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Teamster News Headlines
 
Teamsters Oppose 'Skinny' NAFTA
UPS, UPS Freight Teamsters: Have You Received Your Strike-Authorization Vote Instructions In The Mail?
CNBC: Self-Driving Cars Are Scaring More People
Coalition of Red Cross Unions National Bargaining Report: 5/14/2018
Teamster Carhaul Division Contract Books Available
Free CDL Classes for Teamster Members
Vancouver Local 31 Limo Drivers Ratify First Contract
Chattanooga Durham Workers Are Latest School Bus Employees to Join Teamsters
Sysco Workers in Post Falls, Idaho Ratify Teamsters Contract
Teamster Organizers Hone Their Craft at Conference
 
     
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

 

Join the Pasco Democratic Party for Teamsters Rally!

WE STAND UNITED

with our local Teamsters -- Pasco County Government Workers --

who deserve their full 4% raises as budgeted by the

Board of County Commissioners

while County Leadership now tries to gut their Union contract.

The local Teamsters have endorsed our candidate

Brandi Geoit for Pasco County Commissioner

and now we need to lend them a hand ... AND ... our voices.

The Florida Democratic Party proudly supports our country's unions and all of our union workers. Please help us protect the rights of our Pasco County Government employees. Bring your friends, your family, your neighbors this Thursday.

We have the backs of Pasco County workers!

For questions, contact the Pasco Democratic Party at pascodemoffice@gmail.com or Brandi Geoit at GeoitForDistrict4@gmail.com

Email us


TELL CONGRESS TO 
PROTECT OUR PENSIONS!
Support the Butch Lewis Act (S.2147/H.R.4444)

IBT DISASTER RELIEF FUND


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


ABF Contract Update

Hours of Service Final Rule: Compliance Dates Reminder

UPS Package & UPS Freight - download UPS Rising App for your phone for updates

Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Caylor B. Wood, Jr.
Memorial Golf Scholarship
Tournament
To Be Disclosed

General Membership

Meeting Dates

April 21, 2018

May 19, 2018

September 15, 2018

October 20, 2018

November 17, 2018

December 15, 2018

2018 Platinum Partners

Teamsters Local Union 385 

Dulaney & Company
Miami, FL

United Parcel Service
Central Florida

Teamsters Local Union 25

Hancok & Hall

IUOE Local 487 Hispanic Caucus Florida Chapter Teamsters Local Union 769
Teamsters Local Union 480 Teamsters Local Union 577

2018 Gold Partners

Future Gold
Partner
Future Gold
Partner
Future Gold
Partner

Future Gold
Partner

Future Gold
Partner
Future Gold
Partner
Future Gold
Partner

2018 Bronze Partners

Teamsters Local 455

American Income Life Insurance

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

Teamsters 
Local 639

Joseph D. Merrell

Teamsters Joint Council 41 Teamsters Local 878

Teamsters Local 507 Gary S.Witlen
Teamsters Local 991

Teamsters Local 210

Teamsters Local 516 Teamsters Local 688 Teamsters Local 623 

Teamsters Joint Council 13
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division
Teamsters Local 135
Teamsters Local 804

United Members Insurance Corporation John M Cherry, DMD City Employees Union Local 237 Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee West Central Florida Federation of Labor
Local Union 67 Insulators & Allied Workers Teamsters Local Union 122 Teamsters Local 41 Teamsters Local 667 Teamsters Local 210
Teamsters Local 31


John Smith
February Perfect Attendance

Dean Ciampi
March Attendance 

Barry Cotton
2017 Perfect Attendance 
3rd Place Winner ($100)

Russell Dean
April GMM 50/50 Winner
(donated to LU 79 Scholarship Fund)

Leroy Olson
April GMM Door Prize Winner

Dean Ciampi
March Trivia 1st Place Winner ($50)

Bruce Nelson
March Trivia 2nd Place Winner ($25)

  Donna Hadsell
Winner of April GMM
Coast to Coast CU gift basket

 


See the Photo Gallery
for pictures of the
meetings.

 


 



 

  Current Campaigns  
  • 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!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • 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.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

     
 
 
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