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Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
And this: Tronc in talks to sell to McClatchy?
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2018 | A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc. California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in “early stage” discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, a source familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
It looks like Tronc is about to be chopped up, sold for parts
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
Sept. 17, 2018 | While it still requires some deal jiu-jitsu, Tronc looks to be on the brink of being broken up. Will Wyatt’s new Donerail Group, several confidential sources tell me, has now gotten the financing in place to do a deal to buy Tronc.
Amazon is Worth $1Trillion. It’s Workers Are on Food Stamps
09/17/18 - Teamsters Local 888
September 17, 2018 | WAGES | Amazon just hit a $1 trillion valuation, but some of its workers feel poorer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s tech giant is the second U.S. company to be worth thirteen-digits on the stock market, following Apple, which hit $1 trillion in August. That’s all well and good for Bezos, whose net worth exceeds $150 billion.
Attention Local 162 UPS Members - Ballots Have Arrived in Portland! Make Your Voice Heard!
09/14/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Dear Local 162 UPS Member:  Local 162 members at UPS in Portland have reported that they have received their ballots to ratify the proposed 5 year contract and have already started casting their ballots.
Local 162 and Veteran Prevail on Pension Grievance
09/13/18 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 member Marcus Winklepleck is a full-time UPS package driver at the Portland Swan Island building.  He is also a Navy veteran.  Marcus filed a grievance with Local 162 ater reading a previous story we published concerning a grievance settlement about pension contributions for two military veterans in the Portland feeder department.
Primary Day Tomorrow
09/12/18 - Teamsters Local 814
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE Primary Day is tomorrow.  If you are a registered Democrat, please consider voting for pro-labor candidates that have been endorsed by either Teamsters Local 814, Teamsters Joint Council 16 or both.  The complete list of Joint Council 16's state assembly endorsments is attached here.
Waste Management Shop and Drivers Proposal Meeting
09/11/18 - Teamsters Local 231
On Sunday September 9th, Local 231 members from Waste Management Burlington, gathered at the Union Hall to discuss the upcoming contract negotiations.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
09/10/18 - Teamsters Local 179
The September General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
Oath of Obligation
09/10/18 - Teamsters Local 568
We have included the Teamster's Oath on this website as a reminder for all members, new or not, that we take an oath to each other and to this organization. The purpose of this oath is to bind us all one to another and to serve as a statement about who we are as Teamsters and what we stand for.
Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk
09/07/18 - Teamsters Local 743
Each year dozens of Teamsters Local 743 members participate in support of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  Walk event at Chicago's Soldiers Field. This year, Local 743 in partnership with Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee has committed to be the Start-Line Sponsor.
In Case You Missed It
09/07/18 - Teamsters local 570
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Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High
09/06/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 6, 2018 | ECONOMY | Sixty-two percent of Americans approve of labor unions today, which is consistent with the 61% who approved last year and up from 56% in 2016. Before 2017, public support for unions hadn't exceeded 60% since 2003, when 65% approved.
Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High
09/06/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 6, 2018 | ECONOMY | Sixty-two percent of Americans approve of labor unions today, which is consistent with the 61% who approved last year and up from 56% in 2016. Before 2017, public support for unions hadn't exceeded 60% since 2003, when 65% approved.
Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High
09/06/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 6, 2018 | ECONOMY | Sixty-two percent of Americans approve of labor unions today, which is consistent with the 61% who approved last year and up from 56% in 2016. Before 2017, public support for unions hadn't exceeded 60% since 2003, when 65% approved.
Tentative UPS Agreement Provides Higher Part-Timer Wages, Benefits
09/06/18 - Teamsters Local 71
Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High
09/06/18 - Teamsters Local 888
September 6, 2018 | ECONOMY | Sixty-two percent of Americans approve of labor unions today, which is consistent with the 61% who approved last year and up from 56% in 2016. Before 2017, public support for unions hadn't exceeded 60% since 2003, when 65% approved.
17 Great Motivational Quotes About Organized Labor
09/05/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 4, 2018 | COMMENTARY | …Over the past fifty years, though, most of those hard-won rights have been under attack from billionaires and their political pawns. With that in mind, here are 17 of those hard-won rights and an "motivational" quote. … Maybe you found those quotes alarming rather than motivational? Well, I think they should motivate you to vote.
E-Commerce Driving Need for More Warehouse Workers
09/05/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 5, 2018 | JOBS | Demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply, and that could drive up costs for fulfillment center operations as digital commerce becomes a bigger force in retail sales. U.S. warehouses and distribution centers need an additional 452,000 workers in total this year and next, commercial real-estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc.
E-Commerce Driving Need for More Warehouse Workers
09/05/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 5, 2018 | JOBS | Demand for warehouse workers is growing faster than the labor supply, and that could drive up costs for fulfillment center operations as digital commerce becomes a bigger force in retail sales. U.S. warehouses and distribution centers need an additional 452,000 workers in total this year and next, commercial real-estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc.
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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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