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Local 804 honors our heroes and wishes our members a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and summer!
Build Teamster power! Teamster Joint Council 16 is sponsoring a member Training on Saturday, June 4th. Learn how to speak about political issues to more effectively lobby elected officials, phone bank and participate in rallies and leafleting. Contact your Business Agent to participate.
Workers have been on strike for more than a month. Strikers and their families have since had their health benefits cut off and there have been instances of replacement workers threatening public safety. We’ll stand with Verizon workers until a fair contract is won. Continue to honor their picket lines and show them your support whenever you can!
Trump Village workers, including negotiation committee members Thomas McDonald (left, top row) Gilbert Rivera (4th from right, top row) and Steward Carlos Velazquez (bottom right)
Local 804 and Trump Village management held their first negotiation on Thursday, May 12th. The session focused on critical non-monetary issues raised by members in meetings with Local 804 leadership. Worker contract priorities include obtaining a 5-year agreement to provide members with economic stability, employer-funded training and licensure leading to opportunities for advancement within the company, as well continuing to participation in the Local 804 Health Fund.Read More
Through unified action, we reached our goal of raising the New York State minimum wage to $15! We rallied, we lobbied and made our voices heard. On April 14th, Local 804 members rallied in a Global Day of Action in Manhattan, where we celebrated achieving our goal and demanded that other states raise their minimum wage to $15.
Verizon workers have the full support of Teamsters Local 804’s leadership and members. We condemn the company’s attempts to gut job security protections, increase contracting out and move jobs offshore, as well as their refusal to negotiate with Verizon Wireless workers. These workers have the right to demand the decent wages, benefits and working conditions that they deserve.Read More
A strong and effective steward network is central to a strong union. Nearly 50 stewards and alternates came out to Local 804’s union hall to take part in an informative training seminar. Stewards volunteered to participate in the full-day event on Saturday, April 2nd. Attendees ranged from a newly minted steward with three months experience to Sean White, who is a 38-year member with more than three decades as a steward under his belt.Read More
Thank you for the honor of serving as your union President. I am humbled and will never forget that it is the members who elected me and it is the members that I serve. On behalf of the entire Executive Board, I can tell you that our top priority is to provide the best possible representation for each and every member of Local 804.Read More
When online retailer Amazon announced that it would begin offering one and two-hour delivery in New York to its Prime customers, the media and customers cheered. But this new delivery service is not good news for Local 804 members – it means fewer deliveries being handled by traditional shippers such as UPS. Like FedEx, Amazon is cutting costs by paying less for labor, specifically by misclassifying workers as independent contractors.Read More
By Dorothy Hanlon
UPS Package Driver, Melville Building
March may be Women’s History Month, but it is just as much about our past as it is about our future. Our past reflects a consistent, persistent fight for justice, and Teamsters are continuing that fight to this day. Teamsters stand up for equal pay, and the union’s contracts are gender-blind and color-blind.Read More
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), large corporations and politicians work behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws to weaken your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.
UPS spends hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting ALEC.Read More
Together we rallied, we lobbied, and we won a $15 minimum wage in New York! The wage hike will raise the pay of New York City workers to $13 at the end of 2017 and to $15 at the end of 2018. For Long Island and Westchester workers, the minimum wage will increase to $10 at the end of 2016, then $1 annually, reaching $15 on at the end of 2021.Read More