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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.

Sysco NM Contract Ratified, Member Participation Key to Good Contracts

The ballots were counted on September 13th, 2019 for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement (T/A). The T/A passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46 with 86% of eligible members voting. We want to thank all the Sysco Members who voted and congratulate them on their new contract.

Sysco NM 2019 CBA Ratified

Today, September 13th, 2019, the ballots were counted for the Sysco NM Tentative Agreement. There was an 86% turnout on the vote, which was very good. The tentative agreement has passed with 63% voting to ratify the contract by a vote of 79 to 46. We want to thank everyone who voted and congratulate you on your new contract.

New Sysco T/A Includes Largest 492 Sysco Increases Ever

Tentative Agreement Reached for Sysco NM September 4, 2019 -  Your Teamster Negotiating Committee met a final time with Sysco NM today to see if the previous Tentative Agreement could be improved upon to justify a second vote and avoid a strike. Your Union Committee has unanimously recommended this Tentative Agreement as well as the IBT, JC#3, Local Union 492.

Take The Teamsters 2020 Presidential Survey

The Teamsters unveiled a new national 2020 presidential election survey Thursday that will allow members to give the union input on the issues that matter most to them so that the Teamsters in turn can get answers from contenders that it can then share with the membership. By going to www.teamsters2020.com Teamsters can access an online version of the survey.


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  • Following round-the-clock negotiations with Jack Cooper and one of its lenders during the week of July 29, the Teamsters National Auto Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) has received a Last, Best and Final Offer (LBFO) in the form of a Restructuring Term Sheet to save more than 2,200 Teamster jobs at the company.

  • The TNFINC-Reddaway Freight Agreement covers about 1,300 Teamsters in the Western United States. Workers will be mailed voting materials on or about September 13 and votes will be counted on or about September 27. The agreement will raise wages, restore a week of vacation that was given up in 2015 and will protect health and welfare benefits, among numerous other gains.

  • We, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Abbott Ambulance, owned by American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), are forming our union so that we can negotiate a legally binding contract that provides our rights and guarantees in writing. Firefighters have their union and their collective bargaining agreement, and we deserve this same security for ourselves and for our families.

    Once we form our union with Teamsters Local 610, we can negotiate a contract and fight for the issues that matter to us:

    • Fair pay;
    • Affordable and quality health insurance;
    • More paid vacation;
    • Set schedules, and
    • A strong voice at work.

    The only way to win a more secure future as Teamsters is to vote Teamsters YES! and negotiate a legally binding contract. In addition to the firefighters, the EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers at Medic One in St. Louis have a contract with their rights and protections spelled out. The Medic One workers are Teamsters!

    Let’s remain strong, united and focused!

    For more information contact: Sean O’Neill at (202) 437-5228.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

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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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