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Film Teamsters Forklift Certified at 492 Union Hall
Teamsters Local 492 conducted 3 free forklift classes on January 7, 8, & 9th, 2022. The classes were at the Union Hall. There were 36 Teamsters that successfully completed the Forklift Certification/training classes and were certified in Class 4, 5 and even Class 7 which is the reach-forklift. These classes were conducted for free for our Film Teamsters because they do not have a fixed employer to rely on for training and need the certification, not just the safety training.
James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years, and, in recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, then-General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish the new scholarship fund. This site describes the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) and outlines eligibility requirements and application procedures. Please click here.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.
The application process is now OPEN. Please use this address to access the system: https://aim.applyists.net/JRHMSF *the KEY for applying is "JRHMSF"
Eligibility: For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC). Academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college or university and Training/Vocational program awards of up to $2,000 for use at community colleges and trade schools.
(Membership verification for the parent of the applicant will be completed by the IBT (Teamsters), BLET, BMWED and GCC headquarters data.) The children or financial dependents of full-time local union officers or full-time staff of local unions are ineligible.
Apply here: https://aim.applyISTS.net/JRHMSF *the KEY for applying on-line is JRHMSF
College Tuition Discount Network
*As a Teamster member, there is a college tuition discount program that is available to you and members of your family. The ISTS Tuition Discount Network (TDN) is a list of For-Profit and Non-Profit colleges and universities that offer reduced tuition. The amount of the reduction can vary by school and can sometimes be as specific as major. Make sure you identify yourself as a Teamster when applying.
The link to the TDN is http://www.applyISTS.com/tuition-discount-network/ Click on the school's logo to view the discount.
YRC Freight 2021 Combined Rail/PT Percentage
YRC Inc. (d/b/a YRC Freight) (the “Company”) and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (“TNFINC”) enter into this Memorandum of Agreement concerning the Company’s use of purchased transportation service under Article 29, Section 6 of the Yellow National Master Freight Agreement. In connection with TNFINC’s ongoing monitoring and review of the Company’s use of purchased transportation, it was determined that the Company has exceed the 29% maximum allowed road and rail purchased transportation for 2021.
The Company exceeded the 29% limitation largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related shortage of employees in driving positions. This was confirmed through a detailed analysis of purchased transportation usage and vacant driver positions at the Company both during and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Company’s ongoing recruitment and retention efforts. It also was determined that the overage in 2021 was due to an increased use of rail service when compared to prior years, rather than the use of road purchased transportation.
If the COVID-19 pandemic had not occurred or if the Company had decided to embargo or otherwise decline to service freight, the amount by which the Company would have exceeded the 29% maximum would have been substantially less – if any at all. Given this, and the fact that Article 29, Section 6 specifically contemplates adjustments based on Acts of God or other extraordinary circumstances, the parties agree as follows:
1. The Company shall pay $1,250 to eligible road drivers for having exceeded the 29% maximum in Article 29, Section 6 for 2021. Payments shall be subject to applicable taxes and withholdings.
2. A road driver shall be eligible for payment under this Agreement if he or she (a) ran at least fifteen (15) trips during 2021; and (b) is on the seniority list as of December 31,2021.
3. The Company and TNFINC shall work together to develop a list of those road drivers who are eligible for payment and a reasonable timeline for payment in the first quarter of 2022.
4. This Agreement is a full and final resolution of all issues related to the Company having exceeded the 29% limitation in Article 29, Section 6 for 2021
Congratulations to all of our Teamsters at Los Alamos Labs working for TRIAD. We were able to get the largest raise for these hard-working men and women that they have ever seen including a $2 raise in July of 2022 and then another estimated $2 in Oct of 2022. When you add the $1 they just received last month, by October of 2022 most of our LANL Teamsters will be $5 over what they were before negotiations started in 2021. There was also a $2000 ratification bonus paid to everyone as well. There were a lot of other great improvements made to the CBA and I was proud to bring this agreement to our Teamsters to vote on. After about 2 hours of review of the Tentative Agreement On 9/17/2021 as well as a Q&A period, the TRIAD-LANL Teamster Members voted by secret ballot overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying the Master and 492 Appendix tentative agreements by over 95%. – Teamsters Local 492 Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer and Lead Contract Negotiator, Trey White III, 12/6/2021
Photo above courtesy of LANL. Below is an article released today by LANL about the CBA signing event that held place on 12/2/2021:
LANL NEWS RELEASE 12/6/2021 - Twelve labor unions signed their collective bargaining agreements on Dec. 2, completing their negotiations with Triad National Security, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory. These contracts represent about 1,200 essential workers in the skilled building trades including electricians, pipefitters, mechanics, sheet metal workers, operators, iron workers, painters, carpenters, roofers, laborers, teamsters, insulators and masons. .
“The skilled building trades represent approximately 10 percent of the Laboratory workforce,” said Thom Mason, Laboratory director. “As the Lab expands its mission and invests in its facilities, these tradespeople are more essential than ever. I am grateful we have reached an agreement that benefits these employees, the New Mexico economy and our country’s national security.”
At the Laboratory, such collective bargaining negotiations take place every five years and involve an immense amount of collaboration. This process began in the summer of 2021; the new contracts go into effect in July 2022, effective through June 2027. Skilled building trades are high-paying, secure jobs, and are in demand in New Mexico and nationwide.
“We want our employees in the skilled building trades to make the Laboratory their lifelong career home,” said Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations Kelly Beierschmitt. “Providing good, high-paying, sustainable jobs is one way we can drive folks to come to Northern New Mexico — and stay here long-term.”
“I believe we have the best contracts in the state, the best skilled tradesmen and women in the region and one of the safest work places in the nation,” said Logistics Division Director Brian Watkins. “The ratification of these contracts will improve on all three of those elements, and enable the Laboratory to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
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 ApplyFor information on other Teamster employers in NM, Click Here