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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

    Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

  • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

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911 Dispatchers Attend National Police Week
XPO Workers in Texas Win Recognition With Teamsters Local 657
Teamsters Reach Agreement After Two-Day Strike at Twin River Casino
Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties
Episode 158: Big Fights – Pills and Ports
James Hoffa on NAFTA: We have to get jobs back
 
     
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Secretary-Treasurer/Business Agent

Walter R. Maestas

Brother Walter R. Maestas is a proud second generation Teamster as his father, Herman (“Apple”), worked for 32 years as a Teamster for the following companies; Navajo Freight Lines/ABF as a Dock/PUD employee, P.I.E. as an OTR driver and commencing in 1982 with Yellow Freight Lines, once again as an OTR driver where he retired in 1999. 

Walter began his Teamster career at Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM in April, 1977.  Brother Maestas was affected by a Change of Operations in 1980 when Yellow Freight chose to move their operation, and split their breakbulk in the West between Barstow, California and Phoenix, Arizona.  As Brother Maestas lacked being a successful bidder moving to Phoenix by two (2) slots and also not electing to move to Barstow he was placed on lay-off status and he began working at both ABF and Roadway as a casual in early March, 1980.  Walter was hired at ABF in 1980 and then while on lay-off status in approximately 1982 began to once again work on day to day recall at Yellow as the company started to use some of their laid-off people.  During that time frame he also worked at Systems 99 as an OTR driver and also at CF in the Dock & PUD operation.  Sometime that year he was affected by a Change of Operations once again as ABF purchased East Texas Motor Freight, and those ETMF employees dovetailed into the Albuquerque ABF facility.  After being recalled to full time status at ABF sometime in 1982, Walter was elected Steward for the Dock and PUD - a position he held until approximately 1994.

Brother Maestas became a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 492 in August, 1996.  He initially handled the miscellaneous contracts until September 1997, and then began representing the Freight Industry.  Walter has been an Executive Board member of Teamsters Local 492 since 2000, first serving as Recording Secretary from 2000 until he was appointed to the position of President upon the retirement of Brother Pete Castanuela.  Upon the retirement of principle officer Robert "Bob" Younger on July 31, 2007 he was appointed to his current position of Secretary-Treasurer and was re-elected in 2008, 2011, and 2014. Brother Maestas also currently serves as the Business Agent for the Freight Division.  

Walter has participated as a Union committee member for the Freight Grievance Hearings (1st level) since 1999.  In the year 2000, he was appointed to the job of Recording Secretary for both the PUD and OTR Committees at JWAC (2nd Level).  In 2001 he became a sitting panel member for both the PUD and OTR committees at those second level Freight Hearings.  Walter was appointed as Chairman of the OTR committee in 2007 by the Western Freight Director, Robert "Bob" Paffenroth.  Upon the request of Brother Paffenroth and also National Freight Director, Tyson Johnson, Brother Maestas was appointed to the National Grievance Committee by General President James P. Hoffa around the same time frame, and serves in that capacity as of today.  

In addition, in 2002 Brother Maestas was appointed to the negotiating committee for the PUD/Dock/Office Negotiations for the 2003-2008 National Master Freight Agreement with regards to the Western Supplement.  The negotiations that occurred in 2007 for the 2008-2013 agreement, Brother Maestas participated as a committee member for both the Western States Area Supplemental Agreement and also the National Master Freight Agreement.  As the National negotiations commenced for the ABF National Agreement sometime in early 2013, Brother Maestas was appointed by assistant Freight Director Gordon Sweeton to Chair the negotiations for the Western Supplement. 

Upon the retirement of Bob Younger, Brother Maestas also filled the vacated Joint Council #3 position representing the state of New Mexico as a Trustee then became the Recording Secretary then the Vice-President and today currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council #3.  That appointment led to Joint Council #3 President, Steve Vairma, having Brother Maestas as the representative for Joint Council #3 to the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust (WTWT) as a Union Trustee.

He also serves as the Union Chair to the Western Conference of Teamsters Supplemental Pension Fund.  In June of 2011, Walter served as a delegate to the IBT Convention representing Joint Council #3 and served on the Rules Committee.

In March of 2017, Walter was appointed as the Secretary-Treasurer of our Joint Council #3 and was also appointed as a Union Trustee to the WCT Pension Fund.

Regional and National Highlights Summary:

  • Union Chairman at the Multi-State Grievance Panel
  • Over-The-Road Union Chairman for the 13 Western States
  • Recording Secretary for both the PUD and OTR Committees at JWAC
  • Western Representative to National Grievance Committee for the Freight Industry
  • Union Trustee for the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust H & W Plan
  • Union Trustee for the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Fund.
  • Union Chairman for the Western Conference of Teamsters Supplemental Pension Fund
  • Trustee, Recording Secretary, Vice-President and now Secretary-Treasurer of the Teamsters Joint Council #3 Executive Board
  • Has participated in the last two Freight contracts on both the National and Western levels
  • Chaired negotiations for Western Supplement for 2013- 2018 ABF National Agreement
  • Involved in contract negations in conjunction with the NM Building Trades on behalf of LANS Teamster employees  
  • Delegate to the 2006 IBT Convention representing Local 492
  • Delegate to the 2011 IBT Convention representing Joint Council #3 and served on the Rules Committee.
  • Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention representing Local 492




Phone:
505-344-1925 EX 13
President/Business Agent

Mike Butler

Brother Mike Butler began his Teamster career at Sysco Foods in 1982. He was elected Steward on 1986 and served in that capacity until February 2004, when he became a Business Agent for Teamsters Local 492 representing white paper contracts such as Ameripride, Creamland Dairies, Sara Lee, Hertz, Penske.

Since January 2005, Mike  has been serving as a Business Agent for UPS representing the Comanche Hub and the Northern half of the NM.

From 2007- 2011, Mike served as Recording Secretary on the Executive Board. In 2011, Brother Butler was elected as the Vice President for Teamsters Local 492 and held that position until June of 2015. 

In June of 2015, Brother Butler was appointed as the President of Teamsters Local 492. Also served as Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention representing Local 492.




Phone:
505-344-1924 ex. 16
Vice President

Richard Martinez

Brother Richard Martinez started with UPS in 1992 in the Comanche hub. In 1998 he was promoted to a full time package car driver. In 2012 he became a feeder driver. He served as a Union Steward for 22 years. He has been a trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board since 2002. He was re-elected Trustee in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 and was appointed as Vice-President in October of 2016. 




Recording Secretary/Business Agent

Warren (Trey) White III

Brother Trey White has been a union member for over 31 years, starting with the UFCW from February of 1986 until November of 1992. He joined the Teamsters union in April 1992 working for ABF and served as a steward/alternate steward from 2000 to 2015. In June of 2015, Brother White accepted a Business Agent position at Teamsters Local 492. 

In 2008 Trey was appointed as a Trustee on the Executive Board of Local 492 and subsequently elected Trustee later that year. In June of 2011, Brother White was appointed as the Recording Secretary and currently serves in that capacity. In 2011 he was elected as the Recording Secretary for Teamsters Local 492, and re-elected in 2014. 

In October of 2009, Brother White finished creating our new Local 492 website, Teamsters492.org and has been serving as the Webmaster and Website Administrator since then. He also has been serving as the website Admin for the Teamsters Film Industry hiring site local492film.org since July of 2015.

In 2010, he was certified as a HMIT TASA Haz-Mat Instructor by the IBT and also completed the Haz-Mat Transportation and Security Awareness course.

In 2013, Brother White served on the 2-man committee in Chicago, representing the Teamster Local 492 ABF members for the ABF 2013-2018 ABF National Master Freight Agreement. 

In 2016, Trey served as a Delegate to the 2016 IBT Convention representing Local 492.

Trey is currently the Business Agent for the NM Teamsters Film Industry. 




Phone:
505-344-1925 Ex 15
Trustee

Andrew L. Palmer

Brother Andrew Palmer started at UPS Parcel in February of 1993 at the Albuquerque Hub as a part timer. He was promoted to a UPS driver in July of 2000.

Brother Palmer began serving as a Union Steward in 1997 for the day sort at the Hub. In 2006 he switched to an Alternate Steward and still serves in that capacity to date. He was appointed as an Executive Board Trustee for Local 492 on June 13th, 2011 and was elected to that position in December of 2011, and re-elected in 2014.




Business Agent

Kevin Pohl

Brother Kevin Pohl started at Yellow Freight Systems in November, 1987. He worked the dock, earned his CDL and then progressed to PU&D driver. He was appointed as an Alternate Steward October, 2002, and then became the primary Steward. Kevin worked closely with the members filling out grievances and settling claims.

From June-December of 2004, Kevin served as a Loss-Time volunteer for the IBT representing Local 492 for the November 2004 election. In December of 2004 he started serving Local 492 as the Business Agent for the Miscellaneous Contracts which he still has today.

Brother Pohl currently is the Business Agent for AmeriPride Linen, Chiulista Services, Creamland Dairies, Data Monitor Systems, Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority, First Impressions, Franklin Earth Moving, Greetings Etc Inc., Hertz,  NCRTD Blue Bus, Penske, Sara Lee, Sysco, Team One CS, UPS Freight, & US Airways.

In addition to his duties as Business agent, Kevin also serves as the Political coordinator for Local 492. This includes being the 492 contact person for political candidates wishing to be officially endorsed by the 492 E-Board on behalf of our members, and coordinating 492 member volunteers for those endorsed candidate's campaigns.

Brother Pohl is also the Teamsters Local 492 Organizer. If you work for an employer whose workers are not part of a union and you want to help to build a union in your workplace, fill out this questionnaire.  Union organizer Kevin Pohl will then contact you about unions and what it takes to organize. You can read more about why to go Union HERE.

He also represents the Teamsters in the NM Building Material & Construction Trade Division, which includes securing large Federal or State government construction jobs, representing Teamsters local 492 during Project Labor Agreement (PLA's) negotiations, and clarifying/enforcing jurisdictional issues. 

Brother Pohl is also the Teamsters Local 492 Event Planner, which includes annual Membership Appreciation Day, Steward Seminars, Rallies, etc.  

In 2010, he was certified as a HMIT TASA Haz-Mat Instructor by the IBT and also completed the Haz-Mat Transportation and Security Awareness course.




Phone:
505-344-1925 EX 18
Business Agent

Kenny Duran

Brother Kenny Duran is the Business agent for Teamsters Local 492 representing UPS Teamsters in Southern half of New Mexico, which includes the Aspen Center and the Gateway in Albuquerque, also Teamsters at L.A.N.L. in Los Alamos. He started his Union career with UPS on February 7, 1991 in Espanola at U.P.S on the pre-loader as a un-loader and then promoted to full-time package car driver on September 17.1991 He then followed his work to Taos in 2003 when the Espanola Center was shut down.

He began serving as a Union Steward for the Taos UPS Center in 2003-2008. In January 2009 he accepted a Business Agent position at Teamsters Local 492 to represent UPS Teamsters, position vacated by Marie Wilson’s retirement.




Phone:
505-344-1925 EX 19
Business Agent

Melissa Malcom

Sister Malcom has been a Teamster since 2004 as a Local 492 Movie member. Melissa has served as a Union Steward on movie productions and in June of 2015, was appointed as a Trustee on the Teamsters Local 492 Executive Board. Sister Malcom comes from a family of Teamsters including her Dad, Uncle, and cousins. Melissa is the first woman to serve on the Executive Board for Teamsters Local 492. In August of 2015, she represented Local 492 at the Teamsters Women's Conference. In January of 2017, Sister Malcom started as the Business Agent for the Movie Industry. 




Phone:
505-344-1925 ex 14
Bookkeeper/ Secretary

Darlene Archuleta

Sister Darlene Archuleta started with ICX in 1980 as a full time employee. She was hired as a Rate/Billing Clerk and worked for ICX until they filed bankruptcy in 1984. Since then Darlene worked part-time at PIE until they filed bankruptcy. Darlene started employment in August 2006, when Robert D. Younger hired her to work at Teamsters Local 492 as the bookkeeper. She also handles the posting of your dues and initiation fees, pension and health insurance issues. In August of 2015, she represented Local 492 at the Teamsters Women's Conference.




Phone:
505-344-1925 EX 12

July 25, 2017
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