Workers Deserve Better Pay, Protections as Part of New NAFTA
The Teamsters are urging that any new labor rights standards should be grounded in the conventions of the International Labor Organization. In addition, they must protect freedom of association and the rights to organize and bargain collectively. That means ending forced and compulsory labor, abolishing the worst forms of child labor, and eliminating discrimination in employment.
These standards must be enforceable by the same trade sanctions that protect commercial interests. Only a denial of benefits under the agreement for violations of the labor chapter will ensure such protections are enforced.
Workers deserve to share in prosperity and protections under a new NAFTA.
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers to ensure union democracy, financial integrity and transparency. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) is the Federal agency with primary authority to enforce many LMRDA provisions, while other provisions, such as the bill of rights, may only be enforced by union members through private suit in federal court. If you suspect a violation of these rights or responsibility, please contact the Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Please note that the LMRDA only applies to private sector unions in the United States.
Link below to the IBT Labor History Research Center
100 Years and Counting: Teamsters Joint Council 25
Founded in 1911, Teamsters Joint Council 25 has remained one of the largest and strongest extensions of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Serving more than 100,000 hardworking men and women across Illinois, metropolitan Chicago, eastern Iowa and northwest Indiana, the Joint Council and its local affiliates know a thing or two about member pride, enduring loyalty and committed representation. Teamsters Local 371 is part of Joint Council 25.
Union Member Meetings
Local 371 member meetings are at 10 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month.
All active Local 371 members are strongly encouraged to attend member meetings.
Meetings are held at the Local 371 Union Hall, 101 31st Avenue,
Rock Island, IL 61201
(CLICK HERE for maps and directions)
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