About 65,000 UPSers in the 22 states covered by the IBT-UPS Pension Plan get substandard pensions. Upcoming contract negotiations are a chance to do something about it.
Members in Des Moines Local 90 have voted for new leadership and a new direction. Teamsters for Action activists campaigned for change at worksites across Iowa. They built a rank-and-file movement and today they won election with 80 percent of the vote.
Members overwhelmingly elected new leadership in the 14,000-member Teamsters Local 135. Members turned out to vote for Dustin Roach and the 135 Members First Slate, who won with 68 percent of the vote. The election is a triumph for grassroots action and rank-and-file power, after an intense grassroots member-to-member campaign.
Volume spikes on Amazon Prime Day and so do company profits. Management imposes forced overtime and turns a blind eye to safety problems.
Sysco Teamsters are using strikes and solidarity to fight for better contracts. More than 800 Sysco Teamsters in three states are celebrating contract victories after they lined up their expiring contracts and took coordinated strike action.
Yellow has filed the expected massive change of operations documents to consolidate Holland and New Penn into Yellow across the Midwest, East and South. The proposed change would create 998 utility driver positions, and 35 new velocity distribution centers, as well as consolidate and reconfigure various terminals.