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WELCOME TO TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 

LU229

ABOUT.


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.  


SCHOLARSHIP INFO


TEAMSTERS LOCAL 229 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNMENT 2021


WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE TEAMSTERS LU 229 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD  THIS YEAR


The 26th  Annual Teamsters Local 229 Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Stone Meadows Golf Course, Bear Creek, Pa.  The event is Captain and Crew format with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  The cost is $80.00 per person and that will include a round of golf, cart, and dinner immediately following the Tournament. Prizes will be awarded and drawings for gifts will be held at that time.


 If you would like to participate please return the form below to Local Union 229 with a deposit of $25.00 per player by July 30, 2021.   Payment in full must be received by August 10, 2021.       

Name__________________  Phone________________

 

Address______________________________________

 

Please list foursome               ______________________       ___________________      _______________         ______________________  

 

Checks Payable:  Teamsters Local 229

                           Scholarship Golf Tournament

                           1260 O’Neill Hwy                                        PD$_____________

                          Dunmore Pa 18512                                            ________________


If you would prefer, you may choose to be a “Major Sponsor” for $150.00 or more, a “Hole Sponsor” for $100.00 or a “Cart Sponsor” for $50.00.  Checks should be made payable and mailed by August 10, 2021 and your name will be displayed with your contribution in our Golf Brochure.  Thank you in advance!



MEET THE TEAM

CRAIG PAWLIK

Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer/

Business Agent (previous Board Member)

Elected in 2011-present

MIKE KOVALESKI

Vice President/Business Agent (previous Board Member)

Elected 2017-present

DONNA GRAZIANO

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. 

 

Fraternally Yours,

Craig Pawlik

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.

 

none

 

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

 

Trustee Report:

 

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.

 

New Business:

 

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

   

Old Business: 

None

 

Business Agents’ Report:

 

Secretary Treasurer - Business Representative/ Craig Pawlik reported on:

 

Americold Logistics –Grievance on issues with direct/indirect time heard on June 28  Am Cold I.E. will be at meeting-issue affecting ability to make bonus

 

Topps –New contracts for ring pops has increased work. O/T scheduled for weekends until end of year

2-suspensions – insubord.

1-cursing at supervision-grievance filed-no witnesses

1-in fighting w/union members

 

Const/Pipeline –Local 401 Hanover Ind Park looking for approx. 4-6 guys to fill possible 9 month job 2 shifts Mon-Friday

3-triplke 7’s on each shift

1 water/fuel on each shift

 

S.C.C –Discussed last best final offer, voting on 06/15/21 7-3

 

New Penn- 1-suspension grievance – 3 day down to 1 no panel on July 1

 

Jefferson Twp – Grievance mediation – July 7 o/t runaround

 

Wayne Co. Detectives

 

LLVSA – 2-attendance notices in buy out decision for employee  on SSI

 

Jessup Police – none

 

Throop – vacation selection grievance arbitration scheduled for Sept 30

Throop looking to settle

Our offer – all vacation time selected by seniority in April, we will do it at the Union hall

 

Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union General Membership Meeting

JUNE 13 2021

 

Dickson City – none

 

JDM – Under extension until agreement w/773 is reached.

 

Pike County CID-  Arbitration held on May 26 2021

 

ERPD-Discuss

 

Pike County DA’s -Neg May 6 2021-present our non eco proposals waiting on dates

 

 

Vice President - Business Representative/ Mike Kovaleski reported on:

 

Banko – quiet

 

County of Monroe – Opened the contract which expires on Dec 31 2022

 

Dimare – quiet

 

 

EMTA –issue with the Company not bringing back a furlough employee

 

L.T. Verrastro – member received a verbal for hitting a member with a pallet and injuring them because his view was obstructed and he did not drive into the Aisle backwards

 

Olyphant Police – a contract extension was put into place

 

PAWC – a member received a 15 day suspension for being in trench with no shoring.

The crew Chief received a 15 day suspension for not telling the member to get out of the trench

Five members received w/l for not telling the member to get out of trench

Arbitrations were filed for both 15 day suspensions

A grievance was filed on behalf of all on how American Water hands out discipline that was also filed for arbitration

   

Scranton Parking Authority (ABM) – every month a contract extension is filed , was an issue with the members put under clerical healthcare plan when they should remain with DPW Plan issue was fixed

 

Susq County –-Residual ratified there new four year contract 9-yes 1-no out of 16 eligible

911 over starting rate

 2021 $1+3%,  2022 $1 +3% , 2023 $.50+3%

Under starting rate

 if under 2 years 2021 $.30, if over 2 years $.60, 2022 $.50+3% , 2023 $.50+3% , 2024  3%

911 employees full and part time

2021 $1 +3% , 2022 $1+3%,  2023 $1+3%,  2023 $1+3%,  2024 3%

 

UPS –3 w/l not recoding lunches

* 1 w/l for not taking exception of cars

*3 w/l for excessive calloff(were removed)

* 1 w/l for no horn while backing up

*3 terminations

*1 filed for harassment told supervisor he wanted to arm wrestle him and come on this side of the belt and I will fight you and was yelling and cursing at supervisor

*2 members got into a verbal argument and on spit into the face of the other

*1 is back and the n filed a grievance

*A member will have his warning letter removed and his time paid for an expired IFTA sticker

*9 new m-f RPCD jobs going to rebid the center

*market adjustment rate was put into effect for part timers in building brought up to $21 grievance was filed by other local for not getting it

*A grievance was file don the behalf of all affected for not getting a market adjustment rate in our building when other buildings in the CPAPGC jurisdiction received a new starting rate for Feeder Driver @ $35 and anyone in those building who are under $28 as a Feeder Driver will be brought up to #28

*CPAPGC panel a union member had 6 cases for working discharges, served 57 suspension days since June of 2019, no call  no shows, not calling in misloads, punching in late and was suspended and return to work date was May 12 and they returned May 13 and all paper work had May 12 on it

*2 people were fired in March for not wearing a mask offered their job back 

Many times, postponed their April panel and May company gave them their jobs back with the understanding they had to wear their mask when within 6 ft of a person, they refused to wear mask and were fired again

*1 person was fired because not wearing a mask daughter and boyfriend of the 2 cases she wore her mask everyday until when her mother was supposed to come back and then refused, terminated

*11 grievance were filed and going to National Panel over RPCCD not being offered Saturday work over TCD’s

*the hours that count toward obtaining your vacation is OT, straight, vacation and personal, sick does not count

*will be a cost of living increase on Aug 1 for all  members who already went through progression of $.33 cents and for those under mileage 0.8250 per mile.  Anyone going through progression will receive the cola after they finish progression

 

 

T-FORCE (UPSF) –

·        Issue with a member not being able to fill out his yearly MVDC  could not get on UPSers.com

·        Being told that there is only going to be 1 Labor Mgr from Maine to South Carolina come January that Local Management will handle grievances

·        Do not get into Verbal confrontation with anyone if you don’t get along, avoid

·        If you feel that someone is threatening you and you don’t feel safe go th the company

·        A casual dock worker was promoted FT

·        A market adjustment rate was put into place in Old Forge drivers starting rate goes to $26 and casuals start at $18

 

Political:

 

None

 

Organize:

 None

 

Committee Reports: 

None reported

 

Pension:

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

 

Adjournment:

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.

 

Fraternally submitted,

 

John McAdarra - Recording Secretary



Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board Meeting

June 13 2021

 

Call to Order:

The meeting was held at Teamsters Local Union 229 and was called to order by President William Metzger on June 2, 2021. Due to the fact the building is closed due to the corona virus and Gov Wolfe Pandamic stay at home orders, the General membership meeting, will be held off site today at the Elm St Park in Dickson City.

 

Roll Call of Officers:

 

Local Union Officers present were:

Craig Pawlik, Secretary Treasurer  

William Metzger  President

Mike Kovaleski, Vice-President

Johh McAdarra, Recording Secretary 

JoAnn Wiser, Trustee 

Joe Secor, Trustee

Chris Santoro – Trustee

 

Reading of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting:

 

The Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board meeting held May 2 2021 were read by Recording Secretary John McAdarra.  A motion to approve the Minutes as read was made by Trustee JoAnn Wiser and seconded by Trustee Joe Secor. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Secretary-Treasurer’s Financial Report:

Secretary Treasurer Craig Pawlik read the financial report for the months of April 2021.  A motion to approve the financial reports as read was 

made by Recording Secretary John McAdarra and seconded by  President Bill Metzger. The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Trustee Report:

Local Union Trustee Joe Secor reported that the Local Union Trustees have examined the books and records of the Local Union for the months of  April 2021 and have found them to be recorded correctly and the bank balances verified.

 

Old Business:      

 

None

 

New Business   -

 

We received a Thank you note from Vince Hoisky family for our donation

 

Received a request from PA Conf of Teamsters for a donation concerning Cpl Keith Heacook who passed away as a result of injuries sustanined in the line of duty, he was a member of LU 326, a motion to donate $50 was made by Secretary Treas. Craig Pawlik  and it was seconded by Vice President Mike Kovaleski, the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Received a request from Dunmore Borough in regards to their first annual Bucktown Summer Concert Series a motion was made by Trustee Chris Santoro to donate $50.00 , seconded by Trustee JoAnn Wiser, the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Received a request from IAA  in regards to their fundraiser St Josephs Center a motion was made by Secretary Treas Craig Pawlik and seconded by Trustee Joe Secor to donate $50.00, the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Received a request from Teamsters LU 776 request to donate to their Annual Scholarship Golf Tournment a motion was made by President Wm Metzger and seconded by Recording Secretary John McAdarra to donate $250.00, the motion was approved unanimously.

 


Received and Placed on File: 

 

Richard Sheehan Mem Scholarship Fund

J Mulligan Endorsement – Mary Walsh Dempsey

Teamsters LU 77 Scholarship Fund

LU 200 Go Fund Me

 

A motion was made by Secretary Treasurer Craig Pawlik to “take no action and place the correspondence as received and placed on file”.  The motion

was seconded by President William Metzger.  The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Business Agent’s Report: 

none

 

Committee Reports:    

  None

 

Principal Officer’s Reports:

 

 

Good and Welfare:  

A  Motion was made by Recording Secretary  to pay all bills, the motion was seconded by Trustee Chris Santoro the motion was approved unanimously.

 

Adjournment:

 

With no further business coming before the Executive Board, Trustee JoAnn Wiser made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 a.m.  The motion was seconded by Vice President Mike Kovaleski.  The motion was approved unanimously.

 

Fraternally submitted,

John McAdarra – Recording Secretary

NOMINATION RESULTS FOR DELEGATE & ALTERNATE 2020/2021 

 A nomination meeting was held on the    10th    day of     January               , 2021    to nominate candidates for


Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the 30th International Convention of the IBT to be held in Las Vegas, NV.

  1            Delegates and   1    Alternate Delegates are to be elected.

(#)                                     (#)

 

The following candidates were nominated at the meeting:(list either in the order nominated or resulting from ballot lottery).

 

DELEGATES

Candidate Name

Slate Affiliation (if any)

Craig Pawlik

 

  

The number of nominees does not exceed the number of delegates to be elected and, therefore, the candidates named above are declared elected. 

 

ALTERNATE DELEGATES

Candidate Name

Slate Affiliation (if any)

Mike Kovaleski

 

 

The number of nominees does not exceed the number of delegates to be elected and, therefore, the candidates named above are declared elected. 

 

229 ORGANIZING

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




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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 INFORMATION:

WITHDRAWAL CARD

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.

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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;
  • Training;
  • 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.

What is the grievance procedure?

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.