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Teamsters Recruiting Volunteers to Transport Aid in Puerto Rico

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Contract Preparations Begin at UPS Freight

Runaway subcontracting, and how to stop it, was a hot button issue at the first meeting of the Teamsters’ UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.  

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Teamster Negotiators Review UPS Contract Proposals

The Teamster National Negotiating Committees met on Monday to review UPS contract proposals sent in by the members. Hoffa blocked Fred Zuckerman from getting on the National Negotiating Committee, but rank-and-file Teamsters are continuing the fight for a strong contract. 

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Rail Labor History Calendar

Railroad Workers United has produced a Rail Workers Labor History Calendar for 2018. Each month features a different photo from rail labor history of a strike, picket, rally or other rank-and-file action.

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Uniting the Movement to Save Our Pensions

Competing pension bills are being put forward that are dividing the pension protection movement. How can we unite retired and active Teamsters to save our pensions and our pension funds?

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Kim Schultz Speaks Out at Women's Conference

In a speech to the Women’s Conference, IBT Vice President Kim Schultz spoke out on the need for more women’s leadership in the Teamsters. In response, some Hoffa supporters booed and walked out. Most attendees listened, applauded and thanked Kim for speaking out. Read the speech and judge it for yourself.

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Happy Birthday!—TDU Turns 41 Today

On this day in 1976, a small group of courageous Teamsters met in Kent, Ohio, to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU).

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A Woman’s Place is In the Teamsters

I’m excited to be at the Teamster Women’s Conference. Let’s take the information and organizing skills we learn here and put them to work building a stronger union—including tearing down the barriers to participation for Teamster women.

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Treasury Approves New York State Pension Cuts

The U.S. Treasury announced it has approved pension cuts for 35,000 retirees and active Teamsters covered under the New York State Teamsters Pension Fund. The cuts will take place effect on October 1.

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Hoffa Names UPS Freight Negotiator

Hoffa has appointed Kris Taylor from Dallas Local 745 to negotiate the UPS Freight contract.  UPS Freight Teamsters need to be ready to fight for a good contract, because their lead negotiator will not be.

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