Members Who Made a Difference in 2008

Read about Teamsters who made a difference in 2008--defeating givebacks, winning strong contracts, tossing crooked officials and building reform locals.

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Local 804 Members United
Local 804 members beat concessions and pension cuts, won new rights in their local bylaws, and organized to rebuild union power. Read more.

 

Local 705 Takes on UPS
Chicago Local 705 mounted a credible strike threat—twice—to win new full-time jobs and contract gains for 10,000 Teamsters at UPS. Read more.

 

New Leadership for Chicago Local 743

Local 743 used to be run by officials who cut deals behind closed doors and kept members in the dark. That all changed on January 1, 2008, when the New Leadership Slate took office in the 12,000-member local. Read more.

 

Carhaulers Unite against Givebacks
Earlier this year, Teamster carhaulers went into national bargaining with the deck stacked against them. But in a decisive vote on August 11, carhaulers united to beat back concessions. Read more.

 

Vegas Teamsters Expose Sweetheart Deals, Throw Out Officials
Teamsters in Las Vegas Local 631 will have new leadership next year, thanks to members who voted out officials who were cutting sweetheart deals. Read more.

 

Baltimore Teamsters Build a Force for Change
Last spring, Baltimore Teamsters had their pensions cut to zero. Now they are building a force for change. Read more.

 

Sotheby’s Teamsters Stop a Decade of Givebacks
Four years ago, Local 814 Teamsters at Sotheby’s were locked out and took major concessions. This year, they won their best contract in more than a decade. Read more.


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