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What's New at IBT 122

The Butch Lewis Act of 2017

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Download FAQs of the Bill here

Download an explanation of the Bill

Download the Summary of the Butch Lewis Act of 2017

Download Full Text of Senate Bill - S. 2147

Download Full Text of House Bill - H.R. 4444

Thank you to all of the Members who participated

in the IBT International Officers Election.

Click on Linked image to watch the video

Hear Vice President John Murphy & Retirees,

how they fought back Pension cuts

What does former Labor Secretary think about "so called Right to Work" legislation?

click on the linked image above a watch a short video!

Teamsters Local 122 represents at the 2016 Bunker Hill Day Parade


Noah Brown from Martignetti Cos., Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Local 122 Sectretary-Treasurer John F. Murphy

Secretary-Treasurer John F. Murphy

spearheads first stage victory for Members of Treasury’s denial of the

Central States Pension Fund Executive Director's request for cuts to pension benefits.

Click on the image below to download a copy of Teamsters Press Release

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to Teamsters about pension cuts.

Follow link below to video.

Local 122 and Martignetti Cos. prepare for negotiations,

and it starts with UNITED Members!

Local 122 Members from Martignetti Stand UNITED for an improved contract!

Martignetti Cos. Negotiating Committee and Secretary-Treasurer John Murphy

Local 122 New Executive Board Sworn in.


Local 122 Members:

Let's Work together to save our Pensions!

Read General President Hoffa & General Secretary-Treasurer Hall's Letter

and Secretary-Treasurer John Murphy's Letter to 

Treasury Secretary Lew here.

The IBT case to the Treasury

Against the Central States Pension Application

Download Here:

General President Hoffa's Letter to Centaral States Executive Director:

Protect Members Pensions!

Read/Download the entire letter below.

Irish Echo Labor Newspaper


Secretary-Treasurer John Murphy

Teamsters Local 122 working at AA Busch, Medford, MA

voted overwhelmingly to accept a new agreement today.

Drivers, helpers, warehousemen, and mechanics Voted:

Yes to Ratify– 94

No to Refuse- 14

87% voted to Accept and ratify.

Driver-trainers, checkers, route schedulers and merchandisers Voted:

Yes to Ratify– 13

No to Refuse- 1

93% voted to Accept and ratify.

Congratulations to the negotiation committee, the Leadership Committee and to the Members for staying strong and United!

General President Hoffa Message To The Members:

A New Day For The Teamsters

Click on above Picture to watch President Hoffa's Message

Local 122 Secretary-Treasurer Accepts Plaque From

iPods for Wounded Veterans

Paul Cardello, Chairman of iPods for Wounded Veterans presents to John F. Murphy, Teamsters Local 122 Secretary-Treasurer a plaque of the official insignia of iPods for Wounded Veterans in recognition of the Union’s support for the Group.

Your United States Congressional Representative's Voting Record.

How has your Congressional Representative voted?

Find out HERE!

President Joe Zuffante Kicks Off

Bunker Hill Day Parade

Thousands Flock To Charlestown For

 Grand Event

Forward!   March!  Giving the 228 year old command, Local 122 President Joe Zuffante led the first contingent of the 2014 Bunker Hill Day Parade up historic Bunker Hill.  More than 30 marching bands and 50 floats marched in the June 15 parade.

Local 122 Solidarity members were there to honor Joe by marching with the Local Union’s sponsored band - Kevin Barry Pipes and Drums.

One highlight of the day featured Secretary-Treasurer John Murphy greeting State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman with his wife Barbara Wallace Grossman.  Steve was there with many supporters to march in the Parade on the day after his tremendous victory gaining the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor at the Party’s Convention in Worcester. 

Many thanks and appreciation to Local 122 members who marched with John Murphy: Chris O’Leary (Trustee of Local 122), Noah Brown (who designed the banners carried by the Solidarity Committee), Chris Szymszuk and his son Tom, Diane Khoury (Trustee of Local 122), Linda O’Brien, Louise Bruno, Dan Sweeny, Carmen Cecere, Payton Corbett, Chris Bottari and Frank Tringali.

Go to the website’s gallery to view photos of the day

Scenes from Bunker Hill Day Parade

June 15, 2014

Secretary-Teasurer John Murphy marches with Local 122 Members.

Follow above links to more photos

Local 122 President Joe Zuffante

Named Chief Marshal


Bunker Hill Day Parade

President Joe Zuffante has been honored by the Bunker Hill Day Parade Committee when it recently designated him as Chief Marshal of the Parade on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Joe is being recognized for his work in building the nationally recognized veterans support group – IPods for Wounded Veterans.  This organization works to provide assistance to wounded soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.  The project has delivered more than 1000 electronic wireless music players to veterans at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Hospital in the Washington DC area since 2010.

Joe Zuffante is also one of the prime movers in re-establishing the Abraham Lincoln Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 11 in Charlestown which built the Charlestown Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Local 122 Solidarity Committee will be participating in the Parade to recognize Joe’s achievements as it leads the Union’s sponsored marching band – Keven Barry Pipes and Drums Band.

The Second Session of the Members Leadership Training:

Creativity in Thinking and Communication!

The Teamsters Member Leadership Training held over the last month was very informative and well attended. By informing our Sisters and Brothers in Local 122, we are strengthening the very foundation that makes the Teamsters Union, Americas Strongest Union!

50 Members Attend First Session of the Members Leadership Training!

Teamsters History-We're more than you think!

IBT Historian-Karin Jones

Our Right to Bargain Collectively

IBT Instructor- Richard Lipsitz

Local 122 Stewards Seminar Classes well attended!

Local 122 Political Coordinator works her way up the Ladder

February 13, 2014

Lauren Fowler, Political Coordinator and Administrative Assistant has taken the position of Campaign Manager for newly elected Congresswomen Katherine Clark.  Lauren was Rep. Clark’s 2013 Field Coordinator in last year’s election and her great work with volunteers for the Clark Campaign earned her this opportunity.

Lauren will be missed by all of Local 122.  Her dedication and skill as Political Coordinator/Administrative Assistant won the praise of our members and admiration from government officials and elected representatives.

Good luck Lauren in your endeavors!

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Current Campaigns
  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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 the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.


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