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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!

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

American Politics
Updated On: Apr 06, 2011

State of American Politics

Distain not Compromise

 

Welcome to America, it is the year 2011 and life in America should be the best of any place on Earth.

Wrong.  In today’s America politics has found a way to bring the world’s greatest nation to its knees, complete stall or facing one of the greatest challenges we the people have ever came up against.

Joblessness, high energy cost and the erosion of the American dream play leading roles in this drama we call life. Americans have faced tough times before and found innovative ways to rise up and meet the challenges we have faced. We the people have stood shoulder to shoulder, regardless of personal differences, to work together and find solutions to these problems. But wait, that sounds so simple but yet so brilliant this idea of “United We Stand and Divided We Fall” time proven and war tested.

Today we the people have to face many threats foreign and domestic, with present day domestic becoming a priority. I do not need to give details of Wall Street corruption, Bank Bailouts, Corporate Greed, CEO bonuses and probably the worst inept politicians. Yes I said it, so here we go, but wait before we start the bantering, yelling and finger pointing let’s just look at reality. Reality being no matter what we the voter wants it’s not what we get, bottom line it's because of the distain that has developed on Capitol Hill to State Houses, even down to Main street.   We can’t accomplish anything because of our differences. Distain is present on the faces of our Governors, Senators, and Representatives; just watch and see for yourself, this is not a partisan issue one way or the other it’s present on all sides. Republicans and Democrats stand divided nowhere close to any kind of compromise on the tough issues. Maybe lessons learned in our history have been forgotten? If so, are we destined to make the same mistakes?

So here we are today, with attacks on American Workers, The Middle class, and the American Dream. Attack is the correct word to use because this is an assault on workers everywhere not union only. Cutting budgets is easy to understand because everyone has a budget, but instead of working together to fix the problem, that feeling of distain for the other side, takes over and I’m right and your ALWAYS wrong comes out. Workers have been asked if they are willing to make concessions and the overwhelming response was yes, "as long as we the workers don’t make all the concessions” Sounds easy enough to me. Hold on though we are assuming that everybody wants to fix the problems……uh no not really. Ask the wealthy if they could pay more in taxes? Yeah right, good luck with that! Maybe ask a CEO to give some of his bonus to help fund growth or hire more workers? Holy cow man, you’ve gone mad?! Or try this one on for size, ask your representatives to stand up for what is fair and right? Sorry I’m going to just leave the F-bombs alone.

Do I have all the answers? Of course not. Can I fix the problems our great country faces? The answer is not alone. With this, I challenge you as an American to look at what is happening in our country for what it really is. Don’t get caught up in the same old tricks used every election, or during any issue vote.   Just remember we are ALL in this together.

We must Stand together and fix problems and not make your opposition the reason it doesn't get fixed and make villainous anyone that doesn’t share your views. This concept sounds easy and simple enough to me.

Compromise.

Article written byTeamsters Local 61 member, Phillip Brooks.

 


 
 
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