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Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self
Walmart Woes
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King of Tax Dodging
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Nominations for Employee of the Year
2014 CLEAT Convention
CLEAT endorses Sen. Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General
Longtime Local 597 Principal Officer Retires
Ron Rabideau retires after 27 years of service to Local 597 members
New Local 597 Principal Officer honors Ron on his retirement
Tony St. Hilaire offers Ron congratulations and thanks.
Local 340 of Maine honors Ron Rabideau
Local 340 President Vianney Soucy presents Ron with plaque
Local 597's Ron Rabideau Receives Curtis Award
Ron Rabideau first labor leader to win award
Retired Local 597 BA Duane Messier congralulates Ron at Curtis Dinner
Ron and Duane catch up on old times at Curtis Dinner
Vermont Political Leaders at Curtis Dinner honor Ron's service
Local 597's Ron Rabideau with L-R, Gov. Peter Shumlin, US Senator Bernie Sanders, US Rep. Peter Welch

Next Monthly Union Meeting Sept. 7, 2014. The Local 597 Executive Board wishs everyone a safe  summer season.


The nominations are in, and we are very excited to finally announce the three winners of this year’s David W. Curtis Leadership Awards.


Drivers show Business Agent appreciation for leadership.


NLRB sides with Teamsters in Green Mountain Express case


New Merchandise For sale now! Sweatshirts and ladies t-shirts are on sale! We now have hoodies and zip up sweatshirts in several colors. New s/s polo shirts on sale. Also long sleeve t-shirts and regular t-shirts. They are going fast! Check 'em out! Click on the Merchandise For Sale tab, above for more information.

Teamsters Joint Council 10 Scholarship Winner

The following members children have been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Teamsters Joint Council 10 Scholarship Award. Samantha Allen daughter of Steve Allen - UPS Lacey Stever daughter of Kevin Stever - UPS Caitlyn Kerrigan daughter of James Kerrigan - CCTA

Upcoming Events
General Membership Meeting
Sep 07, 2014
Local 597 Meeting Hall 149 Quarry Hill Rd. South Barre, VT.
General Membership Meeting
Oct 12, 2014
Local 597 Meeting Hall 149 Quarry Hill Rd. South Barre, VT.
General Membership Meeting
Nov 02, 2014
Local 597 Meeting Hall 149 Quarry Hill Rd. South Barre, VT.
General Membership Meeting
Dec 14, 2014
Local 597 Meeting Hall 149 Quarry Hill Rd. South Barre, VT.
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  Current Campaigns  
  • 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!

  • The 2014 elections are right around the corner and this is your headquarters for the Teamsters Vote 2014 program. The page provides information on registering to vote, news about the Teamsters Vote 2014 campaign and a legislative scorecard that shows how your Member of Congress and Senators voted on the issues that matter to Teamster members and America’s working families.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a list of Teamster locals whose members are either on strike or locked out by the employer. We will update this list on a monthly basis.


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