Teamsters in Philadelphia Local 623 have overwhelmingly elected Richard Hooker and the #623LivesMatter slate. In a four-way race, Hooker beat the incumbent 547-346. That's a 61% to 39% margin.Read more
A huge contract victory shows what union reform and rank-and-file organizing can achieve.Read more
Washington Gas utility workers have voted in new leadership in Teamsters Local 96 in Washington, D.C. after a grassroots campaign by the New Beginning Slate.Read more
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has gone into federal court to overturn the Kansas City Local 41 election held last November, and have the DOL conduct a rerun.Read more
Some new members of Teamster Local 2010, the statewide local of CX and Skilled Trades members covering the campuses and several medical centers of the University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU), asked that we post this article and a letter from four of their officers.Read more
Do you want to find out more about your local union's finances?
You can find out how much your local spent on salaries, benefits, and representation last year by looking at its LM-2 report at the Department of Labor website.
What is an LM-2? An LM-2 is a form that most unions file with the Department of Labor each year that gives a breakdown of the organization’s finances. It can show you how much your local officers get paid, how your local is spending its money, and more.
IBT locals made up of public employees do not file an LM-2, but they do file IRS Form 990, so the information below does not apply to those locals. For help getting a copy of your local’s Form 990, please contact TDU.
Want to take a look at your local’s LM-2?
1. On the web, go to https://olms.dol-esa.gov/olpdr/
2. Under Abbr, select IBT.
Rail Teamsters should select BLE, or BMWE. GCC Teamsters should select GCIU.
3. Under Designation Number, put your local union number and click enter on your keyboard.
4. In a few seconds, a link to the most recent LM-2 will appear. To read that LM-2, click on the hyper link for the Report.
5. To find officer salaries, scroll down to Schedule 11.
6. To find employee salaries, scroll down to Schedule 12.
Note: To find the International’s information, go to the website above and under file number, enter 000-093, and then click Submit. If you enter the file number, there’s no need to enter a, Abbreviation or Designation Number.
If you have any questions or need help getting an LM-2, please call the TDU National Office at 313-842-2600, or click here to ask a question or send us a message.
Rhode Island Local 251 members voted on Sunday to approve a Bill of Rights to strengthen members’ rights by an overwhelming 90 percent margin.Read more
International Vice President John Coli and Chicago Local 700 have been hit with a $2.3 million judgement for trying to escape a building lease.Read more
Two former members of Boston Teamsters Local 82 have been sentenced on charges of extortion and racketeering, officials said.
John Perry, 62, of Woburn, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison, a $12,500 fine, and one year of supervised release, according to a statement from the office of US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. Joseph “Jo Jo” Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, was sentenced Friday to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Click here to read more at The Boston Globe.
March 17, 2014: On Saturday, March 14, New York Local 804 President Tim Sylvester announced he’s running for Teamster General President.
Local 89 President Fred Zuckerman joined him and more than 200 Teamsters from across the region to launch Teamsters United, a coalition of officers and members committed to winning new Teamster leadership in 2016.
“It’s great to see people supporting a strong candidate like Tim Sylvester,” said Local 384 member Scott Black, who travelled in from Philadelphia to be at the meeting. “Our union needs new leadership that will be proactive and address problems, instead of sitting back in Washington D.C.”
Sylvester and Zuckerman then made it up to Worcester, Mass. the following day for another energized meeting with New England Teamsters.
Momentum is already building. Find out more about Teamsters United at www.teamstersunited.org