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First Transit On Strike!

May 25, 2016 (09:17:00)
 First Transit
Copley Park Place, San Diego
Teamsters 542 members from First Transit - Copley Park Place,
San Diego rejected the Compay's last, best & final offer.
Picket lines were established on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at
3:00 a.m. by hundreds of paratransit drivers.
Strike lines will be up and running 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Please be aware that the work stoppage by MTS Access drivers employed by First Transit will not affect MTS Trolley, Rapid and major bus routes.

May 26, 2016 (09:44:00)


May 26th, 2016

After an initial turndown of the Company's first contract offer, Teamsters Negotiations Committee went back to the table in order to gain improvements to language and pension.

A second offer was obtained and the membership voted on a new package. All West Coast ballots were counted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Teamsters Local 542.

We are please to inform you that the Company's offer was ACCEPTED by the membership and a new agreement is now in full effect. 

 If you have any questions please contact your Union Business Representative at 619-582-0542

  • Chula Vists 781 - Business Representative: Juan Moran
  • Rancho Del Rey 460 - Business Representative: Juan Moran
  • Southeast 483 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Morena Blvd. 401 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Santee 403 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Carmel Mtn. 452 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • San Marcos 1080 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Vista 124 - Juan Moran
  • Carlsbad 462 - Business Representative: Michael West
  • Juan Capistrano 429 - Business Representative: Juan Moran



Scholarships Applications Now Available

May 26, 2016 (09:50:00)

 2016 Scholarship Applications Available at our Offices 


  • 2016 James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest
 The James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund Essay Contest will award one-time $1,000.00 scholarship annually to 200 students. Applicants must comply with the following criteria: Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member; be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or a technical or vocational program; be 23 years old or younger by June 15, 2016. Deadline to submitt your application: No later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016. You may download the essay contest application by clicking on the Download tab on the left menu.


Teamsters 542 General Membership Meeting

May 25, 2016 (09:28:00)
 Next Teamsters Local 542
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 19th, 2016
Location:                 Brengle Terrace Senior Center
                                            1200 Vale Terrace Drive
                                Vista, CA 92084
Check In:                  9:30 a.m.

Start Time:                10:00 a.m.
2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients

May 26, 2016 (09:56:52)

 Teamsters Local 542 is proud and honored to announce the 2016 Rick Aceves Memorial Scholarship Recipients:


  • Kendall Marinesi daughter of Joseph Marinesi from Santee Costco will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship.
  • Anthony Duarte son of Maria Duarte from County of Imperial will receive a four year, $1,000.00 per year scholarship.
  • Victoria Sanchez daughter of Fabian Sanchez from City of Imperial will receive a one time $1,000.00 scholarship.
  • Juan Pacheco son of Jorge Pacheco from County of Imperial Public Works will receive a one time $1,000.00 scholarship.
  • Angel Gabrielle Ramirez daughter of Noella Ramirez from County of Imperial will recive a one time $1,000.00 scholarship.

Best wishes to all of our member's graduating children from Teamsters Local 542 Executive Board.




San Diego Padres Tickets now available to Teamsters 542 members

Sep 08, 2015 (12:08:00)

San Diego Padres tickets are now available at a discount price to all

Teamsters Local 542 members!


All you have to do is click on the DISCOUNT TICKET bar on the upper menu and you will receive instructions on how to purchase your tickets.

Another benefit from Teamsters Local 542!


County of Imperial Members Meeting

Jan 12, 2016 (11:54:00)
To all County of Imperial Teamster Members:

Business Representatives Ruth Duarte and Michael Morales will be hosting craft meetings for members performing Bargaining Unit Work in the County of Imperial.

When:           January 19, 2016
                      March 15, 2016
                      May 17, 2016
                      July 19, 2016
                      September 20, 2016
Time:             5:30 P.M.

Location:      Teamsters Local 542
                       2298 Merrill Center Drive
                       El Centro, CA 92243

Please make every effort to attend.
Retiree's Corner

Sep 26, 2014 (11:35:00)

Welcome to the San Diego Teamsters Retirees

We meet the third Thursday every month at:

Teamsters Local 542 Meeting Hall
4666 Mission Gorge Pl., San Diego, CA 92120

Our business meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting is preceded by a social hour from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. where you can get coffee and donuts complements of the four Teamsters Locals (36, 481, 542, & 683) located in San Diego.

Our meetings are open to ALL retired Teamsters.

Dues are $15.00 a year.

During the year we have numerous speakers covering different subjects that affect the lives of retirees.  There is also a raffle held at each meeting.

We hold an annual luncheon that includes a raffle. The luncheon has become an event that we look forward to as an opportunity to have a social time with our members as well as their families.

Our president is former Teamsters Local 542 Secretary-Treasurer Phil Saal.

Phil Saal can be reached at: or (619) 441-0353





UPS Retirees Meetings

Apr 26, 2016 (12:18:00)


UPS Retiree Breakfast Meeting of May 2016 will be at:

Izzy's Café Inc. 
1252 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 447-5067
Friday, May 6th, 2016

 9:00 a.m.







Friday, April 8, 2016

9:30 a.m.

Marie Callender's

11122 Rancho Carmel Drive

San Diego, CA






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