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TW Service Lumpers Ratify First Contract
CNN: DOT To Fund Amtrak Improvements
St. Louis Teamsters Hold Flood Relief Drive
Workers at Sysco's FreshPoint in Florida Vote to Join Teamsters Local 769
Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President
Teamsters Intensify National Handbilling of Albertsons Grocery Stores
Northern California Construction Teamsters Ratify Agreement
Golden State Lumber Workers Join Teamsters Union
Tonight: Teamsters General Candidates Forum
NMB Dismisses Challenges Against Teamsters at Flexjet, Flight Options
 
     
Local 79's Major Birthday Celebration

On 2/20/16 ladies from the Local 79's office celebrated a major milestone of Local's receptionist Betty Devitt - she just turned "30" again!

Clockwise from bottom left corner are:  Olesia Trobaugh, Idie Rodriguez, Olga Gonzalez, Sabrina Gilley, Judy Wood and the birthday girl, Betty Devitt.

Welcome to
Teamsters Local 79 Website

NEWS BOARD

Fort Myers Union Member Training

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Click here for details.


Please check out our new Teamsters Trivia Contest!


BECOME A UNION ACTIVIST!

We are looking for members who would like to become a Union Activist as an Organizer, Political Committee or a Member on our “Teamsters Local 79 Scholarship Fund Committee”.

Click here to fill out the Union Activist Form.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND RESCUE PLAN

For updates, comments and general questions please click here and/or call to 1-800-323-7640 for recorded message with current information.



Letter from the President

Who Are The Teamsters?

Teamsters Local 79 History

Welcome to the Teamsters

Teamsters History (IBT)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamster Caucuses

Important Information
For Our Members

House GOP's Political Games Endanger Economy, Jobs

ABF Members Approve National Contract

Hours of Service Final Rule: Compliance Dates Reminder

UPS Contract Extension

Upcoming Events

Fort Myers Union Member Training
on Saturday, October 1, 2016
Click here for details.

Teamsters Hispanic Caucus
Florida Chapter
7th Annual Gala Banquet
on Saturday, October 22, 2016 
Click here for details.

General Membership

Meeting Dates

September 17, 2016

October 15, 2016

November 19, 2016

December 10, 2016

2016 Gold Partners

Teamsters Local Union 509 Future Gold
Partner
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  Click here to order

Click here to
Order Survival of the Heart. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Local 79 Scholarship Fund.

Author will make a donation to Local 79's Scholarship Fund for every book purchased.

Robert Ellis
2015 Perfect Attendance
1st Place Winner ($300)
Dean Campi
2015 Perfect Attendance 
2nd Place Winner ($200)

Rabell Bryant
2015 Perfect Attendance 
3rd Place Winner ($100)

Santiago Rivera
50/50 Winner

Francisco Sarratea
Door Prize Winner


Charles Kesling
receives watch for being a
Union Member since 1945 (42 years)

  Ed Siedzik
Winner of January GMM
Service 1st CU gift basket


See the Photo Gallery
for pictures of the
meetings.

 


 



 

  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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