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Joint Council 75 Financial Investment Conference Call for Teamster Members

Teamsters Joint Council 75's Investment Manager Jeff Reynolds with Morgan Stanley will host a conference call on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The conference call will last about 20 minutes.

The purpose of this conference call is to inform our members on certain financial issues that might be of interest to them. There are many topics that Jeff agreed to present to members on future conference calls.

Joint Council 75's website has a feedback form for the members to submit their input and/or questions on the topic that was presented or to comment on what topic would interest them most for the future conference calls. To access the form, members can visit Joint Council 75's website at www.teamstersjc75.org and follow the “TEAM” link located in the menu list on the left.

Call-in Number: 1-877-777-0154
Pass Code: 129885

Volunteers Needed to Defeat Karen Handel!

Last night's debate for the 6th congressional district run-off made clear that Karen Handel is no friend of working Teamsters or working people in general. The Teamsters and the rest of Georgia's labor movement has endorsed her opponent, Jon Ossoff to be Georgia's next Congressperson. 

Join Local 728 and other unions THIS SATURDAY and NEXT SATURDAY in reaching out to union members in the 6th congressional district about the issues at stake in the run-off election.

Saturday, June 10th
What: Labor Walk Canvassing Union Households
Where: IBEW 613 501 Pulliam St SW ATL
When: 10am-2pm

Saturday, June 17th
What: Rally with Jon Ossoff and J. David Cox then Labor Walk Canvassing Union Households
Where: CWA 3218 395 Glover St SE Marietta
When: 10am-2pm

Teamsters Local 728 Endorsements for the April 18th Special Election
Local 728 Lobby Day!

On February 22nd and
23rd, Local 728

will be joining the Georgia AFL-CIO and other Georgia unions for our annual Labor Lobby Day and training. Lobby Day is your opportunity to meet your legislators and let them know where you stand on workers rights and other working family issues. There is NO CHARGE to attend the training or Lobby Day

.

The Training will be at 5:30 pm on Feb 22nd at the IBEW auditorium located at 501 Pulliam St. in Atlanta. Dinner will be included.

Lobby Day will begin at 8:00 am on Feb. 23rd at the IBEW auditorium with signing in and a light breakfast. The legislative session will begin at 8:30 am and you participants will be transported from the IBEW auditorium to the capitol. Lunch will be provided. 

To register, please call (404)622-0521 ext 2239 and leave the below information or email the information to Local 728 Political Director Eric Robertson at erobertson@teamsterslocal728.

Name:
Address (include city, state, zip):
Phone Number:
Email:

Please include whether you will be participating in both the training and Lobby Day or just Lobby Day. 
The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 17th.

Teamsters Strongly Oppose National "Right to Work"
Teamsters Stand Up Against Damaging Bill, Continue Fight Against Right to Work

The destructive anti-worker bill, H.R. 785, is sponsored by Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) and would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act to institute damaging right to work in all states.

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union strongly opposes national ‘right-to-work’ legislation introduced today in Congress that will hurt workers and their unions.

“Right to work is wrong for working people. We heard it during the presidential election—workers are speaking out that they want good union jobs and a strong voice at work. The last thing they want is their working conditions rolled back and their rights stripped by billionaire interests, like ALEC and the Koch brothers, who advocate for lower standards for workers through right to work,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.

Right-to-work laws require workers and their unions to cover the costs of non-union workers who benefit from union contracts. These laws are proven to drive down wages and weaken workers’ unions by undercutting bargaining power.

Nine of the 10 states with the highest poverty rates are right-to-work states. Workers in states with right-to-work laws make about $1,500 less per year than workers in free bargaining states. Workers in right-to-work states are less likely to have employer-paid health care and pensions, and more likely to die in accidents on the job.

“This legislation does nothing to create jobs, grow the middle class or improve the lives of workers. It’s shameful that members of Congress have chosen to prioritize big business interests over the demands of their constituents. The Teamsters Union is committed to improving the lives of working people by fighting against dangerous right to work,” Hoffa said.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

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