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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     
UNION PLUS MORTGAGE PROGRAM
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 Christine.B.Dawson@wellsfargo.com
Matthew Bruccoleri, Secretary Treasurer and Business Manager, was honored by the Italian American Labor Council on October 28, 2016.

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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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Joint Council 16 Executive Board

                             
Local 272 and The New York Wheel and Empire Outlets

The New York Wheel and Empire Outlets, a project approved for development in Staten Island New York and which is estimated to draw millions a visitors a year along with millions in revenue has received full council support for 100 percent union labor.

This momentous announcement is a victory for the organized labor force who contented that unionized employees in a development of this scale is beneficial for both the attraction and the anticipated hundreds of jobs it will create.  There are several labor organizations that will be included across the spectrum of skilled employees who will have the chance to acquire fair employment.   These organizations include but are not limited to Nontraditional Employment for Women, a non-profit organization which identifies women who are interested in careers in the building and construction trades and Helmets to Hardhats, a non-profit organization which identifies veterans of the U.S. Armed Services also interested in careers in the building and construction trades.

With the support of Councilwoman Debbie Rose and Speaker Christine Quinn these elements of an organized work force were not overlooked and became a major sticking point in passing this vote.  The communication and support provided by councilwoman Rose and speaker Quinn helped push along the agenda of revitalizing the stagnant Staten Island employment rate and help boost New York revenue altogether. 

Directly and positively affecting Local 272, the Garage Employees Union, is the approximate on-site parking that will be available upon the project's completion.  Further the plan to have accessible shuttle buses available during and after construction will be manned by Local 272 members with the possible involvement of NYC parking operators.  Matthew Bruccoleri, the Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of Local 272, whose direct involvement in these negotiations, aided in this development not bypassing these essential necessities of travel and parking accommodations.

As Mr. Bruccoleri noted “Our involvement in these political negotiations should not be lacking, especially in projects of this magnitude.”  He further highlighted the need for the local's involvement from the project's inception, “Local 272 needs to stake a claim in the political process.  Our members need to have the opportunities in potential new employment and we can’t afford to find ourselves looking back and asking why weren’t we involved.”

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