Teamsters Local 404
Frank A. Rossi President
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    • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

      While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

      The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

      Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

      Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

      Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

      That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

    • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

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

    • 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!

    • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

    • 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 ‘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.

         
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    492 Movie Teamsters Reach(lift) For The Sky!
    11/16/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    492 Movie Teamsters Reach(lift) For The Sky! Teamsters Local 492 held forklift classes on November 15th and 16th. These classes were first come, first serve and filled up fast. There were a total of 40 attendees that were certified or re-certified over the 2 day period, which maxed out the class size limits for 2 instructors.
    These Shop Teachers Told Their Students to Unionize
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 15, 2019 | ORGANIZING | Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts. A sign posted nearby in all capital letters reads, "This is a union shop.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • The GM strike and the future of the UAW   • Want a four-day workweek? Unionize!   • ‘9 To 5’ is still a radical movie for 3 big reasons   • The hottest stop for 2020 candidates? The picket line.
    December Monthly Membership Meeting Resumes at Local 743 Offices
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    General Monthly Membership Meetings Resume at Local 743 offices  Construction at the Local 743 Union Hall has been completed and the December 2, 2019 monthly membership meetings will be held at the Union Hall.   At the December Membership meeting the Local will be honoring our 25 Year Pin Recipients, the Union Stewards of the Year and our annual Adopt a Family Presentation.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The GM strike and the future of the UAW   • Want a four-day workweek? Unionize!   • ‘9 To 5’ is still a radical movie for 3 big reasons   • The hottest stop for 2020 candidates? The picket line.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The GM strike and the future of the UAW   • Want a four-day workweek? Unionize!   • ‘9 To 5’ is still a radical movie for 3 big reasons   • The hottest stop for 2020 candidates? The picket line.
    These Shop Teachers old Their Students to Unionize
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 15, 2019 | ORGANIZING | Under the supervision of two foremen, workers clad in white coveralls use a sandblaster and other power tools to remove corrosion from airplane parts. A sign posted nearby in all capital letters reads, "This is a union shop.
    In Case You Missed It
    11/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
      • The GM strike and the future of the UAW   • Want a four-day workweek? Unionize!   • ‘9 To 5’ is still a radical movie for 3 big reasons   • The hottest stop for 2020 candidates? The picket line.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    Local 743 provides free flu shots for members at Bagcraft
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    On Friday November 8th and Monday November 11th, Teamsters Local 743 sponsored free flu shots for the members at Bagcraft. The Bagcraft Company provided free flu shots to their employees for several years but decided to discontinue the practice for the 2019/2020 flu season.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    New Bill Cracks Down on Sky-High CEO Pay
    11/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 14, 2019 | ORGANIZING | The Teamsters for years have been at the forefront of pushing back on excessive CEO pay. Now the union is glad to see some on Capitol Hill agree. Lawmakers yesterday rolled out the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which would impose tax rate increases on companies with CEO-to-median-worker pay rates greater than 50-to-1. Penalties would begin with a 0.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    Joint Council 25 Executive Board Elected to New Term
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 743
    On Tuesday, November 13, 2019, the Teamster Joint Council 25 Executive Board was elected to a new three-year term at the Novembers Joint Council’s delegates meeting. The Hancock-Steide Unity Slate, under the leadership of President Terrence J. Hancock, ran without opposition and won re-election in front of an enthusiastic crowd of delegates.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Hope to see you there.
    The New NAFTA Won’t Protect Workers’ Rights
    11/13/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 13, 2019 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to get rid of NAFTA, and once in office, he killed Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neither of those trade policies were worth mourning.
    8th Annual Open House and Toy/Food Drive
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 449
    Come join us again this year for our Open House and Toy/Food Drive on December 8th.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    As Income Inequality Soars, Languishing Labor Unions Make A Return
    11/12/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Nov. 12, 2019 | UNION POWER | After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes have put unions back in the spotlight.
    Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
    11/11/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.
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