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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    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    First Responders Bike Through Texas in Support of El Paso Victims
    08/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A group of first responders made a stop in San Antonio Sunday morning to gather support for El Paso victims and fellow first responders who responded to the deadly shooting that killed more than 20 people. "We get forgotten, what we go through. We’re not just one event though. We’re many events.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    This Week’s Union Meetings - Time is Running Out Get Your Tickets
    08/19/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    There will be union meetings this week in Alton, Springfield and Danville.  If you are considering going to the IBEW 21 Union Day Game with the White Sox on Sunday, September 8th time is running out to get your tickets.  Bob P. will be placing the ticket order by the end of this week. Union Day with the Fighting ILLINI is on Saturday, September 21st.
    ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers on Both Sides of Border
    08/19/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 19, 2019 | ECONOMY | When an American corporation, GM or Nabisco or Carrier, builds a factory in Mexico, NAFTA protects the company from tariffs when it imports the Mexican-made cars or Oreos or furnaces back into the United States.
    2019 Gerald L. Randall Memorial Luncheoun
    08/17/19 - Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
    MISSOURI ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS GERALD L. (RED) RANDALL MEMORIAL LUNCHEON Honoring: Bill Richardson Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa 777 NW Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 Tickets $40.
    Celebrating 125 years of Labor Day
    08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    As Labor Day comes, many will enjoy firing up the grills, a cold one and perhaps a day of fishing or the kids enjoying the pool.  Enjoy it – it is well deserved. It is well deserved because we Americans are a hard-working people.  Many don’t take their full vacation allocation and thanks to cell phones, sometimes we never escape work.
    CEO pay up 940%, worker 12%
    08/17/19 - Great Plains Laborers' District Council
    From the Economic Policy Institute   https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/.
    What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 355
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    SAVE THE DATE - Sept 27th - Financial Awareness Conference
    08/16/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    In Case You Missed It
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 992
      • The new servant class   • Md. recalls 8,000 Real ID driver’s licenses   • Why it’s immigrants that pack your meats   • Supreme Court: Storm clouds on the horizon   • Sysco South Florida workers vote Teamsters YES   • Justice Dept. challenges immigration judges’ union   • U.S.
    Tell Senator Gardner: END OFFSHORING
    08/16/19 - CWA Local 7777
    Thousands of our jobs have disappeared in the past several years thanks to big corporations like AT&T sending work overseas in order to boost profits at the expense of all working people.  We need common sense legislation to keep American workers employed and our communities strong. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act (S. 1792 and H.R.
    What The Future Holds for Labor Unions
    08/16/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 16, 2019 | BOOKS | (Excerpt from “Beaten Down, Worked Up” by longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse) In the United States, a country that by many measures is the world’s richest, life has taken a wrong turn for millions of workers. For far too many, the land of opportunity has turned into a land of downsized hopes and shrunken mobility.
    NGS Picnic
    08/16/19 - I.B.E.W. Local Union 266
    The Valley hall will be closed Friday, August 16th at 10am. We are traveling to Page for the NGS picnic. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 19th. NGS Brothers & Sisters, We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, August 17th from 11am-3pm at PERA on Haul Rd for the final NGS picnic.
    UPS Secret
    08/16/19 - Teamsters Local 455
    Click below for full story https://www.wsj.
    Attack on Apprenticeship Programs
    08/16/19 - IBEW Local 332
    Brothers and Sisters, please take a moment to learn about the recent attacks on accredited apprenticeship programs.
    Residential Job Fair
    08/15/19 - IBEW Local 332
    Brothers and sisters, please help spread the word about our residential job fair coming up on Saturday September 7th, at the JATC from 8:30am - 12pm. The first one in January was a huge success and attracted dozens of journeyman and apprentice applicants. We tracked how the applicants heard about the job fair and it was overwhelmingly by word of mouth from our members.
    CWA 7777 Denver Public Schools Custodians Win Raises
    08/15/19 - CWA Local 7777
    After years of fighting for fair wages, CWA 7777 Custodians at Denver Public Schools (DPS) won significant wage increases in the 2019 bargaining. In 2016, CWA political activists worked with AFL-CIO and community allies to pass the Colorado Amendment 70 to increase the state minimum wage to $12 by 2020.
    Real News - August 2019
    08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
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    President's Message - Challenges and Opportunities
    08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    Challenges and Opportunities With the fall semester about to begin, we welcome our new tenure-track and adjunct faculty to our ranks, bringing the total to 4,500 faculty districtwide. We encourage the new faculty to attend the orientations offered by the campuses.
    Julio Tsuha – Guild Activist Promotes Unionism at Pierce
    08/15/19 - Los Angeles College Faculty Guild - Local 1521
    At each LACCD college, faculty step up to be part of the Guild’s Contract Action Team, helping to maintain a strong union presence at that campus. At Los Angeles Pierce College, that team member is sociology professor Julio Tsuha, an AFT 1521 Executive Board delegate who just finished his fourth year as a full-time faculty member.
    NATIONAL OFFICER ELECTIONS - NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
    08/15/19 - UAW Local 2320
    Attached below is the NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS for UAW Local 2320 National Officer Elections.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    Blog: Corporate Bullying and American Airlines
    08/15/19 - AMFA
    August 15, 2019 -- American Airlines, with the help of the U.S. federal court, made the skies more dangerous with their latest lawsuit and subsequent ruling. The airline sued its own mechanics and made it more difficult for them to report safety issues, creating fear of punishment and retaliation — having a chilling effect that hurts the airline and flying public.
    CWA Local 1103 Honors Gerry Horgan 30th Anniversary
    08/15/19 - CWA Local 1103
    Today August 15, 2019 we gathered to remember our Brother Gerry Horgan on the 30th anniversary of his passing, struck down by a scab while valiantly fighting for benefits & a fair contract during the 1989 strike.  Please take the time to view the video of "Why We Wear Red" and remember Gerry.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    FMCSA Rule Change Would Put Road Safety at Risk
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 15, 2019 | HOURS OF SERVICE | A proposed rule change unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week addressing hours of service changes for truckers would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large, said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement.
    Member Memorial Wall Dedication
    08/15/19 - IUEC Local 10
    Attached, below, is an important letter from General President Christensen regarding the formal dedication of the IUEC Member Memorial.  Please take a moment to read the details. Your efforts to attend this important event are appreciated.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    CEOs Rake in 940% More Than 40 Years Ago. Workers, 12%
    08/15/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 15, 2019 | WAGES | The chasm between what the country's corporate leaders and their workers earn is widening to Grand Canyon-like proportions, according to new research that shows CEO compensation surged 940% between 1978 to 2018 while the average worker saw a meager 12% pay hike over the same 40-year period.
    Twitter Anyone?
    08/15/19 - AFA-CWA Local 61
    Check out the AFA-CWA twitter social media account. Follow! You can also follow AmericanAirlines, Piedmont Airlines, FAA, NTSB, ALPA, PSA, Envoy and many more for you aviation nerds out there.
    Member Breakfast
    08/14/19 - Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44
    SAVE THE DATE September 7, 2019 Member Breakfast We look forward to seeing everyone there! Please contact the Hall at 509.624.5101 if you have any questions.
    New MS-1 Settlement and Implementation
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    On Aug. 8, the Maintenance Craft reached a settlement with the USPS regarding Handbook MS-1, TL-5 and TL-6 Revisions and Related Maintenance Management Orders, originally grieved by current Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun. On Sept. 13, 2017, Arbitrator Goldberg remanded the MS-1 revisions case nos.
    Big Changes Are Coming to the TSP Get ready for a bunch of upgrades and new options.
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    Times are changing for the Thrift Savings Plan—and for all of the federal employees and retirees who have invested their retirement savings in it. One recent change was the formal announcement that the TSP will no longer require a separate election for catch-up contributions for those age 50 and older.
    Anti-Labor Group Urges Federal Government to Stop All Existing Union Payroll Deductions Group's argument has already been rejected by a federal appellate court in decision that did not set a precedent.
    08/14/19 - Queens Area Local AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO
    A prominent anti-labor advocacy organization this week urged the Federal Labor Relations Authority to call on agencies to cancel all existing agreements to deduct union dues from employees’ paychecks, claiming the agreements violate the First Amendment.
    Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
    08/14/19 - Teamsters local 570
    Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
    Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
    08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 992
    Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
    Why Labor Unions Are Increasing Influence
    08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 355
    Aug. 13, 2019 | LABOR UNIONS | […] Last year saw the most American workers go out on strike since 1986. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018 there were twenty major work stoppages… Labor leaders and historians agree that worker militancy is rising.
    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY AUGUST 18
    08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 179
    The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Please join us.
    IBEW 21 Solidarity Event with the ILLINI
    08/14/19 - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 21
    Join your IBEW 21 Brothers & Sisters and their families on Saturday, September 21th on Union Day as the Fighting Illini take on Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Tickets for IBEW 21 members and their families are $25. If you have questions or need more infomation contact IBEW 21 Recording Secretary Bob Przybylinski at 630-960-4466 ext 447, bobp@ibew21.org.
    From the desk of the Recording Secretary:
    08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Dear Brothers & Sisters: You must bring your Union Membership Card to ALL General Membership Meetings.
    Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class
    08/14/19 - IATSE Local 33
    Hello Brothers & Sisters- Heart Saver First-Aid AED CPR class, Saturday August 17, at 8:00 a.m.
    The US Labor Shortage, Explained
    08/14/19 - Teamsters Local 888
    Aug. 13, 2019 | JOBS | The US economy doesn’t have enough workers.  There’s no better time for working-class Americans to demand better wages, benefits, schedules, and work conditions. It also means immigration reform is more urgent than ever.
    Take The Teamsters 2020 Presidential Survey
    08/13/19 - Teamsters Local 492
    The Teamsters unveiled a new national 2020 presidential election survey Thursday that will allow members to give the union input on the issues that matter most to them so that the Teamsters in turn can get answers from contenders that it can then share with the membership. By going to www.teamsters2020.com Teamsters can access an online version of the survey.
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