TEAMSTERS, ABF REACH
TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT


The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee and ABF Freight System reached a tentative contract agreement, Ernie Soehl, Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National ABF Negotiating Committee, announced today. No further details will be released until leaders from Teamster local unions that represent ABF members meet in the next two weeks to review the tentative agreement and approve sending it out for a membership ratification vote. The parties agreed to an extension of the current agreement to allow for the ratification process to take place. Once the upcoming meeting takes place, the union will release more information.
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE AT WWW.TEAMSTER.ORG/ABF-CONTRACT-UPDATE

 


SUPPORT FAMILIES IN MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLANS

OPPOSE THE GROW ACT

We, the members and retirees of Teamsters Joint Council 42 participating in the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund (WCTPT) urge you to oppose the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act (H.R. 4997).  This legislation weakens the entire multiemployer pension system, putting our retirement security, and that of millions of other Americans, at risk.

WCTPT is the largest and most successful multiemployer defined benefit pension plan in the nation.  WCTPT provides retirement security to over 600,000 families in all 50 states and nearly every congressional district.  We rely on the WCTPT and the current multiemployer pension system as critical components to support the financial well-being of our families.

The GROW Act would change the rules for multiemployer pension plans in a way that weakens the system as a whole and threatens our retirement security:

  • First, the bill would drain contributions from existing multiemployer plans to fund new composite plans—setting up both plans for failure and putting our retirement benefits at risk.
  • Second, the bill would permit draconian cuts to workers’ promised benefits and subject retirees to devastating cuts to their pensions.
  • Third, the GROW Act would make it easier for employers to withdraw from pension plans without paying their fair share of the plan’s liabilities.
  • Fourth, the bill undermines the solvency of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) because composite plans would be exempt from paying premiums, despite creating significant new liabilities for the PBGC due to the plan failures that would result from weakening plan funding.
  • Finally, under the GROW Act, workers lose the safety net of PBGC insurance coverage and face the prospect of total benefit loss in the event of a plan failure.

We strongly urge you to oppose the GROW Act and to instead support efforts to sustain and strengthen the multiemployer pension system in a way that protects the retirement security of millions of American workers and retirees, including those of us who depend on a healthy WCTPT for our financial future.

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2018 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND CAR SHOW
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Congratulations to newly retired Brothers Ha Nguyen of 31 years and Ernie Booe of 40 years from OCTA Maintenance Department. Happy Retirement Brothers!

LtoR: Ernie Booe, Secretary-Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly and Ha Nguyen



SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
JANUS V. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 31, ET AL

The Janus Case - hearings have begun before the Supreme Court
beginning today Monday, February 26, 2018


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2018 Teamsters Joint Council 42

Partial List of Endorsed Candidates for June, 2018 Primary Election

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U.S. District Judge David O. Carter leads entourage down the Santa Ana homeless camp
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Federal Judge Tells County and Cities to Move “Quickly” on Temporary Riverbed Homeless Aid


Monday, January 12, 2018
OCTA Stewards, Rank and File, Supporters and Leaders Speak to the Board of Directors
FOR A FAIR CONTRACT!!!


To Listen to the Public Comments
Fast Forward to 1:47:53


Ex LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with his wife Patricia Govea, accompanied by Teamsters Local Union 396 Secretary-Treasurer & Western Region International Vice President Ron Herrera and Secretary-Treasurer of Local Union 952 Patrick D. Kelly at Union Station Birthday Celebration


TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952
COACH OPERATORS
EMPLOYED AT
Orange County Transportation Authority

 

February 8, 2018

The links below, you will find copies of executed (signed) tentative agreements, some unexecuted (unsigned) letters of agreement as well as Last, Best and Final offers with respect to Article 2, 8, 11, 20, 30, 38, 39 & 40. At this time we do not have a comprehensive Last, Best and Final offer from the Authority. At this time although there is a significant improvement in wages as part of their offer, there is a lack of information available with respect to the healthcare costs, i.e. 5%, 7% or 10% of what number? There is also no executed letter of agreement prohibiting an increase in subcontracting. Once we get a comprehensive offer we will schedule informational meetings and conduct balloting on the offer.

We urge you to thoroughly review the enclosed documents and if you have any questions, contact your union steward or your Business Representative Almeta Carter at 714-740-6235.

Also enclosed is a summary (8 page document) of benefits and coverage for Kaiser Permanente services as it is currently provided through the Labor Alliance Managed Trust Fund.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union.

Fraternally,
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary Treasurer

PATRICK'S COVER LETTER

AUTHORITY'S LAST, BEST AND FINAL

Executed (signed), Unexecuted (unsigned) letters of agreement as well as Last, Best and Final offers with respect to Article 2, 8, 11, 20, 30, 38, 39 & 40
AND
8 page document of benefits and coverage for Kaiser Permanente


 


We Mourn The Passing of
Brother Tony Manno

                                                    


CHRISTAIN STONE - REYES COCA-COLA ORANGE WAREHOUSEMAN
RECEIVED CHECK FOR OVER $19,000 FOR
REIMBURSEMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
DUE TO AN ARBITRATORS AWARD!


 

*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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