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Central States Assets Fall – But Relief is Coming!

The assets of the Central States Pension Fund fell to $9.8 at the end of March, a drop of $573 million in the first quarter.  The fund projects forward that it will pay $2.83 billion in pension benefits this year, while taking in $651 million in employer contributions.

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IBT Convention Footage and Highlights

Recordings of the complete 2021 IBT Convention are available here for any member to view.  The convention was held June 22-23-24, 2021 online, with some 1600 elected delegates participating and voting. 

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Teamster Election Dates

The ballots to elect the new International Teamster President and all International officers will be mailed to all members on October 4. They should be received by members in mid-October, and will be due back by November 15, 2021.

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We’re On the Ballot. It’s Time to Win!

The IBT Convention is in the books. The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate is officially on the ballot, and the campaign for a new leadership and a new direction in the Teamsters is on.

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Strike Benefits Are Now Payable from Day 1 of a Strike

The IBT Convention overwhelmingly voted to approve an amendment making strike benefits payable from the 1st day of a strike, rather than the 8th day, as it has been until now.

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Convention Rejects Three Constitution Amendments

Three Constitutional amendments supported by the O’Brien Zuckerman Teamsters United slate were rejected by a majority of the delegates at the Teamster Convention, including a critical protection on members’ right to elect their International Union officers in the future. 

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We Won it Today: Rank and File Members on All Bargaining Committees!

TDU has fought for rank-and-file members to be included on contract negotiating committees for decades. Today, the Teamster Constitution was finally amended to make this a reality.

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The Two-Thirds Rule is Over—We Won Majority Rule!

Today the IBT Convention delegates voted overwhelmingly to eliminate the hated “two thirds rule” that Hoffa used to impose UPS contract givebacks in 2018 after a majority of members voted no.

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