Ballots for IBT election will be mailed beginning Monday, October 4th
Oct. 1, 2021 | Teamsters have organized for more than a century to fight for good wages, strong benefits, and improved working conditions for all workers. Now we have to come together once more to decide the future of our union’s leadership. Submit your ballot to vote for our new General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, and other crucial positions that will shape our union's direction for the next four years and beyond. Click here to learn more about your ballot and the voting process.
Watch the Debate: Teamsters General-Secretary Candidates
Oct. 4, 2021 | Last week’s General-Secretary candidates’ debate was organized by the Independent Office of the Elections Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Moderator is Stephen Franklin, Labor writer, author, and academic. Joel Bleifuss, editor of In These Times, and Sam Sanders, a journalist covering issues related to working families at the internet news site, More Perfect Union. Note that the debate begins at the 11:10 point in the video.
Hoffa: Biden’s infrastructure plan will put workers first
Oct. 6, 2021 | Congress is on the cusp of taking action to implement President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan which will put our country on a path toward not just recovery, but prosperity. American workers have been repeatedly cast aside by ruling political elites in Washington who have decided to support policies backed by big campaign donors and other monied interests. But that can change right now. Two measures that would fuel economic growth and give a needed hand to hardworking Americans… Teamsters.
Your vote will help decide the future of our union
Oct. 6, 2021 | For more than a century, Teamsters have come together to fight for better pay, stronger protections, and fair benefits for all workers. The strength of our union is because of members like you, and this fall, we need Teamsters to once again come together – this time to decide the future of our union. Ballots were mailed Monday, Oct. 4th. Watch for yours then make sure your voice is heard by marking and returning your ballot by November 15th. Questions? Information about your ballot and the voting process is here.
Teamster feeder driver to House Committee: ‘The threat to the industry I work for is Amazon’
Oct. 12, 2021 | In a hearing last week held by the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, UPS feeder driver and Teamsters Local 177 member, Dan Gross, urged Congress to pass antitrust laws addressing the excessive power that large, powerful corporations, like Amazon, have over their workers. “I’ve seen firsthand what large corporations try to get away with due to corporate greed when workers don’t have a collective voice to demand decent pay and working conditions,” said Gross to members of the Subcommittee… Watch Gross’ testimony beginning at 37:16: “Reviving Competition, Part 4: 21st Century Antitrust Reforms and the American Worker.”
Hoffa urges quick passage of infrastructure, Build Back Better bills
Oct. 29, 2021 | Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa issued a statement yesterday on the need for Congress to quickly pass physical and human infrastructure bulls that will invest and rebuild essential networks while also providing affordable child care job training programs and tax credits for low-wage workers. Read it at Teamsters