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TEAMSTERS STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC   (WASHINGTON) – As the United States responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, we must ensure that working people are able to perform their jobs in a safe working environment and that sick leave is available to all workers.
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Film & Media Day 2020 Santa Fe NM

Film & Media Day 2020 Santa Fe NM Film & Media day was held on 2/10/2020 in Santa Fe, NM at the State Capital.

ABF Will Pay 2019 Profit-Sharing Bonus To Teamster Employees

ABF Freight to Pay 2019 Profit-Sharing Bonus to Eligible Union Employees Bonus payment for reaching 95.
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Martin Luther King Remembered

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.


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  • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is closely monitoring the global health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Working with other unions, public health officials and other experts in our Safety and Health Department, the Teamsters Union is focused on providing our affiliate locals, 1.4 million members, and staff with the most up-to-date information and resources to help everyone in this difficult time. 

    Many Teamster members across multiple industries are seeing the effects of the widespread transmission of the disease caused by the virus, known as COVID-19. These workers are at increased risk if they frequently interact with potentially infected or infected individuals.

  • On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It’s important to note that many companies file Chapter 11 in an effort to reorganize their debt and capital structure to facilitate a sale to a strategic/industry buyer or to a financial buyer with the goal to continue operating its core lines of business – and one of those options appears to be the case here.   

    The Teamsters Dairy Conference will continue to update Local Unions and our nearly 5,000 Teamster members working at Dean Foods on key developments in the bankruptcy case. We will post relevant newsletters, articles and key dates in this space.

  • 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!

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Trey's Corner
Updated On: Nov 18, 2018

Brother Trey White (505-344-1925 ext. 15) is currently the 492 Organizer, Admin for both Websites (Teamsters492.org & Local492film.org), Negotiator for all Local Contracts, Event Coordinator, and he also handles all IT issues, Communications and Building/Property Maintenance. 

Do You Want to Know What’s Going On?

If you are already registered with teamsters492.org and are not receiving emails, please check your spam/junk folder. If you do find emails from us in your junk box, mark them as “not spam/junk”. If you have not signed up for teamsters492.org yet, you are in the minority because about two-thirds of local 492 members are already signed up to the site.

I had someone call me last month complaining that no one had told them about some info regarding retiree insurance. I stated to them that I had posted that particular information on the teamsters492.org about 6 weeks earlier and encouraged them to sign up to the website, yet they still have not signed up. I had another person tell me; “Why is everyone but me getting the email updates about ongoing negotiations!” We cannot email updates to you if you have not signed up to the website, we need your email address. Communication through our website is the fastest, most up-to-date and efficient way to communicate with the 2500 members of this great Local Union. I highly encourage you to take 60 seconds to register today! Click Here to register!

There are many updates on teamsters492.org including anything you need to know about all the new 2018 Contracts and/or negotiations at ABF, Chiulista, Franklins, Penske, N3B, UPS, UPS Freight and also the updated 492 Appendix at Triad for 2018. We have negotiations coming up in 2019 for AmeriPride, Creamland, Chenega, Franklins, NCRTD, Sara Lee/Bimbo and Sysco. If you work for any of these companies, you need to sign up now so that you will know what is going on in your workplace! Knowledge is power!

Daughter of 492 Teamster Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Alyssa Chacon, daughter of 492 Teamster Andrew Chacon (LANS) for being selected as a $1,000.00 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship recipient in the 2018 scholarship for high school seniors.

Teamster Local 492 Hooded Zippered Sweatshirts Are In!

We have ordered Teamster Local 492 hooded zippered sweatshirts which are now for sale for $38 which is about $10 below our cost. These are high quality, USA Made and Union printed, so come get them before they are all gone! Did you know that all of our items for sale are made in the USA and Union Printed? If you are interested in seeing what we have, go to Teamster492.org and Click Here on “Teamster Merchandise”.

Below are just a few of the 492 exclusive articles written by Brother Trey White:

(2018) Netflix Buys First Studio in ABQ

(2018) Teamsters at Working People’s Day of Action

(2018) Great Turnout for NM Teamster Appreciation Day

(2018) XPO (Con-way) and The Teamsters – History

(2017) Freedom to Choose to Pay Taxes in Sandoval County?

(2017) New Mexico Truck Driving Championships

(2017) Updated Entryway To 492 Union Hall

(2016) Teamster Takes 1st Place Bus Roadeo

(2015) Freeloaders “Right-to-Work” Coming to a State Near You?

(2015) Do We Really Need Unions In America?

(2015) Teamster Nick Molina Honored-RTD

(2015) Al Weddle At YRC 57 Years

(2015) YRC-AQE Hits 19 Million Safety Miles

(2014) Stewards Educated At Teamsters Local 492 Steward Seminar


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