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  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is your headquarters for the Teamsters Vote 2014 program. The page provides information on registering to vote, news about the Teamsters Vote 2014 campaign and a legislative scorecard that shows how your Member of Congress and Senators voted on the issues that matter to Teamster members and America’s working families.

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    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.

  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.

     

     
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Local 179 Participates in Historic School Bus Workers Congress
Updated On: Oct 05, 2012
General President Jim Hoffa and Local 179 member and First Student Naperville steward Janet Matthews

Local 179 officers, agents and stewards participated in the Teamsters School Bus Workers Congress held September 29th and 30th in Chicago.

Local 179 President Tom Flynn, Organizer Bob Conners, Business Agent Ed Scrogham, First Student Naperville steward Janet Matthews, First Student Plainfield steward Kim Johnson and Illinois Central Wilmington negotiating committee person Dala Watson attended the historic School Bus Workers Congress.

Dala had the honor of addressing the congress to speak of her experience in helping to organize the Illinois Central Wilmington yard.  She talked about the company making a lot of promises that were not kept.  She also told of mandatory anti-union meetings held by Illinois Central and said that in these meetings they were not allowed to ask questions.  Within two weeks of contacting Local 179 Organizer Bob Conners, they had enough signatures to file for an election.  Dala said that now that they are Teamsters they have a voice and can stand up to the company.  "It is an awesome feeling," she said.  She went on to thank Bob Conners and the Teamsters for all of their help.

You can read more about the School Bus Workers Congress at:  http://www.teamster.org/content/hoffa-addresses-historic-gathering-school-bus-workers


 
 
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