You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!
After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.
UPS Teamsters ratified the National Master UPS Agreement on June 26, 2013. The five-year contract includes increases in wages, health care and pension contributions and many other improvements. Several local Supplements and Riders did not pass, and the union is working through an internal, democratic process to resolve the issues. At UPS Freight, members overwhelmingly approved a new national five-year contract on Jan. 12, 2014.
There are about 350 of us who work at EXAL in Youngstown, Ohio, where we manufacture aluminum bottles for large customers like Budweiser and Coca-Cola. We are uniting with Teamsters Local 377 to improve respect and working conditions at our company. Thank you for following our webpage. Fill in the “Join Our Fight” box below with your information to receive text message updates.
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.
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.
Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.
and Drivers and Monitors for 2014-2015 school year.
NEW BUSINESS AGENTS, AL "BUD" KROGER AND
BRIAN SIZEMORE ATTENDED BUSINESS AGENT TRAINING
AT THE IBT HEAD QUARTERS IN WAHSINGTON D.C.
DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 7-APRIL 11.
THE ARTICLE BELOW WAS POSTED ON THE IBT WEBSITE:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Teamster business agents lobby Congress today against the TPP
Teamsters with California Sen. Barbara Boxer
Dozens of Teamster business agents today visited with members of Congress to urge them to oppose the latest job-killing trade deal, the TPP.
The BA's were at International Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C. for training. This morning they took time out from classes to walk over to Capitol Hill and talk to their elected representatives.
Sen. Sherrod Brown's aide Ben Famous met with the Ohio delegation -- Al Kroger from Local 100 in Cincinnati, Warren Brustoski from Local 92 in Canton, and Wayne Trivelli from Local 348 in Akron. Famous told them his father was a 33-year Teamster with an 8th grade education -- who put his son through Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. And on their visit with Youngstown Rep. Tim Ryan, they were greeted with a framed Teamster "Stop the War on Workers" sign in his office.
Kroger said they told the lawmakers they didn't want to give up America's economic superiority to trade partners. "We want to remain the frontrunner and we want to do it through the protection of union rights," he said.
Teamsters with Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth
Teamsters who met with representatives, senators and their staff found the Democrats are more focused on problems with the TPP, rather than Fast Track, which most feel won't move forward until after the November election. with all these members and staff and found the principle focus among Democrats is more on the TPP rather than Fast Track which most members feel is not moving forward in the remainder of this Congress.
"From our fair trade perspective, we share the members of Congress' concerns about the TPP replicating NAFTA," said Teamster lobbyist Mike Dolan. "We were gratified by the focus on the TPP and the demands for greater transparency in the negotiations."
And what was it like for Teamster business agents to walk the halls of Congress? "It was a great experience," said Brustoski.
AS WE GEAR UP FOR THE 2014 MID TERM ELECTIONS AND THE OHIO GOVERNOR ELECTION.
TEAMSTERS AND ALL UNION MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW THAT THOSE THAT WOULD BUST OUR UNIONS WILL OUT SPEND US AND TRY TO BUY THESE ELECTIONS. WE NEED TO BE OUT-SPOKEN WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND GET THE VOTE OUT.
Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich debated a Koch-apologist yesterday who claimed America's unions funneled more into politics than the Koch brothers. Baloney. Union money at least comes from large numbers of workers seeking higher pay and better working conditions; Koch m...oney comes from two brothers seeking to entrench their power and privilege. And it's clear the Koch brothers are spending way more. In 2012, union spending (PAC, individual, outside) totaled less than $153.5 million, while Koch spending totaled $412.6 million.
Tell Congress: Stop Citizens United!
Citizens United is destroying our democracy. Since the decision, right-wing groups have spent nearly $1 billion trying to buy elections in America.
City councils all across Ohio, including Athens, Oberlin, Akron, and Cleveland Heights, have passed resolutions urging Congress to take action. They want the decision — which unleashed hundreds of millions of dollars in special interest spending in elections — reversed.
Today, you can speak out with them. Join Ed FitzGerald, sign up below to urge Congress to turn back the disastrous effects of Citizens United.
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May 6, 2014
at 7 PM
Local 100 will select members at a
given Teamster employer and name them as
"MEMBERS OF THE MONTH" .
This page will display pictures of these Teamsters
at work and describe their jobs.
of the Blind
There are 66 Teamsters Local 100 members working for the Cincinnati Association of the Blind. This is a group of Teamsters, that stick together and stand up for each other.
At the request of one of our CAB members, President Dave Webster has started holding a craft union meeting at CAB every other month. Dave met with this group on March 25th and addressed their shop issues and current union business.
These craft meetings have been so successful, that Local 100 Business Agents are planning on starting the practice at other locations where members have a difficult time making the monthly union meetings.
The March Members of the Month.... CAB!
A GROUP OF UPS WORKERS GATHERED TOGETHER TO INSTALL AN ACCESS RAMP FOR A LOCAL VETERAN THIS PAST WEEKEND.
Thank You Co-workers and family for volunteering this weekend. Thanks to UPS, another handicapped veteran was able to get a wheelchair ramp installed. We are installing one every month, if any friends want to help, Contact Greg Schneider at UPS Sharonville. The next "Ramp it up for Veterans" is in Green Township.
Stricker's Grove Picnic
This year, Local 100 and Joint Council 26 will again sponsor the
Teamsters Summer Picnic at Stricker's Grove.
The tentative date is July 13th.
So mark your calendars for the return of the
Teamsters Summer Picnic.
More information will be posted soon!
old union hall
NEW OFFICERS SWORN IN AT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Prior to the January 7, 2014 Monthly Membership Meeting
the Local 100 Officers and Agents pledged their
Oath of Office.
Special Thanks to Joint Council 26 President, Randy Verst.
President Verst conducted the Oath of Office for
the newly elected Officers and Agents.
Officers and Agent re-elected also repeated their Oath of Office.
Teamsters Local 100
September 6, 2014
KENTON COUNTY GOLF COURSE
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL
ROBERT HUFF AT 513-200-6497 or
BRIAN SIZEMORE AT 859-816-5290
The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. Black team drivers attended the first Convention in 1903 and were active in all aspects of the union from the beginning. That commitment remains strong today.
The Teamsters Union has traditionally been ahead of other unions in terms of the treatment of minority members, calling for “no color line” in the union as early as 1906. The union began actively seeking to organize black men and women around the same time. Black members made up half of the executive board at the first New Orleans local in 1903 and black women helped establish one of the first “color free” contracts in the country in 1917 as Teamsters negotiated equal pay for black and white laundry women. That foundation of equality led black members to become strong advocates for civil rights and other social justice causes through the years.
General President James R. Hoffa was strongly opposed to segregation of any kind and chose to forfeit prospective members rather than abandon the principles of the union. At one point in the 1950s, he and Vice President Harold Gibbons traveled to New Orleans to lead an organizing campaign at a chemical plant but were stonewalled by white workers demanding a separate local for black workers. Hoffa refused, knowing they would lose the election because of the decision. Hoffa was angry about the loss but felt the union was better off without such racist members. “We don’t need ‘em,” he said. “Their way is not the Teamster way.”
Joe Nero, who became a member of Local 272 in New York City in 1941, remained a proud Teamster until his death in 2004 at the age of 103. He always maintained that unions were the best thing to happen to black workers.
“The Teamsters did me right and gave me a good life. They didn’t care if I was black or white,” he said. “Being in the union was the difference between a good life and a tough one. Always was, always will be.”
This does not mean it has been an easy road for minorities in the union. Black members made up a smaller segment of the union and often faced many of the same prejudices from individual fellow members on the job as they did in society at large. But they had the courage to stand fast and demand respect and dignity for themselves and their families. We are all richer for it.
GET A WITHDRAWAL CARD!!
If you leave your job FOR ANY REASON, please contact the Local 100 office at (513) 769-5100 and
speak with Lisa (ext. 325) to get a withdrawal card. This will stop your union dues obligation while you are not working.
Or, you may fill-out the withdrawal card request below and bring it to the Local 100 office.
The fee to obtain a withdrawal card is $0.50.
WITHDRAWAL CARD REQUEST