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    • Local 243 Informational Notice Regarding the UPS National Contract
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      Please be advised that due to ongoing negotiations with various companies, including talks with UPS on Local 243's Rider, the Local Union's Executive Board has decided to CANCEL our "Meet Santa Day" for this year.

      Teamsters Local 243 sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this cancellation causes to you and your family.



      UPS Freight Teamsters Ratify Company's Final Contract Offer

      Union Will Ensure Company Compliance With Agreement Terms

      (WASHINGTON) — Workers at UPS Freight represented by the Teamsters Union have ratified a new five-year agreement that was the company's last, best and final offer, averting a national strike. Members approved the contract by a 77 percent to 23 percent margin at local union meetings held from Nov. 7 until Nov 11.  The agreement covers approximately 11,600 workers at the company.



      2018 UPS Contract Update

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      Details of the Tentative UPS National, Local 243 Rider and Central Region Supplement Agreements


      Deadline Quickly Approaching for the the 2018 Local 243 and Marshall Lasser Scholarships 

      Two financial scholarships are being offered to any Local 243 member, or a child or spouse of a member in good standing, in order to help that individual expand their educational horizons.

      Scholarships are available to students currently in college, or who will be entering college in 2018.

      These annual awards include a $500 scholarship funded by attorney Marshall Lasser, P.C. and a $1,000 scholarship by Teamsters Local 243. Scholarships can be used for any trade school, college, business school or university.

      Applicants must submit:

      1) High school transcript, and if applicant has completed at least one semester of college, a college transcript;

      2) A completed scholarship application form (see form provided below);

      3) SAT or ACT scores (GRE if applying to graduate school);

      4) A statement, no longer than one typed page, stating your occupational plans and goals and why you made that decision.

      Applications must be returned no later than Friday, November 16, 2018 to:

      LOCAL 243 SCHOLARSHIP FUND39420 Schoolcraft Road, Plymouth Twp., MI 48170

      Applications will be thoroughly reviewed and the 2018 winners will be selected by a majority vote of Local 243's Executive Board.

      (Print the application box below and send in with your application)

      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.

      SAVE OUR PENSIONS!

      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”


    • Current Campaigns
      • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

        While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

        The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

        Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

        Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

        Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

        That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

      • 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!

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

      • 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.

      • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

      • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
        More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
        Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

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