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How the 1997 UPS Strike Was Won

Twenty-three years ago, Teamster members won labor’s biggest victory in decades in the 1997 UPS strike. What are the lessons for today?

Pandemic Profits: UPS Cashes In

UPS made $1.8 billion in profits after taxes in the second quarter—thanks to record volume and excessive overtime by UPS Teamsters.

During the Crisis of the Century, Hoffa Sides with Management

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters across the country have been thrust into an unexpected crisis of unforeseeable proportions. At UPS, no sooner did many of us find out that we were a part of the “essential workforce” than we were fighting on the shop floor to protect ourselves from the virus.  

Local 171 – Solidarity is in the House

The members of Local 171 in Roanoke Virginia give a shout-out to their officers and stewards for stepping up during this crisis. When any employer neglects its frontline workers, we demand action from them. And sometimes, we have to take action ourselves. We salute union leaders who do it!

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?

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Alex Adams, Rest in Power

We lost a dedicated Teamster and wonderful human being when Al Adams passed on September 7 at the age of 79. Al was the kind of person who makes the union and the world a better place. And he was a dear friend to myself and many others.

We'll Be There

"We've won changes to our constitution that TDU has been fighting to win for decades. Now, we're on the verge of electing new leadership at the International. The TDU Convention will be crucial to make plans to Get Out the Vote, and to get ready to transform our union. We'll be there!"

- Mike Hinton, David Thornsberry, Bryan Trafford and Stephen Piercey Local 89
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