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Teamsters Canada Leaders Form a Slate

The President of Teamsters Canada and the top leadership in Canada have formed a “Team Canada” slate for the 2021 IBT election. The slate consists of the current three elected Canadian leaders on the General Executive Board (GEB): Teamsters Canada President Francois LaPorte, and International VPs Stan Hennessy and Craig McInnis.

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How We Won the Right to Vote on Contract Supplements A Teamster History Video

At the 1991 IBT Convention, Teamsters won the right to vote on all supplements and riders to the national contract. Prior to that time, there were no votes on regional supplements, which means that a Teamster in California could vote to ratify a supplement in New Jersey, and vice versa. Employers with national contracts used it to divide and conquer Teamsters members. 

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Herman Benson: A One-Man Army Working to Revitalize the Labor Movement

My friend Herman Benson died yesterday, just shy of his 105th birthday. He was an inspiration, a leader, and sometimes a critic for so many of us working to put the membership front-and-center in the Teamsters and in the whole labor movement.

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YRCW Gets $700 Million CARES Act Loan!

The US Treasury will loan YRCW $700 million under authorization from the CARES Act. $350 million will be used to make H&W and pension benefit payments, and the other $350 million will go to investment in tractors and trailers.

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Solidarity Wins at Caesar’s Indiana Casino

Casino workers in Indiana are building unity and sticking together to win health and safety improvements for all workers - union and nonunion alike. 

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How You Can Help Elect OZ-Teamsters United

Hundreds of Teamsters joined a zoom event organized by TDU to help launch a national accreditation petition drive to elect the OZ-Teamsters United Slate. Find out the next steps and how you can get involved.

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Central States Pension Assets Down to $11.75 Billion – Legislation Urgently Needed

The Central States Pension Fund (CSPF) is down to $11.75 billion in assets, a loss of $557 million in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Fund’s Financial and Analytical Report obtained by TDU.

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Racial Justice is an Issue for All Americans

Teamsters, like all people of conscience, watched the video of George Floyd pleading for his life under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman with a heavy heart and rising anger. 

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During the Crisis of the Century, Hoffa Sides with Management

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters across the country have been thrust into an unexpected crisis of unforeseeable proportions. At UPS, no sooner did many of us find out that we were a part of the “essential workforce” than we were fighting on the shop floor to protect ourselves from the virus.  

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All YRCW Teamsters in TeamCare Get Coverage Extended

A May 9 Memo from the IBT Freight Division reports that arrangements have been made so that both active YRCW employees and employees laid off after March 1 will have the full 8 weeks of “Layoff Coverage" going forward from May 10 to continue health care coverage, if they are in TeamCare (Central States H&W). This includes both employees who have been actively working and those who may have already used up some of the “layoff coverage.”...

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