Teamsters from Illinois and northwest Indiana participate during Day Two of the International Convention.
Workers Share Tales of Organizing During Convention's Second Day
06.28.16 — Day two of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ 29th Convention told the story of organizing and growing the union through the voice of the union’s own members. Whether it was freight, warehouse, tech or port, workers across different industries shared the details of their hard-fought victories in the workplace. But despite myriad backgrounds, they all had something in common – the resolve to stand up and fight back against greedy employers looking to take advantage of them. There might be no greater example of that than McKesson Pharmaceuticals. Glen Gray, a member of Local 79, has worked for company for more than a decade. He joined colleagues at his Lakeland, Fla. facility who in 2011 in organizing with the union, but then was fired two years later after he spoke out publicly.


Teamsters Talk Political Power During Day One of Convention
06.27.16 — International Union Kicks Off 29th Conference
Politics and policy were front and center during the first day of the 29th Convention as Teamsters lauded the union’s support for a platform that calls for more infrastructure investment.
Chicago School Bus Workers Win Contract Fight at Latino Express
06.23.16 — Local 777 Never Gives Up on Dedicated Members
Bus drivers represented by Local 777 have voted to ratify a first contract at Latino Express, a subcontractor for Chicago schools.
Teamsters, Brookfield Zoo Reach Tentative Deal, Keep Insurance
03.31.16 — Tentative Agreement Protects 300 Area Workers
Local 727 and Chicago Zoological Society management reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract, which preserves health care benefits for nearly 300 workers at Brookfield Zoo.


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