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Lessons of ABF Contract: Freight Teamsters Cannot Rely on Hoffa

Teamster power can be built in the trucking industry. But not by the Hoffa administration.

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How Teamster Reform Built Union Power

Local 251 members organized to elect new leaders and change their union from top to bottom. Now, they’re winning strong contracts, organizing new members, and building union power.

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Members Say 'Hell No" to UPS Givebacks

Last time, 47% of UPS Teamsters voted No. If UPS’s first offer is weak, then members need to turn out and Vote No in big numbers. Members have the power to reject givebacks and we need to be ready to use it.

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How Two-Tier Contracts Hurt Workers and Weaken Unions

Hoffa’s negotiator at UPS is proposing a two-tier contract for package drivers. But Teamsters in other industries have learned the hard way that two-tier contracts are poison.

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Teachers Give Lessons on How to Strike and Win

Teachers across the country have launched a wave of strikes, walkouts, sickouts, and rallies that are winning gains, galvanizing members, and breathing new life into the strike.

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How We Can Win a Strong UPS Contract

UPS contract negotiations will begin later this year. UPS Teamsters are preparing now to beat givebacks and win the contract we deserve.

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How We'll Win at UPS

UPS is making billions. But they’re coming to the table, demanding concessions. They got away with that last time. We can’t let it happen again.

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Fight to Save Pensions Provides Important Lessons

Over the past four years, thousands of retired and active Teamsters have waged the battle to secure their retirement security. For most who got involved in the campaign, it started with the direct threat to their livelihood but morphed into a can-do attitude. As Teamsters, they knew they had to fight to have any chance of protecting the pension benefits that had already been earned. As Butch Lewis once said, “A promise, is a promise, is a promise.”

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ABF Teamsters Gear Up to Win Strong Contract

Teamsters at ABF stand ready to fight for major improvements in the 2018 freight contract.

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