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January 12, 2018 Joint Council 75 Delegates Meeting

Ken Wood, President of the Joint Council 75 Addresses the Delegates

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Children's Miracle Network: Union Bowl Event
01/23/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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Funeral Services for (Ret.) Sgt. Ignacio Sanchez
01/23/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Ignacio R. (Chino) Sanchez #366 who passed away on January 18, 2018 at the age of 87.   (Ret.) Sgt. Sanchez served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 20+ years.  He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department in February of 1960 and retired on April 4, 1980.
BLS Union Data ShowsWorking People on the Rise
01/23/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on union membership, which found that the number of union members rose by 260,000 in 2017. This reflects critical organizing victories across a range of industries, which have reaped higher wages, better benefits, and a more secure future for working people around the country.
Kansas City: We Are MO Kick-Off Rally
01/22/18 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
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‘When Women Have a Union, You Don’t Have to Walk in Alone’
01/22/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 22, 2018 | #MeToo | […] the human resources department of your employer can go from being, frankly, a dangerous place for most women to walk into if they have a sexual harassment claim against their employer, because human resource departments in fact are there to defend the employer, and make sure that their bosses aren’t being sued. Except for when you have a union.
Unions Held Their Own in 2017
01/22/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 22, 2018 | UNIONS | Unions had a pretty good year in 2017: they didn’t lose any ground. According to the latest edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual survey, released this morning, 10.7 percent of employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, unchanged from last year.
‘When Women Have a Union, You Don’t Have to Walk in Alone’
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 22, 2018 | #MeToo | […] the human resources department of your employer can go from being, frankly, a dangerous place for most women to walk into if they have a sexual harassment claim against their employer, because human resource departments in fact are there to defend the employer, and make sure that their bosses aren’t being sued. Except for when you have a union.
Unions Held Their Own in 2017
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 22, 2018 | UNIONS | Unions had a pretty good year in 2017: they didn’t lose any ground. According to the latest edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual survey, released this morning, 10.7 percent of employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, unchanged from last year.
‘When Women Have a Union, You Don’t Have to Walk in Alone’
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 22, 2018 | #MeToo | […] the human resources department of your employer can go from being, frankly, a dangerous place for most women to walk into if they have a sexual harassment claim against their employer, because human resource departments in fact are there to defend the employer, and make sure that their bosses aren’t being sued. Except for when you have a union.
Unions Held Their Own in 2017
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 22, 2018 | UNIONS | Unions had a pretty good year in 2017: they didn’t lose any ground. According to the latest edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual survey, released this morning, 10.7 percent of employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, unchanged from last year.
‘When Women Have a Union, You Don’t Have to Walk in Alone’
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 22, 2018 | #MeToo | […] the human resources department of your employer can go from being, frankly, a dangerous place for most women to walk into if they have a sexual harassment claim against their employer, because human resource departments in fact are there to defend the employer, and make sure that their bosses aren’t being sued. Except for when you have a union.
Unions Held Their Own in 2017
01/22/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 22, 2018 | UNIONS | Unions had a pretty good year in 2017: they didn’t lose any ground. According to the latest edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual survey, released this morning, 10.7 percent of employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, unchanged from last year.
Correctional Police Major
01/21/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
 (8) Correction major shall be retitled as Correctional Police Major    b.1 The title changes 1[authorized] provided under this section   shall apply to all [correction] corrections officers employed by the  New Jersey Department of [Correction] Corrections1 and the   Juvenile Justice Commission. S-1651      4.
Largest Federal Union Says Government Shutdown is Result of Failed Leadership
01/20/18 - AFGE Local 3937
WASHINGTON – In response to the federal government running out of funds to continue operations past midnight Friday, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “Congress and the administration have only themselves to blame for failing to keep the federal government open.
Notice from Hall
01/20/18 - IATSE Local 33
Marijuana is now legal, there will be “NO” drugs of any sort (unless authorized by a physician) and this does not mean if you have a Medical Marijuana card/license, that you are allowed - you are not allowed during working hours of Local 33.
Equity Update from International
01/20/18 - TWU Local 568
Brothers and Sisters: As a follow up to yesterday’s conference call with TWU Presidents, below is a summary of the plan that has now been agreed upon between TWU and American Airlines, with respect to the TWU Reserve/Equity fund distribution. The earliest the distribution will be is late May/early June, assuming all goes well with Project Spring.
Justin Kropp
01/20/18 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
Brothers & Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our brother, Journeyman Lineman, Justin Kropp has passed away. Our hearts go out to his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
UPS, UPSF Conference Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 776
The IBT has scheduled a conference call for January 28, 2018 to update UPS and UPS Freight members on the process of negotiations.
AMFA - SWA Technician Negotiations Update #61
01/19/18 - AMFA
January 19, 2018 -- The parties met in Washington, DC for a scheduled two-day session beginning Thursday, January 18, 2018. Your employer, Southwest Airlines, is not interested in achieving a deal to reward you for your hard work and dedication – this was made abundantly clear to your Committee by the Company this week. The Company provided a long-awaited counter-proposal to commence the session, which included some of the following...
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
Hunger Walk is Here
01/19/18 - IBEW Local 483
Join the IBEW 483 Team for the Hunger Walk on May 5, 2018. To join the team or donate to the team click on the link under "about us" on the left.  All proceeds for this walk goes to the Emergency Food Network.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
National UPS Negotiations Kicking Off...Join The Conference Call!
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Negotiations with UPS at the national level begin on January 22nd.   An update on the process of those negotiations will take place on Sunday, January 28, 6pm eastern time.  Members are encouraged to join the conference call.  Please encourage your fellow members to join this call as well.  We must all work together to deliver the strong contract Teamster members deserve.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
UPS Negotiations Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 264
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KCS Shows What A "Trump Bonus" Truly Is
01/19/18 - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
As railroad workers, we are no strangers to companies crying broke despite having billions in the bank. Like the railroads, many companies have claimed that the corporate tax was strangling them and was the reason they were moving jobs out of the United States.
UPS Contract Update Call
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 542
UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations Update Call UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations will kick off in late January. For an update on the process of negotiations and what you can do to be involved please join Denis Taylor, Director , IBT Package Division, for a conference call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. You can join by dialing into the number below.
In Case You Missed It
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
  • There’s no money left for infrastructure.   • Here’s why the flu is so bad this year.   • Tech workers unite.   • Organized Labor has one more enemy on the Supreme Court.   • Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 min. wage.   • Editorial: LA’s port truckers are stuck in a race to the bottom.
Working People Are Watching You, Mr. President
01/19/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 19, 2018 | OPINION | To Washington, D.C. insiders, this month’s budget negotiations are just the latest partisan exercise in a series of manufactured crises that too often result in short-term solutions. But for those who live and work outside of the Beltway bubble, much more is at stake.
Ten worst things Trump did to working people
01/18/18 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
The tax cut law that President Trump boasts will make his wealthy friends “a lot richer” is just the latest in a series of betrayals of working people by the administration and Congress since Trump took the oath of office on January 20, 2017.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
Winter and Spring Continuing Education Schedules
01/18/18 - BAC Local 2 Washington Idaho Montana
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What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
ELD Training
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 776
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCA) regulations pertaining to Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are being implemented through a multi...
Correct Mailing Address Form
01/18/18 - NTEU Chapter 143
The NTEU Chapter 143 chapter election will be in June, 2018.  Please give us your correct address so that you can recieve any mailings in the course of this election.  Thank you.
Seattle Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)/Aerial Lift Certification February 17-18, 2018
01/18/18 - IATSE Local 488
Join Ives trainer and 488 Brother Niall James for our first training of 2018! Get your application today.
What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
01/18/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Jan. 18, 2018 | OPINION | […] Beginning in the 1980s, right-wing Republicans and Democratic comparatists switched sides, and ever since they've increasingly allowed corporate lobbyists and campaign donors to disempower America's workaday majority, further enrich themselves and impose an abominable, un-American culture of inequality across our land.
Which side are you on?
01/17/18 - CWA Local 3176
This is a old Union song, but is a great accompaniment to the the story we sent out a few days ago. Listen to the words and see how it could apply to today.
2018 Camp Phoenix
01/17/18 - Aluminum Cans for Burned Children
Winter Camp will be held February 16-19th at Camp Cheerful, in Strongsville, Ohio. Any Fire Departments wanting to spend some time with the campers should contact Mike Mochan at 440-223-4661 to make arrangements.
RIP!
01/17/18 - IBEW Local 191
Long time Local 191 member Joseph "Joe" Bowers passed away.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you at the first General Membership meeting of 2018.
The Pro-Business Argument for Single-Payer Healthcare
01/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
Jan. 17, 2018 | HEALTH CARE | […] Mark Dudzic, the national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, argues that one of the major reasons that corporations do not support single-payer health care is the complex power dynamics between employer and employee surrounding the issue of healthcare.

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Teamsters Present Initial UPS and UPS Freight Contract Proposals to Company
XPOexposed Union Activists and Workers Unite, Discuss Strategies
Teamster Drivers Secure First Contract With Construct Oil
BLET Statement on Not-Guilty Verdict in Lac-Megantic Trial
UNFI Drivers in California Choose Teamsters Local 853 Representation
Public Employees In King County, Washington, Ratify New Contract
Union Contract Ratified at Hunts Point Produce Market
SEC Greenlights AmerisourceBergen Shareholder Proposals Tied To Opioid Crisis
Statement on Bus Attack Impacting California Teamster Drivers, Tech Shuttle Passengers
Union Coalition Demands End to Health Care Discrimination at Cummins, Inc.
 
     
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Children's Miracle Network: Union Bowl Event
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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.

     

     
 
 
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