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Taking on Harassment & Unfair Discipline

Harassment and unfair discipline are out of control. It won’t change unless we win tougher contract language and grievance procedure reform in the next contract.

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Put Teeth in the 9.5 Language

If the International Union can’t enforce the 9.5 language, then what chance does a member have?

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Fighting for the Future An Action Plan for Teamsters United

We didn’t form Teamsters United just to win a union election.

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Corruption Weakens Our Union

Corrupt officials like Rome Aloise weaken our union—and so do the blind followers who apologize for his corruption.

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Teamsters United International Union Vice-Presidents Voice of the Members, Not a Rubber Stamp

Members who aren’t in lockstep with Hoffa finally have a voice in our International Union leadership.

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Carhaul Teamsters Show How to Win: A Guide for Freight, UPS, and UPS-Freight Teamsters

In March, carhaulers voted on their national contract for the third time, and they have passed on a valuable lesson to some 300,000 Teamsters under the UPS, Freight and UPS Freight contracts.

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A Winning Strategy to Save Pensions

Over the past three years, the Teamster pension protection movement has done a tremendous job: this grassroots movement stopped the Central States from slashing pensions, caused an investigation of the fund, and built political support far and wide. But can we win real pension protection? We think we can.

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Fighting Anti-Worker Laws

Employers and corporate politicians are pushing anti-labor legislation from State Legislatures to Capitol Hill. Teamster members and our union need to be ready to take action to meet these growing threats.

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Presenting Your Grievance to Management

How you present your grievance can mean the difference between winning or losing.

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