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February 28, 2015
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Teamsters Western Region and Local 177 Health Care Plan
Express Scripts
Teamster News Headlines
Drivers For Apple, Yahoo, EBay, Zynga, Genentech and Amtrak Join Teamsters
Nashville Chapter TNBC Holds Successful Awards Banquet
CDT Workers Ratify First Union Contract
College Scholarships Available To Sons and Daughters of Teamster Members
Today's Teamster News For February 27, 2015
Roma Warehouse Workers In California Win Teamster Representation
Dollars, Not Sense, Rule Tax Policy Favoring Rich, Corporations
Today's Teamster News For February 26, 2015
Teamsters Organizing More Workers In Silicon Valley
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What's New at IBT 177
2014 Toys for Tots Drive
Local 177 2014 Toys for Tots Drive The Local 177 Excutive Board would like to thank ALL of our members once again for their donations to the Local's annual Toys for Tots Drive.  Each year you selflessly donate toys for those who are less privileged.  Without your donations, none of this would be possible. Read More...
Download: Toys For Tots Thank You Letters.PDF
2015 Scholarship Applications
The applications for The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund, Teamster Local 177 Scholarship Award and Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship Fund are now currently all available. Please contact the Local union office at 973-923-7070 to have them sent to you. You can also click on the pdf link below to print at home. Read More...
Download: 2015 Scholarship Application.PDF
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.



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

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


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  for more information.

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.


New Online Banking Platform Coming February 2, 2015

Click on the image below to see the official announcement:

On 2/2/15, you will have easy access to all Aspire accounts, credit cards, loans and mortgage information with one easy single sign-on.

This new technology has also allowed us to improve our Mobile Banking (now w/bill pay!) and our Call-24 Audio Banking (new menu). We're also able to offer you the ability to transfer funds with our Bank-to-Bank transfer solution, making those funds transfers safe, easy and convenient.

You can get updated information on this page.

Aspire Online Membership Applications – January 2015

Because of the upgrades happening at Aspire FCU, online membership applications will be unavailable until early February. You can still join by following the instructions on this page.

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.

Teamster Privilege Mortgage


Please click on this link to contact Mike Curran to start your home purchase or refinance,


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.


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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At the Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 have been working under harsh conditions without a raise several times since the recession. They are asking management for a fair wage – a pay hike of $25 a week. Management is refusing and the workers voted to authorize a strike at 4 p.m. on Jan 18. The workers who feed New York should be able to feed their families.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. 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.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

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    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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