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Notice of Local Union Election Plan Submission Form

Published: Sep 22, 2020

Labor Day Notice

Published: Aug 25, 2020

Crunch Time … Your Calls Are Needed to Save Your Pension … 3 Calls Could Make the Difference

Published: Aug 06, 2020

For more information on the pension crisis, please visit

August 2020 Member Death Notices

Published: Aug 05, 2020

Next General Membership Meeting: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Published: Aug 05, 2020

TeamCare COVID-19 Resources

Published: Jul 24, 2020

YRCW Delinquency Notice

Published: Jul 24, 2020

June 15, 2020 Death Notices

Published: Jun 16, 2020

July 2020 General Membership Meeting Cancelled

Published: Jun 16, 2020

Important Updated Notice Regarding YRCW Delinquency

Published: May 13, 2020

2020 Annual Teamsters Bass Tournament Info

Published: May 12, 2020

May 11th, 2020 Death Notice

Published: May 12, 2020

June Membership Meeting Notice

Published: May 12, 2020



Published: May 09, 2020

Updated Information on Unemployment Benefits

Published: Apr 06, 2020

JRHMSF Scholarship Program Application Deadline EXTENDED

Published: Mar 25, 2020

The application deadline for the JRHMSF scholarship program has been EXTENDED until April 14, 2020.

Scholarships are available to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamsters members.

Apply here:

Letter from Brent Taylor regarding COVID-19 March 23, 2020

Published: Mar 23, 2020

Meeting Cancellation Notice

Published: Mar 16, 2020

March Member Death Notices

Published: Mar 04, 2020

April General Meeting Notice

Published: Mar 04, 2020

February 3, 2020 Death Notices

Published: Feb 04, 2020

Meeting Notice Sunday March 1st 2020

Published: Feb 04, 2020

Members - please mark your calendars for our March General Membership Meeting. 


Special Notice Health Coverage Plan S

Published: Jan 27, 2020

As a reminder, at the conclusion of our next General Membership Meeting, Cindy McGinnis, Senior Field Service Representative from TeamCare will be here to discuss recent changes to the plan, and answer questions and/or concerns regarding the elimination of the health coverage under Plan S.

Click here for details on the next General Membership Meeting. 

2020 Teamsters Annual Bass Tournament

Published: Jan 24, 2020

February 2020 Death Notices

Published: Jan 09, 2020

February General Meeting Notice

Published: Jan 09, 2020

Local Union Holiday Office Hours

Published: Dec 20, 2019

Office Closed Wednesday Nov. 27th for Thanksgiving Holiday

Published: Nov 21, 2019

Checks Available at Union Office

Published: Nov 15, 2019

Members are able to come receive checks from the following companies: Freeman, GES, Audio Visual Service Group, Nexxt Show, Czarnowski, Surperior and Shepard.

Union Offices Closed Monday Nov. 11th

Published: Nov 08, 2019

December 2019 General Membership Meeting CANCELED

Published: Nov 07, 2019

November 7th 2019 Death Notices

Published: Nov 07, 2019

2019 Teamsters Local 745 Christmas Party

Published: Oct 17, 2019

Save the date!

Meeting Notice | Sunday, Nov. 3rd 2019

Published: Oct 15, 2019

Death Notices | Oct. 8th 2019

Published: Oct 15, 2019

Union Office Closed Friday, October 4th

Published: Oct 01, 2019

The union office will be closed this upcoming Friday, October 4th in remembrance of Brother Stone.

Remembering T.C. Stone

Published: Sep 30, 2019


May 10, 1940 – September 27, 2019

Visit the full obituary for T. C. Stone to view service dates and times, leave a condolence message or share a memory.

Click here

Mr. Stone was Teamsters Local 745's Principal Officer from 1989 - 1996. 


Download the Updated Version of Local 745's Member Mobile App!

Published: Sep 25, 2019

Attention Members: we have recently updated the Teamsters Local 745 mobile app. Please click here to view the instructions on how to download the updated app from the Apple iOS store. If you are an Android user who currently uses the app, you will not need to re-download.

Need help? Please contact

National Register to Vote Day

Published: Sep 24, 2019

It's National Voter Registration Day. Make sure you're registered to vote and your registration is up-to-date.

Click here >>

Teamsters At Jack Cooper Approve Last, Best And Final Offer

Published: Sep 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of the Teamster members working at carhauler Jack Cooper have approved the company’s Last, Best and Final Offer aimed at saving 2,200 union carhaul jobs.

“I want to thank all our Jack Cooper members who took the time to vote on this Restructuring Term Sheet,” said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division.

“Approving this Term Sheet is one key piece for Jack Cooper to emerge from bankruptcy as a healthier company. That, along with substantial debt reduction and new cash investment, should better position Jack Cooper to stabilize and maintain customers and our jobs.”
The final vote count will be published at a later date.

Local 745 August Meeting Notice

Published: Aug 16, 2019

August Death Notices

Published: Aug 16, 2019

Dear Brother and Sister Members: 

We regret to inform you of the following deaths since our last notice.

Please click here to view.


Brent Taylor
Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager 

Colonial Life Bulletin for Members

Published: Aug 05, 2019

Members - please click here for an important bulletin from Colonial Life Insurance Company. 

Celebrate the life of beloved Local 745 member Wes Weston

Published: Aug 05, 2019

Teamsters Vote, Workers Win: TAKE THE SURVEY TODAY!

Published: Aug 05, 2019

Go to to let the union know your top issues in the 2020 election. Your opinion matters!

Please fill out a Teamsters 2020 Election Survey at by Labor Day.

Because when Teamsters vote, workers win. 


Airline Catering Workers Invite Dallas Allies to Join Them in Demanding That One Job Should be Enough!

Published: Jul 31, 2019

Notice to National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee

Published: Jul 12, 2019

This is to advise Local Unions with members employed by Jack Cooper Transport (and its affiliated companies) that TNATINC was notified in late June that Jack Cooper Transport officials to meet and address certain serious financial challenges the company is facing. 

Based on confirmation by a separate review of financial records, TNATINC Co-Chairmen convened the National Union Committee yesterday with the company to listen to a presentation by the company. TNATINC has a team of financial experts and legal counsel familiar with both the carhaul and the automotive industry that were included at the meeting. 

We will keep members updated as we attempt to explore a solution to the information we were presented yesterday. In the meantime, members should continue working as usual.

Download the full memorandum here.

New Teamster Merchandise Available!

Published: Jul 09, 2019

New Teamsters merchandise available at the Union hall Get them while they last!

Take the Survey Today!

Published: Jul 02, 2019

Let the Teamsters know your top issues in the 2020 election. 

Please fill out a Teamsters 2020 Election Survey at by Labor Day. Help the union to identify the issues that matter most to members before the Teamsters endorse a 2020 presidential candidate. 

Take the 3-minute survey at

Volunteers NEEDED Citizenship Clinic

Published: Jun 13, 2019

Volunteers needed! In conjunction with the Texas AFL-CIO, local unions and community partners will conduct a one-day citizenship clinic in which we will help eligible Lawful Permanent Residents apply for citizenship. As a union lead campaign, we aim to help working families increase their earning potential and reach better stability in this country. Join us as we help members of our community through the naturalization process.

Please fill out this form if you would like to volunteer for the upcoming Citizenship clinic >>


Published: Jun 06, 2019

All different types of truck drivers wanted for an online docu-series shooting in Texas at the end of June. This docu-series is about truck drivers and the hard work you do. This is a PAID GIG and will be a fun opportunity to talk about your job!

Email with the below info:
- Name
- City/State you live
- Contact Info
- How long you have been a truck driver
- A recent photo of yourself (*not mandatory*)


Published: May 16, 2019

(IRVING, TX) – By a margin of over 95 percent, more than 150 school bus drivers and monitors at First Student of Irving, Texas voted to join Teamsters Local 745. The drivers and monitors provide student transportation services for Irving Independent School District.

Read the full release here.


Published: May 16, 2019


(WASHINGTON) – The last supplement to the YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn National Master Freight Agreement has now been ratified by the affected membership, which means the new national collective bargaining agreement and all supplemental agreements are now fully ratified and will take effect immediately.
The National Master portions of the agreement and all other supplements were previously approved by the membership on May 3.

Read the full release here.


YRCW Vote Count by Local

Published: May 08, 2019

View a PDF file listing the ballot count by local:


Teamsters National UPS Agreement Takes Effect, Final Supplement Ratified

Published: Apr 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2019,/PRNewswire/ -- The five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS will take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, April 29, after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement.

Click to read the full release.



Published: Apr 26, 2019

We are days away from Election Day! Every door knock, every phone call will make the difference for our Labor Endorsed Candidates.

Annual BBQ / Membership Appreciation Day May 5th, 2019

Published: Apr 17, 2019

Join us for our annual BBQ on May 5, 2019, at the Union Hall. The event starts at 10 am.

Click here for full details.

Special Notice: All YRC Bargaining Unit Members

Published: Apr 11, 2019

There will be THREE special meeting to discuss the tentative agreement for YRC Freight.

Please click here for the scheduled meeting times and additional information

Please donate: Local 745 blood drive

Published: Apr 09, 2019

Please visit to sign up for a spot. 

Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Commitee Notice

Published: Apr 03, 2019

This will serve as notice that a meeting has been scheduled to review the tentative National Agreement covering YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn and Supplemental Agreements.

Please make the necessary arrangements for a representative(s) to attend this very important Two-Person Committee Meeting, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, beginning at 12:00p.m. We are anticipating the meetings to end by 5:00p.m. 

Read the full press release here.




Union Candidate Training - Texas AFL-CIO

Published: Mar 28, 2019

Hear the ins and outs of running for office from veteran Texas Labor Campaign Workers. 

April 6, 2019 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM 

Click here for all the details.






Published: Mar 22, 2019

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.

Read the full statement here.


Published: Mar 18, 2019

Bargaining resumed this week for a new NMFA applicable to YRC Freight, Holland, and New Penn. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31.

Detailed economic proposals dominated the discussions but the parties ended the week without a consensus about what the long-term wage and benefit package needs to be to retain and attract drivers, dockworkers and other employees with the three companies.

Read the full update here

UPS Teamsters Central Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania and Local 243/Detroit Metro Supplemental Vote Results

Published: Mar 06, 2019

UPS Teamsters covered by the Central Pennsylvania Supplement have ratified the agreement. UPS Teamsters covered by the Western Pennsylvania and Local 243/Metro Detroit supplements have rejected those two agreements. 

Voting took place over the past several weeks and votes were tallied today.

Click here for all of the details



Published: Feb 27, 2019

CALL NOW! 1- 833- 417- 4260

It’s common sense: no Texan should have to choose between going to work to pay their bills and calling in sick to care for a sick child or elderly parent. But millions of Texans don’t have access to paid sick days at work. That’s why working people in several Texas cities, no longer willing to wait on a Legislature that would not act, united to push for local policies to provide every worker earned paid sick time. And now the corporate lobbyist backlash has begun.

At the state legislature in Austin, a new proposal called Senate Bill 15 would dismantle local paid sick leave ordinances and would prevent cities or counties from passing any new laws to improve benefits and workplace safety. It’s time for us to make our voices heard, and to stand up and fight for working families. Call your Senator! Tell them to stand with working-class Texans and oppose SB 15 today.

In Solidarity,

Teamsters 745 Annual Bass Tournament 2019

Published: Feb 25, 2019

WHAT: Teamsters Local 745 is hosting their 2019 Bass Tournament!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 - Blast off @ 6:00 AM. Weigh in @ 3:00 PM.

WHERE: Oak Ridge Marina - 2919 TX-154 Quitman, Texas. 

CONTACT: Brock Brogdon, 469-261-6690

*Tournament RULES*

***Click here to download the entry form****


Published: Feb 15, 2019

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met this week with YRC Freight, New Penn, and Holland to continue negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the agreement set to expire on March 31.

Click here for full details. 

Tell Your Senator: We Won't Stand For Another Shutdown!

Published: Feb 11, 2019


Tell your Senator we won't stand for another shutdown:

YRC Bargaining Update: Continued Progress

Published: Feb 01, 2019

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland met this week for another round of bargaining for a new national agreement to succeed the agreement that is set to expire on March 31, and more progress was made.

Click here to read the latest updates. 

Collective Action Ended the Shutdown

Published: Jan 29, 2019

After holding federal workers’ paychecks hostage for 35 days, President Donald Trump finally gave in to immense nationwide pressure and signed legislation to reopen the government on Friday. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) said, “President Trump didn’t want to end this shutdown—the collective action of working people demanded it.”

By standing together, working people got each other through this shutdown. We mobilized, organized and proved the indispensable value of our labor to those who have tried to ignore us. Now we will fight for a long-term government funding bill and legislation to guarantee that all workers are made whole.

Click here to read the full AFL-CIO statement.


Published: Jan 24, 2019

Dallas Rally at DFW International Airport

Published: Jan 16, 2019

Teamsters Union Wins $1 Million Settlement on Behalf of Drivers at YRC Freight

Published: Jan 11, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s road drivers.
The collective bargaining agreement with YRC Freight limits the amount of over-the-road freight that can be put on trains or hauled by non-bargaining unit personnel. The Teamsters Union monitors those amounts. After reviewing the situation and convening a meeting of the committee that monitors compliance, it was determined that the company had in fact exceeded the permissible amounts.

Click to read the full statement from the IBT.

Hatch, Brown Commit to Continued Work on Pension Crisis Past Nov. 30

Published: Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans Co-Chairmen Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released the following statement today committing to continue their work to solve to the multiemployer pension crisis past Nov. 30. When the Joint Select Committee was created, it was expected members would vote on a package by this Friday. Hatch and Brown say that while they have made significant progress and a bipartisan solution is attainable, more time is needed and the committee will continue its work.

Click here to read the full statement.


Tell Congress to Protect Our Pensions | 11/14 National Call-In Day

Published: Nov 12, 2018

PLEASE CALL 888-979-9806 NOW to let the members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency and Multiemployer Pension Plans and your own representatives in Congress know that any legislative solution must keep pensions whole for both active and retired workers.

Click here for more information

2018 Labor Endorsed Candidates

Published: Oct 23, 2018

Election Events - Calling All Union Members

Published: Oct 22, 2018

Monday, October 22nd:

Phone Banking: Calling all Union Members
CWA Hall: 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, 75204
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday, October 29th:
Phone Banking: Calling all Union Members
CWA Hall: 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, 75204
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 27th:
Block walking: Knocking on Union Doors
CWA Hall: 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, 75204
10:00 AM – Noon

Saturday, November 3rd:
Block walking: Knocking on Union Doors
CWA Hall: 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, 75204
10:00 AM – Noon

Tuesday, November 6th:
Phone Banking and Block Walking
CWA Hall: 1408 N. Washington Ave. Dallas, 75204

Special Meeting Notice: YRC Freight Bargaining Unit Members October 7, 2018

Published: Sep 25, 2018

DATE: Sunday, October 7, 2018

TIME: 10:00 A.M. (immediately following the General Membership Meeting) 

PLACE: Teamsters Local Union 745
1007 Jonelle Ave
Dallas, TX 75217

** Attention Road Drivers: There will be an additional Contract Proposal Meeting held at the Local Union Hall on Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. 

This Special Contract Proposal Meeting is to review and discuss proposals to be presented during Contract Negotiations. All YRC Freight Bargaining Unit Members are encouraged to attend this Special Meeting. 

Click here for PDF to download

UPS Teamsters: Contract Update Teleforum Call August 11

Published: Aug 07, 2018

ALL UPS TEAMSTERS: Join the Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 5:00PM EST to learn more about the contract.

The call-in number is (866) 767 - 0669


Published: Jul 30, 2018

Click here for two fliers about the part-time wage increases

contained in the tentative National UPS contract for preloaders and sorters and

for “all other” part-time classifications.


Published: Jul 30, 2018

The following are frequently asked questions from UPS members and answers to those questions. 

Please click here for the full document.

El Paso Membership Meeting

Published: May 14, 2018

Thank you to all the El Paso members who attended the membership meeting on Saturday!



Published: May 11, 2018

(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System, Inc. have ratified the national master portion of the agreement and all but 9 supplements. The supplements that were rejected, however, must be addressed before the national agreement can take effect. Votes were counted today. Click here for a list of the vote by supplement.


MEMO: UPS & UPSF Ballot Information

Published: May 11, 2018

This is to advise that the company we have engaged to conduct the voting on the UPS and UPSF strike authorizations will begin to mail balloting information to members on or about May 15. Once members receive the access code and voting instructions, voting can begin immediately, by phone or internet.

Click here to learn more.

Teamsters Back Legislation Beefing Up Collective Bargaining, Organizing Rules

Published: May 10, 2018

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are endorsing legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today that would enhance the ability of workers to organize and fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions on the job.

The Workplace Democracy Act would ensure more hardworking Americans become part of the middle class by making it easier for workers to join a union. Besides repealing so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) laws in states across the U.S., the measure would halt intimidation tactics instituted by many companies that are trying to stifle unionization on their job sites.

Click here to learn more.

Run-off Candiates Teamster Endorsements | May 22, 2018

Published: May 08, 2018

Teamsters Local 745 endorses the following candidates for the May 22, 2018, run-off election in Dallas County:

Carl Sherman- State Rep. District #109

Ken Tapscott- Dallas County Court of Appeals of Law # 4

Carl Ginsberg- Dallas County 193rd Civil District Court

Martin Hoffman- Dallas County 68th Civil District Court

Pamela Luther- Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals #2


Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee Begins to Address Economics; UPS Freight Continues Focus on Subcontracting, Seniority and Other Issues

Published: May 03, 2018

The Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee concluded its seventh round of negotiations this week in which the committee made an initial economic proposal. The initial proposal addresses Article 22 - PartTime Employees; Article 34 - Health & Welfare and Pension; Article 40 - Air Operation; and Article 41- FullTime Employees.

Click here for highlights from the union’s economic proposals.

ABF Vote Clarification Flier: You Can Vote Multiple Times, But Only Your Last Vote Counts

Published: Apr 26, 2018

The company that is coordinating the ABF ratification vote, BallotPoint, received an inquiry from an

ABF member who said he was able to vote multiple times. Below is information from BallotPoint to
address the member’s concerns.

As indicated in the Voting Notice, you may recast your vote at any time during the voting period, but
only your last vote will be counted. Why is recasting a vote permitted? In a contract-vote situation,
members may wish to change their votes based on new information learned during the voting period.
This situation is no different than in a mail-ballot, where you can request a “duplicate ballot.” And
exactly as in a mail-ballot, only the last vote received (based on a postmark or similar in a mail-ballot,
or the when-you-cast-your-vote time in a BallotPoint election) will be counted.

One difference: In a mail-ballot, votes that are not counted are left unopened but exist until all the voting
materials and records for that election are physically destroyed, which is at least a year but poten-
tially much longer; in our system, a previous vote is completely replaced by the new vote when a re-
cast occurs, so only the last vote ever exists within the system. There is no possibility that replaced
votes can be improperly counted or opened after the election.

Here's how it works for this ABF vote:


• When you cast your vote, it is received by the BallotPoint server, which encrypts it (twice,
in fact). This is analogous to the mail-ballot situation where you place your marked ballot in
a “secrecy envelope.” The encrypted vote is then stored in the BallotPoint system, along-
side a unique ID. Including that ID is analogous to you writing your name on the ballot-re-
turn envelope which you send back in a mail-ballot.


• When you recast, your previous, encrypted vote is replaced by your new, encrypted vote.
The system is programmed to overwrite the previous vote with the new vote, so that only
one vote per voter is present in the system. The vote to replace is identified by the unique
ID mentioned above.


• So, only your last vote you cast is ever stored in the BallotPoint system, and it is the one
that gets decrypted and counted at the tally. Please note that the unique IDs are stripped
before any decryption occurs, so the confidentialty of your vote is protected.
Regarding confirmation numbers: These exist only to let you know that your vote was successfully
encrypted and stored in the BallotPoint system. If you do not receive a confirmation number during
the voting process, then your vote has not been stored yet. If you recast, you will get a new confir-
mation number.


Referendum for the National Master ABF Agreement and Supplements

Published: Apr 24, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the National Freight Division will begin accepting requests for new or duplicate voter access codes and voting instructions on the above-referenced referendum.

The local will facilitate any requests from members for new or duplicate access codes. The local will also confirm that the individual requesting the access code and voting instructions is an eligible voter.

With this memorandum, you will receive a “VOTER ACCESS CODE REQUEST FORM” that must be completed and faxed to the National Freight Division for every eligible member requesting a new or duplicate voter access code.

Forms will be accepted until 12:00 Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. PHONE OR EMAIL REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, all Locals will make available to their ABF members a roster of eligible voters at the union hall for review.

Members may not copy or photograph the list. All challenges must be recorded and faxed to the Independent Election Supervisor c/o the IBT Freight Division at (202) 624-8722 using the “CHALLENGED MEMBER ELIGIBILITY FORM” by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, May 9.

If there are any members who become ineligible during the ballot process, the Local Union shall submit a list of challenges using the “Challenged Member Eligibility Form” referenced above by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, using the instructions above.

Please note: the Freight Division will not accept the “Voter Access Code Request Forms” until Thursday, April 26 and will not accept “Challenge Member Eligibility Forms” until after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9.

***Click here for the Referendum for the National Master ABF Agreement and Supplements (Challenge Member Eligibility Form)

***Click here for the Referendum for the National Master ABF Agreement and Supplements (Voter Access Code Request Form)

Tell Your Members of Congress to Support Butch Lewis Act TODAY

Published: Apr 19, 2018

It is important to continue outreach to Congressional offices to urge support of the Butch Lewis Act (HR 4444/ S. 2147). HR 4444/ S. 2147 is the only plan that will provide a path to financial health for troubled pension plans, alleviate pressure on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and ensure that retirees and future retirees receive all of the benefits that they earned.

Tell Your Members of Congress to Support Butch Lewis Act Today >>

Special Ratification Meeting Notice: All ABF Freight Bargaining Unit Members of Teamsters Local 745

Published: Apr 16, 2018

Please be advised, there will be two Contract Ratification Meetings for ALL ABF Freight Bargaining Unit Employees. 

Date: Friday, April 20th

Time: 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Place: Teamsters Local 745 
1007 Jonelle St.
Dallas, TX 75217

Click here for full details.

Teamsters Applaud Sen. Sherrod Brown's Call for Congress to Act on Pensions

Published: Apr 13, 2018

(WASHINGTON) – Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) shared his belief that the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans will find a solution to the growing pension crisis this year during his remarks at the National Press Club.

Brown, who co-chairs the bipartisan committee with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), spoke at length about what was at stake if Congress did not pass legislation to address a pension crisis that would impact millions of retired and active workers.

Click here to read the full release.

Annual Teamsters Bass Tournament | 4/28/18

Published: Apr 10, 2018

What: Teamsters Annual Bass Tournament 

Where: Oak Ridge Marina, Quitman, Texas

When: 4/28/18 at 6:00 AM, weigh-in at 3:00 PM

For details, click here and contact Brock Turner at 469 - 261 - 6690 


Central States Pension Fund FAQs

Published: Apr 06, 2018

Remembering Viola Liuzzo

Published: Apr 02, 2018


One of the most notable women in Teamster history is Viola Liuzzo. Liuzzo was the wife of a Teamster business agent and not afraid to stand up for what she believed in. This determination to fight injustice would ultimately cost Liuzzo her life but her sacrifice helped strengthen the civil rights movement during the 1960s... learn more about Liuzzo here


Teamsters and ABF reach tentative contract agreement

Published: Mar 29, 2018

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight System reached a tentative contract agreement, Ernie Soehl, Co-Chairman of the TNFINC, announced today.

No further details will be released until leaders from Teamster local unions that represent ABF members meet in the next two weeks to review the tentative agreement and approve sending it out for a membership ratification vote.

The parties agreed to an extension of the current agreement to allow for the ratification process to take place.

For a PDF of this update, click here:

Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans Action Kit

Published: Mar 21, 2018

Included in this updated kit is an overview of the Butch Lewis Act legislation, answers to frequently asked questions, information about the members and process of the Joint Select Committee On Solvency Of Multiemployer Pension Plans, sample letters from retirees and active members to Members of Congress to encourage them to cosponsor the Butch Lewis Act and urge the Joint Select Committee to include the Butch Lewis Act in their final recommendation, and a flier with a hotline number to connect rank-and-file Teamster members and retirees to targeted congressional offices.

Click here for the full document.


Mornings with Maria President Hoffa

Published: Mar 20, 2018

Please be advised that General President Hoffa will appear on “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business tomorrow, March 21, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. They are scheduled to discuss NAFTA, tariffs and other issues. Check your local listings for the channel in your area.

Workers at DHL Overwhelmingly Approve New National Contract

Published: Mar 06, 2018

The Five-Year Agreement Provides Wage, Benefit Contribution Increases

Click here to read the release

Primary Elections 3/6/2018

Published: Mar 01, 2018

Primary Elections are being held today. Polls are open from 7am until 7pm.

Any questions, please contact the local 745 office.

Click here to view all candidates


DOT Drug Testing: Part 40 - Employee Notice

Published: Dec 19, 2017

This is a reminder that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing program will soon require testing for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). The change is effective January 1, 2018.

Learn more:

Teamsters Protest Cummins Inc. Health Care Cuts at Great American Trucking Show

Published: Aug 31, 2017

Families Take a Stand for Affordable Health Care at Protest in Dallas

From Thursday, August 24 to Saturday, August 26, Teamsters alerted participants at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, about diesel engine maker Cummins Inc.’s (NYSE: CMI) attacks against family health care and the threat this poses to American families.

Once a socially responsible corporate leader, Cummins has adopted an extremely high deductible medical insurance plan for employees, which forces families to pay up to $6,000 out-of-pocket before insurance starts paying any portion of the medical bill.

Having recently brought its distribution and service segment in house, the company is moving to impose its unaffordable health plan on its mechanic shops across the United States.

Cummins mechanics in West Virginia, represented by Teamsters Local 175, are pushing back, and a growing movement of Cummins workers is aiming to reestablish affordable family health care at Cummins across its many sites.

In 2016, Cummins made nearly $2 billion in profit, and paid out $676 million of it to shareholders. The company employs more than 20,000 workers across the U.S.

“No one should be forced to gamble with their health,” said Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer and President of Local 175. “Cummins’ high deductible plans are a danger to all of our kids and all of our families. We will continue to push back.”

High deductible plans are spreading havoc. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls the plans “particularly inappropriate” for children because the high upfront out-of-pocket costs cause parents to hesitate on whether or not to see the doctor.

Research shows people under these plans put off visiting the doctor for preventive and necessary care. As a result, people are getting sicker and ultimately putting their lives in danger.

The huge out-of-pocket costs associated with high deductible medical plans force working families to cut back on other essentials such as food, clothing and education. It also causes families to run down their savings or go deeper into debt.

Teamsters Local 745 members distributed thousands of hand bills at the Great American Trucking Show and held banners that said “What’s Gone Wrong with Cummins?” They also handed out air fresheners which said “Every American Deserves Health Care.” All materials directed interested patrons to the Facebook page, Cummins Awful Truth, where an increasing number of Cummins employees across the country are connecting with the campaign for affordable health care.

“As Teamsters, many of us drive trucks with Cummins engines, on the job, and in our personal lives. We’re very troubled by how this once great American company is now cutting access to affordable family health care for its employees. Everyone deserves health care, and what Cummins is doing to its employees is a threat to all of us,” said Rod Cuevas, business agent with Local 745 in Dallas.

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Labor Rights And Solidarity In NAFTA Renegotiation

Published: Aug 16, 2017

NAFTA talks start in Washington, D.C. today on an ambitious schedule to come up with a “modernized” agreement by the end of the year. The Teamsters Union will be tracking them closely. As North America’s transportation union, our members on the roads and rails, in warehouses and ports from coast to coast, depend on trade for their livelihoods. The livelihoods of Teamster members in bakeries, breweries and the dairy industry also depend on a stable trade relationship. Teamsters are pro-trade – but we want fair trade.

First, we remind negotiators from both countries of the importance of Canada-U.S. trade. Contrary to what some may believe, there is no significant trade imbalance between our two nations. In fact, we are each other’s biggest customers – 64 percent of all Canadian trade is with the U.S., and 48 U.S. states count Canada as one of their largest export markets. Last year, the United States exported more to Canada than any other country. It’s why we believe NAFTA renegotiations must not inadvertently disrupt our trade relationship – a belief shared by our governments and most business stakeholders.

That said, we also remind the new NAFTA negotiators why Teamsters opposed the original agreement a generation ago and why we have opposed its expansion in numerous trade deals since – most recently in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Simply put, the NAFTA model does not work for workers. Instead, it subordinates their interests to the bottom-line profit motives of multinational corporations, suppresses wages and labor standards, and contributes to rising inequality. We welcome NAFTA renegotiation and, on behalf of our 1.4 million members, we will engage with our governments to upgrade this flawed and failed “free trade” model.

This starts with the inclusion of a new Labor Chapter to replace the original ineffective side agreement. New and enforceable provisions that protect workers’ right to organize will be central to the success of and a precondition to our support for NAFTA modernization. The elements of an effective Labor Chapter are straightforward:

  • Substantive worker protections that are grounded in the core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) forbidding child and forced labor and protecting the freedom of association and collective bargaining;
  • Sanctions for violations of those substantive protections that are at least as rigorous as those that protect commercial interests, and include denial of benefits under the agreement;
  • A new and independent labor secretariat to investigate violations and help raise labor standards throughout North America; and
  • The fundamental stipulation that the wages and working conditions of all workers always affect international commerce, so that enforcement and remediation are not avoided under the pretext that violations are not trade-related.

As the new NAFTA talks progress over the next several months, state and provincial Teamster leaders will speak out on other, thornier issues that are important to our members.

We will oppose including dairy market access in the new NAFTA, noting that it was kept off the table in the original agreement. We will also make the case that cross-border long-haul trucking commitments should not undermine highway safety or damage the border environment. But for now, at the start of the first round of formal negotiations, we respectfully demand a new approach and new attention to the larger expectations of workers throughout North America.

Finally, real reform towards a pro-worker NAFTA replacement model that we can support is achievable only if the negotiation process is open and inclusive. We urge our governments to share the negotiating texts after each round of talks with Parliament, Congress, the labor movement in all three countries, with civil society stakeholders and the public at large. Standing ready to support the best instincts of the Trump and Trudeau trade teams to make NAFTA work for workers, the Teamsters Union urges that negotiations be democratic and transparent.

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YRC Multi-Region Network Change of Operations Update

Published: Jun 09, 2017

Please see attached from the IBT National Freight Division regarding the YRC Change of Operations.

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YRC Change of Operations

Published: Jun 09, 2017

In a meeting with YRC Freight, the Company advised representatives of TNFINC that it is preparing a Multi-Region Network Enhancement Change of Operations and a Utility Employee Change of Operations. The Company stated that it is still reviewing and finalizing the numbers and details. Please see attached notice from the IBT National Freight Division.

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