Over the next couple of weeks, UPS will be reviewing reports on the licenses of every member that drives for them. Have you checked your Driver Record Abstract to make sure you have no violations? If you have a driving infraction, eventually management will find out and you risk discipline or termination for not informing the company. To avoid any surprises, check your driving record annually.
Teamster Center Services (TCS) is an important resource for Local 804 Health Fund participants. Founded in 1962, the center provides Teamsters with help in getting the right mental health, family counseling, substance abuse and rehabilitation services, both in-patient and out-patient.Read More
By law, a trucking company has the option to follow either the 70-hour or 60-hour regulation. To offset the effects of fatigue, drivers are not allowed to drive if they have been on duty for 60 hours over the last 7 days, or 70 hours over the last 8 days. This is a federal rule and is therefore not a contract issue.Read More
Out for a good cause. Business Agent Ken Hoskey, second from right.
Members of Local 804 came out in the drenching rain to support the Unity Walk organized by the Community Concern Network. The event was held near the UPS Foster Avenue facility in Brooklyn.
The Local 804 Welfare Trust Fund’s new app is live and available for download on your smart phone. You can use the app to see if a doctor is in the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield network.
Using in-network doctors will cost you less.Read More
Applications are now available for the 2017-18 school year! High school seniors who are the children of Local 804 members may apply. The deadline is January 31st. Applications are also available for the JPH Academic and Training & Vocational Scholarships.Read More
Peak season is in full swing and every UPS member is working at capacity. We expect it, but we won’t allow our rights to be violated. If you believe that management has or is attempting to violate our contract, don’t hesitate to contact your steward or union representative. We are here to defend you and we can do that best if you remember to “work now, grieve later.”Read More
The drivers of City Harvest unanimously approved a one-year extension to their contract. Highlights include a 3% raise, a $560 bonus and retro pay. Members came out in force to participate in negotiations. Along with Business Agents Alex Zelada and Joe Forcelli, they put forth their concerns to management. After rounds of negotiations, members unanimously approved a contract they played an active role in creating.Read More
From left, Jamie Rodriguez, Vice President Danny Montalvo and Shop Steward Scott Smith celebrate.
More than three years ago, Jamie Rodriquez suffered a work related injury. He carefully followed all the procedures and went out on workers comp. Once he recovered, he was cleared by his doctor and tried to return to work. But UPS kept him out for weeks longer than they should have.Read More
The children of four Local 804 members have been awarded JPH Scholarships. The winning students are Jeanmarie Egan, Anne Bevin, Tara Englehardt, Nicole Moy and Alexander Moy. Jean-marie was one of the top national recipients, winning $10,000 toward her education. Tara and Alexander were also awarded Local 804 scholarships. Congratulations to the scholars and their parents!
Local 804 members at Trump Village unanimously ratified a new 5-year contract. The agreement preserves health benefits and pensions and provides annual raises as well as a signing bonus. By the end of the contract, weekly pay will increase by nearly $100.Read More
By Dorothy Hanlon
More than 1,300 Teamsters gathered in Hollywood, CA for the 16th annual Teamsters Women's Conference. The spirit of sisterhood and solidarity was strong as the three-day event got under way. This year's conference was titled “Lights, Camera, Teamster Women in Action." The conference promotes the importance of making a difference, which can be achieved by our dedication to and determination of our union.Read More
Persistence has paid off for Local 804 members. In violation of the contract, UPS did not provide 22.3 members with full-time work in the late 1990’s. The union arbitrated and in 2000 won back pay for workers for 1998 and 1999.Read More
Teamsters Local 804 won the fight for travel pay. UPS Combo Helpers will now be paid for the time they spend traveling on the job. They will receive full pay going forward, as well as back pay. To receive back pay, Combo Helpers must fill out a questionnaire and return it to their Steward, Business Agent or to the Local 804 office.Read More
Local 804 members have the right to go to the Workers’ Compensation doctor of their choice when injured on the job. While the company may try to steer you to one of their preferred physicians, you have the right to pick your own.Read More
Through unified action, we reached our goal of raising the New York State minimum wage to $15! We rallied, we lobbied and made our voices heard. On April 14th, Local 804 members rallied in a Global Day of Action in Manhattan, where we celebrated achieving our goal and demanded that other states raise their minimum wage to $15.
When online retailer Amazon announced that it would begin offering one and two-hour delivery in New York to its Prime customers, the media and customers cheered. But this new delivery service is not good news for Local 804 members – it means fewer deliveries being handled by traditional shippers such as UPS. Like FedEx, Amazon is cutting costs by paying less for labor, specifically by misclassifying workers as independent contractors.Read More
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), large corporations and politicians work behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws to weaken your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.
UPS spends hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting ALEC.Read More