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Local 89 UPS Stewards Unanimously Recommend NO
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 89
Aug 13, 2018 - Louisville, KY – Over 70 Rank-and-File UPS and UPS Freight Stewards attended a meeting at Teamsters Local 89 today to review the National Master Agreement, Central Region Supplement, Louisville Air Rider, and the UPS Freight National Master Agreement. All four of these agreements received unanimous NO recommendations from the Stewards gathered.
August Meeting Reminder
08/13/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
This month's meetings will be on Tuesday, August 14th at the Argosy Casino, located at 777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway, Riverside, MO.  The Executive Board Meeting will be held at 4:00 PM and the Delegate Meeting at 5:30 PM in the Constellations Room located on the lower level by escalators.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
Training Opportunity - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
08/13/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
This training is free to FOP members and family. Seats are limited and will fill up quickly. Partners in Crime (Spouses/Significant Others) Invited to Attend. Law enforcement can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding professions in our society. However, the challenges are growing daily.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missou
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
UPS Tentative Agreements to Review at Local 162 Contract Explanation Meetings August 18 and 20
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
The attached tentative agreements  between UPS and the Teamsters will all be reviewed with Local 162 members at our August 18 and 20 contract explanation meetings.  What:  Contract Explanation Meetings for Local 162 Members from UPS When:  Saturday, August 18, 10AM and Monday, August 20, 10AM.
The Meaning of Labor’s Win in Missouri
08/13/18 - Teamsters Local 888
August 13, 2018 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | …What the win in Missouri has taught the broader labor movement is that a sustained, well-financed campaign can educate a largely non-union electorate about “right to work” laws, successfully, and truthfully, recasting them as anti-worker.
AMFA - SWA AMT Negotiating Committee Meeting Notice & Highlight Sheet (Revised)
08/12/18 - AMFA
July 15, 2018 (Revised August 12, 2018) -- On April 10, 2018, AMFA and Southwest announced an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on a new five year Agreement. The AMFA Committee has been working with the Company over the last ten weeks drafting the new language, and we now have a Tentative Agreement (TA) ready for membership consideration. The full TA has been emailed to each member’s Southwest email for review.
Non-Economic MOA 2015-2019
08/12/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
The Non-Economic MOA that was signed on July 26, 2018 for the 2015-2019 contract term is posted on the website in the contract section.
Union Proud Union Strong
08/11/18 - Utah AFL-CIO
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Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
08/11/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
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Horizon Air Q400 Incident
08/11/18 - AMFA
August 11, 2018 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is saddened by last night's Horizon Air Q400 incident. Our heart goes out to the individual's family and to Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines employees.
Local 776 Golf Tournament
08/11/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 held their annual members golf tournament on Sunday August 5, 2018. Sunny skies and temperatures as hot as the...
COLA Increase effective September 1st
08/10/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  78-2018 08/10/2018 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018.
Verizon deal
08/10/18 - Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
Contract Ratification-8/10/2018
08/10/18 - CWA Local 1123
Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon Agreement Includes 11.2% Wage Increases and Stronger Retirement Benefits   Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
PRESS RELEASE
08/10/18 - CWA 2201
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In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters local 570
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Maybe Worker Inequality Isn’t Inevitable After All
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 10, 2018 | ECONOMY | …[I]n terms of the composition of wage growth, the late 1990s was a time of widening income inequality, with high earners pulling away from low earners. Today, by comparison, the lowest-paid earners have the fastest wage growth.
JCBA Update 08.10.18
08/10/18 - TWU Local 568
American Blows Another Chance for Agreement The Association Executive Negotiating Committee met with American Airlines this week in Washington, D.C. to continue the discussion about Scope proposals. Your Executive Committee presented the company with comprehensive proposals.
UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Join the UPS Members Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00 pm (Eastern) to learn more about the contract: Call-In Number is (866) 767-0669 *There will be a UPS Freight members contract update tele- forum call scheduled in the near future.
Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Leaders of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
NYRA Shop Steward Featured
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 814
Like Father, Like Son: Rice Family Part of Fabric of New York Racing THE LIFE June 9th, 2018 BY Julie June Stewart CHECK OUT Local 814's own Harry Rice, shop Steward at NYRA.  Him and his son are featured in this article: https://www.americasbestracing.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
Backpack Rally August 21
08/10/18 - UAW Local 4911
Lansing UAW Region 1D Women’s Council 8th Annual Community–Wide Back To School Rally and Resource Fair TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018 FROM 10 AM—4 PM UAW LOCAL 652 2510 W.
In Case You Missed It
08/10/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • Here’s how you can fight disinformation.
OSHA 10 General/Entertainment class August 14-15 Info
08/09/18 - IATSE Local 33
OSHA 10 General/Entertainment 2-day class on August 14-15 @ 8:00 a.m. will be held downtown at the Music Center. Located at 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California, 90012. Park in the Music Center Garage using the entrance on Grand Street, marked Artist Entrance. Make sure you take your parking ticket upstairs to room #4 on the 4th floor. Sign-in and get a wristband.
Mediation Begins August 23
08/09/18 - AFSCME Local 2067
What’s left to settle? A lot!
492 Riders/Supplements Now Available-Locals Approve UPS TA
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 492
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STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING CHARGES FILED AGAINST SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP OFFICER
08/09/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge President Les Neri today issued the following statement regarding the charges filed against a South Whitehall Township police officer: "Law enforcement is a very dangerous profession. Police officers never know when rapidly evolving situations will lead them to the use of deadly force.
Labor Day Parade
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 455
Coming Soon.
From the Business Manager
08/09/18 - IUEC Local 10
Dear Brothers and Sisters:    We have been active with the Building Trades and the IBEW in regards to our Non-Union competitors falsely classifying their workers in an effort to pay lower wages to their workers. This directly effects our union contractors and our members because the Non-Union companies can be awarded projects due to utilizing lower wage scales.
IBEW 21 Members Ratify Agreement with CBRE
08/09/18 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 21 (IBEW 21), working at CBRE voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative four year agreement that was reached on July 13, 2018. For more information contact IBEW 21 Business Representative Mike Grindle.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters local 570
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 355
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
PhoneBank for Beto
08/09/18 - TEAMSTERS LOCAL 577
Join us for a PhoneBank for Beto on Monday, August 13.
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 992
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
Union Leave Without Pay Arbitration
08/09/18 - Charlotte Area Local APWU
APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  77-2018 08/08/2018 - APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM).
Why You Should Care About Unions
08/09/18 - Teamsters Local 888
August 9, 2018 | OPINION | Unions improve wages, benefits and working conditions for their members. But it’s not just to members’ advantage. Collective bargaining affects pay standards across entire industries, meaning even nonunion workers benefit. Unions also secure legislation that protects all workers, from workplace safety guidelines to a guaranteed weekend.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
08/08/18 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
Our next General Membership Meeting will be held at the HSEF office on SATURDAY, September 8th, 2018 from 10am-Noon. Do not miss this important meeting as we kick off the school year with important information for members, Q&A, and more!
BRS 52nd Regular ConventionElects Grand Lodge Officers
08/08/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, nearly 250 delegates, in attendance, at the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen’s 52nd Regular Convention elected Floyd E. Mason as President of the BRS for the next four years. Mason assumed the presidency of the BRS after serving as the Organization’s Vice President East.
Thank You, Missouri
08/08/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
Working families have stood united against this anti-worker legislation since the very beginning. Right to work is a threat to the stability of our families and communities. Stopping the passage of right to work in Missouri helps our momentum to fight this bad legislation nationally.
Greek Theatre Dress Code
08/08/18 - IATSE Local 33
The Greek Theatre states contractually that they want Local 33 people to wear the shirt that they provide to you (their dress code).  So when asked to do so,  please do it with no problem.

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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

 
 
Teamsters Local 175
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