- It is a five year agreement;
- The contract comes with the following wage increases: $2.00 in year one and $0.50 in each of the next four years;
- Pension increases as follows: $0.27 the first year and $0.50 in each of the next four years;
- Full maintenance of benefits on healthcare for the duration of the contract.
We want to thank the negotiating committee for all of their help, they did a terrific job, in securing a great contract.
Welcome to the family!
- Randy Cammack, Secretary/Treasurer
- Sam Stewart, President
Save Your Western Conference of Teamsters Pension.
D.C. phone number: 202-225-4965
D.C. phone number: 202-225-4131
D.C. - phone number: 202-225-3315
The Devastating Facts of GROW
The Aava Dental Emergency Network gives our community members a place to go, should a dental emergency occur since most dental facilities will be closed and are not accepting patients at all. This will also help to avoid those dental emergencies from going into our local Hospitals during a time when we need prioritize those services for people who are affected by this pandemic.
- High Quality Dentistry using Quality products
- Locations have agreed to open at least one day a week, some 4-5 days a week to take emergency patients when needed and on call for emergencies that cannot wait.
- All offices are Preferred Providers with most dental plans.
- All offices are small businesses and owned by practicing dentists – Not corporate Dentistry
- All Locations are CDC compliant and offer a safe & clean environment, following ADA Guidelines for COVID19.
During these difficult times, Aava Dental partnering offices will be offering emergency "palliative" care at no charge for those members that have lost their benefits and are experiencing financial hardship.
To contact Aava Dental, call 855-228-2336 or visit www.aavadental.com.
UPS Western Region Supplemental Leaders Led by Union Chairman Andy Marshall Reach Agreement Further Protecting Employees During COVID-19 Crisis
Letter of Understanding addresses most serious member safety concerns while mitigating effects of excessive volumes on drivers
One of the most serious issues our members have brought to our attention is UPS’s refusal to provide basic cleaning supplies to workers, including hand sanitizer and disinfecting products for trucks, DIAD boards, etc. We are proud to announce that this new Letter of Agreement (LOA) puts in writing that UPS management must provide these products when possible. We all understand that there is a shortage of some supplies; however, if supplies are available – and the Union will work with UPS on locating distributors of these supplies – then UPS must provide them. This list includes masks and gloves when requested, as well as sanitary supplies (i.e. hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, paper towels, etc.).
We have also heard from members that UPS has been taking an extremely lax approach to social distancing guidelines, which could also foster potential spread of COVID-19. This new LOA addresses this as well. It bans all supervisory management on-car rides (i.e. OJS, Training, etc.), with the exception of return to work from injury rides, post-accident rides, or rides for training of new hires for the duration of this LOA. It also bans utilization of all on-car helpers for the duration of this LOA.
The other major problem facing our UPS members has been excessive volumes, which is unsurprising given the current situation. However, due to staffing issues at Amazon which are projected to worsen over the coming weeks, UPS has warned the Teamsters that they predict volumes to rise to peak season levels over the next several days. This will put further strain on employees who are already overworked, and so the LOA takes action to mitigate this impact.
Firstly, the LOA allows any driver working during their scheduled vacation to be paid at their overtime rate for all hours worked. Secondly, the LOA allows any current part-time employee to volunteer to deliver packages out of their own vehicle. They will be paid the top RPCD hourly rate to do so; they will be capped at eight hours; and they will not work their regular part-time shift on days they choose to deliver packages.
UPS has also agreed that before they can take volunteers from the part-time ranks, they must first ensure that all full-time drivers are working or have been offered work in a UPS truck or a rented truck. No current drivers (full-time Regular Package Car Drivers, 22.4 full-time Combination Drivers, full-time 22.3 Combination Job employees who are qualified to drive, full-time 22.3 Combination Air Drivers, full-time Air Drivers, part-time Air Drivers, part-time Early AM Drivers, part-time Cover Drivers and part-time Utility Drivers) are to suffer any reduction of overtime or any loss of work as a result of using the part-timers to bolster the ranks of current delivery drivers.
The LOA will potentially be of help to drivers at UPS Freight and CSI who are currently facing layoff. Under the terms of the LOA, laid-off drivers from UPS Freight and UPS CSI may be hired to perform feeder work when needed. The Company agrees to give these laid-off workers priority for this work before hiring outside the current workforce. Laid-off UPS Freight and CSI employees may also be hired to do package delivery work if UPS is not able to get enough part-timers to volunteer.
The LOA is extremely flexible for Local Unions who choose to participate. It is currently set to expire at 11:59PM on April 28, 2020, but can be renegotiated or extended in 14-day increments beginning five days prior to its expiration. In addition, any Local Union that does not feel the Agreement is working well for their members can unilaterally withdraw from the LOA either at its April 28 expiration, or at the expiration of any 14-day extensions that follow.
“Over the past several weeks, we have heard everything our members at UPS have said, and have been doing everything in our power to solve their problems one by one,” said Joint Council 42 President Randy Cammack. “The national MOU guaranteeing additional paid sick leave was a critical first step, and we feel this Western Region LOA will take a major bite out of the remaining problems UPSers are dealing with on a daily basis. We appreciate the hard work our members at UPS do every day to keep this company and this country running, and we will continue to work hard on your behalf to keep you safe and healthy during this critical time.”
The LOA will affect UPS members at the following locations at this time and are subject to increase as needed:
Arizona: Mesa, Tucson, Phoenix (Local 104)
Amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, the safety of Teamsters Local No. 63 members and our staff is our number one concern. In cooperation with the local, state and federal levels, we have made the following changes to the office procedures:
OUR OFFICES ARE NOW CLOSED TO WALK-INs
Our members are important to us and we are here to assist you. The Local Union will have office staff working and assisting our members Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. If you need to speak to your Business Representative and/or the personnel that handles your Union Dues, you may call the office and they will transfer you to the prospective party. Please be sure to leave a message and they will return your call. Our number is: (909) 877-4760.
The COVID-19 can only be slowed down by ALL OF US being proactive by staying HOME if possible, staying 6 feet away from each other, limiting our interactions with more than 10 person gatherings and washing our hands. Let’s all do our part.
Thank you and be SAFE,
TEAMSTERS LOCAL NO. 63