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September 02, 2015
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What's New at IBT 177
2015 Local 177 Golf Outing

THIS YEARS OUTING IS COMPLETELY FULL.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANY MORE APPLICATIONS AS THEY WILL BE RETURNED.  Thank You.

The Annual Local 177 Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at     

The Club at Morgan Hill

100 Club House Drive

Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042

www.theclubatmorganhill.com

The cost this year will be $100.00 for Local 177 Union members and $50.00 for Local 177 retirees. This price includes breakfast, lunch, soda, beer, green fees, electric carts, prizes and trophies.

Sign-in will start at 7:45 A.M., breakfast at 8:00 A.M., then a shot gun start at 9:00 A.M.  At the completion of the day’s golf, there will be a sit down lunch at 2:00 P.M.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Door prizes will include a set of golf clubs, woods, irons, bags, putters, etc.

The outing is limited to Union Members of Local 177 and Local 177 Retirees only.   

We must also limit the number of the first 100 who submit their paid in full applications on or before Tuesday, September 08, 2015. No money will be accepted on the day of the outing. No refunds after Friday, September 18, 2015.

You can contact the Local Union office for an application or download and print an application from the Local’s website, www.teamsterslocal177.org

We ask that all applications be returned with FULL payment and filled out completely.

You can print out an application by clicking on PDF link below

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Fraternally yours

Local 177 Golf Outing Committee


Download: 2015 Local Golf Outing Sign Up Application.pdf
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS

 

 

JAMES P. HOFFA
General President

25 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Wash
ington, DC 20001

 

 

KEN HAll
General Secretary-Treasurer

202.624.6800
www.tearnster.orq

 

 

ALEC: BAD FOR UPS
WORSE FOR YOU

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization
bankrolled by corporate money - including UPS and FedEx - to write
model legislation that at
tacks middle class working families.

ALEC is behind legislation designed to:

,

  • Misclassify employees as independent contractors so companies

    like FedEx can increase profit by paying workers less

    Drive wages and benefits down

    • Restrict your rights for claiming workers compensation

    • Weaken safety standards on roads and highways

    • Automate package delivery using driverless vehicles

  • Support right-to-work for less laws that will weaken unions and
    make it more difficult to negotiate good contracts

    ALEC is so controversial that more than 100 companies have cut ties
    with the group including Coke, Pepsi, Amazon, Google, McDonald's
    and Walmart.

    It's time to ask UPS why it is still in bed with an organization that writes,
    distributes and lobbies for laws that are solely designed to hurt working
    families.

    TAKE ACTION NOW AND TELL UPS
    IT'S TIME TO LEAVE ALEC!


Download: UPS Alec flier.pdf
IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

ALL RETIRING UPS MEMBERS of TEAMSTERS LOCAL 177: 

As you begin your retirement process with UPS Human Resources, you must also contact the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan to begin your transition from the active benefits plan to the retiree benefits plan.  UPS member can click on this link,

https://www.wr177healthcare.com/wr/retiree-documents-forms-mailings/forms, 

to print out the required enrollment forms to be filled out and returned directly to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan .  You can contact the plan at 1-855-215-2039 or contact the Local Union Hall if you have any questions about the transition from active to retiree benefits.

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.

New Pension Law/Omnibus Spending Bill

You can find a link to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters website below or in the column on the left under "Important Links" to review the New Pension Law/Omnibus Spending Bill.

http://teamster.org/news/2014/12/teamsters-denounce-senate-passage-omnibus-spending-bill#

Contract Update

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

__________________________________________________

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.

James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest

The 2015 James R Hoffa Scholarship Essay Contest applications are now available.  Criteria and applications are available by clicking on following link, http://teamster.org/benefits/jrh-scholarship or contacting the Local Union office at 973-923-7070.

The deadline to return the completed application is June 15, 2015.

*****  2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS  *****


2015 Local 177 Scholarship Winners :

George Amabile - son of UPS Parsippany Package Driver, George Amabile, Jr.

Jennifer Jernstedt - daughter of UPS Meadowlands porter, Robert Jernstedt.

Margaux Powell - daughter of UPS Meadowlands porter, Anthony Powell.

Each winner will receive $2500.00 per years for 4 years

2015 James R Hoffa Scholarship Winner :

George Amabile - son of UPS Parsippany Package Driver, George Amabile, Jr.

Michael Giordano - son of UPS Lakewood Package Driver, Michael Giordano.

Both have recieved a $1000.00 scholarship.

2015 Joint Council 73 Scholarship Winners :

Alexander Brattstrom - son of UPS Mt. Olive pre-loader, Laura Brattstrom

All Joint Council 73 Scholarship winners were awarded $6000.00 scholarships.

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

Andrew Blahut - son of UPS Saddle Brook pre-loader, Roman Blahut.

Nicole Crugnale - daughter of UPS North Jersey feeder driver, Mike Crugnale.

Jennifer Jernstedt - daughter of UPS Meadowlands porter, Robert Jernstedt.

Saige McCabe - daughter of UPS Parsipppany car washer, Sean McCabe.

Richard Smith - son of UPS Parsippany automotive mechanic, Richard Smith

____________________________________________________________________________

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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*For qualified borrowers only. Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2015. Cruise Vacation Certificate recipient is responsible for port charges, taxes, customs and fulfillment fees. See cruise certificate for full details. Members have 18 months to book and sail from the date the certificate is issued to them.

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Here’s why your fellow team members love to bank with us:

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Aspire Online Membership Applications

We’re currently working on a new and improved online membership application that will be available soon. You can still join by following the instructions on this page.

Refinance Your Auto Loan with Us and Get a 1% Cash Rebate

Our great rates may be able to help you save money every month, plus you’ll get 1% back* (up to $500) just for refinancing with us.

You’ll also get other benefits:

  • Discounted GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) Insurance
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  • Discounted auto insurance

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*For qualified borrowers only. Rates and terms based upon individual creditworthiness. Excludes existing Aspire auto loans.

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!

You'll also enjoy:

  • No annual fee
  • Generous credit limits
  • Extended warranties
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Earn 25,000 Bonus Rewards Points (enough for a plane ticket) after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months – includes balance transfers!

Your Aspire World Rewards MasterCard comes with:

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Don’t Let the Summer Drain Your Wallet!

Tips to stay cool and save money as we finish up the summer season.

Click here to read the article.

       

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

www.unionplus.org

                 

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

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Current Campaigns
  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

 
 
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