The official date for balloting materials to be mailed to all eligible members at UPS and UPS Freight will be between Tuesday, September 11th and Friday, September 14, 2018. The ballots will be counted on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Next week, the IBT will email additional balloting instructions along with sample ballot packages.
When presented the choice at the August 12th General Membership meeting Local 804 members unanimously supported the decision to replace the legal counsel of the Local. Following the meeting Rick Gilberg of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein was hired to replace Walter Kane of Cary Kane Law. Rick is now the general counsel for the Local. On August 29th the Trustees of the Welfare, Annuity and Pension funds met. In order to remove Cary Kane Law from the funds as well a vote had to be made. Of the four Trustee’s to the funds, Eddie Villalta and Danny Betancourt voted to remove Cary Kane Law, however John Piccinich and Danny Montalvo refused to support that decision. Therefore Cary Kane Law will presently remain on the Welfare, Annuity and Pension funds.
A large turn out will send a clear message to UPS - this is not the contract we deserve. Share that message with all your Teamster brothers and sisters.
On August 12th 2018 Local 804 conducted its scheduled General Membership meeting. Naturally, the meeting was primarily focused on the National and Supplemental Contract, and our Locals decision not to endorse either. Prior to the meeting I had proposed to the Executive Board that a change of legal counsel should be made. By a 4-3 margin the board endorsed the current counsel Cary Kane Law. In accordance with Article VII section 2a of the Local 804 Bylaws I brought it to the membership.
A judge has approved the settlement for UPS to pay Combo Workers for the travel time that they should have been compensated for over the years. Back pay will vary from member to member, depending on average time spent traveling and length of employment. Because Local 804 covered the legal costs, the entire $494,967 will go toward paying members.Read More
Local 804 President Eddie Villalta and VP Danny Montalvo informed the national UPS contract committee that the union opposes both the tentative national agreement and the Local 804 supplement. In a letter to negotiation committee co-chair Denis Taylor, they cited the creation of full-time Combination Driver positions and the lack of protections for Local 804 members as the reason for their no vote.
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The National Contract’s Article 22.4 “Hybrid Driver” was meant to
relieve regular package car drivers. But Local 804 NO’s better! This new
classification is a threat to good jobs in Local 804. We opposed the
International as soon as these jobs were introduced.
After a week of extensive negotiations, our Union Bargaining Committee again left the table without an agreement that we would put before the membership for a vote. Though the company is well aware of our reasonable demand to protect our members, they continue to seek unacceptable concessions.Read More
This past week, Local 804 joined many other locals that were brought to Minneapolis, Minnesota in hopes of reaching tentative Supplemental Agreements. Simply put, Local 804 and UPS do not agree.Read More
Focusing on members’ top priorities of harassment and discipline, the Local 804 Bargaining Committee resumed contract negotiations with UPS On June 14th and 15th. At the prior meeting, Local 804 presented the Company with its Article 12 Discharge or Suspension proposal. This proposal was in response to the Company’s repeated violation of Article 12.Read More
The Teamsters and UPS could be heading toward the nation's largest strike in decades. Read the CNN Money article.Read More
Dear Local 804 Members,
You may have heard something about President Eddie Villalta having a problem, so I am writing everyone to explain the facts thus far.
About two weeks ago, Eddie told some executive board members and business agents that he was being blackmailed by a member claiming he had a video of him with a woman who was not his wife. Eddie said it was personal and had nothing to do with Local 804. Eddie’s claim was not true.
UPS Teamsters will vote soon to consider giving their respective negotiating committees the right to call a strike, if necessary. Members should receive mailed ballot information by May 21st. All votes, by phone or internet, are due Sunday, June 3rd. The ballot count is Tuesday, June 5th.Read More
In violation of the contract and an arbitrator’s ruling, UPS management at the Foster Avenue building has been using part-time workers to do the work of full-time DCAP clerks. On May 3rd, Local 804 President Villalta sent a letter to UPS stating, “.. the Union hereby invokes the provisions of the CBA, including Article 18, Section 4 of the Supplemental Agreement, and will take any action it deems appropriate under the circumstances, as permitted by that provision, including work stoppage or strike.”Read More
The Local 804 Supplemental Contract Negotiation Committee has met numerous times with management over the past few months. But to date, talks have not resulted in any areas of agreement.
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Ten children of Local 804 members have been awarded scholarships from the Dougherty Scholarship Fund this year. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 per year over four years. Congratulations to the scholars and their proud parents!
Thanks to their newly ratified contract, 8 technicians at Corporate Coffee are receiving higher pay. These Local 804 members, who service and install coffee brewers in New York City offices, will also benefit from stronger contract language.Read More
Local 804 negotiators met with UPS reps on March 14 and 15, where the company rejected union proposals addressing several issues, including excessive overtime, double-time all year round for Sunday work, and an extra holiday.Read More