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9.5/OT Tops UPS Teamsters List of Concerns

With thousands of proposal sheets coming in, today the Teamsters Package Division began the process of organizing and reviewing each proposal submitted by members from the union’s nearly 200 UPS locals. Throughout the morning and afternoon, each submitted proposal was read aloud by Package Division Director Sean O’Brien to the Division's regional chairs and co-chairs.

YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Decisions

The following are the decisions from the YRC Multi-Region Change of Operations MR-UE-01-08/2017 and MR-CO-01-08/2017 which were heard on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Rosemont, IL. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations and the decisions. YRC - MR-UE-01-08/2017 YRC Freight, Inc.
Download: YRC-MR_UE-01-082017.pdf , YRC-MR-CO-01-082017.pdf

NM Film Adds $500M to NM Economy

From The New Mexico State Film Office Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico with Half a Billion Dollars Injected Into NM Economy by Film Industry New Mexico’s film industry injected $505 million (more than a half a billion dollars) into the economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million. This news comes shortly after the U.S.

YRC 2017 Change Of Operations Info

The IBT has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017. Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations. YRC Freight, Inc.

Movies/Film Equipment Training @ 492

The Teamster Local 492 Film Division held a training class on Saturday June 17, 2017 at Santa Fe Studios to help Teamster drivers learn more about some of the common equipment operated by Teamsters in the NM Film industry. With hands on training, the 31 participants spent about 7 hours learning how to operate Honeywagons, Water Trucks, and Landalls. See more pictures here.

Teamsters Monitor UPS Testing of Drones

The ongoing development of drone technology – or unmanned aerial vehicles – raises important questions and challenges for Teamster members at UPS. Earlier this year, the company tested a drone that launches from the top of a package car. A new article out last week explores the use of automation as the future of parcel delivery.

2017 New Mexico Truck Driving Championships

The New Mexico Truck Driving Championships were held at the Isleta Resort for the third year. There were 103 contestants this year, 31 of them were Teamsters from 4 Companies including ABF, TeamOne, UPS Freight, and YRC who sent their best drivers. Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank and congratulate these great Professional Drivers for competing.
Download: TDC Scores.pdf

492 Training on Water Trucks, HoneyWagons and Landalls

492 Training on Water Trucks, HoneyWagons and Landalls. Teamsters Local 492 will be offering training classes on June 17, 2017 for Water Trucks, Honeywagons and Landalls.  These classes are free of charge and open to any 492 Movie Driver whose dues/fees are current but you must have a Class A CDL.  However, they will be limited to 30 people.


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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.

New Mexico Teamsters Win Driver of the Year, Grand Champion and More at the 2010 NM TDC!
Updated On: May 21, 2010

2010 Truck Driver Championship Roadeo Teamster Results

Teamsters Local 492 would like to thank all the Teamsters that participated in the 2010 TDC Roadeo. We would also like to thank ABF, SCS and YRCW for sponsoring their respective drivers in this year’s Roadeo. ABF took home 11 awards, YRC took home 3 awards, and SCS took home 1 award. Click Competition or Dinner to view photos. (Most Drivers names in this article are links to their individual picture.)

YRC

YRC sponsored 7 drivers this year and had 3 drivers that placed:

2nd Place         Straight Truck           Kim Hendrex- YRC Albuquerque

2nd Place         3 Axle                         Jack Rojas –   YRC Albuquerque

3rd Place         3 Axle                         Chris Kovacs- YRC Farmington

Other Teamsters from YRC that competed were: From YRC Albuquerque, George Golemon (Twins). From YRC Farmington: Randy Amberman (3 Axle), Mark Gauthier (3 Axle), and Andre Lobato (3 Axle).

ABF

Grand Champion Kirk Weis, along with Steve Limas, Mike Contreras, and Ralph Garcia, will be representing the state of New Mexico at the Nationals in Dayton, Ohio August 3rd to the 7th.

1st Place and Grand Champion    Straight Truck    Kirk Weis

1st Place                                        5 axle                  Steve Limas

1st Place                                        Flatbed               Mike Contreras (2-peat)

1st Place                                        Sleeper               Ralph Garcia (8-peat)

2nd Place                                       4 axle                  Donnie Tafoya

ABQ’s City Operation was awarded the NM Fleet Safety Award for the 100,000 to 500,000 mile division.  This is their 3rd win in 4 years.

ABF also won the NM Team Trophy (4-peat). 

Other ABF Members that also competed were Alfonso Archuleta (Twins) , Jeffrey Locke (Tanker), Chad Sullins (Twins), Don Wood (3 axle) , James Morgan (Tanker), and Charlie Estrada (3 axle). Thanks to Jim Curtis for his help Roadeo hosteling.

NM Driver of the Month Award  - April            Kelvin Holly

NM Driver of the Month Award  - August        Gerald Martinez

Kelvin Holly was also named 2009 NM Driver of the YEAR! 

Kelvin was given this award for his safe driving record, (over 3 million safe driving miles during his 31 year career), his 4 years of service as a ABF Road Team Member, his involvement in the Share the Road program, including being recognized by the NM DDS for his creation of a Power Point Presentation that gives students a visual reference for driving safe around trucks (staying out of Truck Driver blind spots, etc.), he also took a week of his own time to help organize and deliver the 9 Teamster truck loads filled with aid supplies for the Hurricane Katrina victims, he participated in the “Trooper And A Trucker” program for the state of Kansas 2 years in row, he was recognized for his Good Samaritan deed for helping a distressed motorist, and Kelvin has also helped ABF train/qualify CNM graduates for positions in the ABF line haul operation.

ABF Line Haul Manager Randy Archer nominated Kelvin for this award and was quoted as saying that “Kelvin goes above and beyond his regular duties of driving.”

Kelvin also serves the ABF members as a Union Steward for the 178 line drivers at ABF. He has served the thousands of NM Teamsters on the E-Board as  a Trustee for Teamsters Local 492 for 8 years, and has represented NM at the TNBC for the last 7 years.

John Holland (Handle-“weight lifter”) who hired on at ABF (and Navajo ) in 1955 and retired in 1998 with 6 million safe miles, was recognized for his contributions to the trucking industry and his volunteer work as Treasurer of the NMSMC for the past 12 years.  John was the 1st America’s Road Team Captain from ABF back in 1991.

ABF provided 3 Relo-cubes and water for the NM MTD’s Challenge Competition.  Major Ron Cordova was very appreciative of our contributions.  Kelvin, Ben Saiz, and Randy Archer were also interviewers for that part of their competition. 

SCS

Support Contract Services sponsored 2 drivers this year. Ed Benavidez competed in the 3-axle and Brian Thais competed in the 4 axle. SCS Operations Manager Johnny Johnson was quoted as saying “This is the 2nd year for both (Ed and Brian) and they are gathering a great deal of experience (by competing in the Truck Roadeo) and will be class winners in the near future.”
 
NM Driver of the Month Award - November       Ed Benavidez- SCS

As some of you may know, Johnny lost a Granddaughter to SIDS in 2002, and a close family friend of Johnny’s also lost their son to SIDS in 2005. In 2006, a family friend started a softball tournament in support of SIDS. Johnny’s family is now involved in 3 projects under the Riley/Ryken SIDS Fundraiser name. They had their 21 foot 2010 Travel Trailer on site at the Roadeo, and it was raffled off on May 15th. They sold lots of tickets and the raffle was a big success helping raise money for SIDS. You can Read More Here about the Riley/Ryken SIDS Benefit.

"We would like to say a great big Thank you to the Teamsters Local 492 for all that they did to help us be successful in our Riley/Ryken S.I.D.S. awareness raffle drive and to all the employees that were so kind and generous. The winner was an ABF employee, Robert Aragon, he bought his ticket at the Truck Driving Championships. Congratulations Robert! Enjoy the camper; a lot of people wanted it!
 I want to say a very special Thank you to the ladies in the Local 492 office, Carol Reynolds and Darlene Archuleta, they did an awesome job selling tickets for us during their busy days, we can't say Thank you enough! Thanks again Trey (SIDS website page), you did an awesome job as well! “ – Johnny Johnson.


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