A Fitting Farewell
It is never easy saying goodbye to the people we care about. That was certainly the case in the untimely death of brother Wally Weidtman. The number of mourners paying their respects and the depth of their grief are a testament to the profound effect he had on the lives of others. Be that through his work in our union, in the community or as a committed father, husband and friend.Read More
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.
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
Support our striking Teamster Local 812 brothers! Clare Rose workers went on strike April 23rd. The company wants to cut their wages by 30% and end their pension. The company has announced they will stop paying into the pension and will permanently replace striking workers. We’ll stand with Clare Rose workers until a fair contract is won. Continue to honor their pickets and show your support whenever you can! Teamsters united will never be defeated!
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
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
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.
Supervisors aren't helplng us when they do bargaining unit work. They're taking money out of the wallets of Local 804 members. And other members who want more hours get sent home.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
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