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: http://www.jrhmsf.org/
Members - please mark your calendars for our March General Membership Meeting.
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.
Members are able to come receive checks from the following companies: Freeman, GES, Audio Visual Service Group, Nexxt Show, Czarnowski, Surperior and Shepard.
The union office will be closed this upcoming Friday, October 4th in remembrance of Brother Stone.
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.
Mr. Stone was Teamsters Local 745's Principal Officer from 1989 - 1996.
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.
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It's National Voter Registration Day. Make sure you're registered to vote and your registration is up-to-date.
Click here >> bit.ly/2kP0uNR
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.
Dear Brother and Sister Members:
We regret to inform you of the following deaths since our last notice.
Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager
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.
New Teamsters merchandise available at the Union hall Get them while they last!
Let the Teamsters know your top issues in the 2020 election.
Please fill out a Teamsters 2020 Election Survey at Teamsters2020.com 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 Teamsters2020.com
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 >> http://bit.ly/2IHelOb
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!
(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.
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.
We are days away from Election Day! Every door knock, every phone call will make the difference for our Labor Endorsed Candidates.
Join us for our annual BBQ on May 5, 2019, at the Union Hall. The event starts at 10 am.
There will be THREE special meeting to discuss the tentative agreement for YRC Freight.
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.
Hear the ins and outs of running for office from veteran Texas Labor Campaign Workers.
April 6, 2019 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
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.
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.
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.
CALL NOW! 1- 833- 417- 4260
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 22nd:
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.
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
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.
The following are frequently asked questions from UPS members and answers to those questions.
Thank you to all the El Paso members who attended the membership meeting on Saturday!
(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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
The company that is coordinating the ABF ratification vote, BallotPoint, received an inquiry from an
One difference: In a mail-ballot, votes that are not counted are left unopened but exist until all the voting
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)
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 >> https://bit.ly/2HCaL9w
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
(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.
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
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.
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: http://ibt.io/ABF329-pdf
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.
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.
The Five-Year Agreement Provides Wage, Benefit Contribution Increases
Primary Elections are being held today. Polls are open from 7am until 7pm.
Any questions, please contact the local 745 office.
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.
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.
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.
Please see attached from the IBT National Freight Division regarding the YRC Change of Operations.
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.