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June 2020 General Membership Meetings Canceled

Jun 09, 2020 (14:47:00)

The Executive Board of Teamsters Local 542 continue following the guidence of public health experts and in the name of social responsability to our members the June 14, 2020 San Diego General Membership Meeting is being canceled.

June 19 2020 Officers Election Update

Jun 19, 2020 (14:28:59)
2020 CENSUS

Jun 09, 2020 (14:52:00)

Dear Teamsters Local 542 Member,

As of today the self-response rates of the 2020 Census Count are as follows:
National - 60.1% or 88.9 Million households responded.
California - 61.3% or 9.3 Million households.
San Diego - 65.9%

Census results affect planning and funding for:
  • Employment and Training - Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants, Dislocated Workers, etc.
  • Educations - such as Head Start, Pell Grants, School Lunches, Rural and Adult Educations.
  • Healthcare - Medicaid, Medicare part 2
  • Police Department, and Fire Departments and other social services.

 Please, lets all perform our civic duty and complete the 2020 CENSUS. Give your community a better opportunity to receive the proper funding for much needed programs in your area.

Please follow this link for the 2020 CENSUS:
Thank you!

No to GROW Act!

Jun 09, 2020 (14:53:00)

The Devastating Facts of GROW

Twelve unions, representing the majority of private-sector union members, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, oppose the GROW Act.  So why have the House Democrats included it in their latest coronavirus relief bill?

The GROW Act hurts workers, retirees, employers, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and should not become law. 

The GROW Act is deeply flawed because it allows multiemployer plan trustees to “refinance” their obligations to workers and retirees in the existing pension plan over 25 years instead of 15 years, so they can divert money to create a new composite pension plan.  This weakens the existing plan and leaves neither plan—the existing plan, nor the composite plan—with enough money to pay promised benefits. 

The current public health and economic crisis illustrates the harm the GROW Act would inflict on Americans.  If Congress had already passed the GROW Act and it was law now, workers in a previously healthy multiemployer pension plan that converted to a composite plan would face draconian benefit cuts.  The benefits composite plan participants expected they would earn would be cut 70%, and the vested benefits they already earned would be cut 25%.  At the same time, the vested benefits of workers in the existing plan would be cut 21%.  To avoid benefit cuts, employers would be required to increase contributions by approximately 82%—above and beyond what they already committed.

Supporters of this terrible legislation claim that transitioning to a composite plan is voluntary.  Composites plans are anything but voluntary.  They undermine multiemployer defined-benefit pension plans by shifting risk from the plan sponsor (employer) to the worker, thereby creating an incentive for employers to flee defined-benefit plans.  If GROW succeeds, it guarantees it will be an issue in every negotiation where unions currently have defined-benefit plans and result in a race to the bottom.  The more than one million Teamsters who are essential workers risking their health to continue going to work amid the pandemic deserve to retire with dignity and financial security. 

We urge Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats to listen to the majority of the labor movement that opposes GROW and strip it out of the HEROES Act before it is considered on the House floor.

Sincerely,

Steve Vairma, IBT Vice President, President JC 3

Rome Aloise, IBT Vice President, President JC 7

Rick Hicks, Presiden,t JC 28

Tony Andrews, President, JC 37

Randy Cammack, President, JC 42  

Rick Middleton Vice President, IBT 

Ron Herrera, Vice President, IBT

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) FAQs

May 05, 2020 (15:53:00)

      Employee Rights Center 

For all San Diego Residents, if you need help applying for UI, SDI, PDL, and other state benefits ERC will help FOR FREE. Please call us at 619-521-1372 or complete this contact form: https://weberc.net/contact-us/
#WorkersRights #WomenWhoWork #unionstrong #1u


Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ's

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  • Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefits
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Workers

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

Costco Sick Policy Vote Update

May 05, 2020 (15:53:00)
Retiree's Corner

Oct 18, 2018 (15:18:00)

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 YRC Shop Steward John Norman.

John Norman can be reached at: 

(619) 562-5796

UPS Retirees Meetings

Jun 09, 2020 (11:28:00)

- UPS RETIREE BREAKFAST MEETINGS

UPS Retiree Breakfast Meeting of June 2020 will be at:

CANCELLED
5620 Baltimore Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
Friday, April 3, 2020
9:00 a.m.


NORTH COUNTY MEETING:

Friday, June 12, 2020

9:30 a.m.

Hamburger Factory Family

Restaurant

hamburger factory logo

14122 Midland Rd.,

Poway, CA

858-486-4575 

From I-15 head east on Camino del Norte for about five lights
and turn right on Midland Road. It will be on the right in the park.

South UPS'rs are welcome to attend!


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