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A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer - Dave Lucas

The first half of this year has been a very busy one for Local 671…

We have finally completed the UPS contract.  All retro payments should have been made by the end of May.  Please look at the UPS page on this website for all information regarding this new contract.  You will see many changes at work as far as 9.5 enforcement biding, etc. We will hold a meeting with all Stewards in the near future to explain the changes in the new contract.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact a Business Agent at the Union Hall.

Our Local is currently involved in many contract negotiations.  Many of the school bus contracts are expiring and are being renegotiated.  The DHL contract has been finalized and our members are currently living under that new Agreement.

As most of you know, over the past year Local 671 and Local 1150 along with the IBT Training & Development Department developed a program to train organizers.  The training was similar to a boot camp.  The attendees were fully trained in all aspects of organizing, legal and procedural issues and how to run an efficient, honest campaign.

In January, I made the decision to put Luis Rosario on as a full-time organizer.  Since then, Luis has successfully organized a unit of people who transport special needs children, has more pending elections and has started on multiple campaigns.  Art Langdon, the Steward at Baileys Express & Local 671’s Recording Secretary and Rodney Edwards, a Steward at UPS also received the special training.

I will be requesting the IBT to repeat that training in the near future.  I will advertise when that will be we will look for volunteers for this program.

If you receive leads on any non-union workers, please call the Union Hall. If we do not continue to organize the unorganized, we will watch our way of life diminish and the rich will get richer off of our hard work.

As you all know, the Monthly Membership meetings were suspended for the months of June, July and August.are resume in September. I look forward to seein you there.

As always, if you have questions or issues, please feel free to contact me at any time at the Union Hall.


Dave Lucas


Principal Officer

  Current Campaigns  
  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

  • This webpage provides updates to AWI/White Rose Teamsters about the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 9, 2014. The Warehouse Division of the Teamsters Union has been appointed to the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the bankruptcy filing and the union has assembled a team to monitor the bankruptcy. The Teamsters will play an active role in the bankruptcy process in an effort to best protect the jobs, wages and benefits of our members.

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