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Federal Judge Overturns Punishment Against Teamster Reformers

A federal court has ruled in favor of reformers in New York Local 804 who were stripped of their Teamster membership. The ruling paves the way to reverse Hoffa-backed political retaliation against his opponents.

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It's Been a Long Nightmare Before Christmas for UPS and Postal Workers

Every year, workers at the Postal Service and UPS expect to work long hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. “This is like our Super Bowl,” said Kimberly Karol, president of the Iowa Postal Workers (APWU). “Employees really do rally together.”

But this year has been like no other. Workers were still catching their breath from last year’s holiday peak when the pandemic struck and online ordering ratcheted up. It was like Christmas all over again—and it never stopped.

Click here to read the story at LaborNotes.org 

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Autoworkers to Decide on One-Member-One-Vote Elections

The leadership of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has reached a proposed settlement with the US Justice Department to head off a racketeering lawsuit. The settlement will provide for a vote of all 400,000 union members to decide whether they want direct election of top leaders, or to continue with the present system of convention delegates choosing the national leadership.

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Teamsters to Get New Independent Investigations Officer

The IBT will soon have a new independent officer in charge of investigating internal union corruption. Robert D. Luskin has been selected for the next five-year term as Independent Investigations Officer (IIO), replacing Joseph di Genova, a long-time Hoffa appointee.

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Central States Fund Drops to $11.4 Billion: The Urgent Need for Pension Protection

UPDATED DECEMBER 10,2020: The seven-year campaign for pension protection by Teamsters, retirees and our allies has reached an urgent stage. There is a desperate need for pension relief, either in the stimulus bill being worked up, or in the first 100 days of the Biden presidency.

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Sign the Petition: Extend COVID Paid Leave at UPS

Growing numbers of UPS Teamsters are having to quarantine without pay, because they have reached the 10-day cap on COVID pay. Sign the petition to tell UPS not to cap COVID paid leave when we need it most. 

 

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9.5 Lists Will Automatically Renew on January 16

Because of the COVID pandemic and social distancing requirements, UPS and the International Union have agreed to renew the 9.5 list that was in effect until November 15 when 9.5 rules go back into effect on January 16.

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Online Workshop—Grievance Handling: Best & Worst Practices

Review best practices for handling grievances and how to avoid common pitfalls, mistakes and traps in our latest online workshop for Teamsters on Sunday, December 13, at 11 am Eastern / 10 am Central / 9 am Mtn / 8 am Pacific.

Registration for this workshop has been closed.

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Team Canada IBT Slate is Accredited

The two IBT vice presidents from Canada and the president of Teamsters Canada have petitioned among Canadian Teamsters to accredit the Team Canada Slate in the IBT Election.  Yesterday the Election Supervisor reported that they submitted 8,156 petition signatures, far more than the needed number of 2,807 in Canada.

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Fighting for Our Future at the TDU Convention

Hundreds of Teamsters made organizing plans, set our movement’s direction, and elected our TDU leadership for the coming year at the first (and hopefully last!) online TDU Convention.

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