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Ken Hall Announces He’s Running for Teamster President

Like a bad TV rerun, Ken Hall wants to return to primetime. Hall has begun telling people that he will run for Teamster President in 2021.

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The Brutal Life of a Sanitation Worker

(Reprinted from The New York TimesFeb. 9, 2018) Fifty years after the Memphis strike, workers continue to risk their lives across the United States to handle garbage and recycling. The solution in 1968 was collective bargaining, and it is the solution today as well.

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UPS Freight Contract Udpate

Teamsters United has launched the UPS Freight Teamsters United website with news and updates about the UPS Freight contract, including detailed updates on contract negotiations.

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ABF Contract Update

Teamsters United has launched the ABF Teamsters United website with news and updates about the ABF contract, including contract proposals and strike authorization votes.

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Budget Bill May Include Provision for a Bi-Partisan Committee on Pension Crisis

The Senate version of the budget bill has a provision to establish a House-Senate Joint Select Committee to propose a solution to the pension crisis for consideration by Congress in December. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) who has been a strong supporter of the pension protection movement, announced it was the best he could do.

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Strike Votes at ABF

Some Teamster locals are holding strike authorization votes for ABF Teamsters to put pressure on the company to respond to union demands to reverse concessions and protect Teamster jobs.

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Contract Negotiations Update

Teamsters United has launched the UPS Teamsters United website with news and updates about the UPS and UPS Freight contracts, including a detailed update on last week's contract negotiations.

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UPS Makes Billions, Demands Givebacks

UPS announced today it made $4.9 billion in profits after taxes in 2017. But the company is demanding givebacks in contract negotiations.

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Willie Smith Gets One Year

Independent Review Officer Barbara Jones has issued a final decision on the penalty for charges faced by Hoffa's right hand man. 

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Proposals for National UPS Contract

Reprinted from Teamsters United. UPS and UPS Freight negotiations began today. The IBT has released the unions proposal.

Click here to read the UPS proposals.

Click here to read the UPS Freight proposals.

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