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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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What's Next for the UPS Contract?

(reposted from UPS Teamsters United)
In a nationwide conference call, Fred Zuckerman briefed members on negotiations and announced a UPS Teamsters United petition drive to fight for a good contract.

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Register for the 2018 TDU Convention

Join Teamsters and TDU members for three days of education and organizing to rebuild union power, November 2 - 4 in Chicago.

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Chicago UPS Drivers Fight to Keep Talking

UPS tried to ban its tractor-trailer drivers from using CB radios and hands-free headsets, but Chicago-area drivers were having none of it—and they used the opportunity to draw attention to the real safety problems the company is ignoring.

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UPS Contract Conference Call

Join Fred Zuckerman and concerned Teamsters for a national conference call on Sunday, March 11. Get an update on national contract negotiations and make plans to build Teamster unity to win a good contract.

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Hoffa Promotes Campaign Operative to Executive Assistant

Hoffa has promoted political operative Todd Thompson to be his Executive Assistant. Thompson replaces Willie Smith, who was removed from the position by Judge Barbara S. Jones for illegally accepting gifts from a Teamster employer.

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First a Brownout, Now a Crackdown

Hoffa’s Package Division has expelled a member of the National Negotiating Committee for breaking the Information Brownout on contract negotiations. Members have a right to know about their contract. Teamsters United is not backing down.

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ABF Teamsters Vote 98% Authorizing Strike if Necessary

In a show of unity, Teamsters at several locals, including some of the biggest ABF terminals, voted by 98% over the past two weeks to authorize a strike. The vote sent a signal to the company that its propaganda is not weakening rank and file solidarity.

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