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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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 ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Action Center
Academic Scholarship Year 2016-2017
Posted On: Feb 17, 2016

Request full copy of The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund 2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarship Application by e-mail send request to

2016 – 2017 Academic Year Scholarship Application
Application due date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
James R. Hoffa became a Teamsters Member in 1934, served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless
service to the union, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board
meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the James R. Hoffa Memorial
Scholarship Fund.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to outstanding high school seniors. All applicants
must comply with the following eligibility and application criteria.
1. DEADLINE for receipt of scholarship applications is Thursday, March 31, 2016. (NO EXCEPTIONS).
2. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you.
3. If you have any questions about the application, please call the JRHMSF Administrative Manager at (202) 624-8971 or by
email at
4. Please provide enough time for your Local Union, System Federation or BLET National Division to receive and complete the
attached membership verification form. If the above institutions are unable to verify membership then please send your
application straight to the Scholarship Office and we will provide membership verification.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed
by the Scholarship Committee include, but are not limited to the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service,
Letters of Recommendation (if a Canadian or Puerto Rican applicant), and Financial Need. The scholarship awards are paid
directly to the schools.Scholarship winners are awarded either a $10,000.00 award split up over four years at $1,250.00 per
semester, or a one-time $1,000.00 award. Winners of the $10,000.00 award will have their scholarship renewed each year,
pursuant to the Scholarship Renewal guidelines, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher.
SAT & ACT Codes
1. SAT – 0518
2. ACT - 0670
1. Be the son, daughter or financial dependent (this does not include spouses) of a Teamster member (hereafter also referred to as
“Teamster Member Relation”) who qualifies (or in the case of retirees, has qualified)* as a member in “continuous good
standing” in the Teamsters Union as defined in Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution;
2. Be in his/her last year of high school and may not apply if he/she has already graduated from high school;
3. Be in the top 15% of his/her high school class;
4. Plan to submit excellent SAT or ACT scores for evaluation (U.S. only);
5. Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States or Canada, as a full-time student. Those
who plan to attend non- academic or certificate programs or community college may not apply.
*To qualify as a retired Teamster Member Relation, the Member Relation must demonstrate that he/she was retired from a craft represented by his or her Local Union and was a
member in “good standing” as per Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution for 5 years prior to his/her retirement.
* A seasonal employee eligible to vote pursuant to Article XXII, Sec. 4(c) of the International Constitution, shall also qualify as a Teamster Member Relation.
Application Process
• Completed application form.
• Official high school transcript in a sealed envelope from the institution.
• Demonstrated financial need.
• Homeschool applicants MUST take the SAT II for eligibility.
• Canadian and Puerto Rican applicants ONLY must also provide three letters of recommendation in lieu of SAT/ACT
scores. Two academic letters (from a teacher, principal, etc), and one personal letter (from an employer or neighbor, NOT
a family member or yourself). If you are not a Canadian or Puerto Rican applicant and you submit letters of
recommendation, those letters will not be considered.
• SAT II test scores are required for all applicants if the applicant’s class rank is not available.
• Finalist notification will be given by June 2016 via email.
• Winner notification for $1,000.00 “Bootstrap” winners will be notified via email and $10,000.00 winners will be notified
via email and mail by July 2016.It is VERY important that you provide an email address that you check frequently. In
addition, please ensure that “” emails are placed on your non-spam/junk list.
• Awards will be disbursed to the schools by August 2016.
• Winners must be ready to provide their student ID, the correct mailing address of their institution and the department
where their scholarship check is to be received, upon notification of award.
Deadline for the application is Thursday, March 31, 2016. Applications must be received by this date or will not be considered.
Please email the application as one PDF to OR it can be faxed to (202) 624-7457, or mailed to
the following address:
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
25 Louisiana Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Must be filled out by Applicant and Teamster Member Relation.
Last ______________________________________ First ___________________________________ Middle Initial ____
Social Security Number (United States) ______________________
OR Social Insurance Number (Canadian) ______________________
Street ____________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip or Postal Code ________________________________________________________
Contact Information:
Home Phone # ________________________ Alternate Phone # ________________________________
E-Mail Address (IMPORTANT) _________________________________________________________
? Male
? Female
Date of Birth: ______________
High School
Name and Address
Expected Date of High School Graduation ___________ 2016
Canadian Students:
In 2016, I will complete _______ Junior Matriculation
_______ Senior Matriculation
Name(s) of the Accredited College(s) Applied to or Plan to Attend:
Name City and State
Name City and State
Teamster Affiliation (If any of this information is incorrect this will delay your application process):
Local Union/Division # ____________
Local Union Address ________________________________________________________________________________
Please check box if you are a seasonal employee:
? Seasonal Employee
Full Name of Teamster Member Relation (NOT Self) _________________________________________________
Teamster Member Employer Name ___________________________________________________
Employment Address _______________________________________________________________________________
Occupation _____________________________________________________
Teamster Member Relation’s Social Security/Insurance Number OR Ledger ___________________________________
Teamster Member Relationship to Applicant (NOT Self) ________________________________
*If you are not sure of your financial need yet, please provide a brief explanation explaining your situation.
Total Anticipated Amount of Need for One (1) School Year
(tuition, room and board, transportation, and books) $ ____________
Financial Aid or Scholarships Received or Applied for:
Source: _____________________________
Source: _____________________________
Source: _____________________________
$ ____________
$ ____________
$ ____________
Additional Funds:
Parental Assistance
$ ____________
$ ____________
$ ____________
Net Amount Needed (subtract all funding from total
anticipated amount) $ ____________
Please provide any additional information that you believe would be helpful to the Scholarship Committee in assessing your
personal or financial need:
I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee
is true, correct and without forgery. Incorrect information provided may result in disqualification of the application and even
subsequent rescission of a scholarship award, if applicable.
Signature of scholarship applicant: ________________________________ Date: _______________________
Teamster Member Relation: ______________________________________ Date: ________________________
The deadline for this application to be received by James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is
Thursday, March 31, 2016. No exceptions!
Please list the following information on a separate sheet if needed.
SCHOOL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Please list school extra-curricular activities in which you have participated,
beginning in high school. Note leadership roles and dates.
COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Please list community service or volunteer activities that you have
been active in, beginning in high school. Note leadership roles and dates.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Please list any work experience you have, beginning in high school. Note leadership roles and dates.
HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND DISTINCTIONS: Please list any honors, achievements and distinctions you have
received, beginning in high school. Note dates.
*Please review and check off all boxes to ensure that you have completed this application.
? Completed entire application including Social Security/Insurance number
? Completed the Activity Sheet
? Completed the Financial Need
? Attached Official Transcript OR has noted that an Official Transcript will be sent separately
? Attached Official SAT/ACT/SAT II Scores OR has noted that they will be sent separately. ALSO, if your official scores
are on your official transcript, you have noted this on the application
? FOR CANADIAN AND PUERTO RICAN APPLICANTS – Attached three letters of recommendations, pursuant to
the requirements for types of recommendation letters
? Completed the Membership Verification form by providing the form to the Local Union, System Federation or BLET
National Division.
? Signed “Statement of Accuracy” by both Applicant AND Teamster member relation.
Must be completed by the Applicant’s high school official– Please note that if your school does not have rank or GPA, then
please provide an explanation and provide any information that you would provide to the college to which the student is applying.
Applicant’s Name:
Last First Middle
High School Information:
Name of Secondary School _________________________________________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________ Phone # __________________________________
NOTE:Please check the box if homeschooled:
? Homeschool
Class Rank (If information is left blank WITHOUT an explanation, then student’s application will not be processed):
a. Please indicate the student’s exact or approximate rank in class.
Student ranks exactly/approximately __________ in a class of ___________ students at the end of __________.
b. If exact rank is not available, please provide:
Class size _________ Decile/Percentile __________
c. Indicate if student has taken SAT II in lieu of class rank:
? SAT II (Scores Attached)
Grade Point Average (If the school does not provide GPA please provide a general estimate or explanation):
Please indicate the student’s un-weighted grade average in the spaces below. (MUST be on 4.0 scale).
Student has the un-weighted GPA of ______ at the end of __________.
Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or other Advanced Classes
Please indicate if you are taking advanced courses:
? Honors
? Advanced Placement (AP)
? Other Advanced Classes
High School Transcript
Please attach an official transcript bearing the school’s seal or principal’s signature to this application. Please note that the
transcript is to be cumulative of the applicant’s grades over the course of high school.
Test Scores
A. SAT Scores:
Critical Reading __________ Math ___________ Writing ___________ Total ___________ Test Date ____________
Critical Reading __________ Math ___________ Writing ___________ Total ___________ Test Date ____________
Critical Reading __________ Math ___________ Writing ___________ Total ___________ Test Date ____________
B. ACT Scores:
English ______ Math ______ Reading ______ Science ______ Composite ______ Test Date ___________
English ______ Math ______ Reading ______ Science ______ Composite ______ Test Date ___________
C. SAT II Test Scores (Required ONLY if Class Rank is not available or applicant is homeschooled)
Math Level 1 ______ Math Level 2 ______ English ______ Biology ______ Chemistry ______ Physics ______
U.S.History ______ World History ______
High School Checklist:
? I have enclosed an official copy of the student’s test scores and verify that the above information is correct.
? The applicant has requested that the testing agency forward a copy of his/her test scores.
NAME OF OFFICIAL (PRINT)_________________________________ TITLE _________________________________
SIGNATURE OF OFFICIAL _______________________________________ DATE ________________
The following section must be completed by your Teamster Member Relation’s Local Union.
This application will not be processed without the attached membership verification.
LU/Lodge/Div. #: ____________________________
1. I hereby certify that the above-named Teamster member Relation has not been a full-time elected officer of this Local Union,
Division, or Lodge and has been (check the appropriate box below):
? A member in “good standing” as defined in article X, section 5 of the International constitution.
? Retired from a craft represented by his or her Local Union and was a member in “continuous good standing” as defined in
Article X, Section 5 of the International constitution for 5 years prior to his/her retirement.
? A seasonal employee eligible to vote pursuant to Article XXII, Sec. 4 (c) of the Internationalconstitution.
2. I verify that the applicant is the son, daughter or financial dependent of the above-named TeamsterMember Relation.
? Yes
? No
3. Signature of Secretary-Treasurer
**BMWED members must send to the System Federation Secretary-Treasurer for signature
**BLET members must send to the National Secretary-Treasurer for signature
Signature Print Name Date
Applications not received by the application deadline of
March 31, 2016, will not be processed by the Scholarship Fund.
It is advised that you check in with your Local Union affiliate to make sure that they have processed your application. If time or
geographic constraints will not allow you to provide your materials to the Local Union in time, you may scan your materials and
e-mail them to:, or fax to (202) 624-7457.
The Scholarship Fund was established as a non-profit, stand alone, charitable incorporated organization (501(c)(3) identification #52-2206826),
which will raise significant money from affiliates and outside sources to award Teamster dependents higher scholarships than have been
possible in the past. Although children represent less than 25 percent of the population in our countries, they are 100 percent our future!
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications and financial need by the
Scholarship Selection Committee. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, disability or any other legally protected
status. Due to the number of applicants to this program and because the program is extremely competitive, only those students who exemplify
academic excellence should apply.

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