Nearly 15,000 Teamsters are concerned for their future, now that UPS has sold off its LTL and trucking operation to TFI International. The International Union was caught by surprise by the move, and hastily held a conference call of local officers to give some answers.Read more
In a surprise move, UPS has sold UPS Freight to TFI, a Canadian trucking and logistics corporation.Read more
Teamsters at Hunts Point Market have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract. More than 1,400 Teamsters went on strike after management offered them a wage increase of just 30 cents. As a result of the strike, workers are now going home with annual raises of 70 cents, 50 cents, and 65 cents and additional paid time off in a three-year contract that protects their healthcare benefits. TDU salutes Local 202 members on their courageous and united stand strike that inspired the labor movement and the public. When we fight, we win!
The 2021 Teamster election is here and it's crunch time. Election rules require TDU to use verified funds from members in the Teamster election. Without an infusion of verified funds, TDU risks being sidelined from this critical International Union election. We can't let that happen. Will you extend or renew your membership now and help TDU build the campaign war chest we need to transform our union?Read more
On Jan 8 a federal judge sided with the Union Pacific railroad to block a strike to protect rail employees’ health and safety. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the Teamsters moved toward the job action under the Railroad Safety Act, to demand adequate Covid-19 protections for the workers who build and maintain the tracks and right of way.Read more
Both slates competing in the IBT election conducted petition efforts to accredit additional candidates by the December 15 deadline. OZ-Teamsters United successfully accredited a new candidate. The Vairma slate failed to muster enough support for two of their three new candidates.Read more
The International Union has cancelled plans for holding the IBT Convention in Las Vegas on June 21-25, due to the restrictions on large gatherings during the COVID pandemic. The Convention will be held on-line, during the same week.
The substance of the IBT Convention remains the same. It will be a nominating convention and it will be a constitutional convention where amendments to the IBT Constitution will be voted on.Read more
When the Philadelphia Inquirer published a front-page story featuring the richest and most powerful business leaders in the city whining about workers' rights being unfair to corporations, Teamster leaders punched back with a scorching Op-Ed that speaks for all of us.Read more
Christmas arrived early for Teamsters at Rhode Island’s only Budweiser distributorship. McLaughlin & Moran (M&M) announced today they would scrap a deal to sell their company to a competitor that demanded that workers take pay cuts of $7 an hour and give up their pension.Read more
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.Read more