February 2021 Monthly Meeting

February Membership Meeting Notice

Brothers & Sisters:

Due to CDC guidelines and State of RI directives on public gatherings during the current pandemic, Teamsters Local 251 Executive Board voted to hold the February 2021 monthly meeting virtually. Such RI state directives prohibit large indoor meetings. When larger gatherings are allowed, we will explore outdoor meetings. But for February 2021, we will be conducting a membership meeting virtually instead.

All members are encouraged to participate in the membership meeting.

February Membership Meeting
Sunday, February 28, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM
Text Meeting251 to 313131 to Register
Please Respond to the Question(s) Asked

You must register ahead to access these meetings, to verify your standing in the union. To do so, please text Meeting251 to 313131 or call 401-434-0454 x222 during normal business hours. Cut off for registration is Friday February 26 at 4:30pm. We will provide login or call in information by text alert on the morning of the meeting to those who register. There is a limit on number of attendees so attendance is on a first come basis.

Local 251 Delegates to the IBT Convention Elected

On January 16, 2021 the following members of Local 251 were nominated as candidates for delegate to 2021 IBT Convention.

Delegates
Matthew Taibi
Paul Santos
Matthew Maini
Antonio Suazo
Brooke Reeves
Decio Goulart
Michael Simone

Alternate Delegates
Steven Fredette
Gary DaSilva
Kelley McNally
Paul Slade
Luz Reyes de la Cruz

The number of nominees did not exceed the number of delegates and alternate delegates to be elected. Therefore the named candidates were declared elected and will represent Local 251 at the 2021 IBT Convention, to be conducted online June 21-25, 2021.

Click here to download the Nomination Meeting Results Posting.

Carrying on the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What are you doing for others?” This question is the guiding light of the labor and civil rights movements. Teamsters Local 251 strives to carry on Dr. King’s legacy by fighting everyday for the security, respect and dignity all of us deserve, both on the job and in our communities. The labor movement and the fight against racism and all forms of oppression are part of the same struggle. We are all in this together.

January 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting

January Membership Meeting Notice

Brothers & Sisters:

As we let you know in our last notice, due to CDC guidelines and State of RI directives on public gatherings during the current pandemic, Teamsters Local 251 Executive Board voted on separate occasions in 2020 to cancel the April, May, June, July and August monthly membership meetings. And we conducted the September, October, November & December 2020 monthly meetings virtually. Such RI state directives prohibit large indoor meetings. When larger gatherings are allowed, we will explore outdoor meetings. But for January 2021, we will be conducting a membership meeting virtually instead.

Immediately following the membership meeting, we will draw Charity Fund scholarship winners.

All members are encouraged to participate in the membership meeting.

January Membership Meeting
Sunday, January 31, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM
Text Meeting251 to 313131 to Register
Please Respond to the Question(s) Asked

You must register ahead to access these meetings, to verify your standing in the union. To do so, please text Meeting251 to 313131 or call 401-434-0454 x222 during normal business hours. Cut off for registration is Friday January 29 at 4:30pm. We will provide login or call in information by text alert on the morning of the meeting to those who register. There is a limit on number of attendees so attendance is on a first come basis.

RI Hospital Members: New Incentive Pay Program

Teamsters Local 251 would like to announce that we have successfully come to an agreement with Lifespan on an “Incentive Pay Program” that is designed to encourage members particularly in areas of need to sign up and commit to open and available shifts in advance. The Hospital will pay an incentive for working a minimum of 8 additional hours above the regularly scheduled hours in a week.

Click here to read the full details on the new program.

Notice of Nomination Meeting for Convention Delegates

Nomination of candidates for 7 delegates and 5 alternate delegates to the June 2021 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention in Las Vegas, NV, will be held on:

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021• Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Local 251 • 121 Brightridge Avenue • East Providence, RI 02914

The expenses of sending the delegates to the IBT Convention will be paid by the Local Union.
The expenses of sending 5 alternate delegates will be paid by the Local Union.

Click here to download the complete Nomination Meeting for Convention Delegates notice in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

December 2020 Membership Meeting & Member Involvement Meeting

December Membership Meeting Notice

Brothers & Sisters:

As we let you know in our last notice, due to CDC guidelines and State of RI directives on public gatherings during the current pandemic, Teamsters Local 251 Executive Board voted on separate occasions to cancel the April, May, June, July and August monthly membership meetings. And we conducted the September, October & November monthly meetings virtually. Such RI state directives prohibit large indoor meetings. When larger gatherings are allowed, we will explore outdoor meetings. But for December, we will be conducting a membership meeting virtually instead.

Immediately following the membership meeting, we will have a brief meeting to introduce our various member committees to encourage more involvement in the Local Union. Hear from leaders of the Women’s Committee, Hispanic Caucus and NxtGen Teamsters Committee. We also want to reboot an African-American Caucus, Volunteer Organizing Committee and Political Committee. Member Involvement strengthens our Local and finding additional ways of involving members is a constant goal of this Local.

All members are encouraged to participate in the membership meeting or the member involvement meeting (or both).

December Membership Meeting and/or Member Involvement Meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM
Text Meeting251 to 313131 to Register
Please Respond to the Question(s) Asked

You must register ahead to access these meetings, to verify your standing in the union. To do so, please text Meeting251 to 313131 or call 401-434-0454 x222 during normal business hours. Cut off for registration is Friday December 11 at 4:30pm. We will provide login or call in information by text alert on the morning of the meeting to those who register. There is a limit on number of attendees so attendance is on a first come basis.

November 2020 Membership Meeting

November Membership Meeting Notice

Brothers & Sisters:

As we let you know in our last notice, due to CDC guidelines and State of RI directives on public gatherings during the current pandemic, Teamsters Local 251 Executive Board voted on separate occasions to cancel the April, May, June, July and August monthly membership meetings. And we conducted the September & October monthly meetings virtually. Such RI state directives prohibit in person meetings larger than 10 people. When larger gathers are allowed, we will explore outdoor meetings. But for November, we will be conducting a membership meeting virtually instead.

November Membership Meeting
Sunday, November 22, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM
Text Meeting251 to 313131 to Register
Please Respond to the Question(s) Asked

You must register ahead to access this meeting, to verify your standing in the union. To do so, please text Meeting251 to 313131 or call 401-434-0454 x222 during normal business hours. Cut off for registration is Friday November 20 at 4:30pm. We will provide login or call in information by text alert on the morning of the meeting to those who register. There is a limit on number of attendees so attendance is on a first come basis.