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.
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...
Go Union-Made This July 4th It’s that time of the year again when families get together for backyard grilling, warm weather, and fireworks. Unions and the idea of independence go hand-in-hand because workers gain more freedom and a stronger voice by organizing their workplaces. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of union-made July 4th essentials so that you can support ethical companies that treat workers fairly while you shop for your July 4th get-together. Union-Made July 4th Shopping List Beer Budweiser (IBT, IAM) Beck’s (IAM) Coors (IUOE, IBT) Michelob (IAM, IUOE, IBT) Miller Genuine Draft (UAW, IAM, IUOE, IBT) Stella Artois (IAM) Soft Drinks Coca-Cola (UAW) 7 Up (BCTGM) A&W (BCTGM) Dr. Pepper (UFCW, UAW) Coolers Rubbermaid (IBEW) Sunscreen Bain de Soleil (AFGE) Coppertone (IBT) Hot Dogs Ball Park (UFCW, IBT) Hebrew National (IBT, UFCW) Hormel (IBT) Oscar Mayer (UFCW, IBT) Ice Cream Good Humor (IBT) Prairie Farms (IBT) Snacks Cheez-It (BCTGM) Fritos (BCTGM) Mission Tortilla Chips (IBT) Ritz (BCTGM) Ruffles (BCTGM) Sun Chips (BCTGM, IBT) Triscuit (BCTGM) Wheat Thins (BCTGM, IBT) Find thousands of union-made items via our directory here. Browse Our Directory Of Thousands Of Union-Made Products And Vote With Your Wallet
Brothers and Sisters, State and Local legislation are very powerful tools that Teamsters use to get laws passed to support workers(Teamster Jobs). But we cannot use our voice in this way if you don't vote. Here is a link to the Teamster recommended candidates in the upcoming primary elections on June 7th. These candidates support labor and labor-related efforts. Please make every effort to vote in this primary on JUNE 7th, so we can keep good candidates in office that support labor. Teamster Recommended Candidates
Brothers and Sisters, On May 9, 1934, West Coast longshoremen went on strike, shutting down docks along 2000 miles of coastline, including all its major ports: Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco, San Pedro, San Diego. This iconic day in labor was an 83-day-long strike for fair wages, hours, and the abolishment of extreme and unfair hiring practices. In 1934 workers marched down Market Street, better known by San Francisco longshoremen as the Embarcadero “slave market”. So on May 1, 2022, officially known as International Workers' Day, the San Mateo Labor Council and other Councils (Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco), are leading a March & Rally. We will be recreating the 1934 march up Market Street. We need you to show up if you can and march with Teamsters Local 2785. DETAILS: The event will kick off at 10 AM at the Embarcadero The march will begin at 10:30 AM and march up Market Street to Civic Center. Rally at Civic Center: (3-4 speakers) Our lead contingent this year will be UFCW and Teamsters, in support of their ”Make Amazon Pay” campaign. If you think you will attend, or want more information, please text, email, or call Apollo Wallace at: Cell: 415-716-7908 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See you there!!! Thank you, Joseph Cilia | Secretary-Treasurer Teamsters Local Union No. 2785
Brothers and Sisters, For months Teamsters Local 2785 has been aggressively pushing back on pay cuts for part-time UPS workers. Across California and Reno, Teamsters have been holding rallies at UPS hubs to protest this pay cut. If UPS successfully maintains these pay cuts, more efforts to cut UPS workers' pay and benefits will start. That's right. They will be coming for full-time workers next. And with the 2023 UPS contract right around the corner, this should be something we should all be concerned with. So we are asking all Teamster 2785 members to step up for your brothers' and sisters' jobs! Teamsters Local 2785 is bringing the fight to the next level at the State legislature in Sacramento on Thursday, March 24th, and we need you to show up!! We have a bus going to Sacramento at 7 AM on March 24th. Please show up for the day and support if you can make it. Food and drinks will be provided for the day. WHERE: Teamsters Local 2785 1440 Southgate Ave., Suite 1 Daly City, CA 94015 WHEN: Be there at 7 AM to start loading onto the bus. The bus will return to Local 2785 no later than 3 PM, but likely will be earlier. SHARE THIS MESSAGE: Text this message link to any members you know who might want to attend. https://www.teamsters2785.org/all-members-help-teamsters-local-2785-take-the-fight-for-better-ups-wages-to-sacramento/ Show Read more...
UPS has seasonal driving work opening up. Contact Teamsters Local 2785 if you have questions or you can go to the UPS Jobs board directly here to search. UPS Jobs Board In Solidarity, Joseph Cilia - Secretary-Treasurer - Teamsters Local 2785
Brothers, Sisters and Siblings, San Mateo County Union Community Alliance is seeking a part-time Trades Introduction Program Associate. Please see the JOB ANNOUNCEMENT. Email cover letter and resume to: TIP@smcuca.org.