Teamsters International News

  • June is Pride Month and during this month, the Teamsters honor and celebrate our LGBTQ+ members. Year round, our union is dedicated to fighting for equality and fair treatment at work regardless of sexual orientation. The Teamsters take pride in the strength that is drawn from the diversity of our rank-and-file members, and we are […]
  • (BUFFALO, N.Y.) – Following a four-day strike, Teamsters Local 264 members at Tops Markets have overwhelmingly ratified new four-year collective bargaining agreements. The new contracts cover 550 drivers, warehouse workers, and pharmacy workers. Local 264 members received strong support from Local 118 and Local 449, who honored and supported the picket line. “As Teamsters, unity […]
  • Earlier this week, Cambridge, Mass. followed neighboring Somerville by unanimously passing a resolution aimed at stopping Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and other so-called ‘gig’ companies from abusing drivers by misclassifying them as independent contractors. The full City Council voted in favor of a resolution calling on the Massachusetts Legislature to pass S.627/H.1158, “An Act Establishing Protections […]
  • (ALBANY, N.Y.) – The New York State Legislature passed new legislation today, championed by the New York State Conference of Teamsters, requiring Amazon and other major warehouse operators to design their facilities to put worker safety first. The Teamsters and allies in the New Yorkers for a Fair Economy coalition are calling on Governor Kathy […]
  • (POTOMAC, Md.) – Workers at the Glenstone Museum, a private contemporary art museum in Potomac, Maryland, have joined Teamsters Local 639. The group of 89 workers includes all hourly guides, café workers, registration, grounds, engineering and maintenance, community engagement, and housekeeping staff. “I was proud to vote yes in this election because I believe that […]
  • (TRENTON, N.J.) – New Jersey Teamsters are hard at work lobbying to advance two pieces of legislation critical to improving conditions for workers throughout the state. One bill would ban mandatory attendance at captive audience meetings, while another would require employers to protect their workers from exposure to extreme temperatures. “New Jersey continues to be […]
  • (COMMERCE CITY, Colo.) – Drivers, chemists, warehouse workers, and administrators at Clean Harbors have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 455. The workers organized to gain a voice at work, improve safety, secure seniority, and win retirement security. “My co-workers and I choose to have a say in our future,” said Cassandra Hovet, a driver […]
  • (VALLEY VIEW, Ohio) – Drivers and warehouse workers at Airgas in Valley View, Ohio, have voted overwhelmingly to become Teamsters. These workers follow in the footsteps of over 50 Airgas workers in Oakwood, Ohio, already represented by Teamsters Local 507. “We organized because of the poor management decisions at our facility and to improve our […]
  • (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are joining Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and a bipartisan coalition of over 30 Senators in demanding that Amazon cooperate with a congressional inquiry requesting information on its exploitative Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program. The lawmakers made the demand in a recent letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, after the company sent […]
  • (HYANNIS, Mass.) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Local 59 President and Business Representative Jeff Sharp regarding ongoing contract negotiations with the Steamship Authority: “For months, Local 59 has been engaging with the Steamship Authority to negotiate new collective bargaining agreements for the hundreds of Teamsters working in and on the vessels. “The […]
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