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What's New at Teamsters 175
DON'T JUST VOTE FOR CANDIDATES - VOTE FOR ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT
You may remember that last year we partnered with Our Children, Our Future and requested our members to vote for their top issues for 2015 legislative session.   Because of the fantastic response of Teamster members and their families, Right-to-Work was number 3 and was lobbied against by OCOF. Read More...
Early Voting Starts Today, April 27th
Early voting starts today, April 27th.  Make sure you get to the polls.  See the link below to see where and what time early voting is in your county. http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/Vote/EarlyVoting/Pages/default. Read More...
TEAMSTERS ANNOUNCE 2016 PRIMARY ENDORSED CANDIDATES
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Download: primary 2016.pdf
Annual Golf Tournament
Sign up today.  Limited spots available either at the Union Hall in South Charleston or by calling 304-744-2193.
Download: Golf Tournament 2016.doc
Annual Essay Contest - for College Students who are the sons or daugthers of Teamsters
We want to announce the start of the application period for the annual Essay Contest.  Winners of the Essay Contest will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.  Winners will be chosen from each of the five regions of the union (Eastern, Southern, Central, Western and Canada). Read More...
Judge Sides With Teamsters In Fight To Review WVU Right-To-Work Emails
CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union today is lauding a court ruling that will require West Virginia University (WVU) to make available seven previously redacted emails about a report detailing the economic impact of so-called right to work (RTW). The West Virginia Legislature approved RTW legislation last month. . Read More...
Register to Vote / Update your Voter Registration
Please let your voice be heard during the election cycle.  Provided below is a link for online registration and deadline dates. Voter Registration Deadlines Primary Election Deadline: April 19, 2016 General Election Deadline: October 18, 2016 ? https://ovr.sos.wv. Read More...
Ken Hall: Let's fix W.V. economy
Monday, March 7, 2016 Ken Hall: Let’s fix W.Va.’s economy By Ken Hall An article by David Gutman reported various findings of a poll conducted by Orion Strategies. One result in particular I would like to point out is the Republican-led state Legislature had an approval rating of just 31 percent. Read More...
College scholarships for the sons and daughters of Teamster members
There is still time left to apply for a college scholarship for sons or daughters of Teamster members (including GCC, BLET and BMWED).  The application deadline is March 31, 2016 and the scholarship office has already begun receiving applications. The Fund awards scholarships in the amount of $10,000 or $1,000. Attached is this e-mail is a PDF file with the all the application documents. Read More...
Download: jrhscholarshippacket201617completeB.pdf
Ken Hall Condensed Testimony Video
https://youtu. Read More...
  Message From The President  
As President of this great Teamsters local, I would like to welcome all of our hardworking members and visitors to Local 175’s website. I urge you to take time to explore all the good information provided here. Our union is committed to working hard for the members to preserve the best livelihood possible for all members and further their goals and aspirations.
 
I am so proud to represent thousands of members in the great states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Since 1940, our local union has worked hard on behalf of its members. I pledge to you that we will continue to provide our members with the best possible representation.
 
In solidarity,
 
Ken Hall
President
     
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Upcoming Events
UNION MEETING
May 07, 2016
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2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Jun 04, 2016
BIG BEND GOLF COURSE
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Sep 10, 2016
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Nov 12, 2016
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Current Campaigns
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • 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) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • 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.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

 
 
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