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Teamsters Triple Threat in Iowa

Three Teamsters are seeking state office in Iowa – a direct response to the legislature’s decision to curtail the collective bargaining power of unions in the state.

 "The Republicans have acted like unsupervised spoiled children and have trashed the State House and broken the government,” said Jesse Case, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 238. “We need adults like Christian, Reenie and Jeff in the House to fix the damage. Their opponents need to be grounded.”

Taking on RTW in Illinois

Angie Bodine, a member of Local 777 in Illinois, is running for State Representative in Illinois’ 69th district. She believes that the incumbent, Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R), has let the community down and avoids tough votes.

 “My opponent is actively attacking working families in our state. He is a proponent of right-to-work legislation in Illinois, one of the chief sponsors of the school voucher program and wants to cut pensions for teachers and employees,” Bodine said.

Arroyo Seeks Reelection in Cook County

Luis Arroyo Jr. is a lifelong public servant, community activist, Teamster and resident of Chicago who is running for reelection as a Cook County (Chicago) Board Commissioner (8th District). Arroyo worked for the City of Chicago in the Department of Waste Management and was a 20-year member of Local 700.

McKesson Corp. said its longtime Chairman and Chief Executive John H. Hammergren will retire next year, capping a 17-year reign in which he helped build one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers despite weathering shareholder criticism over his compensation and handling of the opioid crisis.

Teamsters Weekly Updates, Ending November 1, 2018

Check out this week's Weekly Updates on Hoffa's deepest condolences over Synagogue shooting, new waste management members of Local 174, Local 455 Maintenance Controllers ratifying first contract, Teamsters Disaste Relief duo Salt and Pepper, XPO being exposed for worker abuse and more.

Episode 172: Getting Out the Vote!

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how Locals and Joint Councils across the country are motivating their members to get out and vote for pro-worker candidates that will stand up for union rights, better pay, a safer workplace and protected pensions. Plus, celebrating “This Land is Your Land” before Election Day.

(WASHINGTON) – Our members at UPS Freight rejected the tentative agreement in a vote on October 5. The Teamsters National UPS Freight Negotiating Committee went back to the table with the company to address member concerns. Unfortunately, the company refused to address a number of key issues for our members. The company presented the negotiating committee with a last, best and final offer on October 24 that our members will vote on beginning November 7 with the results announced on November 11.

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