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Pension Crisis Rally

A Pension Crisis Rally Meeting will be held as follows: DATE:   Saturday, August 13, 2016 TIME:   10:00 a.m. PLACE:   Teamsters Local Union 745, 1007 Jonelle Avenue, Dallas, TX At this rally there will be updates on the Pension Fund Crisis and information on how you can help...
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Download: 2016-0813PensionCrisisRallyInfo.pdf

Teamsters National Committee Reaches Tentative Carhaul Agreement

Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) has reached a tentative National Carhaul Agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division (NATLD).
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Download: 2016-0727CarhaulTAReached.pdf

Dallas Strong Candlelight Vigil

On Monday, July 11, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. a Candlelight Vigil will be held at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla, to honor the Dallas Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty on July 7, 2016. This event is hosted by Dallas Police Assocation. All Teamster Members who can, are encouraged to wear your Teamsters Shirts and attend this event.
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UNION MEETINGS
General Membership Meetings for Teamsters Local Union 745 are held the first Sunday of the Month at 1007 Jonelle, Dallas, Texas beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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RETIREE'S
The Retiree Chapter meets three times a year for food, fun and fellowship.  We discuss ways to improve retirement and ways to assist Local 745.  Membership in the Retiree Chapter entitles you to the accidental death/dismemberment policy as long as you have paid your membership dues prior to the enrollment date.
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WEINGARTEN RIGHTS
WEINGARTEN   One of the most vital functions of a Union steward is to prevent management from intimidating employees. Nowhere is this more important than in closed-door meetings when supervisors or guards, often trained in interrogation techniques, attempt to coerce employees into confessing to wrongdoing. In 1975, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc, the U.S.
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MOVING SOON . . . .
Be sure to notify the Local Union of any change in your mailing address...
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***Important***
Be sure to request a withdrawal card when being laid-off, going on leave of absence, medical leave or terminating your employment.  There is NO CHARGE for a withdrawal card, but all initiation fees, and back dues must be paid current before the withdrawal card can be issued.
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Central States Information
Several of the Members represented by Teamsters Local Union 745 are also participants with the Central States Health and Welfare and Pension Funds.
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  Current Campaigns  
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • Below is a link to the Independent Disciplinary Officers (IDO) Report 2 dated June 8, 2016. Due to an inadvertent printing error, page 2 of the report was not printed in the August 2016 Teamster magazine.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

     
 
 
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