We began the year by cutting officer pay by $300,000 and investing your dues money in the real source of our union’s power: the membership.
We asked members to step up and get more involved in our union and you have answered the call.
- Winning Good Contracts: Members have gotten involved on Negotiating Committees and in contract campaigns. Our new approach to negotiations is paying off in contract wins.
- Enforcing Our Rights: Every Local 251 members now has the right to elect their shop steward. Stewards new and old have turned out for a series of workshops to share strategies for enforcing our contracts and defending our members.
- Building Unity: We are building unity and putting the old divisions behind us. Members have turned out for union rallies, picket lines and to raise money for good causes like pediatric cancer research.
We’re building new alliances with unions and community groups like Jobs with Justice to help Teamsters and all workers win a better future.
The Fall 2014 Teamsters Local 251 Report shares the news about what we’ve accomplished together so far this year.
Some of our biggest work is ahead of us, including contract negotiations for close to 2,500 Teamsters at Rhode Island Hospital.
As the issue is being mailed out to members, members at the Hospital are launching a contract campaign.
We’re uniting Teamsters, other unions and the community to win good jobs, a fair contract and quality care for patients and their families.
Local 251 members are showing the power Teamsters can have when we get involved and work together. United, we win!
Local 251 Secretary-Treasurer