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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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In Case You Missed It
09/20/19 - Teamsters local 570
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09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Americans Agree On One Thing. Unions Matter.
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 20, 2019 | COMMENTARY | Once, as a striking union member, I put a sign on my 10-pound Yorkshire terrier that read: Only dogs should accept bones. Walking that picket line with no paycheck coming was scary, and yet it was one of the most empowering things I’ve ever done. The union mattered then, and it does now.
In Case You Missed It
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 992
In Case You Missed It
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 888
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/20/19 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 20, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
UAW strike at GM
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Monday night, while workers at nearly 70 General Motors plants across the country were walking picket lines, GM cut off...
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
The Income Inequality Struggle is Real, and Needs to Be Fixed
09/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 19, 2019 | WORKING AMERICA | Too many working Americans continue to struggle through no fault of their own. While elites seem to like pointing fingers at those scraping to get by, however, new numbers show that those economic challenges are too often are out of their hands.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than GM
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 18, 2019 | OPINION | Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
Strike Line Solidarity!
09/18/19 - Teamsters Local 776
On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket....
We Got Another JOB for You!
09/17/19 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
American Medical Assoc. located in the Downtown Area (330 N. Wabash Suite 39300, Chicago IL 60611) is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Technician.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
80,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers to Strike in October
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | About 80,000 Kaiser Permanente employees will strike for a week starting Oct. 14. Kaiser Permanente and employees have been going back and forth for more than a year over complaints.
Food Collection for Strikers
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 41
Teamsters Local 355 DHL Express Clerical Workers on Strike
09/17/19 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 17, 2019 | STRIKES | On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL. The dispute involves the company’s different treatment of the clerical workers compared to their delivery driver co-workers.
Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.
46K UAW Workers Strike, Shutting Down 33 Plants, 22 Warehouses
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | (Click image to enlarge.) Members of the United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors Co. plants nationwide at midnight Sunday night, sending 46,000 workers to picket lines in the union's first walkout since the automaker emerged from taxpayer-funded bankruptcy a decade ago.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
Hoffa: Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking GM UAW Members
09/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 16, 2019 | STRIKES | “Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back. And that continues with the UAW’s notification that it will go out on strike against General Motors at midnight. Our 1.4 million members stand in solidarity with the UAW and will honor their picket lines.
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