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What’s at Stake in the Presidential Election

UAW - 1 min 2 sec ago

Elections matter. In the presidential election this fall, we’re choosing our next president, and it’s crucial UAW members select a candidate who supports the needs of working families, including UAW members. A president makes decisions on issues that have lasting impact on our daily lives, including wages, trade policy, job and retirement security, collective bargaining […]

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VIDEO: The Wrong Kind of Leadership

UAW - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 05:00

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Teamsters Strike San Diego First Transit Buses

Teamsters - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:31

Over 300 Teamsters Local 542 members performing paratransit transit service for First Transit in San Diego turned down the company’s last and final contract offer.

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Teamster Pharmacists: Jewel-Osco's Business Decisions Put Public at Risk

Teamsters - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:04

(CHICAGO) — Teamsters Local 727 began informing the public of the safety risks associated with Jewel-Osco’s chronic understaffing of pharmacies amid ever-increasing pharmacist workloads by informational picketing outside Chicago-area Jewel-Osco stores this week.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Soda Tax Will Cost Teamsters' Jobs

Teamsters - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 07:57

In a letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dan Grace, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 830, said that union jobs are at stake in Philadelphia as Mayor Kenney continues to push for the soda tax.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160526_Letters__Soda_tax_will_cost_Teamsters_jobs.html
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Leslie Marshall Show Features Fight for Justice at Taylor Farms

Teamsters - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 07:54

Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7 Political Director, discusses serious worker health and safety concerns at Taylor Farms in Tracy, Calif. Teamsters and Taylor Farms workers have been protesting at Chipotle around the country. Taylor Farms is a supplier to Chipotle. Listen here to find out more.

https://soundcloud.com/teamsters2013/leslie-marshall-interviews-doug-bloch-5-26-16
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Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

AFSCME - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 07:00

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.

Text MADE to 235246 for more union-made in America product lists.

Our list comes courtesy of Union Plus; the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's website Labor 411.

Hot Dogs, Sausages and Other Grill Meats

  • Ball Park
  • Boar’s Head
  • Dearborn Sausage Co.
  • Fischer Meats
  • Hebrew National
  • Hofmann
  • Johnsonville
  • Oscar Mayer

Condiments

  • French’s mustard
  • Gulden’s mustard
  • Heinz ketchup
  • Hidden Valley Ranch
  • Vlasic®

Buns and Bread

  • Arnold
  • Ottenberg’s
  • Sara Lee
  • Vie de France

Bottled Water

  • Pocono Springs
  • Poland Spring®

Beer

  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Mad River Brewing Co.
  • Michelob
  • Miller
  • Rolling Rock

See more beers from Union Plus.

Ice Cream and Frozen Treats 

  • Breyers® 
  • Carvel
  • Del Monte Fruit Chillers
  • Good Humor
  • Hiland Dairy
  • Laura Secord
  • President’s Choice

Snacks 

  • Flipz® pretzels
  • Frito-Lay chips
  • Triscuit crackers
  • Wheat Thins crackers
  • Oreo cookies (Note: AFL-CIO has endorsed the BCTGM’s boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico because Mondel?z International, Nabisco’s parent company, continues to outsource product lines and middle-class American jobs to Mexico. Before you buy Oreos or any Nabisco brand products, check the label to make sure you are buying American-made snacks. Learn how to check the label.)
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A Memorial Day Message from Jim Hoffa

Teamsters - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 06:17

Every year on Memorial Day, Teamsters come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed to them is beyond measure.

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The UAW Endorsement Process

UAW - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:00

This week, we’ve heard a lot from UAW members about the presidential election. The engagement – even when we disagree – is healthy and an important part of the democracy of our union. One theme that comes through from all points of view is the importance of electing a president who UAW members have an […]

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Teamsters Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Flight Options

Teamsters - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:50

(RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio) – Yesterday, a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District in Cleveland granted a request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1108 to order Flexjet and Flight Options to bargain with the union and to recognize the integrated seniority list presented by the Teamsters.

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Over 10,000 Rally in Illinois, Demanding Governor Rauner Stop His Hostage-Taking

AFSCME - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:39

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More than 10,000 Illinoisans representing 38 unions and some 20 community organizations rallied at the State Capitol to demand Gov. Bruce Rauner drop his harmful demands, and make Illinois work for all.

Illinois is quickly approaching a full year without a state budget because the governor refuses to approve any budget unless legislators enact his anti-worker agenda.  Although an education funding bill has kept K-12 schools open, human services and state universities have been hard hit because of Governor Rauner’s refusal to stray from his extreme agenda.

In addition, construction projects have stalled, child support payments are in jeopardy, and businesses are owed millions for goods and services provided to the state. 

Low-income college students are struggling to stay in school as funding for state student assistance under the Monetary Award Program (MAP) is no longer flowing. More than half of all African-American and Latino college students in Illinois receive MAP funding, with 57 percent of grant recipients being first-generation college students.

With the state not paying its bills, local governments across Illinois are feeling the pinch. In Will County, the health department is laying off dozens of employees (members of AFSCME Local 1028) and cutting programs that are dependent on  state grants.

“Every day I see firsthand the harm the governor is causing,” said JoAnn Washington-Murry, a child welfare specialist from Chicago and AFSCME Local 2081 member. “Because the governor is holding up the budget, treatment programs have had to scale back or shut down. That hurts children and families, because if parents can’t get help to turn their lives around, my only choice is to keep that child in foster care.”

Governor Rauner is taking the same my-way-or-the-highway approach to a new union contract for state employees. Claiming an impasse, he broke off negotiations with AFSCME Council 31 and is asking the state Labor Board to allow him to impose his demands, which include doubling health insurance costs for state workers and a four-year wage freeze.

“We have a message for Governor Rauner: What you’re doing is wrong,” Washington-Murry added. “It’s wrong to destroy social services in order to force lawmakers to do your bidding. It’s wrong to refuse to negotiate and walk away. It’s wrong to hold a state of 13 million people hostage to your political agenda.”

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UPS Airline Mechanics Picket At UPS Customer Locations

Teamsters - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:29

Teamsters Local 2727 technicians and related classifications picketed at customer locations in Kentucky and Indiana today to protest deep concessionary contract proposals that would significantly increase health care costs.

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Teamsters Local 542 First Transit Workers On Strike In San Diego

Teamsters - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:34

Members of Local 542 in San Diego are out on strike against First Transit/MTS.

http://www.cw6sandiego.com/metropolitan-transit-system-vote-to-strike-will-affect-thousands-of-san-diegans/
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Baltimore US Foods Teamsters Spread Strike to Metro Philadelphia Facility

Teamsters - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:06

(SWEDESBORO, N.J.) – Teamsters working at a US Foods’ distribution facility here overnight refused to cross the extended picket line of Teamsters from Severn, Md., who began an unfair labor practice strike against the company last month.

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It’s time to unify

UAW - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 05:00

UAW members have many choices to make this fall, including who will be our next president. We know that the presidential candidate who supports the needs of UAW members and America’s working families is the best candidate to vote for in November. That’s why the UAW endorses Secretary Clinton for president. Senator Sanders helped frame […]

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Denver Post: Teamsters Picket Molson Coors Meeting

Teamsters - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:49

Teamsters picketed at the Molson Coors' shareholder meeting in Denver on May 25.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/25/teamsters-picket-molson-coors-shareholder-meeting-in-denver/
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Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsement by the UAW

UAW - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:42

Hillary Clinton released the following statement after earning the endorsement of the United Auto Workers. Clinton now has the endorsement of 26 national labor unions or labor alliances representing more than 13 million employees?: ? ?”?I am honored to have received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers and their over one million active and […]

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UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

UAW - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:34

DETROIT, MICH. – The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November. “Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families […]

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US Foods Teamsters Spread Strike to Indianapolis Area Facility

Teamsters - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:24

(FISHERS, Ind.) – Teamsters working at a US Foods’ distribution facility here this afternoon refused to cross the picket line in solidarity with Teamsters in Severn, Md., who began an unfair labor practice strike against the company last month.

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