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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!

  • 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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Importance of Voting an article by Warren Dupree
Updated On: Nov 15, 2011

The Importance of United States Military Veterans Registering to Vote and Voting 

As a former member of the Armed Forces of this nation, and having served in both the republic of South Vietnam 1968-1969 and in the Persian Gulf War, Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, I fell that I have fulfilled my military obligation to this great nation. These Unites States of America has given me in return for my service and sacrifice, and as a free citizen, the constitutional right to cast my one vote in all elections.   My one vote – with yours- will make the difference in the quality of life in this country.

I served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1973, The United States Coast Guard Reserve from 1979-2000. While serving in the Reserves, I became employed with Unite Parcel Service (U.P.S) as a Package Car Driver, and have been a loyal dues paying member of the Teamster’s Local, 61, Sylva, North Carolina ever since.

I am committed to a lifelong mission to help keep this nation both strong and secure. The only way I can achieve that end by myself is to vote in every electoral process that I am registered to take part in. 

We Veterans must continue to lend a hand and get involved to help elect responsible political leadership. A Veteran’s obligation to contribute to our nations well being does not end with an honorable discharge from active duty. This commitment is a lifelong mission. In order for us to help keep our nation strong for future generations, we must exercise our constitutional right to vote.

If we as Veteran’s do not get involved and register to vote then we fail our nation, community and family but mostly we fail ourselves.   I took an oath to uphold and defend this nation, and that to me is a lifelong devotion. 

Your vote, your single vote, does count. It is more powerful than any weapon used in modern warfare. The power of ne single vote does change the day to day life we enjoy.

I’m a retired member of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, a Teamster – Local 61, a United Parcel Package Car Driver, and a fellow Veteran. Do your part by registering to vote, and by voting in all elections, I do!

Your vote will make the difference! God Bless.

 Respectively,

 Warren D Dupree
Teamster – Local 61
 

 
 
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