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Swearing in of new Local 231 Officers
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 231
Congratulations to Daron Smith and Russel Hayes who were sworn in by Secretary-Treasurer Rich Ewing on September 12, 2018.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters local 570
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 355
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
Here’s Why Thousands of Steelworkers Just Voted to Authorize a Strike
09/18/18 - Teamsters Local 992
September 18, 2018 | STRIKES | […] U.S. Steel was seen a significant bump in profits in 2018, thanks to increased demand for steel, as well as new tariffs that have pushed up the cost of steel and helped pad the bottom line for large corporations such as U.S. Steel, a publicly traded company worth over $6 billion.
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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09/07/18 - Teamsters Local 992
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09/07/18 - Teamsters Local 888
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
 
 
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