January 20, 2018  
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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.


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UPS Contract Update Call

Jan 19, 2018 (09:12:00)

UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations Update Call

UPS and UPS Freight Contract Negotiations will kick off in late January. For an update on the process of negotiations and what you can do to be involved please join Denis Taylor, Director , IBT Package Division, for a conference call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. eastern time.

You can join by dialing into the number below. You can also sign up at to receive a call and join the conference call.

WHAT:   UPS and UPS Freight Contract
              Negotiations Update Call

WHEN:  Sunday, January 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m. eastern time

HOW:    Dial 877-327-9495 and enter pin 111566 at 6p.m. eastern time to be joined to call or go to to register for the call and receive a call when the conference begins.

Download the UPS Rising app by searching "UPS Rising" in the App Store or Google Play. You can also follow the campaign at on Facebook @TeamUPSrising and on Twitter@UPSrising. Text "UPS" to 86466 to receive text alert message alerts.

February General Membership Meeting

Jan 19, 2018 (08:43:00)

February 2018 General Membership Meeting

Teamsters Local 542's next General Membership Meeting will be:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Check In:       7:00 p.m.

Start Time:     7:30 p.m.

Location:  Teamsters Local 542 Meeting Hall

                  4666 Mission Gorge Place

                  San Diego, CA 92120

2018 Scholarships Now Available

Jan 11, 2018 (14:52:00)

Teamsters Local 542 have available the following Scholarships for its members:

  • 2018 James R. Hoffa Scholarship. Deadline for application to be received: March 31, 2018.

To be eligible for the Academic Scholarship award, you must:

  • be a current high school senior who plans to enroll in a four-year college/university within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada in fall 2018.
  • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of Teamster member in good-standing.
  • be in the top 15% of your high school class.
  • be able to submit excellent ACT or SAT scores (US applicants only)

To be eligible for the Training and Vocational Scholarship award, you must:

  • plan to attend an accredited training or vocational non-baccalaureate program at a community college or other training institution, within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
    • training or vocational programs must be related to work in a Teamster represented industry, class or craft.
  • be a dependent son, daughter or financial dependent of Teamster member in good-standing.

To apply please click here: 

Phil Saal

Jan 11, 2018 (14:52:00)

Former Secretary-Treasurer Phil Saal will be sorely missed

Former Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 542 Phil Saal passed away the morning of Monday, December 4, 2017 after battling against different health isuues.

Phil who was the Principal Officer from 1995 to 2005, held different position within the Teamsters Union. He was a Trustee of the Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 42, a Trustee with the San Diego County Teamsters-Employers Insurance Trust as well as an Executive Board Member with the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council. Phil then took over the leadership of the Teamsters Retirees San Diego Chapter.

Phil is survived by his wife Jan Saal, his children and grand children.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Shadow Mountain Community Church located at 2100 Greenfield Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Teamster Convoy

Oct 16, 2017 (15:43:00)

Dear Teamsters Local 542 Member,

In solidarity with the victims of the devastating effects of storm Harvey in Houston, TX Teamsters Joint Council 42 organized a Houston Relief Effort.

A convoy of Teamster Trucks from Teamsters Joint Council 7, Teamsters Joint Council 42, Las Vegas Teamsters Truck, Teamsters Local 63, Teamsters Local 630 and including our own San Diego Teamster Truck participated in this massive campaign and delivered all of the donated items to Teamsters Local 988 in Houston Texas.

Thank You for your cooperation and donations!

We were able to deliver a full truck load of much needed items to our friends in Houston, Texas.


Teamsters Local 542

Watch Video: 2017 Hurricane Harvey Relief Teamster Convoy

Right To Work is WRONG!

Aug 18, 2017 (16:24:00)


Teamster Locals within the jurisdiction of Teamsters Joint Council 42 are participating in an aggressive campaign against national right-to-work legislation and its corporate-backed cronies is in full swing.
That means YOU are an intricate and vital part in the fight to protect your Union job and protect your family against anti-Union Right-To-Work (RTW) legislation in Congress. Remember, RTW is only a race to the bottom.
All Teamster members rather active or retired should be active and "Join The Fight"
Visit the website here for the latest news and information on our campaign. When you visit the website please make sure you TAKE THE PLEDGE.
Click here to check out our new Facebook page.
Finally, check out the new Twitter page by clicking here.
2017 Teamsters Local 542 Scholarship Recipients

Dec 07, 2017 (17:01:00)

Teamsters Local 542 is proud to present our 2017 Rick Aceves Scholarship Recipients:

*Alaniz Enriquez Daughter of Jorge Enriquez : UPS San Marcos

*Garrett Wesley Son of Lisa Wesley Costco Rancho Del Rey

*Sarah Lee Rodriguez Daughter of Pedro Rodriguez : Republic Services San Diego, CA

*Dennise Gonzalez Daughter of Jose Gonzalez : UPS Chula Vista, Ca

*Alysa Ojeda Ham Daughter of Raul Ojeda Jr. UPS Chula Vista, CA

*Ian Muñoz Son of Joe Dorame : County of Imperial

*Aliyah Steward Daughter of Thomas Steward : MV Transportation/NCTD

*Danika Valadez Daughter of Joe Valadez : UPS San Diego, CA

*Jared Valadez Son of Joe Valadez : UPS San Diego, CA

*Carlos Saldaña-Peralta Son of Luis Saldaña : Republic Services Chula Vista, CA

Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients and best wishes for their future endeavors!

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

Aug 22, 2017 (17:41:00)


UPS Retiree Breakfast Meeting of September 2017 will be at:

Bonny's Cafe
596 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021
Friday, September 1, 2017

 9:00 a.m.


Friday, September 8, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Marie Callender's

11122 Rancho Carmel Drive

San Diego, CA


South UPS'rs are welcome to attend!

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