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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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Kroger Takes Aim at Hazard Pay

Kroger was one of the last employers in the grocery and food distribution industry to offer hazard pay to employees. Now, the company is announcing they will eliminate hazard pay starting May 16. Sign the Teamster petition to protest the company's action.  

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TeamCare Announces YRCW Delinquency

Today, TeamCare notified all locals and sent a letter to all YRCW Teamsters that YRC and Holland are delinquent on their March 2020 contributions and that they will be unable to pay contributions for work performed in April and May, which will mean a $75 million delinquency to the H&W Fund.

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Essential Workers Day of Action

TDU members are joining unions and organizations nationwide to fight for an Essential Workers Bill of Rights, including hazard pay and workplace safety protections.

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IBT Election Supervisor Issues Rules

The Independent Election Supervisor has issued the official Election Rules that will govern all aspects of the process, including the upcoming petition drive to accredit IBT candidates.

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Rome Aloise Charges Come to a Head

The clock is ticking on a litany of charges against Rome Aloise, the discredited International Vice President from Northern California.

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Update on Teamster Candidates

The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate is the frontrunner in the International Union election. Who’s running to lead our union—and what can members do to win new leadership and a new direction?

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"I AM ESSENTIAL" Face Mask

Teamster Ryan Haney (YRC driver, Dallas Local 745) made these face masks. They're union printed. All proceeds from sales go to support the publication of The Teamster Rebel, a  newsletter written by Texas rank and file Teamsters.

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