The Fall 2014 issue of the Local 251 report is in the mail to members.
Check out the report to read updates on the Rhode Island Hospital contract campaign and organizing victories at Woonsocket Housing Authority, Airgas, Petro, First Student, Fall River DPW, Cardi Ready Mix, PJ Keating, Twin River Casino, UPS and more. The Report includes reports on Local 251 events and info on applying for a Local 251 Scholarship award.
Click here to download the full 16-page report.
Read about the latest contract wins and successful organizing campaigns.
The wage increases covers First Student drivers in three yards where the company had a driver shortage. Next up, First Student drivers in Providence are headed to the bargaining table. And next year, the national First Student contract will be negotiated.
Management at Petro wanted new employees to pay a co-pay on their healthcare premiums.
The members stuck to the old union slogan that an injury to one is an injury to all and demanded no concessions for new hires.
“We won what we were after. Being united was the key.”
Teamster drivers at UPS were tired of unrealistic workloads and unwanted excessive overtime. A grievance campaign is delivering results.
Fed up with a boss who harassed employees and made offensive remarks especially to women employees, Teamsters at the Woonsocket Housing Authority decided to do something about it.
“The bosses came to the bargaining table demanding a laundry list of givebacks on everything from seniority to holiday pay to work rules that affect our jobs day-to-day. We held our ground on each and every one. And we won a contract that preserves top-shelf pension and healthcare benefits.”
Mike Klitzer, Cardi Ready Mix
“For the first time, the union brought us into negotiations to sit across the table from company. It made all the difference. We won a new classification in the contract with highest pay ever.”
Paul Dimascio, PJ Keating
UPS part-timers haven’t had a fair shot at full-time jobs in years. But tougher contract enforcement is making UPS deliver more full-time jobs.
Teamsters at the Twin River Casino took a gamble that solidarity could beat corporate greed at Twin River Casino. Now they’ve beaten the house.