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ABF Teamster Donald Wood Highway Angel

ABF Teamster Donald Wood has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his bravery during a blinding snowstorm when he helped an elderly man whose vehicle had gone off the road. On January 12, 2019, Brother Wood notice some headlights in the snow around 100 yards in the distance while he waited out a bad snowstorm in Liberal Kansas.

2019 New Mexico Truck Driving Championships

TDC 2019 was another good year for the Teamster drivers that participated. There were five Teamsters that took home 1st place trophies, Donald Wood, Ricky Lucas, Kirk Weis, & Joseph Carrillo from ABF and Mike Johnson from YRC. These skilled Teamsters from New Mexico are all headed to the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.
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YRC Workers Vote Yes

One of 27 Supplements Rejected, Agreement Not In Effect Until Approved Teamster-represented workers at YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn have voted to approve the national master portion of the new YRCW National Master Freight Agreement that raises wages, restores a week of vacation and protects benefits.

Teamsters National UPS Agreement Takes Effect Monday April 29, 2019

Agreement Increases Wages, Protects Benefits, Creates New Full-Time Jobs The five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS will take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, April 29, after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement.

Gov. Says YES to NM Film Industry

It’s Official! Today Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the new NM Film incentives into law. “New Mexico is recommitting to our film & TV industry! Signing SB 2 more than doubles the cap on the film tax credit and ensures that this booming industry will bring jobs to the entire state, not just Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.

NM Film Industry Just Got a Huge Boost!

After hundreds of man-hours spent by your 492 Business Agents Melissa Malcolm, Trey White and Tracy McCarty, who have been lobbying Representatives and Senators in the roundhouse over the last 3 weeks, House Bill 85 passed this week and Senate Bill 2 has passed this morning at 3:00 a.m., 41 to 24.

Teamsters Celebrate Black History Month

Since 1903, the Teamsters Union has been at the forefront of the struggle for workers’ rights in North America. During Black History Month, Teamsters honor the contributions of African-Americans in our nation’s history and their important place in the union today.

Teamsters Honor Vets At SF National Cemetery

Dozens of 492 Teamsters Honor Vets in NM Over 30 Teamster's and their family members from around the state of New Mexico gathered at Santa Fe National Cemetery on December 15, 2018 to participate in the Annual Wreath's Across America project.

2019 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

The application process for the 2019 year is now open.  To access the JRHMSF application process (administered by ISTS), go to: https://aim.applyists.net Please use JRHMSF for the "Key" Eligibility:  For the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members (including the BMWED, BLET, GCC and TCRC).
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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

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

  • 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!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • 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.

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2015 New Mexico Truck Driving Championships
Updated On: May 21, 2015

This was another good year for the Teamster represented Companies at the 2015 Truck Roadeo. New Mexico Teamsters Local 492 Secretary-Treasurer Walter R. Maestas was there to lend his support to all the Teamsters in the roadeo which included drivers from ABF, Sysco, TeamOne, UPS Freight, and YRC. Individual Teamsters from ABF, TeamOne & YRC took home 10 placement awards, 2 DOM awards and CB Montoya of YRC received the Driver of the Year Award.

Click Here to View Photos provided to us by Ruby Wilson, Thanks Ruby!

This article will be updated as info and pictures are provided to us. At this point only ABF & YRC have responded to our requests for info.

 ABF 

ABF had a  large showing of supporters at this year’s roadeo which included ABF Freight President Tim Thorne, VP of Line haul Mark McMinn, Regional VP Andy Upchurch, West Regional Director Ed Myers, ABF Local Management and employees from the shop, dock, line haul, and office.  

Here are their results:

1st place in Sleeper class Ralph Garcia, which is his13th win in a row

1st place in 5-axle class Charlie Estrada                  

1st place Straight Truck class Donald Woods

2nd place Flatbed class Tito Torres                         

3rd place 4-axle class Ricky Lucas

3rd place Twins Chad Sullins, his 7th year in a row placing

3rd place 5-axle class Michael Contreras          

ABF Freight had 2 drivers honored as “Driver of the Month” for 2014; Carroll Weaver for February and Fred White for March.

ABF won two Fleet safety Awards, the city operation won the 100,000 to 500,000 mile category which they also won last year, and Line Haul won the over 5,000,000 mile award for the 4th consecutive year!

Line Haul Manager Randy Archer received the 2015  “Jim Wilcox Award" recognizing service in the field of safety.

Also competing from ABF; Randy Amberman (out of Farmington, NM) and Kirk Weis in 3-axle, Gerald Benavidez in 4-axle, Craig Arellano in flatbed, Robert Delgado in tanker, Duane Oldfield in twins.

ABF Freight Safety department has agreed to sponsor a new award, to be called the “Ralph Garcia Award".  It was awarded to ABF driver and 13 time winner Ralph Garcia this year and he will present it to other deserving competitors in the future.  It is for continued excellence in safety and participation in the NM TDC’s. The NM Safety Management Council was inspired by National "Neal Darmstadter Award" when creating this award.

 YRC 

YRC recently celebrated 19 million miles accident and injury free, the streak was from January 2013 to January 2015 (see picture above). Congratulations to all the Teamster drivers at YRC that made this happen! You truly have made us proud. YRC received the “Carrier of the Year” award at the NM TDC this year because of your phenomenal record!  To read an article we posted when they hit 15 million, click here.

Jack Rojas took 2nd in the 5-axle sleeper and Michael Mcafee took 3rd in the 5-axle sleeper. CB Montoya received driver of the year for his 6 million miles accident and injury free. CB has been with YRC 43 years, is 77 years old and is still driving safe.  Other Participants from YRC were Leroy EyHcio in 3-axle, Manny Gomez in 5-axle, James Aragon in Twins and Frank Sandoval in Twins.

Team One

Brian Thais took 2nd place also participating Cameron Misner in 4-axle.

Sysco

Participants included Sean Smartt, Thomas Humphreys, Jose Salas, Pascual Montes all in 3 axle and Aaron Clonan in flatbed.

UPS Freight

Participants included Luis Soliz, Jr & Jose Seijas in 3-axle, Keith Brewer & Stephen Lopez in Twins.

Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to 2016! To view the 2014 TDC article, Click Here.

To View The Score Sheet, Click Here


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