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  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • 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 our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • 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.

Unified System Division Quarterly Newsletters

Bargaining Update-Carriers Slow to Move

USD News- Letter From the General Chairman

Important Reminders- Local Lodge Elections Fall 2017

Your System Officers at a Glance

Railroad Retirement News

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Important Reminders- Beneficary Update

Your System Officers at a Glance

Railroad Retirement News

Volume 30 - September 2016 

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Steffen/ Tirado Retire

Important Reminders- BMWED Health Survey

Healthcare Not Welfare Campaign

Your System Officers at a Glance

Gandy Alert

Information Update

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Important Reminders- DOT Compliance

Healthcare Not Welfare Campaign

Your System Officers at a Glance

Railroad Retirement News

Information Update

Volume 28 - March 2016 

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Important Reminders- Seniority Rosters

Railroad Retirement News

Your System Officers at a Glance

Information Update

Volume 27 - December 2015

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Important Reminders- Feb 7 Protection

Railroad Retirement News

Your System Officers at a Glance

Information Update

Volume 26 - September 2015

Bargaining Update-Slow Moving Train

USD News- Things You Should Know

Important Reminders- Upcoming Lodge Meetings

Railroad Retirement News

Your System Officers at a Glance

Information Update

Volume 25 - June 2015

Bargaining Update-Slow Start

USD News- Information at Fingertips-Phone App

Important Reminders- Upcoming Lodge Meetings

Railroad Retirement News

Your System Officers at a Glance

E-Board Meeting 

Bargaining Update-Next Round

Convention News

Seniority Protest Reminders

Railroad Retirement News

Night Work Reality

213.7 Qualification 

Volume 22 - October 2013

Bargaining Update-Next Round

Convention News

Furlough Reminders

Railroad Retirement News

Unified System Division Web SIte 

Volume 21 - August 2012

National Contract Details

Union Pacific Railroad Specific Details

Trainee Agreement with Q & A

USD Web Site Information

Railraod Retirement News

USD Member Saves Lives

USD Represents Herzog (Transit America) Employees

Volume 20 - Ocotber 2011

Bargaining Update-President Obama Names Presidential Emergency Board

Unified System Division Has Brand New Web Site

Transportation Labor Applauds Confirmation of Walt Barrows to RRB

It's Election Time Again-Local Lodges To Elect New Officers In Last Quarter

RRB Retirement Information-Working After Retirement

Important Reminders About Furlough And Seniority

Volume 19 - July 2011

Bargaining Update

Key Comparisons with Last National Freight Agreement

Teamsters Support RLBC & Amtrak

Unified System Division Endorses FELA Firm

Railroad Retirment Board Information

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

Volume 18 - April 2011

Solidarity Day-April 4, 2011

Local LodgeLegislative Elections

IBT Delegate & Alternate Delegate

Election Results

Important Reminders

UPRR Amended Travel Policy

RRB Benefit Information

Vacation Scheduled Yet?

System Officer Information

Volume 17 - January 2011

Nomination Notice IBT Convention

Medical Packets

Over $2000 Free

Know Your Rights

Retiree Watch

National Negotiations Update

Retirement Packets

Death Beneficiary-Met Life

System Officer Information

USD Phone System

Volume 16 - October 2010

No Deals

Work Safe

RRB Longevity

Medical Packets

H&W Payments

Retirement Packets

Healthcare Reform Announcement

ND Bylaws Approved

Death Beneficiary

Volume 15 - July 2010

Quadrennial Convention

Deferred Starting Time & Vacation

Claim Against Contractors Sustained

Importance of Filing Claims

Importance of Participating in Union

RRB Benefit Increases

Vice Chairman Waldeier Retires

Vice Chairman Rankin Introduced

System Officer Contact Information

National Division Convention

Volume 14 - April 2010

Operation Redblock

Medical Packets

USD Merger

Unauthorized Cell Phone Use

Vacation Qualifying Days

Contacting Us

Health & Welfare Programs

RRB Proposed Change Analysis

Seniority Rosters & Qualifications

Eng. Dep. Emp. Training Request

National Bargaining Update

Medical Leave of Absence

Volume 13 - January 2010

National Convention

Seniority Rosters/Qualifications

Training Request Form

Scheduling Vacation

Vacation Qualifying Days

Contacting Us

Medical Packets

Bargaining to Begin


Support the Claims Process

Health & Welfare Programs

2010 H&W Premium Rates

Beneficiary MetLife Policy

Feb 7 '65 Questions

Furlough Information

Medical Leave of Absence

USD Newsletter June 2017
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