Local 804 is on the move. I want to thank the members and shop stewards for stepping up to meet the challenges.
Your new Executive Board met with UPS management for a transition meeting and had a frank exchange on problems that need to be addressed. We let the Company know that their contract violations cannot continue.
For non-cardinal infractions, we will hold the company to progressive discipline: Verbal Warning, Written Warning, 1-Day Suspension, 3-Day Suspension, 5-Day Suspension, then Termination. If there are violations of progressive discipline, I want to hear about it.
We inherited an incredible 768 open disciplinary hearings. UPS agreed that we will work to resolve these at the center level as much as possible. If you have a question about your case, talk to your steward and business agent.
We had a successful first round of grievance panel cases. I want to personally thank the Shop Stewards and Business Agents on getting our members back to work.
We have a great team of Business Agents who are out in the buildings and working hard to represent you. If you have not met your new BA, you can see our team and their building assignments here.
Contract negotiations on the Local 804 Supplement will be held on February 12-13.
We are going to the table with fair proposals, and will work hard to reach an agreement.
The International Union has asked us to come to the National Grievance Panel in California on March 4 to monitor the progress of our negotiations. Local 804 members will get to vote on any proposed contract.
I hope to see you all at the General Membership Meeting on February 17, 2019.
Knowing your Union Contract is key to enforcing your rights on the job. Every member is entitled to a printed copy, just ask your union representative!
Note that these are the 2013 agreements, which will be in effect until all supplemental contracts are ratified.
The 2018 Master agreement is available here.
Click here for a copy of the City Harvest Contract.
Click here for the Corporate Coffee Contract.
Click here for access to the PAE contract.
Management likes to make it hard for us to take time off to care for our medical needs and family members. Fortunately, most 804 members are under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If your employer has more than 50 employees and you’ve worked there for at least 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours in those 12 months, you are covered by FMLA.
That means you can take off up to 60 days for a medical issue, to care for a seriously ill family member, or to take care of a new child. Find out more here.
Union members have the right to union representation during any conversation with a supervisor or manager that could lead to discipline.
These rights have been upheld by the Supreme Court and they are known as Weingarten Rights. For UPS Teamsters, this means that you have the right to Union Representation when management is conducting any kind of investigation, be it into your numbers or an accident.
Make sure that your rights are respected by telling management “If this discussion could in any way lead to me being disciplined, terminated or affect my personal working conditions, I request that a union steward, business agent or union officer be present at this meeting."
Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.” The remain silent. If your proceed your rights will be waived.
It is critical that Local 804 members get a withdrawal card from Local 804 if leaving their jobs for any reason. This includes FMLA, retirement, layoff, resignation, discharge, military leave, disability or compensation.
When you leave your job, call Local 804 at 718-786-5700 immediately to request a withdrawal card or fill out the form below.
Teamsters Joint Council 16 is offering free classes for CDL & tractor-trailer commercial driver’s licenses A or B. To be eligible, members must be in good standing, have a valid driver’s license, a CDL tractor-trailer learner’s permit Class A and Class B with air brakes endorsement.
Road practice for tractor trailer and commercial are scheduled for every Saturday and Sunday at the Deer Park Railroad Station on Long Island
For more information call Joint Council 16 at 212-924-0002.
To register, download and fill out the 2018 registration form and fax or mail it as indicated. The 2019 form will be posted as soon as JC 16 makes it available.