Our new Local 804 Supplement has been ratified by the membership by a vote of 1,724 to 441.
By now, most members know the improvements we’ve won, including a $400 pension increase, 110 full-time 22.3 jobs, and language improvements that will protect members from unfair discipline and give our union the authority to expedite some grievances when the company violates the contract.
We won these gains because of the membership. When we got to the bargaining table, negotiations were at a standstill.
The overwhelming No Vote by 95 percent of the members gave us the leverage we needed to reboot negotiations and win improvements within the confines of what we can negotiate on the supplemental level.
On behalf of the Executive Board and the Bargaining Committee, I want to thank you for sticking together and staying united.
The National Contract cannot go into effect until all of the supplements and riders are ratified.
The Metro Detroit Local 243 Rider is still being negotiated. When that agreement is ratified, the national contract will go into effect and members will be issued your retro checks, dating back to August 1, 2018.
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.