NATIONAL MASTER CARHAUL NEGOTIATIONS
Union Asks Carhaul Members For Feedback on Contract
Before carhaul contract negotiations resume, the union's negotiating committee is asking members to provide feedback. The committee wants to know members' concerns as it prepares for the contract talks.

ONE COMPANY, ONE UNION
UPS Freight Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

A first contract covering more than 1,700 UPS Freight drivers and dockworkers nationwide has been overwhelmingly ratified by a 94-percent margin. The agreement improves wages, benefits and working conditions.

INTERSTATE BAKERIES CORP.
Teamsters Broker Deal to Save Interstate Bakeries

Representatives from the Teamsters Union worked through the night to successfully negotiate a deal between investor Ripplewood Holdings and creditors to save Interstate Bakeries Corporation from liquidation and protect Teamster jobs.

ALLIED WASTE, REPUBLIC, WMI MERGER
Teamsters Track Waste Management's Offer to Buy Republic Services

Waste Management, Inc., the nation's largest waste corporation, announced a proposal to purchase Republic Services, Inc. for about $6.2 billion.

DHL EXPRESS NATIONAL MASTER AGREEMENT
DHL Express Workers Ratify National Contract

In votes counted May 1, more than 7,000 Teamsters working at DHL Express ratified their first national agreement by a solid 82 percent. This contract is the union's second new national agreement in the past month.

Review the Preliminary Vote Results
Read More About DHL Express

BREWERY AND SOFT DRINK
Teamsters Rally in Support of Anheuser-Busch Workers

Hundreds of St. Louis Teamsters and families rallied August 16 in downtown St. Louis to show support for Anheuser-Busch workers nationwide in the wake of the purchase of the iconic American beer company by Belgium-based brewing giant InBev.


TRAINING
Important Information About the Women's Conference

Due to renovations at the conference site, the 2008 Teamsters Womenís Conference will no longer be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.

Immigration Issues TLA Scheduled October 7-8
BASIS TLA Scheduled September 22-26



WAREHOUSE

AmeriCold Workers Join Local 662
AmeriCold Logistics warehouse workers in Plover, Wisconsin recently voted overwhelmingly, 52-14, to join Local 662 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
 
UPS Freight Workers Vote to Ratify Contract
More 2008 Organizing Victories
Help Organize Your Workplace
COMMENTARY
Reckless Disregard
Even as he heads toward the exit, George Bush is sabotaging the safety of American working families.
 
The Right Choice
Be One in a Million Voices Calling for Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act
Why Can't McCain Discuss Trade with U.S. Workers?

PROTECTING HIGHWAYS, SAVING LIVES
Hoffa Blasts DOT For Illegally Extending Cross-Border Pilot
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, through her designated fall guy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator John Hill, announced the Transportation Departmentís intent to illegally extend the unsafe Mexican cross-border pilot program for an additional two years.

FREE TRADE
Hoffa Says WTO Trade Talks Must End With Doha Collapse
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa released a statement about the collapse of the so-called "Doha round" of global trade talks in Geneva.

Radio Ad Blasts McCain for Colombia Trip
Hoffa Supports New Rules for Global Trade
Fighting Bad Trade Deals

ELECTION 2008
Teamsters Endorse Barack Obama
"Senator Obama will stand with the Teamsters when it comes to fighting for working families," General President Jim Hoffa said. The endorsement mobilizes the union's 1.4 million members and their families to elect the Illinois senator.
 
Obama Pledges Support for  Teamsters Union
Union Launches TeamstersForObama Web Site to Mobilize Members
2008 Legislative Priorities
Political Education through DRIVE


BLOGWATCH
Teamsters and all of Labor ... FOR Barack Obama
Unless you've been in hiding somewhere, the guess is that you probably heard by now that the Teamsters Union (and just about every US-based organized labor organization) is backing Barack Obama -- and in a big way.
 
Teamsters Go Green: Now Oppose ANWR Drilling
"Free Trade" Is Dead. A New Era Can Begin
The Growing Power of the Fair Trade Uprising




VIDEO

Hoffa: Workers Face a Clear Choice in Presidential Race

General President Jim HOffa speaks to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about working class Americans throwing their support behind Barack Obama now that the contest is between the Illinois senator and John McCain, who supports the failed policies of the past eight years.

Barack Obama Addresses  Unity Conference, Part 1
Barack Obama Addresses  Unity Conference, Part 2
Hoffa Leads Working Class Convoy for Change in PA
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