Disaster Relief





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Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, will increase in January 2020 due to a rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2018 to the corresponding period of the current year.

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Contract Negotiations with the Class 1 Freight Carriers begin in January 2020. Starting in January 2019, the BMWED initiated a membership survey through the Internal Organizers, the Front Line Communicators, and System and Local Officers. After nine months of energetic member engagement, the Survey process has come to an end. We are excited to report there have been over 7,800 surveys completed from every corner of the country with the following results:

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

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Roughly 2,000 Teamsters that are under the jurisdiction of Joint Council 7 live in the affected areas. Reports that have been received so far indicate that over 100 members have lost their homes and many more are among the 52,000 displaced who don’t yet know if they have a home they can return to. The entire town of Paradise, home to many Teamster members, was destroyed in the inferno.

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by California wildfires.

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The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is requesting disaster relief assistance from all of our Joint Councils, local unions and affiliate organizations for Teamster members and their surrounding communities who have been affected by the storm.

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The following health and wellness resources are available to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a major disaster for the state of Florida on September 10, 2017, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds for people affected by Hurricane Irma. Assistance is available to individuals and households in the following counties who may have experienced a loss due to this disaster.


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