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  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • 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 page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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!

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • 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.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

     
UNION PLUS MORTGAGE PROGRAM
The Local 272 Executive Board is pleased to introduce the union plus mortgage program, with financing provided by Wells Fargo home mortgage. The Union Plus Mortgage Program is available for both active and retired members.
The program benefits include:
  • educating both new and seasoned home buyers,
  • free credit counseling,
  • access to grant money and
  • down payment assistance programs.
Union Plus also offers mortgage protection, which in the event of a strike or lockout, Union Plus will pay your mortgage for up to six months!!
Members can also refinance into the program.

If you would like to learn more about the Union Plus Mortgage Program, contact Christine Dawson at 516-445-0521 or email her at Christine.B.Dawson@wellsfargo.com
Matthew Bruccoleri, Secretary Treasurer and Business Manager, was honored by the Italian American Labor Council on October 28, 2016.

Teamster Members:

Register for Free CDL Classes. Click link below to find out more.

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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". 

http://teamsters.nyc

Joint Council 16 Executive Board

                             
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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