Driving for a Cure Dinner: Saturday, July 26

Driving for a Cure graphic-smRhode Island Convention Center

Local 251′s Third Annual Fundraiser for Hasbro Children’s Hospital featuring a sit down dinner, cash bar, and live entertainment—all to benefit pediatric cancer research taking place at the Hospital.

Music by: Young Love & The Thrills

Special discounted ticket prices for Teamster Local 251 members: $30 per person, $50 per couple
(proper dress required, no jeans or t-shirts)

Tickets are available for purchase at the Local 251 hall, 121 Brightridge Ave. in East Providence, or from your business agent or union liaison.

Or call 401-434-0454, ext. 0.

Click here to download a leaflet for the dinner.

RIH Healthcare Benefits Update: Dependent Eligibility Expanded

Effective July 1, 2014, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Plan is extending eligibility for health coverage to all dependent children of members who have not attained age twenty-six (26). The Plan will no longer exclude eligible children for coverage who have access to their own employment-based health coverage. If your eligible child has been excluded from the Plan’s health coverage for this reason, please contact the Fund Office at (401) 467-3323 for an enrollment form and instructions on how to enroll your child for coverage effective July 1, 2014.

Click here to read a notice on these changes.

New England Teamsters Scholarship Raffle

Teamsters Joint Council 10 is holding a raffle to benefit the Teamsters JC 10 New England Scholarship Fund.

Prizes are 1st Place $10,000, 2nd Place $5,000 and 3rd Place $3,000. Tickets are $100 for a book of 3. Tickets will be available at the May 18 Local 251 Membership Meeting, or you can ask your Business Agent. The drawing will be held at the August 16 Joint Council 10 Delegate Conference.

UPS Contracts in Effect

UPDATED, May 9, 2014: As of Friday, April 25, the 2013-2018 national UPS contract and New England Supplement went into effect.

2013-2018 UPS National Contract

2013-2018 New England Supplement

UPDATE for Part-Timers: The International Union has issued bulletins for wage increases and progression over the life of the new contract for Part-time Preloaders and Sorters and for all other Part-timers.

Click here to read the notice to members from the International Union on the new contracts.

UPS members will receive their 70 cent contractual wage increase on your paychecks for all hours worked last week. Retro checks for all hours worked since August 1, 2013 will be issued on or about May 27.

Click here to read a notice to members from the International Union on Pay Increases and Retro Checks.

Uniting to Protect Good Jobs

Click here to watch a video of Local 251 members and postal workers at the rally.

Staples has teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to destroy good union jobs by providing postal services at Staples without using unionized postal workers. The good news is that unions and community allies are teaming up to fight back and protect good jobs. Local 251 members joined a rally in front of Staples as part of a national day of action to protect good jobs. Union rallies and protests were held across the country. When workers stand up for good jobs and living wages, Local 251 will be there.

Local 251 Sells Fleet of Cars to Benefit Members

Cars to be sold in sealed bid auction.

UPDATED April 14, 2014: For years, Local 251 officials maintained a fleet of union cars that were used by the Business Agents but paid for with your dues money. We don’t believe this is the right policy for our Union and we are making a u-turn.

Union representatives now drive their own cars and receive a modest car allowance to compensate them for wear and tear. This is standard procedure in Teamster local unions and it will save you dues money.

Teamsters Local 251 is selling the fleet of cars used by the old administration and putting the funds to work for the membership.

We are selling the cars off through a sealed bid auction of the cars.

Any member of Local 251 is eligible to submit bids for the cars listed in the announcement of the auction here. The car will be awarded to the highest bidder as long as that bid is above the value of the car.

The sealed bids will be opened at the next monthly meeting, Sunday April 27, 2014.

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