WELCOME TO TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229
WHO WE ARE:
The Teamsters are America’s largest, most diverse union. In 1903, the Teamsters started as a merger of the two leading team driver associations. These drivers were the backbone of America’s robust economic growth, but they needed to organize to wrest their fair share from greedy corporations. Today, the Union’s task is exactly the same.
The Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector.
Our 1.4 million members are public defenders in Minnesota; vegetable workers in California; sanitation workers in New York; brewers in St. Louis; newspaper workers in Seattle; construction workers in Las Vegas; zoo keepers in Pennsylvania; healthcare workers in Rhode Island; bakery workers in Maine; airline pilots, secretaries and police officers. Name the occupation and chances are we represent those workers somewhere.
There are nearly 1,900 Teamster affiliates throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Being a Teamster member means that you belong to the strongest and most democratic labor union in the world. For more than 100 years the Teamsters Union has been a leader in setting the standard for higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions for workers throughout the United States and Canada. The Teamsters Union is strong because of the participation of many of its 1.4 million members. Teamster members can find a variety of ways to participate to help build a stronger union in the workplace — from supporting coworkers in their struggle for justice or helping with the bargaining process to joining a local union committee or becoming a volunteer organizer.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 229 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNMENT 2021
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE TEAMSTERS LU 229 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED OR DONATED TO THIS EVENT! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AUG.27 2022
MEET THE TEAM
Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer/
Business Agent (previous Board Member)
Elected in 2011-present
Vice President/Business Agent (previous Board Member)
Office Manager/Secretary/Titan Operator
Local Union 229 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
WILLIAM METZGER - PRESIDENT
JOHN MCADARRA - RECORDING SECRETARY
JOANN WISER - TRUSTEE
JOE SECOR - TRUSTEE
CHRIS SANTORO - TRUSTEE
POSTED ON BULLETIN BOARDS
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
NEXT MEETINGS SCHEDULE FOR :
Please be advised that the Regular Monthly Membership Meetings will be held according to the below listed schedule.
All meetings are held in the meeting room of the Local Union 1260 O’Neill Highway, Dunmore Pa 18512 on the Second Sunday of the Month, and begin at 10:00 AM.
Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:
Sunday September 12 2021
Sunday October 10 2021
Sunday November 14 2021
Sunday December 12 2021
All active Local 229 members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Local Union Office.
Secretary – Treasurer/Business Rep.
Teamsters Local Union 229
Minutes of the Local Union General Membership Meeting
JUNE 13 2021
Call to Order:
The meeting was held OFFSITE due to COVID restrictions at the Elm St Park in Dickson City Pa and was called to order by President Bill Metzger, at 10:00 a.m.
Roll Call of Officers:
Local Union Officers present were:
Craig Pawlik, Secretary Treasurer
Bill Metzger, President
Mike Kovaleski, Vice President
John McAdarra, Recording Secretary
JoAnn Wiser, Trustee
Chris Santoro , Trustee
Recording Secretary John McAdarra stated that a quorum was present.
Proposals for Membership and Initiation:
President Bill Metzger asked Trustee Chris Santoro for the names of all candidates in waiting and to report whether they were ready for initiation.
When the report was completed Trustee Chris Santoro admitted the proposed new members and escorted them to the President’s station.
Reading of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting:
None – there was no quorum
Reading of the Minutes of the Previous Executive Board Meeting:
The Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board meeting for May 2021were read by Recording Secretary John McAdarra. A motion was made by Trustee Chris Santoro to accept the minutes and seconded by Trustee JoAnn Wiser. The motion was approved unanimously.
Secretary-Treasurer’s Financial Report:
Recording Secretary John McAdarra read the financial report for the month of April 2021. A motion to approve the financial report as read was made by Trustee Joe Secor and seconded by Trustee JoAnn Wiser. The motion was approved unanimously
Local Union Trustee Joe Secor reported that the Local Union Trustees have examined the books and records of the Local Union for the month May 2021, and have found them to be recorded correctly and the bank balances verified.
President Wm Metzger stated that historically the regular monthly meetings are suspended for the months of June, July and August.
A motion was made and a vote taken from the members present at the meeting to suspend the regular monthly meeting for the months of July and August 2021. The motion passed unanimously and was made by Lou Ferrari and seconded by Trustee Chris Santoro. A schedule of the meetings beginning in Sept 2019 will be posted on al LU 229 bulletin boards in Aug 2021
On line benefit calculator ready – still working out issues before going live, maybe July start up
RIP DB H&W
Feb +1.8% +1.6% +0.7%
March +1.8% +1.6% +1.0%
April +2.3% +2.5% +1.8%
YTD +6.5% +6.2% +2.8%
Principal Officers Report:
Pa Conf/JC 53/IBT Convention June 20-25
JC 53 will be in Atlantic City Convention Virtual
Good & Welfare:
Have a nice summer
With no further business coming before the General Membership meeting, JUNE 13 2021Vice Pres/BA Mike Kovaleski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. The motion was seconded President Wm Metzger. The motion was approved unanimously.
John McAdarra - Recording Secretary
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD O F TEAMSTERS
25 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
In the UPCOMING Election for International Union Officers Ballots for the election of International Union Officers WILL BE mailed to members on October 4.
We must demonstrate to employers, politicians and the media that Teamsters care about their union and are active participants in democracy. Take part in the democratic process. VOTE in the Teamster election. It’s your right and your responsibility.
Ballots Mailed October 4 Ballots Counted November 15 YOUR RIGHT • YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
Go to www.ibtvote.org or www.teamster.org to see the candidate debates. If you have not received your ballot by October 12, please call the Election Supervisor at (844) 428-8683 to request a replacement ballot
Teamsters Local Union 229 has organized Eastern Region Pike CID Unit, congratulations to these hard working ,dedicated employees and now members of Teamsters Local Union 229!
LOCAL 229 HAPPENINGS
NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS - 1212 O'Neill Highway, Dunmore Pa 18512 - HIRING - Looking for CDL Drivers - apply online or contact Ian Blanc Terminal Manager at New Penn Motor Express, Dunmore Pa
Americold Logistics, Gouldsboro Pa recently implemented an incentive plan for employees:
HIRING NOW - APPLY ONLINE - OFFERING A $2.50 HOURLY PRODUCTION BONUS AND $1.50 ATTENDANCE BONUS
TO APPLY VISIT: WWW.AMERICOLD.COM you will be prompted for location: Gouldsboro facility
Steward Dan Cook for Scranton Counseling Center has been a participant since 2004 in the Marine Crp Marathon " The Peoples Marathon" Congratulations Dan!
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 OPEN: MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:45 P.M (HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL )
Members not working at the craft for a complete calendar month for reasons other than sickness or injury may request, and be issued, an Honorable Withdrawal Card in accordance with Article XVIII of the International Constitution. Members off work for a complete calendar month because of sickness or injury should contact the Union office regarding the issuance of a withdrawal card.
Please note that any member who is not required to request a withdrawal card in accordance with the International Constitution but who requests and is issued a withdrawal card must be advised that the issuance of that withdrawal card may result in a break in their twenty-four month continuous good standing requirement for eligibility to:
· Hold local union office.
· Be a Delegate/Alternate Delegate to the next International Convention.
· Be a candidate to run for International Office; and
· Nominate/vote in the election of Union officers; the election of Delegates/Alternates; or, in the election of International Union officers.
· Any other continuous good standing requirements of Local Union No. 229 as stated in the Local Union By-Laws.
THE COST FOR A WITHDRAWAL CARD IS $0.50 AND YOU MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING TO OBTAIN ONE, FAILURE TO OBTAIN A WITHDRAWAL CARD CAN RESULT IN SUSPENSION FROM THE UNION, A DISCONTINUING OF SCHEDULING FOR WORK PURPOSES AND A RE-INITIATION FEE OF $50.00 AND ALL BACK DUES MAY BE REQUIRED TO CLEAR ARREARS.
ALSO, THE LOCAL UNION MUST BE NOTIFIED WHEN YOU RETURN TO WORK SO THAT YOUR WITHDRAWAL CARD CAM BE DEPOSITED.
WHAT DO YOU PAY DUES FOR:
Dues provide the resources to stand up for good jobs and benefits, decent working conditions and a better future for our families. That's why union members in private industry earn 38 percent more on average than nonunion workers. They also receive 54 percent more in benefits. None of this would be possible without the strength that comes from our Teamster dues.
REPRESENTING YOU THE MEMBER IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR CONTRACTS, ARBITRATIONS AND UNJUST TERMINATIONS are a few along with those
Most of your dues, 78 percent, stay with your local union in order to fund activities that give workers more power at the bargaining table, in the statehouse and in the community. Some of these activities include:
- Organizing expenses;
- Office equipment and regular administration expenses;
- Attorneys to assist in negotiations, grievances and arbitration;
- Research into companies and industries to gather information for negotiations and organizing; and
- Accountants to analyze the company's books.
Members receive information about how dues money is spent by their local at regular monthly membership meetings, and local unions also file annual reports with the U.S. Department of Labor. The International Union publishes its annual audited financial statement in Teamster magazine, which is sent to every member.
The grievance procedure is a negotiated article within your contract that enables the union to enforce the terms of the contract and protect the rights of workers. If management violates the contract, the grievance procedure allows the member to follow a process that can provide relief or justice.
Teamster contracts may define a grievance in several ways: It could be “a dispute between the union and management over the application and/or interpretation of the agreement,” or “any dispute or difference arising between an employee and management or between the union and management.” Each grievance procedure has specific steps with time limits that must be followed. The steps in a grievance procedure vary, but a typical one may include:
- Step One: The steward and the grievant meet with the supervisor within 10 days of the occurrence to resolve the grievance. Management has five days to respond.
- Step Two: If there is no settlement at Step One, a union representative, the grievant and a management representative will meet to try to resolve the grievance.
- Step Three: If still unresolved, the grievance will be heard by an arbitrator or panel who will render a decision.