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Janus vs Fair Share Fees

Janus vs. Fair Share Fees The organizations financing the attack on unions’ ability to represent workers Written By EPI  Over the last decade, a number of cases attacking the rights of public-sector union members have been quietly working their way through the courts and, finally, up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The most recent of these challenges is Janus v.
Download: Fair_Share_Fees&Janus.pdf

Teamsters at Working People’s Day of Action

Working People’s Day of Action in Albuquerque Today Saturday, February 24, New Mexico stood with thousands of working people across America as workers unite and demand an end to a system and an economy that’s rigged against us by the wealthy and powerful. Hundreds showed up at Nob Hill and viewed the Teamster Joint Council #3 Truck as the backdrop for the event.


TEAMSTERS MAKE PROGRESS THIS WEEK AT ABF NEGOTIATIONS This week, the Teamster National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight resumed bargaining for a new national collective bargaining agreement and the Union reported progress on some of the issues. The current agreement is set to expire on March 31, 2018.
Download: abf_update_feb_16_web.pdf

Teamsters 492 Training Classes

Teamsters Local 492 will be conducting a Forklift Safety Certification Class (1 Day Course) and will also hold separate classes for OSHA 10 (2 Day Course) along with the Haz-Com/GHS (3 hour refresher). Only online registration will be accepted, to register, Click HERE.

2018 NM Film Week Schedule

Film Week starts tomorrow with the Tune Up Tuesday mixer from 5:30-7 pm at the Hotel Santa Fe. Representative Bill McCamley will be present to discuss the NM House Labor & Economic Development Committee's options around the incentives program.
Download: 2018_Film_week_schedule.pdf

NM Looks to Attract More Film Jobs

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers want to eliminate New Mexico's annual $50 million cap on film incentive spending but the future of the proposal is unclear amid Republican opposition.

ABF Negotiations Get Started

Teamsters, ABF Address Non-Economic Issues As Negotiations Kick-Off The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF this week to start negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that would take the place of the current agreement which is set to expire on March 31.

YRC to Pay $1 Million for Exceeding Rail Max

Company Exceeded Permissible Amount of Freight That Can Be Diverted The Teamsters Union has won a $1 million settlement on behalf of YRC Freight’s road drivers. The collective bargaining agreement with YRC Freight limits the amount of over-the-road freight that can be put on trains or hauled by non-bargaining unit personnel. The Teamsters Union monitors those amounts.

XPO (Con-way) and The Teamsters – History

XPO (Con-way) & The Teamsters – History    As some of you may remember, non-union Con-way was created by CF-Consolidated Freightways in 1983. CF shutdown in 2002 while Con-way somehow continued to operate.

492 Election Results 2017

As most of you know, there was an election held today for your Local 492 Union Officers. There were a total of 515 ballots counted. Thank you to all of you that took the time to mail in your ballots. The results can be found below. Secretary-Treasurer Walter R.

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  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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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 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).


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. 


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.

March 18, 2018
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