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Officers to Review ABF Tentative Agreement April 12

The International Union has set a meeting for April 12 in Chicago where local officers from all ABF locals will review the proposed tentative national contract.

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Hoffa Got a $5000 Raise – Will He Bargain One for You?

James Hoffa got a nice raise in 2017 to $313,989. In addition, the union pays his personal portion of FICA taxes, and gives him a $60,000 “housing allowance” for a total of $390,983. Plus a multi-million dollar pension.

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IBT Intends to Use Electronic Voting on ABF and UPS Contracts

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) has learned that the IBT has retained a balloting firm to use electronic voting for the ABF, UPS, and UPS Freight contracts.

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UPS CEO More Than Triples His Pay

UPS CEO David Abney’s pay has more than tripled during the current contract. Last year UPS paid Abney $14.6 million in total compensation, or just over $7,000 an hour. Remember that, when the company pleads poverty in contract negotiations.

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Teamsters in the Dark about ABF Tentative Agreement

ABF and the IBT Freight Division have reached a tentative national agreement. No details have been released to the members.

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Members Save Right to Elect Stewards in L.A.

The members of Los Angeles Local 396 saved their right to elect their shop stewards in a rebuke to Hoffa Vice President Ron Herrera.

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Weak 9.5 Deal is No Solution

The new 9.5 deal tentatively agreed to in contract negotiationst is so weak that UPSers don’t even get back what Hoffa-Hall gave up ten years ago.

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“GROW” Act: A Threat to Workers’ Pensions

A new threat to retirees and workers’ pensions was introduced in Congress last month: the misnamed “Give Retirement Options to Workers” Act. It does not give options to workers, but it could shift risk and uncertainty to some workers, and undermine stable pensions.

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UPS Contract Call to Action: Teamsters United Launches Petition Drive

Teamsters United has launched a petition drive to demand a fair UPS contract and TDU activists are making plans.

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Central States Fund Quarterly Report: $15.1 Billion

The financial report obtained by Teamsters for a Democratic Union for the Central States Pension Fund indicates that the fund had $15.1 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017. This is down from $15.3 billion at the start of 2017.

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