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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.

Frequently Asked Questions
Updated On: Jan 18, 2013



I just got married, how do I add my spouse to my insurance?

We require a copy of the Marriage Certificate, your spouse's Birth Certificate, and your spouse's Social Security Number. You can mail us a copy of these documents, or you can bring them in and we will be happy to make a copy of them here.

My new spouse has children from a previous marriage, are they covered?

Only if you legally adopt the children. If you legally adopt the children, we require a copy of the paperwork. Stepchildren are not covered.

How do I add my newborn child to my insurance?

To add a new child to your policy we require a copy of the Birth Certificate, and the child's Social Security Number. In cases where the Birth Certificate is not immediately available, you can often get an official letter from the hospital stating all the information that would be on the child's Birth Certificate. We will still need a copy of the official Birth Certificate once you receive it.

I received my Blue Cross Blue Shield cards, but not my Dental or Prescription  cards.

You will usually receive your Blue Cross Blue Shield cards a little over a week after your information is keyed in. The Delta Dental and Prescription cards take longer for us to receive, usually at least three weeks. We send them out the same day we receive them.

How come I got two Dental cards and they both have my name on them?

The same Delta Dental cards are good for your entire family. You should receive individual Blue Cross Blue Shield. Teamsters RX cards will have all the family members listed on every card.

If you do not receive your cards, call the Health and Welfare office at (508) 230-9450.

What do I do if I lose my Blue Cross Blue Shield / Delta Dental / Prescription card?

Contact the Health and Welfare office at (508) 230-9450 to request a new card. If you need to use your coverage in the meantime, the Fund Office can give you your Subscriber ID Number and Group Number to give to the doctor.

What is a PPO?

PPO stands for "Preferred Provider Organization." It is a group of hospitals and physicians contracting on a fee-for-service basis with insurance companies to provide comprehensive medical service. If differs from an HMO in that you are free to choose your own health care provider.


Why do I need to keep my pay stubs?

You should always keep your pay stubs as a record of your employment. If there is a discrepancy, or if your employer is behind in submitting eligibility information to the Fund Office, your pay stubs can determine your eligibility.

I am no longer working for my former employer, how long am I covered?

You should contact the Health and Welfare office at (508) 230-9450 to verify the length of your coverage, which is likely until our next review (March 1 and September 1) or even longer if you have worked enough hours. Your coverage being continued is contingent upon you continuing to pay your Union dues. When you are terminated, you will be notified of your option to elect COBRA continuation of coverage.

What is COBRA?

COBRA allows an individual whose eligibility terminates to continue their health plan coverage under certain circumstances by paying direct to the Fund. For more information, refer to the COBRA section of your Benefit Book.

How much does COBRA cost?

The monthly rate for COBRA continuation of coverage varies depending on whether you elect Medical Only, or Medical and Dental, and whether you elect an Individual Plan or Family Plan. Contact the Health and Welfare office at (508) 230-9450 for the current rates.


I filed for Out-of-Work weekly benefits, how long until I see my first check?

When you first file for out-of-work benefits with us, the first check usually takes one week to arrive. After that you should receive a check approximately every week for the duration of your illness/accident. We send the checks out to you every Friday or they can be picked up at the Health & Welfare Office after 12 p.m. If you would like to pick up your check, you must call the Health and Welfare office at (508) 230-9450 and notify us.

I haven't returned to work yet, why haven't I gotten any more checks? What's this blue form?

If your doctor listed your recovery time as unknown and/or you are still receiving treatment, we will periodically require you to have a blue Continuance of Disability form filled out to show that you are still unable to return to work. When you receive this form with your check, you must have it filled out as soon as possible, as you will not receive another check until it is processed.

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