Teamster Voice Articles

Vote No Strikes Back

Three years ago, Hoffa-Hall hit UPS Teamsters with contract givebacks and sparked the Vote No movement. In 2016, the Vote No movement struck back, delivering an overwhelming vote for Teamsters United.

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Pension Fight Continues

Over the past three years, Teamsters and their families built a grassroots campaign for pension justice. We organized in large numbers, we showed the country that Teamsters were facing an unfair deal, and we beat back proposed cuts to the Central States Pension Fund.

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Vote Turnout Is No Accident

Low turnout helped Hoffa win a squeaker. But the results showed the formula for boosting turnout and winning the next election.

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Overpaid & Out of Touch

Chicago Joint Council 25 bigwigs Becky Strzechowski and John Coli are some of the Teamster officials at the top of this year's $200,000 Club in the current issue of Teamster Voice. Find out who else made it on the list.

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UPS Teamsters Take to the Radio

Members weren’t getting information from their local.  Two UPSers decided to do something about it—and Local 804 Radio was born.

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Pension Cuts Hit UPS Teamsters In Southwest

UPS Teamsters in the Southwest thought they saved their health benefits by voting no. But they got stuck with an inferior health plan—and pension cuts too.

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Why TDU Backs Teamsters United

The Teamsters United team has shown in action that they are committed to making the changes our union needs.

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Carhaul Contract: One Year Later

Carhaulers are voting on a second contract offer, a full year after the contract expired on August 31, 2015. And guess what? It still has concessions in it.

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Teamster Pension Movement Plans for Victory

The fight to preserve Teamsters’ hard-earned pensions won a big victory when Treasury rejected the Central States proposed cuts. But the real fight to save pensions lies ahead.

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UPDATE: Chicago Local 705 Bargaining with UPS

Local 705, representing over 10,000 UPS Teamsters in the Chicago area, continues to demand a contract with UPS which does not have concessions, and which makes gains for part-timers and retirees. It is possible that the union could give a 30-day notice to the company to cancel the contract extension, which would cause an open contract—and potential strike—in early December.

UPS Freight: An insulting “final offer”

The IBT is serving up an insulting “last best and final” offer from UPS Freight for a vote to be conducted by Local Unions on November 9-10-11 with in-person voting. The offer contains zero improvements in the wage proposal, where a five-year tiny increase would cause wages to fall far behind inflation. It offers no real improvement in the subcontracting language.

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