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  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

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Hello Brothers and Sisters! Follow news and updates of your fellow Teamsters in the Joint Council 16 website (SEE BELOW)!  You can also find the link on the right under "Important Links". 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that as December 31, 2015 the new minimum wage is $9.00 per hour for the state of New York.  Please reach out to you assigned Business Agent should you have any questions regarding your rate. 

New 2016 Membership Meeting Schedule

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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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