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      Attention UPS Members
      2018-2023 UPS Contract Books Now Available For Download
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      UPS Central Region Supplement 2018 - 2023

      UPS Michigan Rider 2018-2023

      Local #243 Metro-Detroit Rider 2018-2023

      UPS CSI Supplement 2018-2023

      IBT Auto Transporters Division “Update” Explains Issues Impacting Jack Cooper Transport Members Resulting From Company’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Proposal

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      Details of Jack Cooper Transport’s “Last, Best and Final” Offer to Save Members’ Jobs

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      UPS Full-Time and Part-Time Members Receive Wage Increase On August 1, 2019

      AUGUST 1, 2019:  General wage increases for full-time and part-time UPS Teamsters of 75 cents per hour went into effect on Thursday, August 1, 2019 under the nation’s largest collective bargaining agreement that took effect earlier this year benefiting 250,000 workers represented by the Teamsters.  Also effective today, part-time workers represented by the Teamsters will get a boost in their starting rate to $14 per hour.

      Recently, as a result of the new collective bargaining agreement between the Teamsters and UPS, workers received retroactive wage increases estimated at $660 million for hours earned from August 1, 2018 until final ratification in April. The Teamsters agreement with UPS is the richest in Teamster history.

      The Teamster-UPS contract includes wage increases of $4.15 per hour for both full-time and part-time workers over the term of the contract and will increase the part-time start rate by $5.00.

      The Teamsters Package Division advises members to review their paychecks carefully to make sure the increase has been included.  If discrepancies are found, members should contact their Business Agent so that the pay dispute can be resolved with the company.

      From the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — July 18, 2019

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      NLRB Cites Jack Cooper with Unfair Labor Practices For Failure To Provide Local 243 With Information


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      National Labor Relations Board Defers Local 243's Charges Over Prime Safety Rules To The Grievance Procedure

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      Click the image above to read the entire five-page NLRB complaint against Jack Cooper Transport

      Local 243 Metro-Detroit Rider Vote - Sunday, April 28th

      Local 243 UPS members will vote on the Metro-Detroit Rider during a special membership meeting on Sunday, April 28, 2019

      This meeting will be held at the Teamsters Welfare Fund, 2700 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI 48216.  Membership check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. and the Rider explanation meeting starts at 12 noon.  Please bring a photo ID.

      Members are encouraged to attend the explanation meeting to learn the facts about the Rider. 

      Voting begins immediately after the meeting and the polls will remain open until 3:00 p.m.  The results of the Local 243 Rider vote will be announced on our website once the ballots are counted. 

      Visit our website Sunday afternoon to see the results of this important vote. 

      Please attend the April 28th Local 243

      Metro-Detroit Rider Meeting and Vote

      Directions to the Teamsters Welfare Fund

      Special Notice for 
      Local 243 UPS Members
      The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has notified Local 243 that they DENIED our unfair labor practice (ULP) charges filed against UPS for bad faith bargaining/refusal to meet.  
      Local 243 strongly disagrees with this decision.

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      Local 243 Metro-Detroit Rider REJECTED by
      88.13 Percent
      (Vote exceeds the 2/3 requirement)
       Local 243 sincerely thanks all of our Stewards, Commiteepersons and Members who helped with this very important "Vote No" campaign!

      Local 243 UPS members will be voting on the following changes to the Metro-Detroit Rider

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      Local 243 UPS Metro-Detroit Rider Vote

      Ballot packages mailed on or about February 19th

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      Special Contract Notice For
      Local 243 UPS Members

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      For All Jack Cooper Transport Members

      Teamsters file unfair labor practice charges against Employer for “direct dealing” in violation of federal law.

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      Local 243 Files Charges Against UPS For Failure to Bargain in Good Faith

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      Local 243 UPS Rider Bargaining Status Report

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      Local 243 Informational Notice Regarding the UPS National Contract
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      2018 UPS Contract Update

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      Teamsters Local 243 Supports the Butch Lewis Act of 2017

      Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown outlines the important facts about how the Butch Lewis Act will restore financial stability to the broken U.S. pension system.


      Contact your legislators TODAY

      Contact Your Congressional Representative and United States Senator TODAY!

      Here's how you can support workers and retirees

      Write An Email  •  Make A Phone Call

      Schedule A Face-to-Face Meeting

      Get Involved and Help Protect Our Pensions!

      Hey Congress: Pass the “Butch Lewis Act”!

      Local 243 Joins Columbus, Ohio Rally To “Save Our Pensions”

    • Teamsters 2020 Election Survey

      The Teamsters Union is 100 percent committed to demanding that any candidate for President in 2020 makes a commitment to support issues important to rank-and-file Teamsters.  In order to hold candidates accountable, we want to hear from members on what those issues are.  

      Please take a few minutes to complete our 2020 election survey.

      Please complete the survey by Labor Day, September 2nd.

      Current Campaigns
      • Following round-the-clock negotiations with Jack Cooper and one of its lenders during the week of July 29, the Teamsters National Auto Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) has received a Last, Best and Final Offer (LBFO) in the form of a Restructuring Term Sheet to save more than 2,200 Teamster jobs at the company.

      • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

      • We, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Abbott Ambulance, owned by American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), are forming our union so that we can negotiate a legally binding contract that provides our rights and guarantees in writing. Firefighters have their union and their collective bargaining agreement, and we deserve this same security for ourselves and for our families.

        Once we form our union with Teamsters Local 610, we can negotiate a contract and fight for the issues that matter to us:

        • Fair pay;
        • Affordable and quality health insurance;
        • More paid vacation;
        • Set schedules, and
        • A strong voice at work.

        The only way to win a more secure future as Teamsters is to vote Teamsters YES! and negotiate a legally binding contract. In addition to the firefighters, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Medic One in St. Louis have a contract with their rights and protections spelled out. The Medic One workers are Teamsters!

        Let’s remain strong, united and focused!

        For more information contact: Sean O’Neill at (202) 437-5228.

      • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

      • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

      • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

        XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

        This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

        XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

        Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

        Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

      • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

      • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

      • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

      • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

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