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Current Campaigns
  • 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!

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

  • 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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Current news directly from Teamster Locals in the US and Canada.
THE JAMES R HOFFA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Upcoming Meeting
02/23/18 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
At our Regular Membership Meeting on March 14th at 5:00 p.m. at the District Council 4 Office located at 455 Kehoe Blvd. Ste. 110 in Carol Stream IL.  All participants to the ILPF will be voting on needed language changes to the Trust Indenture to reflect the changes that took effect on January 1st, 2018.
Teamsters Make Further Progress During Third Round of UPS Contract Negotiations
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 71
The Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee continued to make progress on a variety of issues as the third round of contract negotiations with UPS and UPS Freight wrapped up today. “We made further progress on a number of non-economic issues,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee.
2018 Golf Scholarship Tournament
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 480
 
Shriner's Circus
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 776
The Circus is coming to town! And Local 776 has tickets for you! The Local Union has purchased 100 adult tickets and 100 children's tickets. The tickets can be picked up at either the Harrisburg or York Union Hall during normal business hours.
PA Conference of Teamsters Golf Tournament
02/23/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Amtrak's Safety Culture
02/23/18 - Pennsylvania Federation BMWED-IBT
The BMWED has extensive experience with Amtrak on the issues that drive Amtrak's safety culture. It is our members and Amtrak's customers who pay with our lives, and life changing injuries, when Amtrak management ignores their obligations to operate a safe railroad. Hopefully, with your help we can reverse the downward spiral on safety that began with the Boardman administration.
Saturday, February 24 2018 Working People's Day of Action
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 542
1.5M Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2018 | PENSIONS | The sprawling agreement to boost government spending reached by Republicans and Democrats this month quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees and hundreds of companies in the industrial Midwest and the South.
1.5M Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 22, 2018 | PENSIONS | The sprawling agreement to boost government spending reached by Republicans and Democrats this month quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees and hundreds of companies in the industrial Midwest and the South.
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb.
MILLIONS AWAIT CONGRESSIONAL FIX FOR A PENSION TIME BOMB
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 22, 2018 | U.S.
Attack on Public Sector Unions Funded by Wealthy Donors
02/22/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 22, 2018 | U.S.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters local 570
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Local 767 Union Steward Meeting
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 767
Attention All Local 767 Stewards There will be a Stewards Only Meeting this Saturday February 24th at 9:00 AM. Before the General Membership Meeting. Please make plans to attend.
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Touch-a-truck event 2017
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Lax Enforcement Costs Workers $15 Billion in Wage Theft
02/21/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Feb. 21, 2018 | WAGES | Eighteen states and 20 cities raised their minimum wages on January 1. But many workers aren’t getting their raises because the federal and state governments don’t have the resources—and, all too often, just don’t care enough—to enforce minimum wage and overtime laws.
Accident Prevention Workshop
02/20/18 - Teamsters Local 264
The Trump Administration’s War on Workers
02/20/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Feb. 20, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, “the American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.
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