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  • Organizing

    If you know someone who needs and wants a union at their workplace, call 800-333-4388. We will be glad to have one of our Staff Representatives help you.

    Interested in organizing? Here's more info:

    A few good reasons to want a union...
    • Health and safety
    • Respect and dignity on the job
    • Child care
    • Pension
    • Better wages
    • A voice on the job
    • Seniority
    • A grievance procedure
    • Fair treatment

    Who are the "Teamsters"?

    We're people just like you -- fighting for good jobs and a better future!

    The Teamsters Union is made up of working men and women just like you -- 1.4 million of us from all across the United States and Canada. We are truck drivers and public employees, firefighters and nurses, police officers and food workers - and dozens of other occupations.

    We speak many languages. We come in all races and nationalities. We join together in a common goal -- to build a better future for ourselves, for our families, and for our country.

    What makes Teamsters different fom you?

    We are organized. We join together to negotiate with our employers. That makes our voice stronger.

    We have legally binding contracts with our employers. We decide what to negotiate in our contracts -- and we win better wages and benefits and improved working conditions. We win respect and dignity on the job. We gain protections against unfair treatment by our employers.

    We run our union as a democracy -- from top to bottom. We elect our negotiating committee, our local union officers and our national union president. They work for us and with us to win a better deal for Teamster working men and woman.

    How can the Teamsters help you?

    As Teamsters, we have power and a voice on the job. Voting to become a Teamster is the first step in winning a legally binding union contract. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union workers in private industry make 38 percent more that nonunion workers and receive 54 percent more in benefits. We participate by:

    • Working with our fellow employees to find out what issues should be addressed in the first contract
    • Electing a negotiating committee to represent the union in negotiations with employer.
    • Voting on the terms of a first contract.

    We will decide what should be in our contract and we will vote on it.

    Our Disrict Council , Our local Unions and our national Teamsters Union  back us up with independent research on our employer and our industry, with lawyers to assist in negotiations and to represent us in the workplace, and with expert assistance on health and safety issues.

    Plus, we'll have the help of 1.4 million working men and women just like us -- fighting to protect our jobs and our families' futures and fighting to build an America that works for working people -- not just for the special interests.

    Are you satisfied with the way things are?
    Do you need the better wages and benefits, the job security, and the respect on the job that a Teamster contract can bring?

    Contact us     Teamsters District Council 2     800-333-4388

    The Law Says you have a Right to Join a Union

    You have the legal right under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act to join or support a Union and to:

    1. Attend meetings to discuss joining a Union.

    2. Read, distribute and discuss Union literature (as long as you do this in non-work areas during non-work times, such as during breaks or lunch hours).

    3. Wear Union buttons , T-shirts, stickers, hats, or other items on the job.

    4. Sign a card asking your employer to recognize and bargain with the Union.

    5. Sign a petitions or file grievances related to wages, hours, working conditions and other job issues.

    6. Ask other employees to support the Union, to sign Union cards or petitions, or to file grievances.

    Protection From Employer Action

    Under Section 8 of the National Relations Act, your employer cannot legally punish or discriminate against any worker because of Union activity, for example, your employer cannot legally do the following:

    1. Threaten to or actually fire, layoff, disipline, harass, transfer, or reassign employees because they support the Union.

    2. Favor employees who don't support the Union over those who do, in promotions, job assignments, wages, hours, enforcement of rules, or any other working conditions.

    3. Shut down the work site or take away any benefits or privileges employees already enjoy in order to discourage Union activity.

    4. Promise employees a pay increase,promotion,benefit,or special favor if they oppose the Union.

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