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Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Clas
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 20, 2021 | OPINION | When work has dignity, everyone can earn a secure retirement. Pensions are critical to the economic security of families who depend on these benefits to afford the rent or the mortgage, their prescription drugs and medical bills, and more.
Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 20, 2021 | JOBS | The nation’s largest coal miners’ union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition” that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make coal cleaner.
Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
04/20/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 20, 2021 | JOBS | The nation’s largest coal miners’ union said Monday it would accept President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition” that includes thousands of jobs in renewable energy and spending on technology to make coal cleaner.
STRONGER TOGETHER
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 87
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS April 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION NO.
Great News: Western Conference Pension Announces Increase to Accrual Rate
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 162
Local 162 participated in a region wide conference call with Chuck Mack, Union Chairman of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust.  Mack announced that as a result of strong financial performance the Trustees approved an increase to the annual accrual rate (one of the calculations used to increase your monthy pension rate on retirement) from 1.2% to 1.6%.
Member Meeting
04/19/21 - Teamsters Local 87
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS April 25, 2021 and May 23, 2021   10:00 a.m. Membership meetings held at  Teamsters Local 87 200 W.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SUNDAY, APRIL 18
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The Teamsters Local 179 General Membership meeting for April will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Local 179 membership hall located at 990 NE Frontage Road in Joliet. Once again, we will be operating under state COVID-19 guidelines limiting attendance to 50 including officers and staff. Masks are mandatory.
CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
The vaccine distributed will be either Pfizer OR Moderna.
FREE MRI, CT AND PET SCANS THROUGH ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS FOR MEMBERS WITH INSURANCE UNDER SUBURBAN TEAMSTERS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS WELFARE FUND
04/17/21 - Teamsters Local 179
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Pension Accrual Rate Increased Again!!!
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 492
33% Western Teamsters Pension Bonus Granted for Service in Years 2021 – 2023 The Trustees of The Western Conference of Teamsters (WCT) Pension Plan have granted a special three-year 33% pension bonus under the Plan’s contribution account benefit formula for each of the years 2021, 2022, and 2023, increasing the benefit percentage from 1.2% to 1.
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 570
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04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 355
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04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Weekly News Wrap-Up: 4/16/2021
04/16/21 - Teamsters Local 888
Covid Vaccine Update
04/15/21 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
Bimbo Bakery Contract Vote Overwhelmingly Passed
04/15/21 - Teamsters Local 455
Update: IBT Delegates and Alternate Delegates Election
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 542
UPDATE Teamsters Local 542 IBT Delegate and Alternate Delegate Election Ballots were counted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. However, official notice of the Elections Results will be posted once the the Election Supervisor certifies the election.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr.
The Message from the Amazon Union Defeat in Alabama is Clear: Keep Organizing
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | [...] Despite the valiant efforts of the workers, Amazon?—?which has more resources than nearly any company in the world?—?was able to blunt their momentum through its anti-union campaign…. But this is hardly the last word on organizing Amazon.
Scabby: The Law of the Rat
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 570
Apr. 14, 2021 | LABOR LAW | What has sharp teeth, bloodshot eyes, festering nails, looms twelve feet tall, but doesn’t look mean enough to be threatening? Though it might seem like an unlikely subject of cutting-edge labor and constitutional law, the union’s inflatable rat balloon called Scabby has been at the center of these disputes for over a decade.
Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 992
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
America Needs to Empower Workers Again
04/14/21 - Teamsters Local 355
Apr. 14, 2021 | OPINION | […] Organized labor used to provide a counterweight to corporate influence. Unions were never in a position to match corporate dollar power, but they could offer people power — the ability to mobilize their members and their members’ friends and neighbors in a way corporations couldn’t.
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Dues for the April-June 2021 quarter are due by April 30, 2021. Please note that a reinitiation fee will be charged if union dues for the April-June 2021 quarter are not POSTED IN OUR UNION OFFICE BY 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 or if your dues fall three months delinquent prior to that date. Please contact the union office with any questions about your dues.
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Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Clas
Teamsters Local 355
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
Teamsters Local 570
Investing in Workers Means Justice for Retirees, A Leg Up for the Middle Class
Teamsters Local 992
Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
Teamsters Local 355
Miners’ Union Backs Shift From Coal in Exchange for Jobs
Teamsters Local 992
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