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Headline News
June 3 -

Locked in a battle with Hanford cheese plant Marquez Brothers International, Teamsters Local Union 517 officials said Friday that employees overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest contract offer.

Headline News
May 31 -

A unit of 30 drivers at Estenson Logistics, who voted to be represented by the Teamsters Local 690 in Spokane in late 2011, recently ratified their first contract.

Press Release
May 9 -

Teamster locals in Canada represent thousands of dairy workers. They are calling on the Canadian government negotiators to the TPP to keep dairy off the table in negotiations.

Press Release
April 12 -

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Trade Representative announced today Japan and the United States have agreed to allow Tokyo to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. Following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa.

Headline News
March 5 -

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional free-trade agreement (FTA) in history, both because of the size of the economies participating in the nego­tiations and because it holds open the possibility for other countries to quietly “dock in” to the existing agreement at some point in the future.

Press Release
March 4 -

(WASHINGTON) - Congress should not approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal without carefully considering the impact on vulnerable U.S. dairy farms and workers. That was the message delivered today by 11 national organizations representing dairy farmers and dairy industry workers in a letter to eight key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

January 23 -

Teamster households now have access to a leading brand of tax preparation software, TurboTax,at a discount.

Press Release
December 20 -

(CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.) – Drivers, Warehouse and Production Personnel employed by Upstate Niagara Cooperatives in Cheektowaga and Jamestown, N.Y. have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that provides annual wage increases, language improvement and benefit enhancements.

Headline News
December 4 -

The Teamsters union has ended a 9-week strike by Potomac Farms Dairy workers in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Press Release
September 18 -

(CUMBERLAND, MD) – Teamsters at Galliker’s Dairy remain out on strike as the fight to receive a fair offer from their employer continues. The 55 workers have been without a contract since Feb. 28, 2011, and overwhelmingly voted down a substandard contract offer earlier this year.