Teamsters Local 597
Covering the State of Vermont since 1939
  • October 28, 2020
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    • Next Monthly Union Meeting is Scheduled for 10/11/2020  @ 10:30 AM. OFFICE HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-2PM Jeff from the Pension having phone meetings with members from Vermont on scheduled dates call 1-802-476-4159 to make an appointment. You will still be able to reach someone at the office number during the state stay home/stay safe order. 

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      Teamsters Front Line During the Pandemic

      Teamster Bus Drivers on the Front Lines Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, Teamsters Local 597 members who work for city and rural bus companies have been going the extra mile to keep the public safe. Pushing the companies they work for to enact more stringent safety and sanitation protocols as the dangers of the virus emerge.
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      Burlington Protest

      On May 30th, on a warm afternoon near the end of spring, dozens of pro union and pro worker organizations united in Burlington, Vermont to give a hearty Vermont welcome to disgraced former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Gathered outside of the Burlington Hilton in downtown, their shouts could be heard echoing along the waterfront.
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      HELP WANTED LOCAL 597 HAS MULTIPLE EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR HELP IN VARIOUS POSITIONS. CDL, NON-CDL, MANUFACTURING, DAIRY PROCESSING, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE. PLEASE CALL 802-476-4159 M-F 10-2, OR CURTIS CLOUGH, BUSINESS AGENT AT 802-522-4060 ANYTIME FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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      IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING DUE TO LAYOFF, INJURY OR ILLNESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AND ASK FOR A WITHDRAWL CARD. IF YOU HAVE CHANGE OF ADDRESS,PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 1-800-371-1708 SO THAT WE MAY UPDATE OUR FILES. THANK YOU.


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      • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

        While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

        The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

        Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

        Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

        Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

        That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

      • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

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

      • 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!

      • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

      • 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.

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