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Nov 19, 2021

IBT Election Notice 2021

The election of Teamsters International officers will be conducted by mail ballot by the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Secret ballots will be mailed to every member of the International Union on Monday, October 4, 2021. The ballots will be counted beginning November 15, 2021. Please download and review this important information, “Notice of Election.”


Amazon’s New Union Battle: Teamsters Go Local to Snarl Expansion

Sept. 1, 2021 | ORGANIZING | […] Details of the Teamsters’ ground game are starting to take shape, Reuters has learned from interviews with local union leaders. While organizing workers is the ultimate aim, the short-term strategy is one of disruption. Over the past year, the Teamsters have raised concerns about Amazon at local government meetings in at least nine communities, leading to the scrapping of projects and the rejection of a tax break, as well as resolutions calling on the company to meet local labor standards, according to a Reuters tally. From Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Oceanside, California, the Teamsters are popping up in city halls around the country, joining forces with community groups as they seek to persuade local officials to ask more of the tech giant or reject its expansion plans outright. They are training members at logistics companies on how to talk to Amazon drivers about the benefits of unionizing… Reuters

Watch: Final Teamsters General President Candidates' Debate

Sept. 20, 2021 | You can still watch the second and final debate that took place on September 8. Hear directly from the candidates for General President here.


Contract Bargaining & Ratification Update: September 2021

Sept. 30, 2021 | JFC members ratified a successor contract on Sept. 1 providing wage increases, employer contributions to the 401k, improvements to the employees’ health, and welfare coverage at no cost to the members. The agreement has a three-year term.

Petro Home Services members ratified a three-year contract on September 19. Highlights of the agreement are substantial wage increases, maintenance of Health & Welfare premiums at no cost to members, and a 75% reduction in the time it takes to receive top pay from the date of hire.

On Sept. 27, Aramark Vending members approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement that provides increases in wages and pension contributions, plus maintenance of members' healthcare.

Workers at Capital Electric approved a new contract with a four-year term on Sept. 28 that provides wage and pension contribution increases and maintenance of healthcare.

Negotiations for successor contracts at American Red Cross (national agreement) and Bond Distributing are ongoing. 

Proposal meetings have been conducted and the first meeting for Costco negotiations will commence Oct. 18 through Oct. 22 in San Diego, Calif. 

Negotiations for a new agreement with Leonard Paper continue. 

Negotiations begin on Oct. 11 at American Yeast and Montebello (first contract).

Contracts extended while bargaining continues: Bond Distributing, extended through Oct. 10; and Carroll, extended to Oct. 31.

In organizing news, drivers and warehouse workers at Opici Family Distributing in Baltimore voted in September to join Teamsters Local 570. Opici is a family-owned wine and spirits wholesaler operating in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The workers' top priority is gaining the job security a Teamster contract will provide the workers. Dates for bargaining have not yet been set.

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