Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
February 27, 2017
<< February 2017 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Contact Elected Officials!
Organize Today
Learn more about organizing your workplace!

Click Here
  Current Campaigns  
  • 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.

  • 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) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

     
2017 Scholarship Applications

The following 2017 Scholarship Applications are now available online: James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund for Academic Scholarship, James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for Training & Vocational Programs and the Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England Scholarship Fund.
Read More...

Paused
Upcoming Events
Teamsters Union Meeting
Mar 05, 2017
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting ***Rescheduled to March 5, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting
Apr 09, 2017
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting
May 14, 2017
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting
Jun 11, 2017
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
What's New at Teamsters 653
Drive Up Standards Newsletter Winter 2016 Issue
Hear from Teamster school bus workers across the country! Read More...
IBT Eastern Region Results

Thank you to all the Teamster members for electing the Hoffa-Hall 2016 Eastern Region Vice Presidents Sean O'Brien, Dan Kane Sr and Bill Hamilton!

They join the previously elected Hoffa-Hall slate members from Canada - President of Teamsters Canada Francois Laporte, Canadian Vice President Stan Hennesey, and Vice President Craig McInnes as well as Western Region Vice Presidents Rome Aloise, Rick Middleton and Ron Herrera.

Find out the latest results from the IBT Election.
HOFFAHALL2016.COM
Veteran's Week 11/7-11/2016 Sock Drive
Help us provide socks for the homeless, chances are one of them served our country! We are knocking our socks off for the homeless. The #1 clothing need is socks! Join us in donating a pair or a pack of socks!! The Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England Women's Commmittee and Teamsters Local 653 thank you for your support of this great cause. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Sock it to 'em Campaign please call 508-230-7140 x5. Read More...
Gerald F. Gross
Gerald F. “Gerry” Gross, age 75 of Brockton died Wednesday October 12, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Brockton the son of the late Henry and Hazel (Dunn) Gross, he remained a lifelong resident of the city. A 1959 graduate of Brockton High School, Gerry also received a degree from Dean Junior College. Read More...
Teamsters School Bus Newsletter Is Ready To Read!
Hear from Teamster school bus and transit workers across the country! Read the latest issue of the Drive Up Standards newsletter, by and for Teamsters, here. Read More...
 
 
Teamsters Local 653
Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image