Local 804 kicked off its contract campaign at the February 26th General Membership meeting. More than 400 members attended on Sunday, launching our mobilization for a fair contract.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
Local 804 reps are working hard to make the UPS grievance process work for the membership. At the beginning of 2016,we quickly began working through the backlog of cases. Many grievances have been settled before reaching the Panel. The overwhelming majority of grievances going to panel have been won in favor of members.Read More
Local 804 is Stronger Than Ever
With this Administration’s first year in office, Local 804 is getting stronger and stronger. We are creating greater accountability, implementing procedures to run the local better and repairing our neglected union hall. Issues are getting resolved on the shop floor. BAs are in the shops resolving grievances. No one person can make a union stronger; it takes the hard work of many. From the officers and staff who have sorted through endless boxes of files and old grievances to the shop stewards who give up their free time so they can do their jobs better, we are building a stronger union.Read More
A routine Local 804 audit uncovered nearly $200,000 removed from the union’s general account at the end of the last administration’s term in office. It appears that some former officers and business agents took between $4,407 and $19,834 each without the approval of the incoming officers or membership, a violation of both Local 804 by-laws and the IBT constitution.Read More
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
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.
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
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 available for the 2017-18 school year! Get information on the JRH memorial scholarship fund's Academic and Training & Vocational Scholarships. Applications are due March 31st.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