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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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Mack Trucks on Strike
10/15/19 - Teamsters Local 776
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania...
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
There's still time to sign up for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
                                There’s Still Time to Register & Help Local 743 Make Strides Against Breast Cancer! ? The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is just 5 days away.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 14, 2019 | STRIKES | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Mack Truck Workers Strike in Maryland, Two Other States
10/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 14, 2019 | Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members walked out of plants in Baltimore; Hagerstown; Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida, the union said.
Roy Nixon Honored at 2019 KC NAACP Banquet
10/13/19 - Teamsters Local 41
On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Kansas City NAACP held its 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.
Netflix Production
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 249
CMS Productions - Commercial
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 249
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
Teamsters Kick Off Endorsement Process As 2020 Dems Race for Labor Support
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | VOTE  2020 | As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 11, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
In Case You Missed It
10/11/19 - Teamsters Local 888
  • The 15 most unionized states in the U.S.   • Teamster trash collectors’ strike continues   • Talks to end GM strike take ‘turn for the worse’   • Unions uniting with local immigrants   • Will an age of activism, strikes lead to union growth.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/10/19 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 10, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 10, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
CWA: Labor Board Uses T-Mobile Case to OK Company Unions
10/10/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Oct. 10, 2019 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | By unanimous vote from all three Donald Trump appointees, the National Labor Relations Board used a case involving T-Mobile to approve “company unions,” one top tactic the telecom giant is using in its virulent opposition to unionization there. The Sept.
These 3 Policy Failures Are Killing the American Dream
10/09/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 9, 2019 | ECONOMY | The United States has never been richer. In 2018, American households boasted a collective net worth of over $98 trillion. If that wealth were divided evenly across the U.S. population, every human being in our country would have roughly $298,000 to their name — and every family of four would be millionaires. Few Americans feel entitled to full communism.
2019 DRIVE Campaign
10/09/19 - Teamsters Local 41
Teamsters Local 41 would like to thank our membership who participated in the 2019 DRIVE Campaign.  We were able to sign up 653 members for this years campaign and we raised $49,491.00 for our 2019 Campaign.  DRIVE is the Teamsters Political Action Committee (Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education).
Film Review: ‘American Factory’
10/08/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 8, 2019 | JOBS | […] one could hardly conceive a more relevant experiment for the modern age: a fresh upset in America’s hard-won Industrial Revolution, as thousands of people in the heart of MAGA country try to wrap their heads around having their checks signed by a Chinese employer.
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