in Your Union
Local 135 is one of the biggest Teamsters locals in the country at 12,000 members. Our members work in over a dozen Teamster divisions, from Airlines, to Construction, Beverage, Warehousing, Carhaul, Freight, and more.
We have the power to win contracts that set industry standards. We can do that by involving members at every step, and taking action to win what we deserve.
We did that at MonoSol, where members were enduring family-destroying forced overtime.
Locked-out MonoSol Teamsters picketed the company in the cold and snow for 28 days. Their strength and unity won a contract that includes pay increases, better healthcare through TeamCare, additional vacation, and most importantly, humane overtime rules.
We did it at Sysco by waging a 2-week strike and uniting with Teamsters in Louisville’s Local 89 for coordinated bargaining and job actions. By standing strong on the picket line and uniting across locals, Sysco Teamsters won a great contract with significant wage increases.
We did it at UPS, where we’ve won a historic Tentative Agreement by building a credible strike threat alongside a nationwide army of 350,000 UPS Teamsters. From our Contract Unity Pledge to boisterous Practice Pickets, we showed the company that the Teamsters are in the driver’s seat now.
And we’re doing it at dozens of shops across Local 135 by listening to members’ issues and giving them the tools to stand up for what they deserve.
That’s what Local 135 is about: building member power to hold employers accountable and win a better future for working people.
—Teamsters Local 135 President Dustin Roach