Watch: Secretary-Treasurer Candidates' DebateWatch: Secretary-Treasurer Candidates' Debate
Oct. 4, 2021 | Last week’s General-Secretary candidates’ debate was organized by the Independent Office of the Elections Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Moderator is Stephen Franklin, Labor writer, author, and academic. Joel Bleifuss, editor of In These Times, and Sam Sanders, a journalist covering issues related to working families at the internet news site, More Perfect Union. Note that the debate begins at the 11:10 point in the video.
IBT Election Ballots Will Be Mailed Beginning Monday, Oct. 4
Oct. 4, 2021 | The time has come again for us to decide the future of our union’s leadership. Submit your ballot to vote for our new General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, and other crucial positions that will shape our union's direction for the next four years and beyond. The ballots will be counted beginning November 15, 2021. Click here to learn more about your ballot and the voting process. When Teamsters vote, we all win.
‘The Threat to the Industry I Work For is Amazon’
Oct. 12, 2021 | In a hearing last week held by the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, UPS feeder driver and Teamsters Local 177 member, Dan Gross, urged Congress to pass antitrust laws addressing the excessive power that large, powerful corporations, like Amazon, have over their workers. “I’ve seen firsthand what large corporations try to get away with due to corporate greed when workers don’t have a collective voice to demand decent pay and working conditions,” said Gross to members of the Subcommittee… Watch Gross’ testimony (beginning at 37:16): “Reviving Competition, Part 4: 21st Century Antitrust Reforms and the American Worker.”
Teamsters Stand in Solidarity with Striking John Deere UAW WorkersOct. 14, 2021 | The Teamsters Union is proud to support some 10,000 striking John Deere workers represented by the United Auto Workers who walked out today after the company failed to address worker concerns with wages, working conditions, and retirement benefits. “These frontline workers, who have been on the job throughout the coronavirus pandemic, build the equipment used to harvest crops and feed America,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “As brothers and sisters in the labor movement, the Teamsters understand the struggle for fairness on the job and will honor the UAW’s picket lines.” … Teamsters
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