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 The Next  Monthly Meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2016 at 7 pm

Mayor visit to preserve Jobs at Chartwell
President Ratliff and Representive Donna Edwards working together to save our Jobs at Safeway
Local Leaders fighting for our jobs at Safeway
Representative Chris Von Hollen standing up for the workers at Safeway
Former Lt. Governor Brown fighting to keep jobs in Maryland
Representive Edwards shows her support for the workers at Safeway
Fighting to keep Jobs at Safeway
President Ratliff addresses the media
Local 639 Executive Board
Business Agent Wayne Settles celebrates Victory at Seabury Connector
Another Organizing Victory by Local 639
Teamsters Vote
Check out Teamsters 639 endorsements for Elected Office
U.S. Representative Donna Edwards
Joining the Fight for Justice at Daycon
General President Hoffa with Member Al York
Rally to Stop the War on Workers
Local 639 Delivering Furniture for our Veterans Program
Construction Trades
Local 639 Building the Infrastructure of the Nations Capital
Fundraiser for AFL/CIO Metro Council Assistance Fund
Members Bowling for a good cause
Victory at Safeway for Local 639

Teamsters Local 639 and 730 save 700 hundred jobs in Upper Marlboro Md.

Business Agent Wayne Settles celebrates Victory at Seabury Connector with our new mambers

Teamsters Local 639 has successfully organized the bus drivers and attendants at Seabury Connector in Washington D.C. These drivers work hard every day transporting seniors around the Nation’s Capital and now have the opportunity to get the justice they deserve with a Teamster Contract.

Members at the White House with Labor Secretary Perez

Local 639 UPS Teamsters James Swain, Bilbie Cox, Etta Epps, Tyrone Brown and Shelton Wilkes participate in Obama Executive Order Signing Ceremony

UPS National Agreement goes into effect April 25, 2014

(WASHINGTON) – General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall announced today that UPS will add thousands of new package jobs across the country this year in the face of strong Teamster enforcement of the new National Master UPS Agreement.

Local 639 Golf Scholarship Tournament

Teamsters Local 639 Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Potomac Ridge Golf Course in Waldorf Md on May 20, 2016. If you or your organization is interested in playing in the Tournament or providing a much needed sponsorship please fill out the form provided on the website or call Alethia Wallace 202-636-8170 ext 203 for all the information concerning the Tournament.The money raised from this event will help fund the future dreams for many of our members children. Check the website this fall for the application forms for the scholarships provided by this Tournament.
Download: 2015 Golf Tournament Form.pdf

  Current Campaigns  
  • 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.

  • Candidate material is distributed to all members to encourage informed participation in the International officer election, and to promote a fair, honest and open process.

  • Below is a link to the Independent Disciplinary Officers (IDO) Report 2 dated June 8, 2016. Due to an inadvertent printing error, page 2 of the report was not printed in the August 2016 Teamster magazine.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

  • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

  • 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 Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • 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.


  • Connect these 7 dots in the war against the poor and working class:

Washingtons Dirty Little Trade Secrets

March 10, 2014 TRADE AGREEMENTS | In this video from American Family Voices we take a walk down memory lane to hear Presidents Obama, H. W. Bush, Clinton, and former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan espouse the benefits to American and American workers of various 'freed trade' deals like NAFTA. But what has been the performance of these deals? Has their performance matched the promises? Take a look…


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