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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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How UPS Teamsters Are Building the UPS Contract Campaign at Work

To win a good contract, UPSers need to bring the contract campaign into every workplace and reach as many members as possible.

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Five Ways TDU Is Helping Members Build a Stronger Union

Teamster members won new leadership in our International Union. Now, we’re organizing to build a stronger union from the bottom up.

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Photo Story: A Historic TDU Convention

TDU’s 47th Annual Convention is a wrap. More than 450 Teamsters attended our largest Convention since the 1997 UPS strike. We are looking ahead, fired up, and arming ourselves with the tools to fight back and win. 

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UPS Profits Are Up. So Is Teamster Members’ Determination.

UPS announced third quarter profits of $2.58 billion, an increase over last year. With peak season profits ahead, management can thank UPS Teamsters for a profit haul that beat Wall Street expectations. Here’s why.

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Sysco Teamsters Strike Wave Wins Better Contracts

Sysco Teamsters are using strikes and solidarity to fight for better contracts. More than 800 Sysco Teamsters in three states are celebrating contract victories after they lined up their expiring contracts and took coordinated strike action.

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Old Dominion Bids $1.5 B for Yellow's Terminals

Old Dominion Freight Lines has bid $1.5 billion to acquire all of Yellow's terminals. This bid is confirmed in Yellow's August 18 filing (attached below) with the bankruptcy court; ODFL's offer is detailed on page 22 and signed by ODFL's CEO on page 29.

UPS Teamsters Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract, Capping Year-Long Campaign

UPDATED: UPS Teamsters culminated a year-long contract campaign by voting in record turnout to approve their new contract by 86.3 percent. The National Master Agreement is now in effect. Wage increases will be paid retroactive to August 1. Click here to read the local-by-local vote count.

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