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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • 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.

What's New at Teamsters 272
Teamsters Leadership Academy
Our Business Agent Johanna Ruesca next to IBT President James P. Hoffa Teamster Union Officers and Business Agents attending the Teamsters Leadership Academy during the week of April 1 to 5, 2019 in Washington D.C.  In attendance from our Local 272 were: President Fred Alston, Trustee Alex Gonzalez, and Business Agent Johanna Ruesca. Read More...
Conference on Immigration Policy
Make your union work for you

What is the Union?

A- A union is a group of workers who organize to gain a voice in their workplace

B- A union through their strength impact wages, and work hours

C- A union fights for employee benefits, workplace health and safety and other work related concerns

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, you are 100% right!

A Union is all of the above, attend your union meetings, get to know your rights, and the people who will stand with you: your delegates, and business representatives.

SP Plus Parking Corporation has nearly 2,500 members/employees that are parking attendants, that are part of our Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Metropolitan Parking Association. Local 272 has filed grievances that led to arbitration cases regarding SP Plus Parking Corporation remaining consistence in paying our members vacation benefits according to the CBA. We Won!! In early March 2019, SP Plus paid monies due to their employees/members in the amount of $25,526.00. There are additional companies that owe their employees, our members back pay. Stay tune to the next win of back pay. Read More...
Teamsters Local 272 Business Agents
We are deeply proud to welcome Johanna Ruesca as the new, and first female Business Agent of Local 272. We’re thrilled to have her on board and can’t wait for our members to get to know her. She was a rank and file member working for Quik Park for 10 years before joining our team as a business agent. Read More...
Teamsters Local 272 Executive Board
Teamsters Union Local 272 is pleased to announce the swearing in of Alex Gonzalez, a rank and file member to the Local 272 Executive Board. Alex Gonzalez a former member at GMC parking in New York City, New York has been a union member since 2004. Read More...
Successful Membership Meeting
We are pleased to announce that our last membership meeting on May 7, 2018 was a success.  The majority of the attendees had their questions regarding immigration status in the USA answered by an Attorney at Law. This was possible thanks to, Alex Moore, Joint Council 16; Debora M. Buxton, and Darly Corniel, Consortium for Workers Education; and A. Rosenberg, Esq. Read More...
Path to legal status lead to permanent resident status
Did you attend our last membership meeting? If you were not able to attend, but have questions regarding immigration take a look at the Path to a green card in the USA attachment. Read More...
Download: Paths to a green card in the USA.pdf , Como legalizar su estado migratorio en USA.pdf , Chemins Pou Geyen Yon Gran Kat Nan Etazin.pdf

The Local 272 Executive Board is pleased to introduce the union plus mortgage program, with financing provided by Wells Fargo home mortgage. The Union Plus Mortgage Program is available for both active and retired members.
The program benefits include:
  • educating both new and seasoned home buyers,
  • free credit counseling,
  • access to grant money and
  • down payment assistance programs.
Union Plus also offers mortgage protection, which in the event of a strike or lockout, Union Plus will pay your mortgage for up to six months!!
Members can also refinance into the program.

If you would like to learn more about the Union Plus Mortgage Program, contact Christine Dawson at 516-445-0521 or email her at

Hello Brothers and Sisters! Follow news and updates of your fellow Teamsters in the Joint Council 16 website (SEE BELOW)!  You can also find the link on the right under "Important Links".

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