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      We have some Teamster Employers who have asked us to post job openings:

      TRIAD-LANL (Los Alamos) is looking for CDL Drivers. CLICK HERE to Apply

      ABF is looking for CDL Drivers for the Dock/PU&D and also the OTR Line operations. CLICK HERE to Apply

      YRC is looking for CDL Drivers for the Dock/PU&D and also the OTR Line operations. CLICK HERE to Apply

      Hertz is looking for CSA for cleaning the cars and also needs Utility Mechanics. CLICK HERE to Apply

      Creamland is looking for both CDL and NON-CDL (plant) personnel. CLICK HERE to Apply

      UPS is looking for both Inside workers. CLICK HERE to Apply

      For information on other Teamster employers in NM, Click Here

      Download: Vote2021FlierLetterColor.pdf

      On 9/25/2021 Teamsters Local 492 conducted a Steward Seminar where Business Agents Mike Butler, Trey White, Melissa Malcom, Tracy McCarty, Andrew Palmer, and David Trujillo taught the attendees various important topics and subjects revolving around Stewards for about 4 hours and also answered the Steward’s questions. A special guest, Shane Youtz, who is the labor attorney for most New Mexico labor institutions, also spoke to the Stewards and answered questions. 

      Lunch was served from Popeye's Chicken and each attendee was given a Steward shirt and Steward Pin.

      We want to thank everyone who attended the seminar this year! 

      IASTE Strike Update

      October 16, 2021IATSE and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement, which means there will be no strike on Monday.  Production will continue on all shows.

      Melissa A Malcom-Chavez

      Trustee/Business Agent

      Teamsters Local 492

      505-344-1925 Ext 14

      October 15, 2021 - As most of you have already heard, IATSE is set to strike at 12:01 am on Monday October 18, should they fail to reach an agreement with AMPTP. 

      Everyone must understand that the Teamsters are NOT on strike!  However, we will stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of IATSE.  Most productions will be shut completely down, but not all are bound by the strike.  Movie of the Week productions are exempt from the strike, so if you are working on “Maggie Moore(s)” or “Rust”, you may continue to work.  HOWEVER, nobody is to cross a picket line for any reason.  There has been no confirmation about where the picket lines will be set up, but the assumption is that there will definitely be pickets at all of the studios. 

      Since the Teamsters are NOT on strike, if you are currently working and get called to work, you must make an attempt to report.  That means that you will have to go as far as the picket lines and let your Captain know that you are at the picket line, but will not be crossing for safety reasons.

      As far as strike benefits, there are none because the Teamsters are NOT on strike.  However, if you are working and the strike commences on Monday, you will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits. 

      Should the strike happen, it is unknown how long it will last.  We can all speculate, but nobody knows for sure, so everyone needs to prepare to support our IATSE family for the long haul. 

      We are Teamsters Local 492 strong, union strong and we stand in solidarity with IATSE during their fight for a good contract and better conditions.  Better conditions for them means better conditions for us. 

      I will keep everyone updated as I get information, but feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

      September 27, 2021 - Local 492 would like to give an update on what everyone is hearing regarding the upcoming “strike authorization vote” that IATSE will be taking soon.  This vote will encompass all Hollywood locals and 13 unions covered by the Basic and Videotape agreements.  At this point, negotiations between AMPTP and IATSE have stalled and IATSE President Matt Loeb will not be recommending a contract to his membership that does not resolve its core priorities.  IATSE is not making unreasonable requests, including reasonable rest during and between workdays and weekends and equitable pay on streaming and “New Media”, plus a living wage for the lowest paid workers.   We, as Teamsters, know what it is like to not have enough rest at night and be on the road tired and falling asleep.  We have even lost some of our own when they fell asleep at the wheel after working 18+ hours. 

      On October 1st, 2021, IATSE will be holding a “strike authorization” vote with its membership.  On October 4th, 2021, IATSE will go back to the table with AMPTP.  If the membership authorizes a strike and things do not progress on Monday, IATSE might go on strike as early as Tuesday October 5th.  Please prepare yourselves for this, as Teamsters Local 492, the IBT and all Teamsters Locals across the country will stand in SOLIDARITY with our sisters and brothers in IATSE.  Productions in NM will shut down during the strike and Teamsters will NOT cross picket lines. 

      It is unknown how long the strike will last if/when it happens.  Since the Teamsters are not on strike, you will not be eligible for strike benefits.  However, you will be eligible for unemployment.

      IATSE is paving the way for better safety, respect and dignity in the workplace, as the Teamster negotiations will follow.  Their fight will make ours easier when the time comes, so please let your fellow IATSE family know that the Teamsters stand with them in their fight and will keep and will fight the fight along side of them.  We are one film family in NM and we are all in this together.

      Updates will send out as I receive them, so please check in with either myself or the stewards.

      In Solidarity,

      Melissa A. Malcom-Chavez

      Teamsters Local 492 Trustee/Film BA

      492 Teamsters Leaflet XPO Freight in Albuquerque

      8/2/2021 - Today, Teamsters Local 492 President Trey White, Freight Business Agent Tracy McCarty and Trustee/BA Andrew Palmer spent about 3 hours leafleting the XPO facility on the west side of Albuquerque. We handed out flyers to the XPO drivers to let them know about the recent contracts that were ratified in Miami and in New Jersey after a 6 to 7 yearlong battle to get a contract with this company.

      Following a six-year battle, from organizing to completed contract, workers at XPO Logistics in Miami made history on Saturday, July 10 when they voted unanimously to ratify the first Teamsters contract at the transportation and logistics giant, which puts the workers’ rights and work lives in a legally binding written contract for the first time.

      “XPO management said workers in the U.S. would never ratify a contract, but never is now,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “I applaud the workers who stood strong and united over the past six years, despite the company’s horrific anti-worker actions and delays.”

      “This historic event is the result of nearly six years of bargaining, company law breaking, and delays by XPO, which purchased Con-way Freight in late 2015,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division.

      The drivers and dockworkers at the former Con-way Freight voted to join Local 769 in December 2014. While thousands of workers at XPO in Europe belong to unions, this is the first ever Teamster contract at the company and paves the way for more to come.

      “Workers have picketed, leafletted, filed labor charges, testified in court, filed lawsuits, conducted a ULP strike and more to win justice, and now that justice is here with the ratification of their first contract,” said Josh Zivalich, President of Teamsters Local 769 in Miami.

      “We remained strong, united and focused here in Miami and we never quit our fight for justice,” said Mike Zangrillo, a driver. “I urge my coworkers in other locations to fight for a fair contract and to not give up.”

      The contract includes “just-cause” protections, a grievance process, successorship language, job protection language and retirement protections, among other improvements.

      To hear more about the recent ratified contracts at XPO, click here

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      October 26, 2021
      Teamster Job Openings!

      We have some Teamster Employers who have asked us to post job openings: TRIAD-LANL (Los Alamos) is looking for CDL Drivers. CLICK HERE to Apply ABF is looking for CDL Drivers for the Dock/PU&D and also the OTR Line operations. CLICK HERE to Apply YRC is looking for CDL Drivers for the Dock/PU&D and also the OTR Line operations.

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      Steward Seminar 2021

      ?On 9/25/2021 Teamsters Local 492 conducted a Steward Seminar where Business Agents Mike Butler, Trey White, Melissa Malcom, Tracy McCarty, Andrew Palmer, and David Trujillo taught the attendees various important topics and subjects revolving around Stewards for about 4 hours and also answered the Steward’s questions.

      IASTE Strike Update

      IASTE Strike Update September 27, 2021 - Local 492 would like to give an update on what everyone is hearing regarding the upcoming “strike authorization vote” that IATSE will be taking soon.  This vote will encompass all Hollywood locals and 13 unions covered by the Basic and Videotape agreements.

      492 Teamsters Leaflet XPO Freight in Albuquerque

      492 Teamsters Leaflet XPO Freight in Albuquerque 8/2/2021 - Today, Teamsters Local 492 President Trey White, Freight Business Agent Tracy McCarty and Trustee/BA Andrew Palmer spent about 3 hours leafleting the XPO facility on the west side of Albuquerque.


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