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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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Viewpoint: Uniting to Win

Hoffa-Hall are playing politics with our contracts and Teamsters are paying the price.

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Using Grievances to Organize

Grievances are our tool for enforcing the contract. But grievances can also be used to get members involved. Here are five proven tips for using grievances to build union power.

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UPS Freight: Time to Deliver on Contract Promises

Excessive subcontracting has been a key issue for members for the past ten years. Both the company and the Hoffa administration claimed a list of positive changes as they promoted ratification of the contract.

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From Vote No to Vote Them Out

Members in the largest UPS local in the South have elected Vote No activists to lead Local 767 in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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Winning Majority Rule on Contracts

How the Two-Thirds Rule started—and how members can defeat it.

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The 2021 IBT Convention—What’s at Stake?

Members are preparing for the next Teamster Convention where majority rule on contracts and our right to fair International Union elections will be on the line.

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Workers are Fighting Back and Winning

Last Spring, teachers in six states launched a new strike wave. Now, their example is being taken up by more workers who are uniting, fighting back, and winning.

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