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Solidarity with San Francisco Fallen Teamsters

UPS Teamsters and others are showing solidarity with our fallen brothers, victims of a workplace shooting on June 14 at the San Francisco UPS hub. If you would like to make a donation to the families of the deceased, and wear a solidarity wristband, you can make a donation to: Tahwasapon@yahoo.com via PayPal. All funds, minus the costs of the wristbands, will go to the families. The wristbands are 10/$30 ($3 each - minimum donation $30). Thanks to sister Merrilee Zerrougui of San Jose Local 287 for handling this national effort.  

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Pension Activists Speak Out in Washington

Retired Teamsters from the Midwest and the Northeast met with representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders’ staff as well as other Congressional Reps recently to review efforts in support of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA). In this video, some of these grassroots fighters, representative of our pension protection movement, offer their insight and inspiration. Watch it and join the movement to protect pensions for all American workers. 

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IBT Names Mike Hienton Central Region Freight Director

Recently appointed National Freight Director Ernie Soehl has chosen Cleveland Local 407 Vice President Mike Hienton as the Central Region Freight coordinator. He replaces Akron Local 24 President Travis Bornstein, who had worked under Tyson Johnson and Gordon Sweeton.  

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Teamsters United for a Good UPS Contract

Fred Zuckerman and UPS Teamsters talked contract issues and made organizing plans to win a strong contract on a national conference call on June 10.  

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[Reposted from Teamsters United]

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Conference Call: Teamsters United for a Good UPS Contract

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Chicago Local 710 Trusteeship to End with Fall Election

Nearly three years after imposing a trusteeship on Local 710, James Hoffa announced that an election will finally be held. The schedule calls for nominations in September 2017 to be followed by a local election in October.

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Central States Backs New Pension Proposal

James Hoffa and Ken Hall are publicly at odds as the IBT and the Central States Pension Fund are lining up behind competing proposals to address the Teamster pension crisis. 

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New England Teamsters Strike Airgas

Truck drivers and gas cylinder fillers are shutting down Airgas facilities across New England as workers honor the picket lines of Teamster Local 251 strikers from Rhode Island. 

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