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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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LOCAL 179 HOSTS MEETING WITH SENATOR DURBIN'S OFFICE TO DISCUSS ONGOING XPO ISSUES
Updated On: Jun 11, 2018
Representatives from the IBT and Local 179 meet with Greg Bales, Community Outreach Coordinator with Senator Dick Durbin's office to discuss concerns about XPO in Aurora.

On Thursday, April 26, representatives from the IBT and Local 179 met with Greg Bales, Community Outreach Coordinator with Senator Dick Durbin's office to discuss the ongoing issues with the XPO Logistics facility in Aurora.

Workers at the Aurora location voted for Teamsters Local 179 representation in October 2016 and to date the company has refused to sit down at the bargaining table.  In July of last year the National Labor Relations Board ordered XPO to stop refusing to recognize Teamsters Local 179 as the exclusive bargaining representative and to start bargaining with the union.

Ryan Janota and Jose Ramirez, both drivers who were terminated by XPO (after the vote to join the Teamsters), took part in the meeting to tell their stories.  When management called them in to inform them of their termination, both asked to exercise their Weingarten Rights and have a union representative present.  Management refused both drivers that right.  Both Ryan and Jose were instrumental in the campaign to organize and feel that the termination was in part a retaliation against them for their union activity.  Ryan had been with the company for 10 years and had logged 700,000 safe miles.  Jose worked at XPO for eight years and had a clean driving record.

According to IBT Organizer Tony Seminary, XPO customarily gave bonuses to employees and told workers that the company had to spend so much money on "union busters" that there was no money for bonuses.  XPO had $7.6 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2015 and reached $14.6 billion in fiscal year 2016.  Since 2013, XPO Chairman and CEO Bradley Jacobs' compensation increased by 481 percent.  In 2016, Jacobs received a $20 million equity award.

Local 179 Secretary-Treasurer Greg Elsbree told Mr. Bales, "Progress has been made on the west coast because legislators are getting involved.  We have also met with representatives from Senator Tammy Duckworth's and Congressman Bill Foster's offices.  We need Senator Durkin's help to help insure that this issues stays on the radar."

IBT Organizer Michael Mavary added that there are issues at all XPO facilities in the United States that are trying to organize.

The XPO facility in Aurora employs approximately 70 drivers, 60 warehouse workers and between six and eight office employees. 

Thousands of XPO employees are currently represented by unions in Europe, but the company refuses to negotiate in the United States.
 


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