• Today in Labor History
    July 8, 1966
    From July 8 to August 19, 1966, over 35,000 airline workers across the nation employed by five airlines went on strike. After several years of stilted wage gains as the airline industry invested heavily in jet technology, aircraft mechanics and other ground service workers represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) were anxious to share in the substantial profits of 1965. Facing a bargaining impasse between the IAM and the five carriers (United, Northwest, National, Trans World and Eastern) covered in the industry’s first multi-carrier labor contract, a Presidential Emergency Board presented a “compromise” package. In the summer of 1966, IAM members rejected this compromise and walked off the job in the largest strike in airline history. For 43 days during the peak summer travel season, 60 percent of the U.S. commercial airline industry was literally inoperative as 35,000 workers stayed out on strike.
    ~ Voices of Labor

  • Benefits, discounts exclusively for Teamster families

    Teamster Privilege
    May 14, 2014

    The Teamsters Privilege is a benefits program that offers benefits and services beyond the benefits negotiated with your employer under your Teamster contract.

    These benefits are available to you as long as you are a union member:

    Life & Accident Insurance: Round-the-clock accident insurance (at no cost); affordable term life insurance protection and supplemental life insurance coverage; hospital income program.

    Retire Health Insurance & Discounts: A full menu of money-saving programs and discounts to help you and your family cut the rising cost of health care.

    Mortgage & Real Estate: Buying, selling or refinancing a home? This benefit makes it easier! (Adobe Reader is required for this link.)

    Banking: Quality banking products and services to suit all your financial needs.

    Credit Cards & Loans: Currently carried by more than 280,000 Teamsters members and retirees, the Teamsters-endorsed credit card helps you save money with competitiive rates, no annual fee and low-rate balance transfers.

    Auto, Homeowners & Renters Insurance: The Teamsters Vehicle Insurance Program and Teamsters Homeowners & Renters Insurance Program from GMAC Insurance is looking out for your family's security with great benefits and exclusive rates.

    For more information about these and other benefits, visit http://www.teamster.org/.




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