UPS Negotiations: Your Participation is Key to Victory!
As we approach the holidays, I want you to know that, two years into my administration’s term in office, your benefit funds are stronger than at any time in recent memory. And they are growing. Your annuity, health, and pension funds are all moving in the right direction.Read More
Local 804 members have been deeply moved by the plight of the people in Puerto Rico struggling to survive in the wake of Hurricane Maria. With the island’s infrastructure obliterated, residents have gone weeks without access to electricity, food, clean water and medication. When the call came for volunteers, two Local 804 UPS members, Shop Steward George Zamot, Brush Ave., and Carlos Perez, 43rd Street Feeder, didn’t hesitate.Read More
Our union will be shipping key supplies urgently needed by Hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The following items are needed:Read More
Teamsters Brothers and Sisters in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have been devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma. Click below to help them recover by donating to the Teamster Disaster Relief Fund.Read More
A national “Right to Work” bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. For years, anti-worker politicians have passed state laws that have resulted in weaker worker protections and lower pay and benefits. Now big business is pushing for a national law and other legislation to weaken collective bargaining rights.Read More
Thanks to careful management, increased company contributions and favorable investments, our pension is out of the red zone and is currently on track to be fully funded. That’s great news for active and retired workers, but as long-time members know, we can never take our benefits for granted.Read More
The UPS National Contract and Local 804 Supplement both expire next year. However, Local 804 members must PREPARE NOW.
Strong contracts don’t just happen without a lot of hard work. Your Local 804 leadership is committed to putting all our resources toward getting a fair UPS contract.
The Local 804 Delegation at the Teamster National Black Caucus Conference. From left: Business Agent Mark Johnson, Shop Steward Darryn Maddicks, Organizer Kenroy Statia, Business Agent Ken Hoskey and Trustee Dwight Phillip. Read More
Driver Peter Williams (center) was happy to receive his check for back pay.
For six years, Fordham Center driver Peter Williams was not paid for his “coffee bonus”. He filed a grievance three years ago, but was unsuccessful. Williams didn’t give up. He spoke with Trustee Kirk Shocker and Shop Steward Andrew Padilla, who took up his case and won. Williams is now receiving his full pay and was issued a $6,000 check for back pay.
Ten children of Local 804 members have been awarded scholarships from the Dougherty Scholarship Fund this year – twice the number of awards distributed in previous years. Congratulations to the scholars and their proud parents!
Local 3 IBEW cable technicians at Charter/Spectrum Communications have been on strike since March. Talks with Charter, which acquired former Spectrum parent Time Warner Cable last year, have not gone well. Spectrum refuses to contribute to the workers' pension and medical plan. Local 804 members will not cross their picket lines and we will join them wherever we are needed.Read More
UPS has used technology to build one of the largest and most successful delivery services in the world. Unfortunately, the company has used that same technology to harass and discipline workers. In addition to calling the company out on any contract violations, Local 804 stewards are leading the way for making technology work for union members.Read More
Our contract guarantees our wages and benefits. But just as important, it safeguards our rights. That is why our grievance process is so important. It’s up to us as union members to ensure that grievances are handled correctly, because when they are, we protect the membership and reduce management abuses.Read More
Goes from Red to Yellow Zone
Local 804 members and retirees received good news on January 1st when the retirement fund was notified that its funding status had moved out of the red zone and into the yellow.Read More
Local 804 members at City Harvest take time to meet with Local 804 officers and representatives at a recent shop visit. The union will be negotiating a new City Harvest contract this year.
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our friend and brother Wally Weidtman. Wally, who served as a Local 804 Trustee and Business Agent beginning in 2016, will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.
For the first time in Local 804 history, a special membership meeting was held at the union hall to discuss the specific needs and concerns of UPS Part-Time workers. Over 50 attended! Shop Stewards and members discussed how best to protect their jobs and strengthen the union.Read More
Local 804 held its first new member orientation Saturday, March 25th. Dozens of new UPS workers came to the union hall to meet Local 804 leaders, learn about the role of the union and have their questions answered.Read More