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 UNION 229 ANNOUNCE STATUS OF 2020 AWARDS
Upon review of the financial health of the Scholarship account and the current Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, Teamsters Local Union 229 Executive Board has made the hard decision to cancel the 2020 Scholarship Golf Tournament and not award Scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year. We ask that all applicants apply next year, with a tentative date set for the Golf Tournament as August 21,2021
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
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING for October 2020 was cancelled due to no quorum. Below is listed the tentative schedule, please check back for updates:
November 2020 - meeting cancelled
December 2020 - meeting cancelled
January 10, 2021 - Nominations for Delegate and Alternate to the IBT 2021 Convention
The remainder of the meetings will be schedule at a later dat in accordance with the Governors rules with the Pandemic.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 11 2020 THOSE MINUTES ARE ON FILE WITH LOCAL UNION 229
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Governor Wolfe and the owners of the McEntee -Keller Labor Council Center building, LOCATED at 1260 O’Neill Highway, Dunmore Pa 18512, Teamsters Local Union 229 has immediately implemented no public access to the building until they have received word from Management.
Teamsters Local Union 229 will be available for day to day business thru the following means of communication:
Email – Team229@aol.com
Fax – 570-344-6432
Phone – 570-344-7219
A lock box is located at the entrance on the pole below the ash tray, for forms or payments to be dropped off.
All Stewards have access to the Agents Cell Phones if an emergency arises.
We thank you in advance for your patience and will advise you when building access is available.
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
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.