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Apr 10, 2015

RTW Legislation Won’t Help Workers

New Mexicans should beware of the deceptive “right-to-work” legislation that politicians and CEOs are pushing.

The term ‘right to work’ was chosen by clever PR people to confuse the public about its true meaning. It sounds like something that helps workers. It isn’t. It’s nothing more than an intrusive government tactic to limit the power of unions.

The law already says no one in New Mexico can be required to join a union. It also says unions must represent every worker, whether they join or not. Unions may charge a fee to the workers they’re forced to represent – but only if the employer and employees agree. Right-to-work laws prevent employers and employees from making that decision.

The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t offer benefits to businesses that don’t pay dues. Unions shouldn’t have to, either.

Legislation like this is being promoted all over the country by a well-coordinated network of out-of-state billionaires and corporate special interest groups. They want to keep more profit for themselves. These are the same groups that are downsizing, shipping jobs overseas, and hiding profits offshore to avoid paying the taxes that families and small businesses have to pay.  

At a time when middle-class families are struggling, we can’t afford these anti-worker laws. Studies show that in right-to-work states, like Mississippi and Indiana, workers earn $5,000 less a year. Six of the 10 states with the highest unemployment have these anti-worker policies.

The right-to-work proposal in New Mexico is a distraction that divides New Mexicans. The Legislature shouldn’t waste time on this issue. Instead, our leaders should be trying to improve the economy, create jobs and equip our schools with the tools to prepare our children for 21st century jobs.

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2024 California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship Applications NOW AVAILABLE

The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus is proud to offer its 2024 Scholarship.  The California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship digital fill-in form application can be downloaded by Clicking the "read more" button, or a paper copy can be picked up in person at the Union Hall.  The instructions, requirements, and deadline to submit the application are detailed on the application form.
Download: California Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Scholarship digital fill-in form.pdf

Yellow Corporation Bankruptcy Update Regarding Member WARN Act Claims

4/18/2024 - The following is a message from John A. Murphy, IBT National Freight Director and Co-Chair, TNFINC: Re: Yellow Corporation Bankruptcy Update Regarding Member WARN Act Claims TO ALL LOCAL UNIONS HAVING MEMBERS EMPLOYED OR FORMERLY EMPLOYED BY YELLOW CORPORATION AFFILIATES I.

Teamsters Local 492 Wins Historic Grievance Against Sysco for Members

4/16/2024- It is with great pleasure that I can report to all our members, that Teamsters Local 492 has won a hard-fought grievance for our Sysco brothers and sisters! On April 03, 2020, a grievance was filed to enforce the forty-hour language in our contract.  This grievance was filed during the Walter Maestas administration, in the early stages of Covid-19.

Teamsters 492 Organizing Victory in NM at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

On behalf of Teamsters Local 492, I would personally like to congratulate all of the workers at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in this Local's jurisdiction, which includes warehouse workers, loaders, drivers as well as hostlers/yard jockeys.


The Teamsters VIP+ Plan’s open enrollment deadline of 5/23/2024 for coverage effective 6/1/2024. We are pleased to announce a new Teamster Privilege voluntary benefit for Teamster members that provides additional financial protection if they can't work due to illness, injury or loss of DOT certification because of a medical condition.
Download: Teamster_VIP_MBR_6.24_Reminder_High_V13.pdf

TForce Freight – Article 44 Rail & Subcontracting Update

TForce Freight – Article 44 Rail & Subcontracting Update The IBT has reviewed the monthly filing by TForce Freight to TNFINC and pursuant to the requirements of the 2023-2028 National Master TForce Freight Agreement’s Article 44. TForce Freight’s for the month of January 2024 was 43.44%, which is under the 45.8% limit as of January 31, 2024.

Correction: Notice of 492 Contact Info

Correction: Notice of 492 Contact Info 1/26/2024- Recently, an email was sent out with incorrect information regarding contact info for our 492 bookkeeper who handles Dues, Life with Dues, and Pension appointments, Monique Montoya. Her correct 492 office phone number is 505-344-1925 Ex. 12.

Teamsters Local 492
4269 Balloon Park Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

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