Speed Limit Changing to 25 MPH on Nov. 7

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 Be aware that the speed limit in NYC is changing to 25 MPH on Nov. 7, unless posted otherwise.

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Contract Campaign Delivers More Full-Time Jobs

Part-Timers are moving into Full-Time positions.

IB ImageBy sticking together, we won 150 new full-time jobs—including the new full-time combination helper position.

These combo jobs consist of working the preload and then going out as a helper—or going out as a helper and then working on the night sort.

Part-timers are bidding into these jobs and moving into the full-time ranks.

At the end of the four-year progression, these full-time positions will pay $30.64.

Management shorted many of these members in their new paychecks—but we’re taking grievance action and winning the pay that members deserve.
United, we win!


IB Image“Having a full-time job at UPS means I don’t have to work multiple jobs. It’s definitely a positive step for me and my family.”
Sean Santiago




IB Image“It’s excellent that more of us are getting the chance to go full-time. My hours work for me. I appreciate learning new skills and making higher pay too.”
Anthony Pearson

A Strong Pension for a Secure Retirement

Our pension benefits are moving in the right direction and so is our Pension Fund.

For the first time in Local 804 history, the assets in our Pension Fund have topped $1 billion.

When your Executive Board took office, the Local 804 Pension Fund had $647 million in it.

Today, your Pension Fund has over one billion, eighty-four million dollars in assets.

Together, we’re winning strong pensions and a secure retirement for Local 804 members.

IB Image“As a long-time and proud Teamster, I was able to retire with $300 more in my pension thanks to Tim and our Board. They took the fight to UPS and won a $4,000 pension and our first increase in more than a decade.”
   Phil Campanella
   Retired Shop Steward, Foster Avenue

Contract Enforcement Pays

Why are these Teamsters smiling?

IB ImageBecause they filed grievances against supervisors working and seniority violations at 43rd Street and came away with extra money in their pocket.

Contract enforcement pays.

To find out more about how to file winning grievances, talk to your shop steward or business agent or check out the contract enforcement tips at www.teamsterslocal804.org

Wilson Medina and Trevor King flash their grievance checks.

Victories for Members at USIS

Arbitration Win Lands 5% Payday for Members

IB Image“New management tried to side-swipe us and refuse union pay and coverage for our part-timers.

“With the union’s help, we took the case to arbitration and won for these members.

“We’re moving in the right direction.”
    Doranna Freeman
    USIS, Steward


America has always been a country of immigrants.

Local 804 members at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) work on the front lines, processing identification cards for immigrants and U.S. residents who aren’t citizens.

When management at USIS tried to deny union rights and union pay to one group of employees, Local 804 took action—and won.

An arbitrator ruled the workers had the right to be Local 804 members. They came away with a five percent pay increase, including retro increases and a bonus.

Members at USIS won a new contract with 2 percent wage increases every year.

New Contract Books are Here

IB ImageThe 2013-2018 UPS Contract books have arrived from the International Union. The contract books include the National Master Agreement and the Local 804 Supplement.  

Every Local 804 member has a right to a copy of your contract. Talk to your business agent or steward to get your copy.

We have also posted the contract online to help members with contract enforcement.

Click here to read the National Master Agreement.

Click here to read the Local 804 Supplement.

It's our contract. Let's enforce it!

United We Won!

Local 804 members won the best contract supplement in the country, including a $4,000 pension, 150 full-time jobs, and grievance procedure reform.

Local 804 members made it happen by by mobilizing a contract campaign and standing up to the company. A new video tells the story.

Upcoming 804 Meetings

General Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am
Plattduetsche Restaurant
1132 Hempstead
Franklin Square, NY 11010

Shop Steward Meeting
Saturday, October 18 - 10:00 a.m.
Local 804 Union Hall 

34-21 Review Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

People's Climate March

Local 804 marched with over 300,000 union members, environmentalists and concerned citizens at the People's Climate March on Sept. 21. We're united for good jobs and a sustainable future.


Local 804 Punt-Pass-Kick Winners!

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Congratulations to all of the competitors!

Winners from each age group will advance to the Long Island Championships, October 19th in Oyster Bay.

(*An asterisk indicates the winner for the age group)

Krista Levy*, Christina Barkolas*, Gianna LaScala, Emma Briggs, Dominick Latorre, Charlie Burkolis, Cole Trotto*, Dennis Auz, Anthony Praskalis, Shane Hill*, Brian Canceres, Jack Weidtman, Justin LaScala, Jesse Viteri*, Johathan Desouza, Matthew Guzman, Daniel Caceres, Grace Smith, Jessica Graff*, Christina Burkolis, James Miller*, Dylan Paraspolo, Carole Melendez, Thaddeus Palmer, Daniel Melendez, Jason Graff, Jason LaScala*, Nicole Auz*, Trevor Cruz, Andrew Smith

2014 Ed Dougherty Scholarships

Each year, Local 804's Ed Dougherty Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to high school seniors who are the son or daughter of an active, retired, disabled or deceased Local 804 member.

This year's winners are: Nicole Moy, daughter of Package Driver Gerry Moy (Melville), Samantha Heffer daughter of Package Driver Joe Heffer (Nassau), Daniel Collins, son of Feeder Driver Richard Collins (Maspeth), Christina Gigante, daughter of Joe Salemi (Melville Clerk), and Sabrina Gugliuzza, daughter of Feeder Driver Vincenzo Gugliuzza (Maspeth, Feeder Car Wash). 

The Scholarship Fund was established to remember Ed "Doc" Dougherty, a Local 804 leader and Executive Board member. In 1974, Doc Dougherty was killed when he was run over on a picket line during an 87-day strike against UPS.

Doc Dougherty made the ultimate sacrifice to fight for a better future for Local 804 members and our families.

Thanks to all Local 804 members who applied and participated. All graduates should be proud of themselves and we wish them best of luck in all their future endeavors.

New Full-Time Jobs Up for Bid

IB ImageLocal 804 members won 150 new full-time jobs in our new contract. 

Part-timers are bidding now on the first batch of new full-time combination helper positions.

These combo jobs consist of working the preload and then going out as a helper. 

At the end of the four-year progression, these full-time positions will pay $30.64.

If you are a part-timer interested in one of these  full-time jobs, you must sign the bid sheet.  Check out the bulletin board or talk to your shop steward or business agent.