
    Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
    11/15/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
    Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
    11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 13, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
    Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
    11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
    Amazon and America’s Real Divide
    11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
    Are Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Coming to Big Tech?
    11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 15, 2018 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | The surge of employee activism that is sweeping through Big Tech is looking less like an instance of well-meaning Millennials gone hopelessly culturally correct.
    US Mail Not for Sale
    11/15/18 - Iowa Postal Workers Union
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    NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN DECEMBER
    11/15/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
    CWA wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday sesson.
    How can you Help those that are affected by the Northern California Wildfires?
    11/15/18 - IBEW Local 659
    Afternoon Brothers and Sister, I have been in contact with Brother Meredith at Local 340 and he forwarded me the link below for anyone that would like to donate to Brothers, Sisters and their families affected by the Northern California wildfires. https://www.gofundme.
    Thank you to the LakeErieLoop Group
    11/15/18 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
    Many thanks to Joyce and Bill Murar for another successful year raising funds for young pediatric burn survivors at the LakeErieLoop. They have worked tirelessly since 2003 (15 years) to raise money for Camp Phoenix and for Fire Safety Education. Thank you from ACBC and all the young burn survivors who benefit from your generosity.
    Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
    11/15/18 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 15, 2018 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | […] Democrats and their allies in manufacturing unions — who have remained neutral on the proposed pact — maintain that the new requirements, while an improvement on the original Nafta, do not go far enough.
    Amazon and America’s Real Divide
    11/14/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
    Amazon and America’s Real Divide
    11/14/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 14, 2018 | AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS | […] As the Times’ Emily Badger has reported, the digital economy has been great for places like Seattle, New York, metropolitan Washington, and the other big talent hubs like San Francisco, Boston, and LA. But it’s left behind much of the rest of the country. The result is widening inequalities of place.
    The Freedom Foundation Wants Your Information
    11/14/18 - IBEW Local 483
    ATTENTION - CITY OF TACOMA EMPLOYEES!!! YOUR INFORMATION HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY THE FREEDOM FOUNDATION!!! The Freedom Foundation has filed a public disclosure request for your information from the City of Tacoma, and according to the City they are required to provide this information.
    New Agent and Organizer added to the Stable Fighting for Indiana Teamster Working Families
    11/14/18 - Teamsters Local 414
    Geoff Lohman is an attorney who has represented Teamsters local unions and other unions throughout Indiana for over 18 years. Lohman has represented unions and their members in state and federal courts, and has substantial experience before the National Labor Relations Board.
    AMFA – ASA Virgin America Transition Agreement Discussions update
    11/13/18 - AMFA Local 32
    This is a correction to Update #6 that was published on November 1, 2018.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
    11/13/18 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    AFL-CIO President: How Working People Defined the Midterm Election
    11/13/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    This is an opinion piece from Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. Trumka appeared on Yahoo's Finance All Markets Summit on November 13.
    Today's Labor History
    11/13/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
    Check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week's show: Mark Dudzic remembers Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood, who died on November 13, 1974. And we look into the origins of Haymarket Martyr’s Day on November 11.
    Healthcare and Labor Rights: Unions’ Congressional Wish List
    11/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Health care, infrastructure, and education top labor’s immediate wish list now that Democrats have won control of the House, along with protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from assaults euphemistically termed “entitlement reform.
    Are Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Coming to Big Tech?
    11/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 13, 2018 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | The surge of employee activism that is sweeping through Big Tech is looking less like an instance of well-meaning Millennials gone hopelessly culturally correct.
    Healthcare and Labor Rights: Unions’ Congressional Wish List
    11/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Health care, infrastructure, and education top labor’s immediate wish list now that Democrats have won control of the House, along with protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from assaults euphemistically termed “entitlement reform.
    Healthcare and Labor Rights: Unions' Congressional Wish List
    11/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
    November 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Health care, infrastructure, and education top labor’s immediate wish list now that Democrats have won control of the House, along with protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from assaults euphemistically termed “entitlement reform.
    AMFA National Annual Membership Survey Notice – 2018
    11/13/18 - AMFA
    November 13, 2018 -- In accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of the AMFA Constitution, the National Executive Council is conducting the annual survey of the AMFA membership. This survey is being conducted by the internet, and all active members in good standing may participate. Note: Any member whose membership dues, fees, and/or assessment obligations have not been reconciled is a member in bad standing and, therefore, is ineligible to participate.
    DMEA Members Donate for Dream Come True of Western Connecticut
    11/13/18 - UPSEU
    During the month of October 2018, the Danbury Municipal Employees Association (DMEA), UPSEU Local 424, members Maureen McCann (Engineering) and Dot Gulya-Stasny (Public Works Division) organized a successful donation rally for Dream Come True of Western Connecticut. The organization graciously benefits seriously, chronically and terminally ill children.
    November Meeting Notice
    11/13/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    This month's meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting at 5:30 PM in the Athens Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Casino.
    OPM Open Season
    11/13/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
    Open Season is November 12 - December 10, 2018. Go to this link for more information https://www.opm.
    A/V PowerPoint & Keynote Classes
    11/13/18 - IATSE Local 33
    The Training Committee is offering A/V PowerPoint & Keynote Classes Dates/Times/Location: December 6th & 7th @ 9:00 am at IATSE Local 33, 1720 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA, 91506. Bring your Laptop and a USB or thumb drive. If you would like to reserve a spot in this class, please use the e-mail link listed below.  Do not call the office.
    HVALF Holiday Party
    11/13/18 - HVALF AFL-CIO
    You are cordially invited to the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation's Holiday Party Monday, December 10 at 5:30 pm Ship Lantern Inn - 1725 Route 9W, Milton, NY Each year we come together to re-cap our year's work, discuss the issues that confront us and to wish each brother and sister a blessed and safe holiday.
    Members Displaced by Fires
    11/12/18 - IATSE Local 33
    Any Member displaced due to the recent fires contact, Brother Dan Melson, 661-206-9838, if you need a place to stay. Dan lives in Palmdale.

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