Local and National Union News
Local 355, Hoffa scholarships help fund science, technology studies
Oct. 3, 2023 | This year’s recipients of the Teamsters Local 355 48th Annual Scholarship Awards are Jamie Jones, daughter of David Jones (UPS), and Trinity Mosley, daughter of Autumn Mosley (Kraft Heinz). They will each receive $4,000 paid out at the rate of $1,000 per academic year. Patrick Fangmann, son of John Fangmann (Sysco), and Charles Bradshaw, son of Michael Bradshaw (Piedmont Airlines), each received a $1,000 Bootstrap Award from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. We reached out to the students recently to find out about their academic aspirations. Read more at 355 News.
Retro pay checks coming this month
Oct. 2, 2023 | New pay increases secured in the UPS Teamsters historic contract went into effect August 27 and are retroactive to August 1, 2023. That means all UPS Teamsters have retro payment checks covering August 1-August 26 which are being processed now by UPS. These checks will be issued by mid-October. Retroactive contributions to health care and pension funds have been made throughout the month of September.
Shop stewards review basics, explore new strategies
Sept. 29, 2023 | Local 355’s biannual shop steward training seminar was held earlier this month in Williamsburg, Virginia. More than 100 stewards attended the three-day event where in-depth training was balanced with scheduled time for relaxation. Courses included grievance handling, bargaining contracts, and facts and information about the Family Medical Leave Act. Offered new this year – a review of the new UPS national master agreement with Johnny Sawyer, IBT Package Division Coordinator; CPR training conducted by a certified team from Teamsters Local 519; and Paul Trujillo (Teamsters Local 822) from the IBT’s Education & Training Dept. gave us a closer look at the opportunities and challenges social media and generational differences present in today’s workplace. Photo Gallery here.
Teamsters urge Senate to begin bankruptcy reform hearings on Yellow
Sept. 20, 2023 | The Teamsters Union is calling for the Senate to investigate the unfolding bankruptcy at Yellow Corp. following today’s special Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on corporate manipulation of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. An expedited liquidation would preclude a potential purchase of Yellow’s assets from any party that may want to re-establish operations, which would benefit the economy, thousands of workers and their communities, and American taxpayers. Learn more here.
Elsewhere in the News
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Week Ending 9/29/2023
• Autoworker strike, explained
• Rail Teamsters win paid sick leave from BNSF
• Teamsters are coming for Anheuser-Busch InBev
• UAW strikers want their pensions back
• SAG-AFTRA members vote to authorize video game strike
• Teamster warehouse workers rally in LA to demand respect
• UAW putting the 4-day workweek on map for hourly workers
• Teamsters: Autonomous vehicles threaten motor, pedestrian safety
• CEO pay has surged 1,209% since 1978. Worker pay has risen just 15%
• Vegas casino unions authorize strike, threatening first major walkout in 39 years
UAW Workers in CA Stand Up as Strike Expands
GM Deploying Scabs at Parts Distribution Centers Amid Strike