April 05, 2020  
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  • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. 

    Many Teamster members across multiple industries are seeing the effects of the widespread transmission of the disease caused by the virus, known as COVID-19. These workers are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals.

  • On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It’s important to note that many companies file Chapter 11 in an effort to reorganize their debt and capital structure to facilitate a sale to a strategic/industry buyer or to a financial buyer with the goal to continue operating its core lines of business – and one of those options appears to be the case here.   

    The Teamsters Dairy Conference will continue to update Local Unions and our nearly 5,000 Teamster members working at Dean Foods on key developments in the bankruptcy case. We will post relevant newsletters, articles and key dates in this space.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

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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.

April 2020 General Membership Meeting Canceled

Apr 03, 2020 (13:33:00)

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 April 16, 2020 General Membership Meeting is being canceled.

El Centro Branch Office Closed

Apr 02, 2020 (16:42:00)
2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships

Mar 25, 2020 (10:23:00)

2020 Teamster Sponsored Scholarships

Teamsters Local Union 542 Rick Aceves Scholarship: A program for graduating High School Seniors. Teamsters Local 542 offers a number of financial awards for children of active Teamsters Union members who belong to Teamsters Local 542. To apply, fill out the Scholarship Form completely and mail to: Teamsters Local 542 4666 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120. Deadline for scholarship application to arrive will be May 8, 2020.You may download the application here:

Teamsters Joint Council 42 Scholarship: A program for High School Seniors graduating from High School. Teamsters Joint Council 42 offers a number of financial awards for children of active Teamsters Union members who belong to one of the following Teamster Local Unions:14, 63, 166, 186, 396, 399, 481, 495, 542, 572, 630, 631, 683, 848, 896, 911, 952, 986, 996, 1699, 1932, 2010 and District Council 2. To apply, fill out this form completely and mail to arrive no later than May 18, 2020 to Teamsters Joint Council 42 Attention:  Rocio Grijalva 981 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200 Pomona, CA 91768 Telephone: (626) 974-4212. Deadline for scholarship applications will be May 18, 2020. You may download the application here:

California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship: A program for High School Seniors graduating from High School. The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus will award scholarships to deserving High School Seniors graduating this year who are son or daughter of an active Teamster whose dues are current with his/her Local Union. To apply, fill out this form completely and mail to arrive no later than June 5, 2020 to California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus: 4666 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120 Telephone: (619) 582-0542. Deadline for scholarship applications will be June 5, 2020. You may download the application here

Pre-Retirement Seminar

Mar 17, 2020 (17:06:00)

Invitation from the Southern California Teamsters Retirees Association to their Pre-Retirement Teamster Seminar

Officers Election Update

Mar 17, 2020 (17:06:00)
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

Mar 18, 2020 (15:34:00)


UPS Retiree Breakfast Meeting of April 2020 will be at:

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


Friday, April 10, 2020

9:30 a.m.

Hamburger Factory Family



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14122 Midland Rd.,

Poway, CA


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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