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.

804 Summer Picnic

Save the Date: August 16

The Local 804 Summer Picnic will be held in Cantiague Park in Hicksville on Saturday, August 16.

2013-2018 Contracts Now in Effect

Download the New Contract Language

The new National Master UPS Agreement and Local 804 Supplement are now in effect. We will post copies of the 2013-2018 contracts in their entirety as soon as they are available.  For now, you can download the new contract changes that were negotiated. If you have contract enforcement questions, talk to your shop steward or Business Agent.  

Click here to download the changes to the National Master UPS Agreement.

Click here to download the changes to the new Local 804 Supplement.

UPS Operations on Black Friday

UPS To Deliver Ground; Your Rights Remain the Same

UPS management is announcing at PCMs that the company will have ground and air service, both pick-ups and deliveries, on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Black Friday is a holiday in the Local 804 Supplement.  Our Local has some of the strongest language in the country on this issue.  We will enforce these rights.

1) The Friday after Thanksgiving is a paid holiday. UPS management cannot require you to handle or deliver ground packages on Black Friday. If you want to take the day off with your family, you can take the day off with pay. (Air work is governed by Article 40 in the National Contract. Members can be scheduled to do Air Work on holidays if there are not enough volunteers.)  

2) Any member who works on the day after Thanksgiving is entitled to double-time pay for all hours worked, in addition to your pay for the holiday. All full-timers are entitled to an eight-hour guarantee.

In other supplements, UPS can force employees to handle and deliver ground on a holiday if there are not enough volunteers. In many supplements, UPS only pays time-and-a-half for hours worked on the holiday.

Local 804 members have fought for a strong contract and we will enforce it. We need to support our Teamster brothers and sisters to raise the standards in all supplements.

United We Win!

Maspeth 250 & Community Supporters Reunite at WFP Dinner
 
Local 804 members reunited with community allies and progressive elected officials at the annual awards dinner of the Working Families Party (WFP) and got a standing ovation for our successful campaign to Save the 250 at UPS in Maspeth.
 
When UPS fired the 250 drivers at Maspeth, the Working Families Party (WFP) stepped up as key ally and had our backs. They spearheaded the effort to build public support for the fired drivers by launching an online support petition that got over 105,000 signatures and mobilizing elected officials in NYC to stand with Local 804.
 
Teamsters Joint Council 16 is an affiliate of the Working Families Party and Joint Council President George Miranda was an honoree at the awards dinner. 
 
Check out the new video that tells the story of the Save the 250 Campaign from start to finish and how Local 804 members teamed up with community allies like the WFP, customers, elected officials, and other public supporters to stand up to UPS and win.
 
 

Part-Time Wage Increases and Progression

The International Union has issued two bulletins on part-time wages increases and progression over the life of the new contract, one for Pre-loaders and Sorters and one for all other part-timers.

Pre-loaders and Sorters--Wage Increases and Progression, 2013-2018

Other Part-timers--Wage Increases and Progression, 2013-2018

Wage Increase & Retro Pay

Local 804 members at UPS will receive a 70 cent contractual wage increase in your paychecks this week for all hours worked last week. Check your paycheck and make sure that you get the raise you're entitled to.

Retro checks will be issued on or about May 27, according to the IBT. The retro check will be a separate check from the usual paycheck and will not be taxed at a higher rate. Retro checks will be paid for all hours worked since August 1, 2013, including overtime hours.

According to a memo from the International Union, you will receive your retro check the same way you receive your regular paycheck. If your are on direct deposit, the retro check will be directly deposited. If you usually receive a paper check, the retro check will also be a paper check. 

 

804 Member Plays Matchmaker

Looking to make a love connection? One Local 804 member seems to have the magic touch.  

Package Driver Terry Spiers is featured in the Daily News for playing the role of matchmaker in Crown Heights where a young Hasidic couple says they owe their engagement to their neighborhood UPS man.

 

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Healthcare Update for Part-Timers

Part-timers in Local 804 will get their health coverage through TeamCare starting June 1.  Your transition from the company plan to TeamCare will happen automatically. 

TeamCare will send every part-timer covered by the plan a summary of who in your household is covered by TeamCare based on the records they get from  the UPS plan. If that information is correct, you do not need to do anything.  If you need to add a dependent or make other changes, mark the changes on the summary of information page and mail it back to TeamCare in the prepaid postage envelope.

You can check to confirm if your doctor or hospital is in the TeamCare network, at www.myteamcare.org

You can download a 2-page summary of the TeamCare benefits here.

If you have questions or need information, contact TeamCare at 1-800-323-9257 or go to www.myteamcare.org

TeamCare Conference Calls

Part-timers Get Information on Your Benefits

IB ImageThere will be a series of conference calls for members who want to learn more about the TeamCare health plan.  Part-timers will be moving into TeamCare effective June 1.

To find out more about your new benefits will work, call in to one of these Conference Calls.  To join any of the calls, dial 877-327-9495.  Then enter code 111568.

Thursday, May 8 at 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 8 at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21 at 8 p.m

Wednesday, May 21 at 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. 

 

Celebrating Unity & Power

Local 804 members united with UPS customers, elected officials and community allies to Save the 250 drivers in Maspeth that were fired at UPS.

At the General Membership Meeting, we came together with these allies again, including the Working Families Party and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, to take stock of what we had come through and accomplished together. 

Bob Master of the Working Families Party delivered over 25,000 thank you notes from supporters across the country who wrote to thank Local 804 members for being an example of unity and solidarity.

Jairo Reyes and Vinnie Perrone spoke for us all when they thanked all Local 804 members, especially the 250 drivers and their families, for sticking together on Feb. 26 and every day since. 

 

 

 

Local 804 Thanks Community Allies and Public Supporters

The Save the 250 mobilization campaign was a true team effort. We want to thank all of the community and public allies who made this campaign a success. 

The Working Families Party was a critical ally. From launching the online petition that gathered over 105,000 signatures to galvanizing support from elected officials, the Working Families Party had our back every step of the way.

We thank the many unions, not just our fellow Teamsters, who stood in solidarity with us, including Transport Workers Local 100, the Communication Workers of America, the NY State Nurses Association, the Laborers, and Service Employees International Union Local 32B-J.

Finally, we thank the many elected officials who stood with Local 804 members by coming to our rallies at Maspeth and City Hall and contacting UPS with messages of concern and support, including:

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James
Comptroller Scott Stringer
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Councilmember Daneek Miller
Councilmember Liz Crowley
Councilmember Rory Lancman
Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer
Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz
State Senator Tony Avella
Councilmember Danny Dromm
Councilmember Mark Levine
Councilmember Corey Johnson
Councilmember Costa Constantinides
Councilmember Margaret Chin
Councilmember Mathieu Eugene
Councilmember Ben Kallos
Councilmember Donovan Richards
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca
Councilmember Julissa Ferraras
Congressmember Grace Meng
Congressmember Joseph Crowley