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February 10, 2017 Joint Council 75 Delegates Meeting

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Friendly Reminder From Call Steward Office
11/21/17 - IATSE Local 33
Friendly Reminder From The Call Stewards Office The Call Office is "Closed" only two times a year - Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When calling in on Wednesday, November 22nd, you are doing so for both Thanksgiving day and Friday. Please remember this so you don't have conflicts with your Holiday Schedule.
Jones Act In Depth
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
The Contribution of the Jones Act to U.S. Security by David Gouré The United States has always had a special relationship to water. It is a nation founded from the sea. Its interior was explored and linked to the sea via mighty rivers and waterways that penetrate deep into the continent’s interior.
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/21/17 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Brothers and Sisters, As we approach another Thanksgiving (the time flies by), it sometimes is hard to remember what we are thankful for.  The law enforcement officers of this state place their lives on the line in service to the community every day and sometimes we are required to pay that ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities.
Fleet Memo for November 18 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Fleet Memo for November 4 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
Activate Clinic Holiday Schedule
11/21/17 - UA Local 23 Plumbers & Pipefitters
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fleet memo for November 4 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 28 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
fleet memo for October 21 2017
11/21/17 - Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Union Dues Withholding Process
11/21/17 - UAW Local 602
Better Run Board
11/21/17 - ATU Local 1001
Special Legislative Update: Meeting at the White House
11/21/17 - AMFA
November 21, 2017 -- The White House recently requested a meeting with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) to discuss foreign outsourcing.  Yesterday, AMFA’s legislative affairs team -- Justin Madden, Legislative Affairs Director and Commonwealth Strategic Partners -- and I met with a representative of the White House Domestic Policy Council in Washington, D.C.
Enforcement lagging at the IL Dept of Labor
11/21/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Staffing at the Illinois Department of Labor is about the same as it’s been for years, but funding has plummeted, according to information from legislative sources. However, two unionists who work closely with prevailing wage issues see a slowdown and attribute deteriorating service to regular workers as less about resources than management there.
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 21, 2017 | UNIONS | … It’s perhaps no surprise at all that many [millennials] – “people who weren’t political at all” - have come to look favorably upon unions.
Tentative Officer Election Results
11/21/17 - CWA Local 7777
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We Lost A Great Devoted Member
11/21/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
We are sad to report Marcus Hedger passed away November 20, 2017. Marcus was such a devoted Union Member always at all union events.  Wherever he was needed he was there to offer a helping hand. It is hard to believe that this great person is gone and he will be sincerely missed. We have countless pictures of Marcus but we chose this one that best reflected him; the Harley Man.
Union Made in America
11/21/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America...
JC25 WOMEN'S COMMITTEE 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE! APPLY NOW!
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
We are happy to announce our Scholarship Application is now available for all members who wish to apply.  Joint Council 25 Women's Committee believes in investing in our members by helping them reach their educational goals. Please click on the attached application for more information.
PENSION LEGISLATION INTRODUCED
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 179
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Turkey Trot-All slots filled
11/20/17 - IBEW Local 332
We have used all 106 slots for this years Turkey Trot. Thank you to all who signed up and to those who support the effort each year. Once again the proceeds will benefit great local organiziations that need our help. For those who are registered there are a few things to remember: 1. We are going to meet at 7:30am for a group picture.
Be sure to shop UNION as you prepare your big meal!
11/20/17 - HVALF AFL-CIO
As we prepare for Thanksgiving - please remember to shop Union. Acme has Hunger bags - just $10.00 provides a bag of food for the needy.
So called "right to work" - what happened to Wisconsin teachers when these laws passed
11/20/17 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011. She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted collective bargaining rights for public sector unions and slashed their benefits, galvanized her further. "It angered me," said Pigorsch.
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
Request for Saturday off procedure
11/20/17 - UAW Local 602
Closed for Thanksgiving!
11/20/17 - IBEW Local 483
Click the flyer for all of the info!!!
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
How the Trump Tax Cuts Would Reshape (and/or Break) Our Economy
11/20/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 20, 2017 | TAXES | In addition to accelerating the offshoring and automation of American jobs, the Trump tax cuts would expedite the decline of trade unions in the United States. So-called “right-to-work” laws already hamper unionization in much of the U.S.
Tax the RICH!
11/20/17 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Hero Down: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez Murdered
11/20/17 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, was murdered on Sunday, Nov. 19. Agent Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner, another U.S. Border Patrol agent whose name was not released, were on patrol in the Interstate 10 area, and responded to a report of "activity," according to Fox News. At some point, they were attacked by an unknown suspect or suspects.
2017 CWA Local 7777 Officer Election
11/20/17 - CWA Local 7777
  2017 CWA Local 7777 Election Nominated and elected at-large for Local 7777 Officers and Convention Delegates  will be President, Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, two (2) Private Sector Vice Presidents and one (1) Public Sector Vice President.
IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off Today!
11/19/17 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
As we enter the holiday season it is time for us to once again brighten the holidays for children who are assisted by charities in the areas where we live and work.  The IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive kicks off today and will run through December 9th. The children whose holidays we hope to brighten are assisted by Bethany Home, Crittenton Centers, Mercy Home, My Joyful Heart, and Scwab Rehab Hospital. There are over 1000 children served by these organizations. We are proud to partner with our Brothers and Sisters from IBEW Local 1220 in our IBEW - 21 Days of Giving Toy and Coat Drive. Please donate today!
Children's Christmas Party
11/19/17 - Teamsters Local 776
Local 776 will again be hosting a Children's Christmas Party on December 9, 2017.
Share Your Union Story This Holiday Season
11/18/17 - IATSE Local 488
November means the holidays are right around the corner. Along with your annual feast, you may have to deal with a side of argumentative anti-union relatives, friends, or coworkers Learn tips on how you show your union pride without spoiling the meal.
Patrolman Brian Shaw
11/18/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING SHOOTING OF NEW KENSINGTON PATROLMAN BRIAN SHAW HARRISBURG, Pa. (Nov.
New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania Police Officer Brian Shaw
11/18/17 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Police Officer Brian Shaw New Kensington Police Department, Pennsylvania End of Watch: Friday, November 17, 2017 Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm. The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him.
In Case You Missed It
11/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
  • The fight over paid leave is heating up in Congress.   • 400 millionaires tell Congress not to cut their taxes.   • Billionaire destroyed his newsrooms out of spite.   • How the American dream turned into greed and inequality.   • Can the Constitution save workers from forced arbitration.
In Case You Missed It
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
  • The fight over paid leave is heating up in Congress.   • 400 millionaires tell Congress not to cut their taxes.   • Billionaire destroyed his newsrooms out of spite.   • How the American dream turned into greed and inequality.   • Can the Constitution save workers from forced arbitration.
CWA Local 1122 Meeting Dates 2018
11/17/17 - Communications Workers Of America Local 1122
CWA Local 1122 Meeting Dates 2018 STEWARDS Meeting               Thursday, January 4 .
Local 142 Election of Officers
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local Union No. 142
NON CERTIFIED RESULTS Teamster Local Union No.
New Measure Would Address Pension Problem
11/17/17 - Teamsters local 570
Nov. 17, 2017 | PENSIONS | The Teamsters have been working diligently for years with key members of Congress trying to come up with a solution to the multi-employer pension crisis that could hit tens of thousands of its members hard. And with the release of new legislation yesterday by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the union believes it has found it.
Local 249 Officer Election Results
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 249
New Measure Would Address Pension Problem
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 355
Nov. 17, 2017 | PENSIONS | The Teamsters have been working diligently for years with key members of Congress trying to come up with a solution to the multi-employer pension crisis that could hit tens of thousands of its members hard. And with the release of new legislation yesterday by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the union believes it has found it.
In Case You Missed It
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
  • The fight over paid leave is heating up in Congress.   • 400 millionaires tell Congress not to cut their taxes.   • Billionaire destroyed his newsrooms out of spite.   • How the American dream turned into greed and inequality.   • Can the Constitution save workers from forced arbitration.
New Measure Would Address Pension Problem
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 992
Nov. 17, 2017 | PENSIONS | The Teamsters have been working diligently for years with key members of Congress trying to come up with a solution to the multi-employer pension crisis that could hit tens of thousands of its members hard. And with the release of new legislation yesterday by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the union believes it has found it.
ABF Contract Update
11/17/17 - Teamsters Local 776
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight have established the dates....

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Baltimore UPS Driver Brings Hope to Hospital Patients
Teamsters Local 162 Compels UPS to Pay Health and Welfare Delinquency
National Conference on Worker Safety and Health
Expanding Drug Testing Panel to Include Opioids
Teamsters Tell Sysco Shareholders Worker Abuse Must Stop
Minnesota Teamster Drivers and Warehouse Workers Strike Sysco
Local 754 Members Strike Bay Valley Foods
Episode 161: Strength in Numbers
Teamsters Support Brown-Neal Legislation to Solve Pension Crisis
Warehouse Division Newsletter, November, 2017
 
     
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Friendly Reminder From Call Steward Office
IATSE Local 33
Jones Act In Depth
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Happy Thanksgiving!
Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Fleet Memo for November 18 2017
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
Fleet Memo for November 4 2017
Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific-National Office
How Millennials Are Trying to Revive The Labor Movement
Teamsters local 570
 
     
  Current Campaigns  
  • 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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