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How the 1997 UPS Strike Was Won

Twenty-three years ago, Teamster members won labor’s biggest victory in decades in the 1997 UPS strike. What are the lessons for today?

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Pandemic Profits: UPS Cashes In

UPS made $1.8 billion in profits after taxes in the second quarter—thanks to record volume and excessive overtime by UPS Teamsters.

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Teamsters Canada Leaders Form a Slate

The President of Teamsters Canada and the top leadership in Canada have formed a “Team Canada” slate for the 2021 IBT election. The slate consists of the current three elected Canadian leaders on the General Executive Board (GEB): Teamsters Canada President Francois LaPorte, and International VPs Stan Hennessy and Craig McInnis.

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How We Won the Right to Vote on Contract Supplements A Teamster History Video

At the 1991 IBT Convention, Teamsters won the right to vote on all supplements and riders to the national contract. Prior to that time, there were no votes on regional supplements, which means that a Teamster in California could vote to ratify a supplement in New Jersey, and vice versa. Employers with national contracts used it to divide and conquer Teamsters members. 

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Herman Benson: A One-Man Army Working to Revitalize the Labor Movement

My friend Herman Benson died yesterday, just shy of his 105th birthday. He was an inspiration, a leader, and sometimes a critic for so many of us working to put the membership front-and-center in the Teamsters and in the whole labor movement.

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YRCW Gets $700 Million CARES Act Loan!

The US Treasury will loan YRCW $700 million under authorization from the CARES Act. $350 million will be used to make H&W and pension benefit payments, and the other $350 million will go to investment in tractors and trailers.

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Solidarity Wins at Caesar’s Indiana Casino

Casino workers in Indiana are building unity and sticking together to win health and safety improvements for all workers - union and nonunion alike. 

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