Teamsters at the Fall River DPW handle 540,000 pounds of trash a week. But with the landfill running out of room, something had to give. Some politicians wanted to privatize trash collection—a move that would have eliminated 30 good Teamster jobs. That’s when Local 251 members at the Fall River […]
Thanks to all the members from First Student and Ocean State Transit and their families for coming out on May 31 and making the first Unity Picnic a big success.
We’re looking forward to making the Unity Picnic an annual spring event.
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.
UPDATED, May 9, 2014: As of Friday, April 25, the 2013-2018 national UPS contract and New England Supplement went into effect.
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.
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.
After initially refusing to back down from it’s termination of 250 drivers in New York, Teamsters Local 804 and UPS reached an agreement that puts all 250 drivers back to work.
Jairo Reyes, whose termination on Feb. 26 sparked the walk-out that led to the terminations, was also reinstated.
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.
On Monday, March 24 the Local 251 Executive Board and concerned members demonstrated with Fall River DPW members against the potential privatization of essential city services and loss of union […]