Posted July 7, 2014 By Local 769
Ipods for Wounded Veterans
The following pictures and video are related to the Teamsters Local 769 Human Resource Commission and it’s ongoing efforts for the Ipods for Wounded Veterans campaign. For more information, click HERE to visit our HRC page.
Here’s the iPods team at Bethesda MilitaryHospital. We met with over 80 wounded warriors yesterday and we are heading to Walter Reed Hospital today.
Ed Collazo from the Bose Corporation on the right and Francisco Urena, Commisioner of Veterans Affairs in Boston on the left with the winner of our rsffel of a Bose docking station.
Veterans Trip to Washington from Wilmington TV on Vimeo.
Posted July 5, 2014 By Local 769
The following is a letter from Captain David P. Bourne, Director of the Airline Division from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, addressing the ongoing situation with Centurion and some of the rumors being put out about the impact and pace of the mediation over your contract as well as the issues related to SkyLease and how that relates to mediation.
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Posted June 17, 2014 By Local 769
On Tuesday June 17th, 2014 at the UPS facility in Riviera Beach, Florida, Teamsters Local 769 members were honored by Florida District 18 Congressman Patrick Murphy for their safety and dedication to their community.
UPS drivers Al Vargas and Jeff McNeil were inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor which is achieved by having a safe driving record for 25+ years. Congressman Murphy spoke about their great achievement and congratulated all of the Circle of Honor members on their accomplishment and dedication to safety. Other Circle of Honor members in West Palm Beach were recognized including Mark Aiken, John Bostrom. John Deegan, Clint Edwards, Brian Fales, Bob Fasig, Greg Garceau, Craig Knauff, Keith Moser, Ben Nowlin, John Riddle, William Smith, and Gerald Tirpak.
UPS driver Mark Aiken was also presented with an award from the Police Chief of North Palm Beach, Rick Jenkins. Recently, Mark assisted in foiling a bank robbery by reporting two suspicious characters that he observed in front of a bank on his delivery route. Upon their arrest, they were identified as wanted bank robbers from New York, demonstrating once again the commitment Teamster members have for looking out for everyone in their community.
Congratulations to all of the above mentioned members and to all of the Local 769 members who strive to make their community a better place to live.
Posted May 29, 2014 By Local 769
TeamCare welcomes the opportunity to serve the future healthcare needs of UPS Teamsters starting this Sunday, June 1, 2014.
To assist Teamster members with the transition,TeamCare will be open this weekend. The Participant Services call center will be open both Saturday and Sunday for UPS Teamster members. Although the call center is normally closed on weekends, TeamCare is providing special member service hours this weekend. UPS Teamster members can reach TeamCare at 800-323-9257.
If UPS members require any assistance this weekend,
Posted May 22, 2014 By Local 769
On Saturday July 12, 2014, Teamsters Local 769 retirees will set sail aboard the Bimini Superfast for a day cruise out of Port Miami. Family and friends are welcome. See the flyer below for full details or click here.
Posted May 21, 2014 By Local 769
May 21st, 2014 marks the 50th year, since receiving it’s charter in 1964, that Teamsters Local 769 has been fighting for working men and women in South Florida. What better way to celebrate this milestone than to have a party and everyone that makes our Union great is invited. For details on the event scheduled for August 2, 2014 visit the information page located HERE. Happy Anniversary Teamsters Local 769!
Posted May 19, 2014 By Local 769
Once again, the Teamsters Local 769 Annual South Picnic will feature a car show for what will then be its 8th appearance. If you haven’t already marked November 1st on your calendar, you should. Among all of the other activities at the South Picnic, the car show is always a hit.
This year’s show will again be filmed for Car Show Television and will feature classic and late-model cars that are always a must see. If you have a vehicle that you’d like to enter in this year’s show, see the flyer below for contact and entry information.
Posted May 14, 2014 By Local 769
The following press release is from General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall who today announced that UPS will add thousands of new package jobs across the country this year in the face of strong Teamster enforcement of the new National Master UPS Agreement.
The new contract took effect April 25 and is the largest collective bargaining agreement in North America, covering about 240,000 UPS Teamsters. It contains new language that allows the union to take inadequate staffing levels to an arbitrator in centers with excessive overtime issues. The contract also tackles excessive overtime by making it easier for workers to get on the “9.5 list” limiting hours, providing access to penalty pay in the first week of a violation, prohibiting the company from piling on work at the end of a week and allowing the union to address inadequate staffing.
New contract language also puts more packages back on UPS trucks and protects Teamster work and jobs by establishing rules for the size and weight of packages shipped via SurePost, which is limited to businesses shipping residential. Under the new contract, SurePost packages are now limited to 10 pounds in weight and less than 3 cubic feet in size.
The announcement follows months of discussion between the union and the company. UPS is now moving forward with plans to add thousands of new package jobs in all areas of the country. Hiring has already started, and the new jobs will be in addition to the regular filling of jobs through attrition.
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Posted April 29, 2014 By Local 769
UPS members will see the 70 cent contractual wage increase in their paychecks this week for all hours worked last week. We have also been informed that the retro checks will be issued on or about May 27th. The retro check will be a separate check from the usual paycheck and will not be taxed at a higher rate. Retro checks will be paid for all hours worked since August 1, 2013, including overtime hours.
Your members will receive their retro check in the same manner in which they receive their regular paycheck contrary to what was previously reported. If they are on direct deposit, the retro check will be directly deposited. If they usually receive a paper check, the retro check will also be a paper check.