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February 19, 2017

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Two locals of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Int'l Union (now UNITE HERE) at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., strike in sympathy with 1,300 graduate student teaching assistants who are demanding the right to negotiate with the university.

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Updated: Feb. 19 (01:02)

James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
Teresa Click Passes Away
Teamsters Local 89
President's Day Holiday Closure
Charlotte Area Local APWU
Sean O’Brien Appointed To Lead Teamsters Package Division
Teamsters Local 71
Surprise Announcement Changing Keebler Distribution System Will Destroy 1,200 Jobs
Teamsters Local 71
Special Thanks to the IUEC Labor Committee
IUEC Local 18
 
     
January/February 2015 Newsletter
Updated On: Jan 16, 2015

Lots more photos of the Christmas Party are in the Photo Gallery.

Brothers and Sisters:
 
First off, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year!
 
   The Christmas party was a smash hit. We had a fantastic turnout of over 285 people. The food was awesome and the hall nicely decorated for the holidays. A special thanks to the executive committee for doing another spectacular job. A special thanks to Ronn and Lin Cain for again taking care of the basket of cheer this year. It was won by Lori Ratlief, pictured below left. Also, a special thanks to Cherry Brett and Ginger Townsley for selling the 50/50's. Donald Spencer, right, won the 50/50. Thanks to Mike Krainer and his crew who ran the money wheel. Thanks to Tommy Madkins for running the cake wheel. It takes a lot of time and volunteers to make these parties the success that they are. A big thanks to Charlie Long and his "Rubber Band" for putting on another good show. We also would like to thank our two guest band members, Suzanne Hollis and Erin Durange, who gave a great performance.

   Congratulations to Triple Crown Winners: John Adkinson, Joe Reichert, and Calvin Duley. This drawing was held at the regular union meeting in December. We are going to sell the Triple Crown Tickets differently this year. The tickets will cost $5 apiece, but the prize money will be a lot more. It will be $1000, $500, and $250 instead of $300, $200, and $100. 
 
Just a reminder on snow closings:
   Bowling: If Anne Arundel County schools are closed because of weather, then there will be no bowling.  If A.A. schools are delayed in opening 1 or 2 hours because of weather, then we will be bowling.

   ARM Meetings: If Baltimore City schools are closed because of weather, then there will be no meeting.  If Baltimore City schools are delayed 1 or 2 hours because of weather, then we will have our meeting.

Here's an easy recipe for these cold months:
Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches
Makes 4-5 sandwiches
Ingredients
•    2 tablespoons butter
•    1 large sweet onion, sliced
•    2 green bell peppers, sliced
•    3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
•    2 tablespoons Dale's Steak Seasoning (found in most supermarkets)
•    sliced Mozzarella cheese
•    hoagie rolls
Instructions
Spray a 3 - 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and turn to LOW heat.
Add butter, onions and green peppers.
Toss chicken with steak seasoning, salt and pepper, then add to slow cooker.
Cover and cook for 5 hours.
Serve on hoagies with a slice of cheese melted on top.

   A special thanks to Attorney James E. Garland of the Peter G. Angelos Law Offices for his generous donation of Baltimore Orioles merchandise which will be raffled off at upcoming retirees' meetings.
 
   New Members: Bill Williams (ABF), Jerry Northam (U.S. Foods), Cleveland Pendergrass (Smelkinson Bros.), and Ralph Bets Jr. (Denver Post & Sunpapers).

   Sick Members: Ed Jackson, Milt Stapf, Bill Gibson and Francis Proctor.
   Deceased Members:  Bill Grossarth (UPS), Milt Marszalek (UPS), Walt Myers (Mountainside), Paul Anderson (Montgomery Wards) and Leroy Jones (Sunpapers).
   Please keep these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

   The next meetings will be on January 15 and February 19 in the Sullivan Hall at Teamsters Local 355, 1030 S. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD. Coffee and donuts are served at 9:30 a.m. The Executive Board meets at 10 a.m., and the general meeting begins at 11 a.m. A light lunch is served following the general meeting. Hope to see you there. Remember to bring another retiree with you.

   And remember, we can always use new bowlers!
 
Fraternally,
Bob Eney,
President

Photos/Teamsters Joint Council 62


General Membership Meetings:
Mar. 5, 2017  - Baltimore
Mar. 12, 2017  - Salisbury

10:oo am.
Please be present and on time.

Bring a coworker!

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    The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

    The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

    In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

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  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

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