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2014 Local 177 Golf Outing

We would like to thank all of our members, both retired and active, for coming out this year.  We hope all had a good time and we hope to see you again next year.  Also, once again, thank you to all our sponsors for their support and donations.

Photos from this years outing can be viewed in the photo gallery.  The link is located in the left column of this home page.

 

 

Fraternally yours,

Local 177 Excutive Board

&

Local 177 Golf Outing Committee

IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

 

 www.wr177healthcare.com

www.express-scripts.com

ATTN ALL UPS LOCAL 177 MEMBERS:

The link to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan and Express Scripts is  located on the left of this home screen, under the IMPORTANT LINKS heading.

 

Contract Update

Click on the link below for more contract information

http://teamster.org/news/2014/04/ups-contract-facts-memo-locals

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2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda in effect starting April 25, 2014

The Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee, pursuant to Article XII of the IBT Constitution announced the 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be in effect starting April 25, 2014.

The wages contained in the Agreement are retroactive to August 1, 2013 and UPS has committed to expediting the checks for your retroactive wage increases. The retro check will be a separate check to avoid being taxed at a higher rate. In addition, UPS will begin making retroactive contributions to the health and welfare and pension funds immediately. UPS currently owes over $300 million to Teamster members and funds. Now Teamsters will be made whole.

The Agreement contains unparalleled wage and benefit increases. New language offers strong protection from harassment and retaliation. In addition, the new 9.5 language, protections regarding SurePost and all of the other improvements and protections contained in the new Agreement will be in effect.

If you have any questions, please contact Local 177 Union office.

Master Agreement

http://teamster.org/upsupsf-contract-updates/ups-agreements-2013-2018

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To: UPS Teamster members

From: Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee

Date: April 23, 2014

Re: 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda

The 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement and all Supplements, Riders and Addenda are in effect starting April 25, 2014. The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee took this action pursuant to Article XII of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Constitution.

The economics contained in the Agreement are retroactive to August 1, 2013. UPS has committed to expediting payment of your retroactive wages. The retro check will be a separate check from your regular paycheck. UPS owes Teamster members and funds over $300 million in wages and contributions. It is time to make Teamster members and their funds whole.

The changes to health care that were approved by a majority of UPS Teamsters in June 2013 will go into effect June 1, 2014. If your health care is changing as a result of this Agreement, you will be receiving information in the coming weeks regarding your benefits.

It was an honor to represent UPS Teamsters across the country in these negotiations. Through our united efforts we have negotiated a strong contract that includes pay increases, excellent benefits and new language that protects our jobs and improves our working conditions. We would like to thank the UPS Teamsters across the country who have waited patiently while our Teamsters collective bargaining process was completed.

If you have any questions regarding this contract please contact Local 177 Union hall or visit www.upscontractfacts.org  for more information.

Contract Information

ATTN ALL LOCAL 177 UPS MEMBERS:

We are in the process of having both the Local 177 Supplemental Agreements as well as The UPS National Master Agreement printed.  Once completed, a copy will be sent to all Local 177 UPS members.

Copies of the agreements were previously mailed to all members when they received their ballots.  If needed, you can print a copy of these agreements by using links below.

Please use this link for the Drivers and Mechanics & Maintenance Agreements;

http://teamster.org/upsupsf-contract-updates/ups-tentative-agreements-2013-2018

 

Please use this link to go to the IBT website then click on the UPS NATIONAL MASTER AGREEMENT, 2013-2018 tab which is located in the right hand column of the page;

http://teamster.org/upsupsf-contract-updates

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Both the Drivers and Mechanics & Maintenance Supplemental Agreements have  passed.  Below you will find the final vote tally:

Drivers' Supplement

          Yes                              No

          2360                            958

Mechanics & Maintenance Supplement

          Yes                               No

           81                                 43

REFERENDUM VOTE INFORMATION

Attention All Full-Time UPS Members

 UPS full-timers overwhelmingly vote to reallocate GWI.  The vote count was 988-yes to 174-no.  This additional contribution will fund a $402.00 per month increase in your full service pension, raising the top pension benefit from $3700.00 to $4102.00 per month retroactive to August 1, 2013.  For members that retire with less than the top monthly benefit, their pension would increase proportionately to their years of service - -please click on and download the attached download at the bottom of this article for the new accrual charts (Appendix A).

Fraternally,

Teamsters Local 177 Executive Board


Download: Pension Chart.xls
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

Application forms for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest are now available upon request from the Union Hall Office.

 

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest will award $1,000.00 scholarships annually to 200 students. All applicants must comply with the following eligibility criteria.

 

  1. Be the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member, hereafter also referred to as ?Teamster Member Relation?.
  2. Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college, university or community college program, or technical or vocational program;
  3. Be 23 years old or younger by September 30, 2014. 

The applicant?s Teamster Member Relation** must be able to demonstrate that:

 

  1. He/she was a member in ?good standing? per Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution.
  2. He/she was retired from a craft represented by his or her Local Union and was a member in ?good standing? as per Article X, Section 5 of the International Constitution for 5 years prior to his/her retirement.
  3. He/she was not a full-time elected officer during the relevant period of good standing listed above.

ASP!RE FCU

Incentive for New Members

Any Local 177 member who signs up for Aspire membership from October 1 through November 30 will be entered to win a weekend getaway! We will pick one winner each week for eight total winners.

Become a member today >>

0% APR for 6 months!

As a Local 177 member, you are eligible to apply for our low-rate Platinum MasterCard.

We're offering 0% APR* on purchases and balance transfers for six months - perfect for the holidays!

You'll also enjoy:

  • No annual fee
  • Generous credit limits
  • Extended warranties
  • Price protection
  • ID theft resolutions
  • No balance transfer fee

Apply today >> 

Call 855.MY CU LOAN (855.692.8562) for questions or assistance.   

Sign Up for a Club Account

Our Holiday Club account makes it easier for you to save money. Accounts can be opened for $5 and you earn 0.05% interest on your funds. One penalty-free withdrawal is allowed per year and all funds are transferred to your savings account in October. We also have Vacation Club accounts available.

Call 1.888.322.3732 if you’re interested in a club account.

Auto Loan Rebate

Are you in the market for a new car? Finance with Aspire FCU and get a 1% cash rebate up to $500. Use promo code AUTOLOAN.

Free Guide on Protecting Your Personal Information

With all the news about hackers and data breaches, it’s more important than ever to ensure your personal information is kept confidential. This guide provides tips to keep you more secure.

Read it now >>

 

www.aspirefcu.org/local177

Teamster Privilege Mortgage

 

Please click on this link to contact Mike Curran to start your home purchase or refinance, http://www.wfhm.com/michael-curran 

  Michael.J.Curran@wellsfargo.com

                 

Michael J Curran

2001 Route 46 East
Suite 106
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Home Mortgage Consultant
NMLSR ID 624081

Office: 1-973-394-7535
Mobile: 1-973-801-2270

*****  2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  *****


2014 Local 177 Scholarship Winners :

Tamara Julia Johnson - daughter of Gould Ave package driver, Harold Johnson.

Joanne Rosbett LeBron - daughter of Jersey City package driver, Pedro LeBron.

Courtney Mosca - daughter of Chester NY package driver, Mike Mosca.

Each winner will receive $2500.00 per years for 4 years

2014 James R Hoffa Scholarship Winner :

Alexandria Russomanno - daughter of Gould Ave air driver, Charles Russomanno.

She has been awarded $1000.00.

2014 Joint Council 73 Scholarship Winners :

The following won a one time $1000.00 Boot Strap award,

Matthew Blahut - son of Saddle Brook pre-loader, Roman Blahut.

Tomara Johnson - daughter of Gould Ave package driver, Harold Johnson.

Travis Spaulding - son of New Windsor package driver, Jimmy Spaulding.

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The Executive Board, along with the Membership of Local 177, wish to extend its' congratulations to the winners and their families. 

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