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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.







What to do if injured on the job:

  • Ask to be transported to the nearest hospital immediately
  • Call your union representative as soon as possible
  • Notify the attending physician that he/she is not to discuss your medical treatment with anyone but you and do not sign a release of information permitting the physician/hospital to give information to the railroad
  • Do not allow a management official into the examining room

After treatment:

  • Ask to fill out an accident report
  • Fill out the report according to your union representative's advice
  • Ask for an immediate copy of the completed accident report
  • When questioned by management refer them to your initial answers on the accident report and do not fill out a second accident report

If you feel your reporting or suffering an injury or accident made you a subject of harassment or retaliation by a railroad manager, you may be entitled to protection under the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), 49 U.S.C. Section 20109 and entitled to damages.

Also, BMWED members who are injured on the job shoud contact BMWED Designated Legal Council and ascertain their rights and protections under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) prior to attempting a settlement with a railroad claim agent.

Provided here are law firms approved to handle cases for Maintenance of Way Employees under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

The Firms listed below,  with links to thier web sites, are BMWED Designated Legal Council.

Brent Coon and Associates FELA OFFICES
Beaumont, Texas 
215 Orleans St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Local: 409-835-2666
Fax: 409-833-4483
Toll Free: 
Los Angeles, California

6310 San Vicente Blvd. Ste 360
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Main: 415-489-7420

Houston, Texas 
(Pillot Bldg)
300 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002
Local: 713-225-1682
Fax: 713-225-1785
Toll Free: 

Denver, Colorado
3801 E. Florida Ave., Suite 905
Denver, CO 80210-2500
Phone 303-756-3243
Fax: 303-756-3595

TOLL FREE: 1.855.680.FELA

Blunt & Slocomb, Ltd
60 Edwardsville Professional Park 
P.O. Box 373 
Edwardsville, IL 62025 
(618) 656-7744 
(800) 323-5538 
Fax: (618)656-7849

Daniel J. Downes, P.C.
101 North Wacker Drive
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 372-8282 
(800) 572-1136
(800) 624-2121
Fax: (312) 372-8560

Pratt & Tobin, P.C.
P.O. Box 179
Route 111 Airline Dr.
East Alton, IL 62024 
(618) 259-8011 
(800) 851-5562
Fax: (618) 259-6793

Hubbell Law Firm, L.L.C.
1100 Mainstreet, Suite 2930
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-5666 
(800) 821-5257 
Fax 1: (816) 221-5259
Fax 2: (816) 472-5972

Ingebritson & Associates, P. A.
Attorneys at Law 
7141 Amundson Avenue
Edina, MN 55439
(612) 340-8290
(800) 282-6393
Fax: (612) 342-2990

Rossi Vucinovich P.C. 
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 1610
Seattle, WA 98104
(425) 646-8003 
(866) 357-7245
Fax: (425) 646-8004

Jones, Granger, Tramuto, & Halstead
P.O. Box 4340 
Houston, TX 77210-4340
(713) 668-0230 
(800) 231-3359
Fax: (713) 956-7139

James A. Ebert, LLC
Attorney At Law
15 Piedmont Center. Suite 1560
3575 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 872-7759
(888) 753-0533
Fax: (404) 872-9430

The Moody Law Firm, Inc.
500 Crawford St. Suite 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704 
(757) 393-4093 
(800) 368-1033
Fax: (757) 397-7257

Naumes Law Group LLC
2 Center Plaza, Suite 620
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8444
(844) 826-8445
Fax: 617-227-1270

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