• Teamsters Local 243 Mirror

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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. 

      Below is the UPDATED Meeting Notice which complies with the IBT rules recently sent to Local 243

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      Information About Local 243's Rider

      - Please review the three documents below -

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      Below are the changes to the Rider

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      Below is the Company's Offer on the Rider

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      Please attend the April 28th Local 243

      Metro-Detroit Rider Meeting and Vote

      Directions to the Teamsters Welfare Fund

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

      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”

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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