TEAMSTERS LOCAL 542
   
  June 26, 2017  
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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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • 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 our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • 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.

 
     
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Teamsters Local 542
Contact: Nicole Moreno
(619) 582-0542
(Free to Teamsters Local 542 Members and Retirees)
 
 
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Contacts:    Steve Lanoza at 877-779-0197 ext. 50

                  Angelica Maroki 877-779-0197 ext. 40

 

 
 
Health & Welfare
  
 
Teamsters Western Region &Local 177Health Care Plan (UPS)
 

(855) 215-2039 Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST to speak with a benefits representative.
 
 
 
Northwest Administrators

4666 Mission Gorge Place
San Diego, Ca 92120
Monday Open From11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursdays Open From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday Open From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(626) 463-6090
(626) 463-6091
 

San Diego Teamsters-Employers Insurance Trust

Contact: Steve Crummy

3737 Camino Del Rio South, Suite #300
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 849-1051
 
 
 
 
Labor Alliance Managed Trust (DMC)
  
1181 Quarry Lane, Suite 400  
Pleasanton, CA 94566 
(714) 651-2951
 
 
 
 
PacFed Insurance Services
  
Contact: Lydia Salcido
 
1000 North Central Avenue, Suite 400
Glendale, CA 91202 
(818) 243-0222
 
 
 
BeneSys
(Teamsters and Food Employers Security Trust Fund)
 
1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 120
West Covina, CA 91790
(855) 866-0942
Email: staff@teamstersfood.org
Website: www.teamstersfood.org

 

Pension

Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Fund:
 
Northwest Administrators, Inc
225 South Lake Avenue, Suite 110
Pasadena, CA 91101-3000
 
 

 

Toll Free Numbers:

 Pension Appointments: (866) 648-6878

Claim & Estimate Inquiries: (800) 531-1489

 

Employer Accounting and Labor Contract Inquiries: (866) 652-1727

 

 
 
 
Pacific Coast Benefits Trust:
 
2323 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 726-3266
 
 
 
Worker's Comp.
 
Tosdal, Smith, Steiner & Wax
 
Contact: Michael K. Wax
 
401 West A Street, Suite #320
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-7200
 
 
Hiden, Rott, Oertle, LLP
 
Work Comp Contact:
Michael Ian Rott, Esq.
 
Social Security & Disability Contact:
Steven Martin, Esq.
 
Personal Injury:
David Hiden, Esq.
 
San Diego Office
2635 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 296-5884

Imperial Valley Office

2298 Merrill Center Drive,Suite 2
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 370-5884
 
 
O'Mara & Hampton
O'Mara & Padilla
 
Contact: Scott A. O'Mara
 
2370 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-9885
 
12770 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-5454
 
4049 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 276-3021
 
 

  

LEGAL COUNCIL

Western Conference of Teamsters Legal Services Trust Fund (UPS)
642 Harrison Street, Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94107-1351
Phone: (800) 222-3024
 
 
Teamsters Joint Council 42 Legal Benefit
Group Legal Consultants, Inc
P.O. Box 3417Burbank, CA 91508
Phone: (818) 260-9327
Fax: (818) 260-9327
Toll free phone: (800) 767-7121

 

James Matthew Brown, APLC
Contact: James M. Brown
2044 First Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-0815

 

 


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