UPS Teamsters Sisters and Brothers, The Nor Cal Committee met with the company this week for the third and final round of negotiations prior to the start of National negotiations. The session ended on 4/14/23 with no real movement. The company was given a history lesson on the origin and intent of long-standing language. The company’s committee has nobody on their side of the table with any bargaining history. They respond to our concerns with what they “believe” the language means. We don’t believe what the language means; we know what the language means! The Company continues to sidestep on making any progress on resolving issues that they create. Unresolved issues include but are not limited to, seniority issues, grievance procedure, pay issues, workweeks, ice machines and employee health and safety. Reallocation of funds isn’t going to cut it for a company that posts record profits in the billions each year. The Nor Cal Committee has no patience in the company’s shell game negotiating tactics. “NOT INTERESTED” seems to be the mantra for the company. They are “NOT INTERESTED” in providing accurate seniority lists, “NOT INTERESTED” in providing ice. The company has made it loud and clear they are “NOT INTERESTED” in a contract. In Solidarity, Joseph Cilia, Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer
Deserving High School Seniors Graduating this year, Who are: A Daughter or Son of an active Teamster whose dues are current with his/her Local Union; And are: Attending or have been accepted by an accredited University, College or Trade School.
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UPS Brothers and Sisters, Please plan to attend a contract update meeting at your respective facilities to hear about updates for the current UPS contract negotiations. San Francisco Parking Lot - Wednesday, April 19th at 8:15 am Menlo Park Parking Lot - Thursday, April 20th at 8:00 am San Bruno Parking Lot - Friday, April 21st at 8:00 am In Solidarity, Joseph Cilia, Secretary-Treasurer, and Principal Officer
Nearly 100 drivers and warehouse workers at Grassdoor, one of the largest cannabis delivery platforms in California, have joined Teamsters Local 2785. They join more than 300 of their union brothers and sisters at the company’s Southern California location who affiliated with the Teamsters in January. “The workers at Grassdoor have demonstrated tremendous courage and determination in standing up for their rights,” said Joseph Cilia, Local 2785 Secretary-Treasurer. “We are proud to stand with them and support their efforts to improve their lives.” “These workers are critical to the success of the cannabis supply chain, and they deserve to have prosperous, sustainable careers that reflect the value they bring to their employers,” said Peter Finn, Western Region International Vice President and Teamsters Food Processing Division Director. “We look forward to working with them on securing better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Carrie Qualls and Alexander Torres are drivers for Grassdoor in Brisbane. “Why do I think it’s important for cannabis workers to unionize? Well, grocery stores are union, construction workers are union – everyone else can unionize, so why not us?” Qualls said. “There’s certain things I want that we don’t get – paid vacation, paid time off – and I think by joining the Teamsters, we can negotiate to get those things,” Torres said. “The Teamsters are great – if Read more...
Brothers and Sisters, Every year the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified children and financial dependents of Teamster members. Academic scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university, and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools. The application deadline is March 1, 2023. You can find out more and apply here: http://jrhmsf.org/ If you or a member you know can take advantage of this opportunity, please act on it or forward it to a member who can. In Solidarity, Joseph Cilia | Secretary-Treasurer Teamsters Local Union No. 2785
In a major arbitration victory for Teamsters Local 2785 UPS package drivers, members are getting justice this week after a long battle against the company for skimping on drivers’ overtime pay. The fight began with a grievance filed by the local in response to the company delaying drivers’ start times. Persistence by the union led to a favorable arbitration ruling and a remedy of $1.6 million for drivers at three UPS centers in San Francisco, Menlo Park, and San Bruno. The settlement covers approximately 1,100 members. “Local 2785 is pleased to have been able to win this arbitration against UPS, protecting our start times and getting the penalty,” said Joe Cilia, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 2785. “UPS was wrong and the union held their feet to the fire. It was a long battle, but we never gave up.” Although the company paid the delay penalty at the beginning of the day, it did not pay the delay caused at the end of the shift when the workday was lengthened past the normal quitting time. The union charged the company with violating Article 22, Section 2 of the Northern California Supplemental Agreement. UPS initially tried to delay the case, which was heard at the local supplemental grievance panel, deadlocked at the Western Region Panel, and eventually moved to arbitration. Ultimately, the arbitrator Read more...
Brothers and Sisters, Teamsters Local 2785 is currently preparing for the 2023 UPS Contract negotiations, and we want to hear from you. It is important for all members to be actively involved in our next contract negotiations. We have prepared several tools for you to give us your opinion and participate in this process. 1. Take this short survey. All answers will remain confidential. Take The Survey 2. Attend a UPS Contract Preparation Meeting this October 7th or 9th. All Part Time and Full Time Inside Members of Local 2785 that are employed by United Parcel Services Where: American Legion Post 409 757 San Mateo Ave San Bruno, CA 94066 When: Friday, October 7th at 10:30 AM ALL Full Time Members of Local 2785 that are employed by United Parcel Services Where: American Legion Post 409 757 San Mateo Ave San Bruno, CA 94066 When: Sunday, October 9th at 9:00 AM 3. Submit your Proposals Online. Master form is for Part Time and Full time members Sort Rider form is for Part Time members NORCAL Supplement form is for Full Time members