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Teamsters United Slate Adds Nine New Candidates

The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate announced nine new candidates today, including four current IBT Vice Presidents, at a press conference in Philadelphia.

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Save the Date! TDU Convention, Nov. 6-8, 2020

The TDU Convention is growing and moving into a bigger hotel to accommodate our growing crowd. Make your plans now to attend the 2020 TDU in Chicago, November 6-8.

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Is the Teamster Consent Order Ending?

The Final Consent Order, which requires our International union to maintain one-member-one-vote elections, with an Election Supervisor and fair rules, is not going to end. In fact, it has no end date at all: it is permanent.

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New Penn Proposes Utility Employees

New Penn – YRC’s eastern regional carrier -- has proposed a change of operations that will create regional “velocity centers” and replace some road bids with the Utility Employee classification. New Penn proposes creating three regional velocity centers in Newburgh, NY, Scranton, PA, and Camp Hill, PA.

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Record Profits of $6.5 Billion at UPS

While UPS Teamsters are working under a contract that imposed concessions like two-tier 22.4 drivers, UPS bosses are celebrating record profits. The company announced today it made $1.84 billion in profits during peak alone and $6.5 billion in profits after taxes in 2019.

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Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

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'How this African American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

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