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Organizing in Waste

September 24, 2014: Private sanitation is a growth industry—and as demand for a green economy expands, recycling is a growth industry too.   The Teamsters represent 30,000 members in the waste industry. But most private sanitation workers are nonunion.   The two top companies in the industry, Waste Management and Republic, are among the largest Teamster employers and control the majority of the waste and recycle industry.   Organizing drives in waste—and strategic campaigns to win strong sanitation contracts—can grow our union’s...

Port Organizing

September 24, 2014: One area where our union has made a long-term strategic commitment is the Port Worker organizing campaign.   In a global economy, workers have leverage at key points in the logistics and distribution chain-trucking, warehousing and ports—but only if we’re organized. Port workers are at a critical chokepoint in that logistics chain.   As part of the Port Organizing campaign, the union has built alliances with environmental groups and community organizations. Because almost all port drivers are wrongly classified as independent contractors,...

Making the Case for the Right to Vote

September 18, 2014: Petitions signed by more than 12,000 Teamsters are on the way to Judge Loretta Preska calling on her to rule against the Hoffa administration’s bid to end fair elections for International Union officers. TDU legal counsel, Barbara Harvey, has submitted a letter to the court defending the Right to Vote and asking the Judge to hold a hearing on the issues. Judge Preska oversees the consent order, a court-approved agreement that guarantees...

Hoffa Targets Teamster Voting Rights

August 29, 2014:  Hoffa administration lawyers are filing a motion before Federal Judge Loretta Preska in a bid to curtail fair, independently supervised elections in the Teamsters. Judge Preska can’t just hear from Hoffa. She needs to hear from us. More than 10,000 Teamsters have signed an Open Letter to Judge Preska—including over 3,700 online signatures.  Help defend our right to vote: Sign the petition online and make your voice heard. Email a link to the...

We've Topped 12,000!

Updated September 12, 2014: More than 12,000 Teamsters have signed the petition to save the Right to Vote for International Union officers. There's still time to make our voices heard. Hoffa administration lawyers are filing a motion before Federal Judge Loretta Preska in a bid to curtail fair, independently supervised elections in the Teamsters. More than 12,000 Teamsters have signed petitions to save the Right to Vote for International Union officers. This includes more than 4,000...
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