TeamCare Extends Health Benefits for Laid-Off Members
In a win for working Teamsters, laid-off members who are covered by our union’s largest Health & Welfare Fund will receive up to eight weeks of continued healthcare coverage at no cost to members.Read more
Your Rights If You’re Exposed to COVID-19 at Work
OSHA and CDC guidelines are clear about what management should do if someone in your workplace tests positive for COVID-19. Here's what to do if management isn’t following the rules.Read more
Real Deal or Another Empty Promise?
On a Teamster podcast, Package Division Director Denis Taylor claims he’s negotiated an agreement for Teamster drivers to get a UPS purchase order so they can buy PPE and critical safety supplies out on their routes. Is this a real agreement or another empty promise from the Hoffa administration?Read more
New York UPSers Take Action to Protect Themselves & the Public
UPS Teamsters in New York City are taking action to protect themselves and the public in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Chicago Local 705 Members Vote on Using Strike Fund for H&W in Crisis
Teamsters in Chicago Local 705 will vote this week on a proposal made by the union's leadership to use between one to two million dollars of the strike fund to extend health care benefits to members laid off as a result of the coronavirus crisis.Read more
UPS Teamsters United in the Green Mountain State
Fed up with dangerous working conditions, rank-and-file Teamsters in Vermont Local 597 took action and won results.Read more
Teamsters Local 89 Takes Action on COVID-19
Teamsters Local 89 is demanding that employers provide PPE, inform workers who may have been exposed to COVID-19, increase paid leave and pay hazard pay to workers who are serving our communities in this pandemic, at risk to themselves and their families.Read more
Tell TeamCare: Protect Healthcare for Laid-Off Workers
A global pandemic is no time to lose your healthcare. Our union’s largest health and welfare plan, TeamCare, can protect Teamsters and their families by waiving the its one-punch and three-punch rules and making sure laid off Teamsters keep their benefits.
Thousands of Teamsters are at risk of losing their health benefits because of COVID-19 layoffs.
Under TeamCare rules, freight and carhaul Teamsters have to work three days per week, or lose their benefits, unless they pay a hefty COBRA fee.
UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have to work at least one day per week, under the one-punch rule, to maintain their healthcare coverage.
It doesn’t have to be this way. TeamCare has $7 billion in reserves. That’s two years in reserves. Most health funds have three to six months.
We call on TeamCare to suspend the one-punch and three-punch rules and protect working Teamsters and our families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tell TeamCare: Extend Healthcare to Laid-Off Teamsters
A global pandemic is no time to lose your healthcare. Our union’s largest health and welfare plan, TeamCare, can protect Teamsters and their families by suspending its restrictive one-punch and three-punch rules and making sure laid off Teamsters keep their benefits.Read more
Call Congress: Demand Protection for Frontline Workers
Unions and public allies are coming together this week to tell Congress to protect frontline workers by requiring employers to provide protections to workers to prevent COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. You can help by making a phone call today.Read more