2023 is here and Teamsters are going to make it a year to remember.
This is the year that we will reverse the contract givebacks of the past and win record improvements. Be ready to do your part.
Local 804 is already leading the way. We won a $300 pension increase that took effect on January 1.
This is our second pension increase in four years and as long as our pension fund is projected to be 85% funded, there will be a third increase in 2025. Our thirty-and-out pension is now $4,700 a month and is on track to be $5,000 in two years.
We didn’t have to use one ounce of our bargaining leverage during contract negotiations to win these
That’s what happens when our union is aggressive and the company sees that our members are sticking together.
UPS should expect a lot more of this winning formula in 2023, because the Teamsters are coming.
Click here to read the rest of the Winter 2023 President's Message.
Protect yourself when management gets on your truck, whether it’s a one-day production ride or a three-day OJS.
Fill out the online OJS Questionnaire on your phone, laptop or pad. Then save to PDF to keep a copy of the completed questionnaire on your phone for your records. Or download the OJS Questionnaire and fill it out by hand.
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!
Click here for the UPS National Master Agreement.
Click here for the Local 804 Supplemental Agreement.
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.
Essential workers can make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 at a New York State drive-through or walk-in testing site. All Local 804 members qualify.
Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or make your appointment online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov
The 804 Health Fund Staff is working remotely. We are responding to all member calls and inquiries.
To reach the Health Fund, call 718-786-5410. Messages left at this number are sent to a mailbox. All call are retrieved and responded to by remote staff.
When leaving your message, please speak clearly and slowly.
If you would like a call back, you must:
Important: The return phone call from the Health Fund may be from a restricted number. If you are waiting for a response from the Health Fund, please answer any calls that your receive from an unlisted or restricted number.
The Fund is also responding to inquiries via fax at 718-786-6176.
Thank you for your patience. We will get through this together.
If you want to get on the 9.5 list now, fill out the 9.5 Add/Cut Form and have your shop steward turn it into management. You will be added to the 9.5 list for the following week.
Once you are on the list, If you work more than 9.5 hours on three days in a week, talk with your shop steward to file a grievance for triple time pay for all hours worked over 9.5 in a day and to have your dispatch adjusted if necessary.
If there are any 22.4 drivers working in the center, then every Regular Package Car Driver is eligible to be on the 9.5 list.
If there are no 22.4 drivers working in the center, then Regular Package Car Drivers are eligible to get on the 9.5 list as long as: (1) the driver covers a route for a full week; (2) the driver bids or is assigned to cover a route for a full week but is prevented from completing that bid or assignment due to reassignment by management; or (3) the driver has four years of seniority as a full-time package driver.
22.4 Drivers are not eligible for the 9.5 list.
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.
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It is very important that you obtain a withdrawal card from Local 804 when you will not be at your job for more than a calendar month. This includes FMLA, retirement, layoff, resignation, discharge, military leave, disability or workers' compensation.
Getting a withdrawal card stops your liability for back dues until you are reinstated in your current job, or until you are hired at another Teamster job.
Local 804 is now processing withdrawal cards online. Apply for a Withdrawal Card.
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.
Applications are available for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship.
In addition to the academic scholarship, the fund offers a Training and Vocational Scholarship.
The Ed Dougherty Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to High School seniors who are the son or daughter of an active, retired, disabled or deceased Local 804 member.
The Scholarship Fund was established to honor Ed “Doc” Dougherty, a Local 804 Executive Board member. In 1974, Doc Dougherty was killed when he was run over on a picket line during an 87-day strike against UPS.
Applicants should submit the following application no later than March 17, 2023. Applicants also must submit an official copy of their High School Transcript and SAT/ACT results by March 17, 2023.