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Rail Teamsters Vote out National BLET President

In an upset, Rail Teamsters in the BLET have voted out incumbent National BLET President Dennis Pierce and elected challenger Eddie Hall.

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Yellow Change of Operations on Hold

Yellow's big change of operations in the East and Midwest to consolidate terminals and the regional carriers is on hold.
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Rail Teamster Contract Showdown

Rail Teamsters and the IBT made a final push to win paid sick days as Congress prepares to vote to impose a tentative agreement covering 115,000 rail workers, including 48,000 Teamsters. UPDATE 12/1/22: The Senate has voted down the measure to provide 7 paid sick days to rail workers. 

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New TDU Gear!

Check out the TDU Store for new t-shirts, hoodies (get ready for winter!), and posters.

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Fighting Back in the New Teamsters

Teamsters elected International Union leaders who will stand behind the members. But it’s up to members to stand up for ourselves if we want power on the job and in our union.

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How to Change Your Local Union Bylaws

Changing our local union bylaws is one way that Teamsters are opening up locals to more participation and member power.

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Winning UPS Pension Improvements

About 65,000 UPSers in the 22 states covered by the IBT-UPS Pension Plan get substandard pensions. Upcoming contract negotiations are a chance to do something about it.

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BMWED Rail Teamsters Reject Deal

In October, Teamsters in the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED), who build and maintain tracks and bridges, voted down a national tentative agreement with the freight rail carriers.

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Taking on Unfair Discipline

Unfair discipline is a way of life at UPS—and a broken grievance procedure helps management get away with it.

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Yellow Updates Proposed Change of Operations, IBT Maintains Objections

Yellow has filed updated change of operations documents to consolidate Holland and New Penn into Yellow across the Midwest, East and South. Read the company's new proposed change of operations and the proposed utility employee change of operations. The Teamster National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) does not accept the change of operations as drafted and the Freight Division made this opposition clear in a message to local unions.

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