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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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

Application for 2019 - Scholarship
Updated On: Jul 30, 2019

Teamsters Local 272 Scholarship Fund

(Fondo de Becas de la Local 272)

2019 Academic Year Scholarship Application

Application due date: November 15, 2019

The Teamsters Local 272 Scholarship Fund established in 2017, is accepting applications until November 15, 2019.

Academic Scholarship: This year the Teamsters Local 272 Scholarship Fund will award 5 Scholarships, and is once again open to include Members attending college at an accredited college institution, as well as their high school senior children.

The Fund awards five individual recipients on academic Scholarships based on the below referenced criteria. As part of the application process, all 2019 applicants must submit an essay on the following topic: How to deal with bullying in schools

The Scholarship awards are paid directly to the schools. Scholarship winners will be presented with their awards at the Holiday Party in December.

Members can request an application by calling the Union office at 212 726-9726, or by downloading the form from the Union Local's 272 website ""

All applicants must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria:

  1. Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of an Active or Retired Teamsters Local 272 Member (hereafter also referred to as "Teamster Member Relation") who qualifies (or in the case of Retirees, has qualified) as a Member in "good standing" in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution, or Active Member.

a} For purposes of this application "Teamster Member Relation" is defined as a Local 272 Teamster Member whose child, financially dependent grandchild or other qualifying financial dependent is applying for the scholarship is referred to in the application form as "Teamster Member Relation". Financially dependent grandchildren and other financial dependents (i.e., stepchildren and wards) of Teamster

b} The applicant's Teamster Member Relation must have been a Member in "good standing" as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution of the application deadline of November 15, 2019. In addition, the Teamster Member Relation must not have been a full-time elected officer or full time Employee of Local 272.

c} If the applicant's Teamster Member Relation is retired, he or she must be retired from the craft represented by his or her Local Union and must have been a Member In Good Standing for 5 years prior to his or her retirement. In addition, the Retired Teamster Member Relation must not have been full-time elected officer or full-time employee of Local 272 during this period.

d} A seasonal employee eligible to vote pursuant to Article XXII, Sec. 4 (c) of the International Constitution shall also qualify as a Teamster Member Relation.

      2.   Plan to attend an accredited college institution within the United States by fall of 2020.

All applicants must provide:

  1. Completed Teamsters Local No. 272 Scholarship Fund Application

  2. Membership Verification

  3. Statement of Accuracy (signed by both Applicant and Teamster Member)

  4. An essay addressing the following subject: “How to deal with bullying in schools" (The essay must consist of 400 to 1000 words)

Deadline for the application is Friday November 15, 2019, 3:00 pm Daylight Standard Time.

Applications must be received by this date or they will not be considered.

Finalist's Scholarship Awards

Finalist's notification will be given by Friday November 22, 2019

Awards will be disbursed to colleges/universities on Monday December 2, 2019

Winners must be ready to provide a copy of their student ID and the correct college name, and address where it is to be received

To request the Scholarship Fund Application, Membership Verification, and The Statement of Accuracy, please call the Teamsters Union Local 272, at 212 -726-9726,

or you can visit the Local 272 website to download all 3 forms at:


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