April 2, 2013: Financial reports for the year 2012 are now available for most Teamster locals, joint councils, conferences and the International union.
March 15, 2013: Many members think that union meetings are just a place you go to hear long reports or to listen to beefs that you don't understand by members who work at other companies. And sadly, many union meetings are not much more than that.
March 8, 2013: The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers' rights to enforce truck safety by making it illegal for a company to discipline, discharge or discriminate against an employee for making a vehicle safety complaint or refusing to operate an unsafe vehicle.
January 23, 2013: When it comes to defending members, write-ups for absenteeism is one of the most common problems stewards have to deal with.
February 1, 2013: Using your union's legal right to acquire information from the employer can help you defend your rights and win grievances and arbitrations.
November 26, 2012: It started in the mid-1970s, with an organization called PROD, the Professional Drivers Council. PROD collected hundreds of LM-2 financial reports on Teamster locals, joint councils and the International and began to analyze them, tracing all the multiple salaries, family connections, and more.
November 21, 2012: In a tough economy, many Teamsters are taking concessions. But top Teamster officials are riding high.
December 14, 2012: Bylaws are the constitution of your local union. They define your rights and responsibilities as a local member, they say how elections will be run, and they set the powers for your officers.
UPDATED September 4, 2012: The Southern California master grocery contract, covering 5,000 Teamsters, was ratified in October 2010. But after two years, members still can't get a copy of their contract.