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
In Unity there is Strength!
As we look ahead to the 2018 UPS contract, I want our members to know that securing a good contract is my top priority. The key to our success depends on your involvement. I encourage you to be an active member. Fill out contract surveys, make your voice heard as we develop our demands. Get involved.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
After nearly three months, our Teamster Local 812 brothers have won their strike! They ratified a contract that preserves their pensions and provides fair wages. We were proud to stand with Clare Rose workers by honoring their pickets and joining them on the line. This is a victory for all workers. Employers take note - Teamsters united will never be defeated!
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.
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
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
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
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