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On the night before he died, Martin Luther King gave a speech about the dignity of labor. It still rings true. He was in Memphis, Tenn., supporting sanitation workers' rights to respect and a decent wage. He said: “Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.” Dr.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship 2020

The application process for the 2020 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).

Workers Deserve Protection From Anti-Union Employers

Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act - Workers Deserve Protection From Anti-Union Employers By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa A U.S. House committee took a much-needed step towards empowering workers by approving legislation that would expand their right to organize on the job while shielding them from employer intimidation if they choose to form a union.

492 Movie Teamsters Reach(lift) For The Sky!

492 Movie Teamsters Reach(lift) For The Sky! Teamsters Local 492 held forklift classes on November 15th and 16th. These classes were first come, first serve and filled up fast. There were a total of 40 attendees that were certified or re-certified over the 2 day period, which maxed out the class size limits for 2 instructors.

492 BA Malcom Union Panelist at Film & TV Career Connection

492 BA Malcom Union Panelist Film & TV Career Connection Today, Nov 09, 2019, Teamsters Local 492 Film Department Business Agent Melissa A. Malcom served as a Union Panelist for the Film & Television Career Connection at the South Broadway Cultural Center which was sponsored by the Albuquerque Film Office.

The New Administrations Attack on Workers’ Rights

The New Administrations Attack on Workers’ Rights Under the current administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has systematically rolled back workers’ rights to form unions and engage in collective bargaining with their employers, to the detriment of workers, their communities, and the economy.

Record Attendance at Local 492 Union Stewards 2019 Seminar

Record Attendance at Local 492 Union Stewards Seminar Today, October 27th 2019, Teamsters Local 492 conducted a Stewards Seminar for all the current stewards and alternate stewards. The stewards that attended learned key skills to enable them to perform their duties as stewards.

Record Raises For Bus Drivers in NM

October 2, 2019 - Today, the 492 Teamster members working for NCRTD voted 31-3 in favor of ratifying the 2019 agreement. Congratulations and thank you to all that voted.  We were also able to organize 14 new members today for this public sector unit. The NCRTD Teamster Negotiating Committee obtained a Tentative Agreement with NCRTD (Blue Bus) on September 26th, 2019.

Family Attendance Rebounds at NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2019

Family Attendance at NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2019 Rebounds after 2 Year Decline September 28, 2019 - Today, on a sunny Saturday, over 600 people came to the 2019 New Mexico Teamsters Appreciation Day reaching another new all-time high for the amount of active 492 Members attending. This is the 7th year Teamsters Local 492 has hosted an event to celebrate the Teamsters of New Mexico.


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  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

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Film Industry 'Waiting-To-Be-Contacted List'

If you are applying for a Movie/Film driver job, YOU MUST HAVE A Class A CDL. Your name will be automatically deleted from the waiting list if you don’t have a Class A CDL*. Please read this entire page** before filling out the online form.

9/20/2019 Driver Update:  We currently have hundreds of Class A CDL Drivers interested in seeking work as a Teamster Movie Driver on our waiting list that must be called before we can call anyone new. If/when we begin to bring in new people, the paragraph message below will be updated in red, so please check this page for updates. We are no longer returning phone calls from interested Movie job seekers due to the super high volume of calls. Please do NOT call and please do NOT come by the Union Hall seeking work in the Movie industry. The ONLY way to have an opportunity to seek work is to fill out this form. You will be contacted when we get down to your name on the waiting list (called in order of received). There is no need to “checkup” on where you are on the list as that information is not known to the Film Agent until we download the next set of names from this websites Film Industry "Waiting-To-Be-Contacted List".  

We are currently NOT accepting any new applications for drivers at this time due to the number of shows steadily decreasing into the fall/winter season. We may find a need for new drivers in the spring of 2020 but at this time the overflow hiring “Exhausted List” is closed. If you would like to be added to the “Waiting-to-be- Contacted List”, please fill out the contact form by clicking here.  

4/17/2017 Wrangler Update: We are currently NOT accepting any applications for wranglers due to the number of wranglers that are unemployed at this time. If you would like to be notified when applications will be accepted, please fill out the contact form with Wrangler Experience clicking here.

If you are interested in being a new Driver or Wrangler in the Movie Industry, please Click Here to View the Rules regarding a new “Exhausted List” that has been created to make it possible for individuals such as yourself to be put on a daily list of available drivers with no monthly cost to seek work!!!

There is a one-time $750 set up fee to get your info into the system, create an electronic profile for you, and every single day of the week send your name and information, like qualifications, to production companies for possible hire. You will be responsible for logging into the system daily in order to be available for work the next day. (We will send you a courtesy email reminder every day at 8:30 pm that you can simply click on to let Productions know you are available for a work call the next day. If you don’t want to work, simply ignore the email.)

There is no monthly cost to you to stay on our availability list but once you are hired, 3% of your gross wages will be submitted as a referral fee whenever you do work. Those funds help to cover the administrative costs of negotiating and enforcing the dozens of Local 492 Movie Agreements signed each year with production companies and also help to recoup the costs of allowing you to seek work for free for an indefinite period of time. We want you to feel free to use our system to seek work without having to worry about monthly dues when you are not working.   

There is no guarantee of employment and you do not need to be a member of Local 492, but this list will give you an opportunity to work in the industry when we run out of Drivers and/or Wranglers.

*You must have a valid Class A CDL, DOT medical card and current MVR, unless you are applying to be a Wrangler only (no driving). If you want to be a Wrangler/Driver, you must meet the Driver requirements as well.

**The Union reserves the right to remove you from this waiting list for cause which includes, but is not limited to: Not a NM resident, Driver without a Class A CDL, directly contacting productions to solicit Teamster work, harassing union officials, submitting false documents or false/untruthful info, currently on another 492 roster, etc. 





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