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March 19, 2019
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  • 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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Aerial Lift Training and Certification
03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
We have a couple of lift classes scheduled for Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24. Each class is a one day class that lasts around 8 hours. The Class will take place at SGPS Showrig in Elmwood LA and will start promptly at 8am each day. See the attached application.
Remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life.
03/19/19 - IATSE Local 478
We are remembering Brother John P. Scott and celebrating his life. The funeral is private. A memorial service will be held at on Thursday, March 21, from 7-10pm at Southport Hall (200 Monticello Ave, New Orleans).
Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees Overwhelmingly Approve Tentative Agreement for Successor Contract
03/19/19 - UPSEU
Danbury BOE Secretaries & IT Employees overwhelmingly approved terms of the Tentative Agreement for a new successor collective bargaining agreement during a recent ratification process. A major item during these negotiations was the health insurance.
SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019
03/19/19 - RN Staff Council, OPEIU, Local 40, AFL-CIO, CLC
SPECIAL MEETING 03-20-2019 - We hope to see you Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm. Local 40 Executive Board would like to make some changes to the ByLaws but we need YOU to be there to approve the amendments. We look forward to seeing you at the Union Office!
AMFA Support Transport Workers Union Locals’ “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign
03/19/19 - AMFA
March 19, 2019 -- The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) National Executive Council (NEC) fully supports the Transport Workers Union’s “American Airlines Should Care” Educational Campaign. AMFA appreciates and encourages efforts to educate the public on a user-friendly platform that exposes flaws in business practices that compromise safety.
1st Annual Chili Cook Off & Tasting
03/19/19 - CWA Local 7777
Come join us at CWA 7777 on Saturday May 18, 2018 at 2840 S. Vallejo Street in Englewood (Main Hall) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Working Hard for our Members
03/19/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
District Council 4 has been working diligently in getting all our contracts ratified and out to our members. We had some contracts that were still pending from last year and we were finally able to finalize them in the first couple of months of this year. NWI Print Pro is one of our printers that is in Crown Point, Indiana (website: www.nwiprintpro.com).
ABAT MOU
03/19/19 - NEASO
Here Ye, Here Ye, we now have a signed MOU of the former ASTO! This Assignment-Based Approved Time (ABAT) MOU memorializes and standardizes the process for utilizing hours during a Temporary Alternative Work Schedule (TAWS). You can go to NEASO.org to review the documents.
Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
03/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
Unions Back Effort to Block Deportations; Create Pathways to Citizenship
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 19, 2019 | POLITICAL/LEGISLATIVE | Several major American unions have endorsed a bill introduced in the House March 12, that could protect more than 2 million people from deportation. The Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), sponsored by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.
Strike ends at Central Sates Pension
03/19/19 - Teamsters Local 743
***Please be advised***Team Care workers at Central States Pension Fund, ended their strike Monday. Over 200 Teamster workers continued to show unity and strength on the second day of the strike. The contract will be up for a vote Tuesday, which includes full retro pay and all workers returning back to work.
2019 Canary Bowl Tournament Results
03/18/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
On Sunday, March 3rd, we had 95 bowlers on 19 teams turnout for the Local 458M Canary Bowl! It was a great time with a lot of other union members and other family members in attendance cheering the bowlers on! When all was said and done the #1 Team was “We Don’t Give a Split” with a total of 3167.
Dash 4 Donuts Register Today!!!
03/18/19 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
The San Marcos Police Officer's Association is holding its 4th Annual Dash 4 Donuts 4 mile run on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The Premium Outlet Mall. The run will start promptly at 8:00 am. Come on out, bring the family, enjoy a morning run, some donuts and lots of shopping afterwards!
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters local 570
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
GOLF OUTING 2019
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
Once again, we are glad to announce Teamsters Local 142 Stewards Council Golf Outing: WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 TIME: 10:30 a.m. with a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start, Best-Ball: 4 Man Scramble, dinner to follow. WHERE: Turkey Creek Golf Course 6400 Harrison Avenue, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Teamsters Local 142 BLOOD DRIVE
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
There is a shortage of blood available in the Chicago land area. Blood only lasts 42 days and there’s no synthetic alternative. Patients need your help. Please come out and donate blood to help save a life.
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
March Membersip Meetings - Santa Fe
03/18/19 - New Mexico Hospital Workers Union
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Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
Guild Passes Unanimous ‘No Confidence’ Vote in Trustee Svonkin
03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
The Guild Executive Board at its February meeting unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in LACCD Board of Trustee member Scott Svonkin, who will be up for re-election in November 2020. If Svonkin declares his candidacy, the Guild is asking potential supporters to withhold their endorsements.
Adjunct Faculty News
03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Dual Enrollment Survey, Legislation Update Kathy Holland and Ken Taira, AFIC co-chairs  Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee    Hello Adjuncts!  We hope that your semester is going well. The Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee (AFIC) is working hard on your behalf.
Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts
03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
Headline -- Important Changes to FSA and HRA Accounts  Your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) are transitioning from WageWorks to a new system administered by ConnectYourCare.
Stand with Your Union
03/18/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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New Meeting Location-Missoula
03/18/19 - IBEW Local 768
The meeting in Missoula is changing locations! We are combining the ATT/DTV and Inside Construction bargaining unit meetings into one. It will still be on the third Thursday of the month, beginning March 21st, 2019. The meeting will be held at the U of M in the TODD Building at 6:00pm.  See the campus map by clicking on the links below.
YRC Contract Update
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 89
Mar 18, 2019 - Teamsters Local 89 has received an update from the IBT concerning contract negotiations with YRC. This agreement covers YRC Freight, USF Holland, and New Penn. In the update, which you can read here, the IBT reports that there has been slow progress on monetary issues. Talks are scheduled to resume this week. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31st.
AFL-CIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3/15/19
03/18/19 - Laborers' Local 231
The Illinois House and Senate adjourned on Thursday this week.  Both chambers will convene on Tuesday, March 19th at 12pm.
Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change
03/18/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Mar. 18, 2019 | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | […] What good is it to negotiate the assignment of overtime when the sky is on fire? Does a public employer really want to claim that its direct complicity in the potential collapse of civilization has no bearing on working conditions.
TEAM CARE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
03/17/19 - Teamsters Local 743
Teamster employees who work for TeamCare and the Central States Pension Fund have voted to strike. The rain and cold couldn’t stop over 200 Teamster employees from Standing Strong on day one of the strike. One of the major issues is production standards for call-center workers. The members will be back on the strike line on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6 am.
RTC Schedule updates
03/17/19 - IUPAT local 10
The Western Oregon and SW Washington Regional Training Center has recently gotten a facelift, make sure to have a look.
SWA Agreement In Principle
03/16/19 - AMFA Local 32
After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
YRCW Negotiation Update
03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
YRCW negotiations were held this past week. Full details can be found below....
Joint Memo: AMFA and SWA Agreement in Principle
03/16/19 - AMFA
March 16, 2019 -- After a week of mediation, including many long nights and early mornings, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and Southwest Airlines have reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, toward a new collective bargaining agreement. We are very pleased with the efforts of both Teams to find common ground on a new contract that is good for our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and for Southwest Airlines.
Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th
03/16/19 - IATSE Local 33
Senator Bernie Sanders to Join Striking UC Workers on March 20th
A Sign of Things to Come
03/16/19 - Teamsters Local 776
The Labor Wire March 13, 2019 One year ago today, the labor movement delivered an upset victory, sending an....
UAW 4911 Bargaining Update
03/15/19 - UAW Local 4911
Brothers and Sisters, In light of this week’s happenings at Sparrow, I would like to reach out to everyone as President of UAW Local 4911. It has always been my position to create stability and bring leadership to our Union. I assure you that our path to a contract has not changed despite the change of leadership at Sparrow.
HSEF CUSTODIAL FACT SHEET
03/15/19 - Hillsborough School Employee Federation
What is happening? What does subcontracting custodial services mean? What are the details, such as employee pay & benefits, cost savings, etc? Hillsborough County Public School leaders are asking private companies, eager for multi millions in profits, to tell them what they already know concerning the numbers, services and costs of operations for custodial services. Read the REAL FACTS here!
PSAV Riggers Vote to join in union with Local 22
03/15/19 - IATSE Local 22
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Nominations and Election of Officers
03/15/19 - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Official Notice Boilermakers Local 104 Nominations and Election of Officers NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS for Boilermakers Local 104 will be held on Sunday April 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at a Special Meeting for Filling of Vacancies. The meeting will be held at: Centralia Train Depot 210 Railroad Ave, Centralia WA 98531 in the Multi Purpose room reserved for this event.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #74
03/15/19 - AMFA
March 15, 2019 -- This most recent negotiation session held in Dallas, TX over the past three very long days, March 12-14, 2019, concluded at 3:15am this morning without a final resolution. While we are disappointed, both sides worked hard and significant progress was made during this session. We are encouraged that our efforts have put an agreement within reach, and we are continuing to work on a deal that the members can vote on. We also are in the process of scheduling our next session, should it be needed, and are hopeful we can reach a conclusion to this long negotiation process.
IATSE TTF Safety First! Online Courses are now live!
03/15/19 - IATSE Local 488
All sixteen of the IATSE TTF Safety First! Online Courses are now live! The curriculum is relevant to all Crafts and is optimized for use on a computer, laptop, or tablet.
NM Film Industry Just Got a Huge Boost!
03/15/19 - Teamsters Local 492
After hundreds of man-hours spent by your 492 Business Agents Melissa Malcolm, Trey White and Tracy McCarty, who have been lobbying Representatives and Senators in the roundhouse over the last 3 weeks, House Bill 85 passed this week and Senate Bill 2 has passed this morning at 3:00 a.m., 41 to 24.
Hundreds of IBEW Jobs Saved!
03/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As a result of many discussions that occurred between our IBEW leadership and AT&T all involuntary force reductions were pulled down. Hundreds of jobs in many different departments would have been lost if these conversations didn’t occur. IBEW workforce reductions across all departments in the second quarter of 2019 will occur with only volunteers accepting separation packages. The results of everyone’s efforts have paid off. While no one can guarantee what may happen in the future, today we all can breathe a sigh of relief.
Steward's Wanted!!!
03/14/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
3/13/2019 TO:  All A.P.W.U. Members FROM:  President, Daleo Freeman In 2016 we announced that we had a signed agreement that provides for a Grievance Review Process.
Florida Legislative Update Video Weeks 1 & 2
03/14/19 - Communications Workers of America Local 3181
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FRA Rejects KCSR’s Scheme to Outsource Brake Inspections to Mexico; Must Also Stop Cross-Border Crews that Avoid Safety Standards
03/14/19 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
“We learned yesterday that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) to outsource safety-sensitive brake tests to Mexico. In its decision, the FRA correctly told KCSR that their request — which TTD and our rail unions strongly opposed — was ‘not in the public interest or consistent with railroad safety.’ We could not agree more.
Clerk Conversions
03/14/19 - APWU Cleveland Area Local
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT… A.P.W.U.’s efforts have resulted again in Cleveland’s most senior Clerk Craft PSE’s being converted to career employees.   Eight (8) PSE’s will enjoy the benefits and security of full-time status. I am proud to say that the National, along with our Officers and Stewards of the A.P.W.U.
Contact Congress: Never Forget the Heroes: Pass the Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
03/14/19 - IATSE Local 488
Sisters and Brothers — We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001. For so many of our sisters and brothers, the tragic events of that day were just the beginning of a long struggle that continues to this day. When the towers fell, union members in New York rallied to Ground Zero to search for survivors and clean up the aftermath.

 
 
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