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September 17, 2014
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  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is your headquarters for the Teamsters Vote 2014 program. The page provides information on registering to vote, news about the Teamsters Vote 2014 campaign and a legislative scorecard that shows how your Member of Congress and Senators voted on the issues that matter to Teamster members and America’s working families.

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

     
                
                              
                  
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Local 272 and The New York Wheel and Empire Outlets

The New York Wheel and Empire Outlets, a project approved for development in Staten Island New York and which is estimated to draw millions a visitors a year along with millions in revenue has received full council support for 100 percent union labor.

This momentous announcement is a victory for the organized labor force who contented that unionized employees in a development of this scale is beneficial for both the attraction and the anticipated hundreds of jobs it will create.  There are several labor organizations that will be included across the spectrum of skilled employees who will have the chance to acquire fair employment.   These organizations include but are not limited to Nontraditional Employment for Women, a non-profit organization which identifies women who are interested in careers in the building and construction trades and Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization which identifies veterans of the U.S. Armed Services also interested in careers in the building and construction trades.

With the support of Councilwoman Debbie Rose and Speaker Christine Quinn these elements of an organized work force were not overlooked and became a major sticking point in passing this vote.  The communication and support provided by councilwoman Rose and speaker Quinn helped push along the agenda of revitalizing the stagnant Staten Island employment rate and help boost New York revenue altogether. 

Directly and positively affecting Local 272, the Garage Employees Union, is the approximate on-site parking that will be available upon the project's completion.  Further the plan to have accessible shuttle buses available during and after construction will be manned by Local 272 members with the possible involvement of NYC parking operators.  Matthew Bruccoleri, the Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of Local 272, whose direct involvement in these negotiations, aided in this development not bypassing these essential necessities of travel and parking accommodations.

As Mr. Bruccoleri noted “Our involvement in these political negotiations should not be lacking, especially in projects of this magnitude.”  He further highlighted the need for the local's involvement from the project's inception, “Local 272 needs to stake a claim in the political process.  Our members need to have the opportunities in potential new employment and we can’t afford to find ourselves looking back and asking why weren’t we involved.”

                             
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