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"Fast Track" is a one-way trip to trade deals worse than NAFTA, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in secret as we speak, it will destroy Teamster jobs and cripple America's middle class once again.

Call your member of Congress RIGHT NOW using the Teamster Fast Track Hotline 1-888-979-9806 and tell them to vote NO on Fast Track legislation (H.R. 3830)!

For more information please go to http://teamster.org//fast-track-wrong-track-teamsters

Local 653 comes to agreement with East Bridgewater DPW

Teamsters Local Union 653 would like to announce that an agreement was reached with the East Bridgewater DPW  on June 9th 2014.  The DPW has 14 members  and is our first  Municipality in the Local.  

http://www.ebdpw.com/


This Week's Labor Video

This Week's Labor Video

Almost (or Absolutely) Evil

Meet Joyce and Karen Koch—two ordinary everyday Americans who share the last name.  They are not related to right wing moneymen David and Charles Koch... or to each other, but they are sisters where it counts—in spirit, in union solidarity, and in their shared values.

                         


Toy for Troops 2013

         Toys for Troops 2013 The Executive Board of Teamsters Local 653 would like to thank you for your generosity and support of our sixth annual Toys for Troops Drive. Thanks to all of you, it was a tremendous success. Our donations will be making this a joyous holiday season for our local soldiers' families.
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Social Security National Day of Action in Baltimore tomorrow

July 1, 2013 | Join the Maryland and DC Alliance for Retired Americans on July 2 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Woodlawn Social Security Office, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD. as they join hands to for a "human chain against the chained CPR.
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Tell Congress: Leave our 40-hr work week and OT pay alone!

May 1, 2013 | The House of Representatives has renewed its decades-old attack on the 40-hour work week. Once again, some members of Congress are pushing so-called "comp time" legislation that would allow employers to stop giving workers extra pay for working overtime. The "The Working Families Flexibilty Act" (H.R.
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Welcome To The Teamsters Local 653 Website

Welcome To The Teamsters  Local 653 Website On behalf of the leadership of Teamsters Local 653, I want to welcome you to our newly improved website. The site offers helpful information for Teamster members and their families on important issues like health care, political action, education & training, and our organizing efforts.
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Scholarship Winners 2013-2014

Listing of Scholarship Winners.
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Upcoming Events
Pension Fund Appointments
Sep 26, 2014
Teamsters Local 653 4 Hampden Drive South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting
Oct 12, 2014
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375
Columbus Day - Closed
Oct 13, 2014
Pension Fund Appointments
Oct 24, 2014
Teamsters Local 653 4 Hampden Drive South Easton, MA 02375
Teamsters Union Meeting
Nov 09, 2014
Teamsters 653 Building, 4 Hampden Drive(Easton Industrial Park), South Easton, MA 02375

This Week's Member Tip

What is a Union Steward?2014.09.15membertip-steward

The heart and soul of any union is its members, and they are pulled together by a network of first-line union representatives, often called stewards.  Your union may use a different title for this position, such as department rep or representative spokesperson, but the functions will be the same.  Stewards are the “eyes and ears” of the union, keeping track for the union of what’s happening on a day-to-day basis.  An effective steward functions as a two-way pipeline:  passing information along to higher-ups in the union, so that they can formulate plans to respond to employer actions, and making sure that the union members in their areas are kept informed about what’s going on within the union.

Adapted from The Union Member's Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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September 17
Seventy-five workers die in explosion at Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1862

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