Local and National Union News
Hoffa on trade with China: “They’re keeping us out”
May 16, 2019 | Hoffa discusses the impact of President Trump’s tariffs, and what should be done to get tough with China on trade, during interviews with Ali Velsh of MSNBC and Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour… Teamsters
355 Update: New contracts ratified, and other news
May 15, 2019 | Fire battalion chiefs, deputy sheriffs, and park rangers employed by Anne Arundel County recently ratified contracts providing cost-of-living (COLA) increases and merit raises; maintenance of Health and Welfare, and other improvements specific to each unit… Poultry workers at Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, ratified a five-year contract that includes a $1.50 p/hr increase over term, participation in the Teamsters Membership Pension Program, raises for live-haul drivers with job security for the term of the contract and retroactive pay back to December 2018... A new five-year contract is in place at Contanda (formerly Westway Terminals) that provides wage increases, maintains Health & Welfare, allows members to enroll in the Local 355 Teamster Retirement Plan, and reimburses boiler operators for the cost of renewal licenses. Praxair, new owner of dry ice firm Capitol Carbonic, Bridgeville, Del., agreed to recognize Local 355 as exclusive bargaining agent for its employees. Negotiations for a new contract produced... Continued Pictured: UPS feeder drivers in Baltimore elected new stewards following the May membership meeting. (L-R) Shannon Hilderbrand, Nick Pozzi, Local 355 Business Agent Eric Wood, and Brian Rigg.
YRC Freight, Holland, and New Penn contract takes effect immediately
May 15, 2019 | The last supplement to the YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn National Master Freight Agreement has now been ratified by the affected membership, which means the new national collective bargaining agreement and all supplemental agreements are now fully ratified and will take effect immediately. The National Master portions of the agreement and all other supplements were previously approved by the membership on May 3. The only outstanding supplement following the May 3 vote, the Joint Council 40 Supplement, was approved this week. “The national contract will now take effect and I want to thank all our members for their support during this long process,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “The wage increases are retroactive to April 1 and it is anticipated that any retro pay will be distributed within the next 30 days.”
Important information for UPS part-timers
May 10, 2019 | With the new contract now in effect, part-timers may find the information in this flier helpful. The new agreement contains significant increased start rates and wages for part-timers. Click here to learn more.
National Master UPS Agreement contract book is available
May 9, 2019 | The full contract of the newly ratified National Master UPS Agreement is now available to view online here.
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