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October 18, 2017
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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.

     

We Are One
Updated On: Apr 27, 2011

Teamsters took part in a massive day of action on Monday, April 4th, in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin, Ohio and states across the country. Teamsters and our allies participated in more than 1,000 events in 50 states, including solidarity actions by our friends as far away as Paris, Mongolia and Afghanistan.

April 4th was chosen to honor the slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to remind people that he died for collective bargaining rights. Dubbed 4.4.11, the day of action touched all corners of the United States with hundreds of thousands rallying to stop the war on workers.

Solidarity actions like these culminated this week with two successes in Wisconsin. A judge has again blocked implementation of Wisconsin’s anti-worker bill that would strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Also, our efforts to recall eight of the Republican senators who voted for this legislation are going strong, with an announcement Friday that a petition with enough signatures to trigger a recall election had been filed for Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse). More are expected to follow. This was truly historic, as it was the fastest filing for recall of a senator in Wisconsin history.

Monday, April 4, saw Teamsters join 2,000 at a rally in front of Koch Industries headquarters in Washington, D.C. A signed petition was delivered to Charles and David Koch, demanding an end to union busting and fair treatment for workers everywhere.

Boston Teamsters from Local 25 joined other unions to rally in front of the state Republican Party headquarters to “stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Hampshire and other states fighting corporate politicians seeking to destroy collective bargaining.”

In Atlanta, Teamsters gathered for a “We Are One” rally at the King Center with Martin Luther King III. In New York City, Local 804 Teamsters rallied in front of the UPS terminal in Manhattan to support the “Stop the War on Workers” efforts. Teamsters turned out in force in Oklahoma City.

Teamsters Local 776 members showed up at Harrisburg, and other Teamsters rallied in Philadelphia. There were rallies all over Ohio, including a solidarity rally at Local 957 in Dayton and at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, co-sponsored by Local 507. Minnesota Teamsters, many from Local 320 and Local 1145, were among the estimated 5,000 people who took part in the huge rally in front of the Statehouse. Many carried a sign reading, “From Memphis 1968 to Madison 2011. The struggle continues.”

Teamster members of Local 364 marched from the South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center in Indiana to a “Respect Our Rights” rally. Teamsters from Local 630 in Los Angeles joined union supporters at an IBEW Solidarity rally. That was just one of 20 solidarity rallies held in California in which hundreds of Teamsters participated.

In Colorado, Teamsters joined teachers, nurses, fire fighters and other public sector workers at a rally in Denver. Wisconsin Teamsters joined Rev. Jesse Jackson in energizing a crowd of thousands at their “Memphis to Madison” rally. Nevada Teamsters joined other union members, public-sector workers and supporters at a rally where their message was clear: stop the cuts to education and save collective bargaining.

In Syracuse, N.Y., Teamsters joined concerned citizens at 40 different intersections to talk to motorists in their cars about the war on workers. In Newburgh, N.Y., Local 445 held a rally at the intersection of Rte. 300 and Rte. 17K.

In Raleigh, N.C., a 15-minute silent protest was held across from the Statehouse. In Sioux City, Iowa, Teamsters rallied in front of City Hall, waving signs that said, “Solidarity” and “We Are One.”

Teamsters also got a jump start on the April 4 events with an international rally on Saturday, April 2, when Teamsters from the United States and Canada joined 2,000 other concerned citizens for a solidarity event at Peace Arch Park located between Blaine, Wash., and Surrey, B.C.

Thursday, March 31, saw Teamsters from Local 633 in Manchester, N.H. join 5,000 union supporters and community activists at a rally at the New Hampshire Statehouse to protest budget cuts and an end to collective bargaining for public employees. The protest was one of the largest in the state’s history.

Wednesday, March 30, saw hundreds of Teamsters, labor supporters and D.C.’s own resident rapper Head-Roc protest outside of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) annual public policy meeting at the Hyatt Regency hotel to stop the war on grocery workers. Members from Locals 639, 730 and 922 in Washington, D.C. and Local 863 in New Jersey were joined by General President Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Keegel.

Tuesday, March 29, Teamsters stayed vigilant even as Ohio Republicans passed SB5, which stripped government employees of their rights to collectively bargain. Teamsters joined other union members and public-sector employees in rallies outside of the Ohio Statehouse and helped push a statewide petition drive against the legislation. Now that SB5 has passed, Teamsters in Ohio are turning their attention to collecting signatures for a citizens’ veto of SB5.

This Saturday, April 9, will be the official kickoff for the referendum to repeal SB5, with a big event at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Teamsters will be out in full force there, as well as at rallies in New York’s Times Square and Chicago.

To stay on top of our battle against corporate-backed politicians who are waging war on workers, go to www.stopthewaronworkers.org and www.teamster.org.


 
 
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