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Gunder Hansen, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. Gunder was born on May 6, 1930 to Anna and Walt Hansen on a farm in Hurley, South Dakota. He learned to harness a team of horses to plow the fields at 10 years old. He also, was assigned to hand churn the butter. This early introduction to physical labor saw Gunder grow into a giant of a man.

He left home at 19 to make his way in the world. He found his way to Aransas Pass, Texas and discovered the ocean. That led to him joining the Merchant Marine and literally sailing all over the world, which included crossing the equator twice. While his ship was docked in Philadelphia, he decided to remain on dry land for a while and went to work for Trans America Trucking. He joined Teamster Local 107 and soon became a shop steward. He continued to sail from time to time and was drawn to Long Beach, California. Again, he decided to stay on dry land and transferred his union membership to Teamsters Local 692. It didn’t take long before he was hired on as a Business Agent and was assigned to police the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. He later started work at the Western Conference of Teamsters as an organizer. He organized agricultural workers in the Teamsters quest to improve conditions in the fields. Although, he spent most of his time organizing in the west, he also worked across the US and Canada.

Gunder married Carole Hanson on September 15, 1979. Anyone who knew Gunder, didn’t think anyone could manage this giant of a man. But, Carole proved them all wrong. She stayed with him until the end.

Gunder retired in 1987 during the time he and Carole lived in Story, Wyoming, before moving to Sheridan. He joined the Mason’s Lodge 43 and the Kalif Shrine. He joined the Eastern Star Friendship Chapter 51 and was a Worthy Patron to Carole’s Worthy Matron. Being in a rugged profession of union organizer, it was said of Gunder that he didn’t start many fights, but he certainly finished them. As Gunder grew older and needed assistance to get around, a neighbor commented, “It still wouldn’t be a good idea to get in his way.” His physical presence was only exceeded by his big heart and his willingness to help anyone in need.

Gunder is survived by his wife, Carole; niece, Diane Reiners, her husband, Jim and their daughters Stacy and Angie and four grandkids; a nephew, Larry and son’s Donovan and Jeremy; a nephew, Randall and a godson, Andrew Shaw of Ventura, CA; and numerous cousins.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Kalif Shriner’s Hospital Travel Fund, PO Box K, Sheridan, WY 82801 or the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 East Ridge Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801.


 

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952 ENDORSES COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE (ret) FOR CONGRESS


 

November 8, 2017

“The Teamsters and Marine Colonel Doug Applegate sound the alarm on wealth disparity, homelessness and attacks on middle class tax deductions,” said Teamsters Union Local 952 Secretary Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly.

Orange, CA – Today, Teamsters endorse Doug Applegate for Congress at a joint press conference at the Local 952 Union Hall in Orange. Local 952 is one of hundreds of Teamster locals across America. The Teamsters are one of the largest and most diverse unions in America with over 1.4 million members who work in various trades and industries.

Patrick D. Kelly, the Teamsters Union Local 952 Secretary Treasurer, said, “Colonel Applegate will be a transformational Congress person who will fight to protect mortgage interest deductions and California state and local tax deductions instead of giving America more tent cities like we have right here on the Santa Ana river bank.”

“Washington needs leaders who will represent all men and women; stand up against income disparity; and deliver affordable housing, healthcare, higher education, apprenticeships and jobs,” said Doug Applegate.

Doug Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary. The Colonel in his first political contest fought to overcome the narrowest vote gap (1,621) in the 2016 Congressional election cycle. His race was the very last one finally called on December 8th, 2016.

Momentum for the Applegate campaign continues to grow.  Some notable endorsements include California State Senator Toni Atkins, former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assemblymember Tom Daly, VoteVets, National Nurses United, CA State American Postal Workers Union, CA State Association of Letter Carriers, IBEW Locals 47 & 441, Ironworkers 433, Plasters Union Local 200, and Teamsters Joint Council 42.


The Organizing Workshop for the month of NOVEMBER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.

For more information, please call Organizers Jeff Sweet at (714) 740-6230, Stan Brown at (714) 501-6106 or Bobby Block at (714) 740-6238.

Fraternally,
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary-Treasurer



*IMPORTANT TEAMSTERS NEWS*

TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952 MEMBERS

WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE

TEAMSTERS AND FOOD EMPLOYERS SECURITY TRUST FUND

Due to an issue that has arisen between the parties with respect to a Unilateral change in benefits by the 3rd party administrator some of the Brothers and Sisters.........

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Patrick D. Kelly, Principal Officer Addressing Current Critical Events at the General Membership Meeting
Click on the Picture to Watch the Video

Patrick D. Kelly introducing new President, Grant Maertz

Patrick D. Kelly introducing new Recording Secretary, Ruben Lopez

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES


 



ATTENTION
Coach Operators & Other Teamsters Employed at the
Orange County Transportation Authority

RE: STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE - NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

On Monday, October 2nd, Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th we took strike authorization votes.

We are very pleased to report the results of the vote as follows:

            YES - 209          NO - 103

Negotiations are continuing on the following dates:

Monday, October 16, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We’d like to thank all of those who supported this effort and participated in these events.

Prior to any strike taking place, there will be additional meetings and voting on either a tentative agreement or a last, best and final offer.  Please sign up for receiving text messages with your shop steward.

If you have any questions, please contact a Steward or call your Business Representative Almeta Carter at (714) 887-9279. Thank you to you and your family for your support of the Teamsters Union.

Fraternally,
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary-Treasurer


Southern California Homeless Advocate,

Huntington Beach City Councilman Republican Billy O'Connell
met with IBT General President James P Hoffa to discuss the homeless issues

On November 3rd in Long Beach there will be a fund raiser
for Colette's Children's Home honoring
Joint Council 42 President
and Local 63 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Cammack

If you are interested in attending or donating to this event please click:

UnMasking Homelessness


NOW IS THE TIME TO ORGANIZE XPO!!

Vice President Don Brewster, Business Representative/ Organizer Bobby Block, Organizer Stan Brown and Staff/ Volunteer Organizers were at the XPO Orange Terminal leafleting information about XPO CEO Bradley Jacobs. Jacobs and XPO are the poster children for cooperate greed. Jacobs received a 481% increase in salary to nearly $6 Million per year all off the workers' backs.

If you are a worker of XPO or would like to volunteer your time in eliminating corporate greed to allow workers to have a voice and a fair living, contact one of our organizers: Stan Brown (714) 501-6106 or Bobby Block (714) 740-6238.

TEAMSTERS FIGHT,  TEAMSTERS WIN!


 

We are pleased to announce that our Local 952 President Grant Maertz has been appointed to serve on the International Brotherhood of Teamsters National Negotiations Committee for the UPS Collective Bargaining Agreement. We know that Grant will do a terrific job representing all of the membership at UPS.
Fraternally,
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary-Treasurer

Letter from James P. Hoffa,
General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters



TEAMSTERS COME TOGETHER TO
SEND DONATIONS TO THE PEOPLE IN TEXAS

TO VIEW PICS CLICK HERE


PATRICK D. KELLY
SECRETARY-TREASURER

Radio Interview with Frank Mottek
KNX Business Hour Saturday, September 2, 2017
Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND

"You're a LOSER if you don't fight!"
Click Here to Listen



**UPDATED EVERYDAY, EXCEPT WEEKENDS**

Lower Corporate Taxes, Higher Wages? Voters Are Skeptical

This Tax Bill Is Now a Health Care Bill

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal

Ad blitz in California brings tax plan fight home

Senate Tax Plan Diverges From House Version. Highlighting Political Pressures
by Jim Tankersley, Alan Rappeport and Thomas Kaplan, November 9, 2017
NewYorkTimes

A Middle-Class Tax Cut? It Depends Who and Where You Are
by Ben Casselman and Tara Siegel Bernard, November 9, 2017
New York Times

Too Much Caffeine? Coffee Shops Face a Shakeout

After mushrooming in recent years, coffee shops struggle as grocers, gas stations and fast-food chains add specialty beverages
By Julie Jargon

A Billionaire Destroyed His Newsrooms Out of Spite

Trump’s Trade Endgame Could Be the Undoing of Global Rules


DNA Info and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize

by Andy Newman and John Leland
The New York Times, November 2, 2017

House Tax Bill Would Deliver Blow to California Homeowners
by Lisa Mascaro and Jim Puzzanghera
the LA Times, November 2, 2017

Amazon Counts Its Suitors: 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters

New York to Replace MetroCard With Modern Way to Pay Transit Fares

CVS Makes Blockbuster Aetna Bid
Sources say CVS Health has proposed to buy Aetna for more than $200 a share, or $66 billion

Trump Pulls Back From Senate Deal to Fund Health Subsidies

Bipartisan Health Proposal Is Too Late for 2018, but a Salve for 2019

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers

Deep in Trump Country, a Big Stake in Health Care
Medical care is the job engine in an area that strongly backed President Trump, and the cloud over the Affordable Care Act has left residents uneasy.

by PATRICIA COHEN, NYTimes
October 16, 2017

Iowa’s Swing to Republicans Is a Matter of (Lacking a) Degree

Iowa’s status as a swing state in presidential elections may
be in doubt. One key reason: Its economy cannot support
enough college graduates. That’s bad news for Democrats.

Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico.

Leer en español

Why Aren’t Wages Rising Faster Now That Unemployment Is Lower?

Global Economy’s Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay

Even as job markets are tight in many major
economies, low unemployment is failing to spur
robust increases in wages, leaving workers angry.

Trump’s Fight With Corker Jeopardizes His Legislative Agenda

More homes evacuated as Northern California fires grow

Che Guevara’s Fiery Life and Bloody Death

Execution Still Haunts Village, 50 Years After Che Guevara’s Death

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls Trump Nafta Proposals ‘Highly Dangerous’

Business lobby to ramp up coordination with other trade groups to amplify their concerns to administration officials

Whirlpool Wins Backing for Import Protection From Key Government Panel

Trade commission approved company’s petition seeking protection in U.S. market from South Korean rivals

Trump Administration Seeks to Jolt Nafta Talks With Content Demands

Changes laid out in proposal would change core principle of the trade pact and could have far-reaching impact on Detroit’s auto makers

U.S. Lost 33,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.2%

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NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES 

MEDICAL INQUIRIES


LABOR ALLIANCE MANAGED TRUST FUND
Maria at 1-800-924-1226
Post Office Box 757
Pleasanton, CA 94566

 

BENESYS
1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 255
West Covina, CA 91790

TEAMSTERS FOOD TRUST
(626) 646-1090
Fax: (626) 931-1368
E-mail: staff@teamstersfood.org


TEAMSTERS SOFT DRINK TRUST
(626) 646-1090
Toll-free: (626) 931-1368
E-mail: staff@teamsterssoftdrink.org



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DAIRY
Medical
(562) 463-5000
OR (626) 284-4792


NORTHWEST ADMINSTRATORS (NWA)
Dental
2323 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102-3305
(877) 214-8928
8:30am - 5:00pm M-F


BENEFIT PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION (BPA)
13191 Crossroads Parkway North, Suite 205
City of Industry, CA 91731

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
RE: Participants currently enrolled in United Healthcare
January 8, 2013



PENSION INQUIRIES

Teamsters-National 401k

UPS ONLY - 401k—Pacific Coast Trust Fund
206-329-4900

The Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund

Northwest Administrators

225 South Lake Ave., Ste. 1200
Pasadena, CA 91101
www.nwadmin.com


WTWT (Freight)
Toll-free: 1-800-572-5439

TEAMSTERS MISCELLANEOUS

(626) 463-6097
Toll-free: (877) 214-8928


SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION & SUPPLEMENTAL DEATH BENEFITS
Toll-free: (877) 214-8928

To schedule an appointment with the Pension (ONLY) field representative from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust please call Local 952 at (714) 740-6200. A pension representative comes to Local 952 every Thursday of the month from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you wish to contact the pension department directly, please call one of the above numbers or visit www.nwadmin.com.

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