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.
2019 Scholarship Winners
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
SECRETARY TREASURER CRAIG PAWLIK, ALONG WITH THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229, DUNMORE PA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FIVE WINNERS FOR THE 2018/2019 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
LOCAL UNION 229 HAD SEVEN WINNERS IN THIS YEARS PROGRAM.
RECIPIENTS OF OUR 1ST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP BRANDON BECK, SON OF CONCETTA BECK AN ABM PARKINGEMPLOYEE, BENJAMIN SIESPUTOWSKI SON OF RON SIESPUTOWSKI NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS EMPLOYEE, JOSHUA WALKER, SON OF RICHARD WALKER EMPLOYEE TOPPS COMPANY, JUSTIN WALKER, SON OF RICHARD WALKER TOPPS COMPANY EMPLOYEE .
OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP WERE:
LAUREN WALKER DAUGHTER OF RICHARD WALKER TOPPS COMPANY , AUSTIN SMITHONIC SON OF DAVE SMITHONIC NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS, NICHOLAS WORONCHUK SON OF SCOTT CERESI NEW PENN MOTOR EXPRESS.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR CONGRATULATIONS AND VERY BEST TO ALL SEVEN WINNERS AND THEIR PARENTS!
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 APRIL 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
March 17, 2020
Please be advised that the Regular Monthly Membership Meeting, has been cancelled for the month of April 2020.
This has been done in conjunction with the recommendation of Governor Wolfe, Local 229 Executive Board, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
We will keep you informed in the next few weeks of any other changes to the schedule.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Local Union Office.
Secretary – Treasurer/Business Rep.
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.
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.