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After months of tough negotiations, Local 804 members unanimously approved a new contract. City Harvest members won substantial raises, additional paid days off and retro pay. In addition to higher wages, they will also maintain their health and retirement benefits.Read More
As you are aware, I charged Tim Sylvester, Jim Reynolds, and the former Executive Board with the unauthorized vacation payout of $197,000 in their last week in office in direct violation of the Local 804 By-Laws and the IBT Constitution. Hearings were held at the Union Hall.Read More
Standing Together, Fighting One Fight!
UPS contract negotiations are heating up. We are back to the table after sending a strong message to management: we cancelled December negotiations to protest the way our members were being treated during the holiday rush.Read More
At our supplemental bargaining session of February 15th 2018 the Local 804 contract negotiation committee has outright rejected Company proposals to:Read More
Who hasn’t thought about how great it will be to finally retire? Local 804 members work hard for their retirement benefits – pension, 401k and health. Preserving benefits is always a top priority in contract negotiations. Careful planning will go a long way toward enjoying a happy and secure retirement. That’s why Local 804 provides members with free professional financial planning.Read More
Baseline Health provides workplace D.O.T and Preventative wellness physicals that provides union members convenient access to these programs by bringing the physician’s office right to the union office. We have scheduled the mobile bus to offer these services to our members with following dates and locations:Read More
Our supplemental committee is “of the people” in all job classifications and our proposals are “by the people” from thousands of proposal submissions. Our initial proposals lay out members' priorities.
Local 804’s Contract Negotiating Committee resumed supplement negotiations with UPS on January 18th and 19th. The Union had cancelled December sessions after the company violated the contract by forcing and threatening drivers to work a sixth day.Read More
For the first time, Local 804 is providing retirees with a discount dental benefit. Effective January 1st, Local 804 retirees, their spouses and dependents can access dental services using discounted rates negotiated by Local 804 with participating dentists. On average, participating dentists will charge half of their usual rates.Read More
This Christmas, UPS drivers are getting the gift of overtime — whether they want it or not. United Parcel Service on Dec. 1 called for mandatory overtime for its drivers across the country — although not every shop has had to immediately implement the new hours.Read More
At lunchtime Thursday, Miguel Lopez paused on his rounds in Elmhurst, Queens. He got hired part-time for United Parcel Service when he was 23. That was two decades ago. A small start-up mail order company called Amazon was then in its early days selling books online, a blip that became a behemoth. The part-time job has ballooned so much that what is part-time is his life outside work.Read More
Local 804 President Villalta has demanded that the Company cease and desist from implementing a mandatory 70-hour workweek for package drivers and has warned management that the Union will take any and all lawful actions to ensure the safety of our members and the general public.Read More
In violation of the UPS-Local 804 supplement agreement, the company is unilaterally forcing package drivers to work a 6th day. This action seriously threatens the safety and health of Local 804 members and is a violation of their rights. Read the letter President Villalta sent to UPS on Dec. 1st. Local 804 union leaders have filed a grievance, and are working with our attorneys to file an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) with the National Labor relations Board and to take further legal action. Our contract contains procedures for working a sixth day, which UPS is violating. Local 804 union officials will continue to fight this illegal change. Package drivers should contact their union representative with any questions.
Winning a fair contract takes all of us fighting together - one voice, one union. Local 804’s leadership has been reaching out to UPS Locals across the country to strengthen our alliances as we head to the bargaining table. President Villalta said, “While there are differences between Local supplements and benefits, every UPS worker wants the same thing: fairness on the job and a good contract. By working closely with other UPS Locals, including IBT Local 177 in New Jersey, we are creating a united front. Our goal is to lift all Teamsters.”Read More
Beginning January 1st, Local 804 retirees will pay less for their health care with no reduction in benefits. The new retiree health premium payments are as follows: Single retiree reduced to $200 per month; Retiree plus one dependent reduced to $300 per month; and Retiree plus 2 or more dependents reduced to $450 per month.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
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