Teamsters Sean O’Brien and Fred Zuckerman announced this afternoon that they had joined together to run for the top two leadership positions of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. O’Brien will top the ticket running as General President and Zuckerman will run as General Secretary-Treasurer.
Teamsters at ABF have ratified the proposed contract by 58% which restores some of what had been lost in the 2013 contract, but falls short of what most ABF Teamsters expect and deserve.
We will post a link to the local by local results as they become available.
UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have until Sunday night to increase our union’s bargaining leverage by Voting Yes in the strike authorization vote.
UPS has a contract proposal on the table that would give the company the right to force package drivers to work up to 70 hours a week anytime they deem it necessary “to avoid service disruptions.” Sign the petition to tell UPS and the IBT that we will not accept a contract that imposes more forced overtime and unfair scheduling.
The International Union has set a meeting for April 12 in Chicago where local officers from all ABF locals will review the proposed tentative national contract.
ABF and the IBT Freight Division have reached a tentative national agreement. No details have been released to the members.
UPS Teamsters are getting organized and united to prevent givebacks and win a good contract. Click here to join the fight for a good contract at UPS.
Teamsters United has released a new UPS Contract Update. We're asking members to pass out copies over the next two weeks to unite members on the issues and show the company we're going to oppose givebacks and fight for the contract improvements we need.
This January, ABF will be the first freight employer to begin contract negotiations and set the industry standard. Teamsters United is coordinating with concerned freight members, stewards and officers to win good contracts at ABF, YRC, Holland, New Penn, and UPS Freight.
The Election Appeals Master issued a ruling today denying members a rerun of the International Union election. Judge Kathleen Roberts declined to overrule the Election Supervisor, saying he could only be overturned for “abuse of discretion” and that the appeal did not meet this high standard.
The Teamster contract proposals to UPS and UPS Freight were set on October 17.
But the Hoffa administration has ordered that the contract proposals be kept secret from the members. Do you agree with this Information Brownout?
On Oct 17, the National Negotiating Committee will meet with local officers to set the union’s bargaining demands. UPS Teamsters will be watching.
Download and distribute the UPS Contract Update to inform and unite members around key issues members want included in the bargaining demands and in the contract.
In a letter to Hoffa and Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Fred Zuckerman outlined contract changes to aggressively take on harassment, unfair discipline, and excessive overtime at UPS.
In a speech to the Women’s Conference, IBT Vice President Kim Schultz spoke out on the need for more women’s leadership in the Teamsters. In response, some Hoffa supporters booed and walked out. Most of the Teamster sisters there stayed, applauded, and thanked Kim for speaking up. Read Kim’s speech and judge it for yourself.
Hoffa fires Sean O'Brien as Parcel Division Director and Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee.
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