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Unions are Punching Back

The labor movement is on the move against givebacks and inequality. Teamster members deserve leadership that’s in the fight, not on the sidelines.

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What's Next for Freight

Freight members long for a return to union power on the job. Recent contracts at ABF and YRC companies have begun to staunch the flow of givebacks, but we’re in for a long haul to win the wages, benefits and working conditions we deserve.

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Building from Below to Win at the Top

Teamsters are coming together to share organizing skills, form teams who are running for office, and make plans for winning new Teamster leadership.

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9.5 Rights & Wrongs Under the New Contract

Under the new contract, the 9.5 list is under the control of our union.

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UPS Teamsters: Protect Yourself on an OJS

How to protect yourself when management gets on your truck—whether it’s a one-day production ride or a three-day OJS.

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Hoffa's 20 Year Report Card

The Teamster magazine and IBT website feature a ten-page puff piece on “20 years of Hoffa.” But no one believes the hype. What does a real Hoffa report card look like?

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How Members Saved Their Local

A huge contract victory shows what union reform and rank-and-file organizing can achieve.

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Members Organize to Ban Contract Brownouts

Fed up with information brownouts and contract givebacks, Teamster members in Philadelphia Local 623 and Memphis Local 667 won changes to put more member involvement in contract negotiations by reforming their local union’s bylaws.

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