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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.  


RECENT WORK

2019 Scholarship 

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

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

TEAMSTERS LOCAL UNION 229 WILL HOLD A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AS LISTED BELOW. 

 

PLEASE NOTE, ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES APPLY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WEARING OF MASKS.

 

EVENT:                                                   TEAMSTERS LU 229 GENERAL MBR MEETING

WHEN:                                                    SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

TIME:                                                      10:00 A.M.

WHERE:                                                  DICKSON CITY ELM ST PARK

                                                                 ELM ST & DEWEY ST

                                                                 DICKSON CITY PA 18519

 

THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD OUTDOORS TO COMPLY WITH THE CURRENT COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE IN PENNSYLVANIA.

 

Fraternally,

 

Craig Pawlik

Secretary Treasure

Business Representative



Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board Meeting

August 23 2020

 

Call to Order:

The meeting was held by phone  and was called to order by President William Metzger at  10:00 a.m. Due to the fact the building is closed due to the corona virus and Gov Wolfe Pandamic stay at home orders the General Membership Board meeting was cancelled for July 2020

 

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 July 12 2020 via teleconference 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 July 2020.  A motion to approve the financial reports as read was

 

 

Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board Meeting

August 23 2020

 

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 July 2020 and have found them to be recorded correctly and the bank balances verified.

 

Old Business:      

 

None

 

New Business   -

 


 

The Board discussed seeking an outdoor venue to hold the next three general membership meetings the next one to be on Sept 13 2020, we will put on website and send notice to Stewards to post , when we have a venue.  Due to Covid issues the LU 229 meeting hall is unavailable, Secretary Treas Craig Pawlik will check with Lackawanna county, Jessup Borough and Jefferson Twp in regards to an outdoor venue to hold the meeting.  The Motion was approved by the President Wm Metzger and seconded by Rec.Sec.John McAdarra, the motion was approved unanimously.

 

 

 

Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board Meeting

August 23 2020

 

We received a request for donation to West Scranton FB booster club for a donation a motion was made by Trustee Joe Secor to take a half page ad in their 2020 ad book for $50 and seconded by Trustee Chris Santoro .  The motion passed unanimously.

 

Teamsters Local Union 229

Minutes of the Local Union Executive Board Meeting

August 23 2020

 

Received and Placed on File: 

 

RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE – SEPT 2020

LOCAL 769 CANCEL GOLF TOURNAMENT

PHILAPOSH

LOCAL 667 GOLF TOURNAMENT

IN SEARCH OF A CURE – GOLF TOURNAMENT

GERALD MULLERY BREAKFAST

JOANNA BRYAN SMITH ENDORSEMENT

LOCAL 120 HOMES FOR TROOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT

AMERICAN TIME COMPANIES

 

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:

 

none

 

Good and Welfare:   

A  Motion was made by Rec Sec John McAdarra  to pay all bills, the motion was seconded by Vice Pres Mike Kovaleski the motion was approved unanimously.

 


BUILDING CLOSURE

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.

 

Fraternally, 

Craig Pawlik

Secretary Treasurer




LOCAL 229 HAPPENINGS


Americold Logistics, Gouldsboro Pa recently implemented an incentive plan for employees:


For purposes of this Plan, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms should have the meanings set forth below:

2.1 Associate: Is a full-time employee of the Company in a LTO or Order Selector role.

 2.2 Probationary Period: Is the first 90 days of work after your hire date with Americold.

 2.3 Good Attendance: To be considered “good attendance”, and Associate must have less than 3 attendance infractions within their first 24 weeks of employment. Please refer to the location’s Attendance Policy for additional details.

2.4 Wave 1 Incentive amount – Six Weeks: Is a one-time payment of $250, less any applicable taxes, an Associate may earn for successfully completing six (6) weeks of employment with good attendance, no quality violations, perform in safe manner, and achieving a minimum of 80% performance by week 6 of employment.

2.7 Wave 2 Incentive amount – 14 weeks: Is a one-time payment of $500, less any applicable taxes, an Associate may earn for successfully completing fourteen (14) weeks of employment with good attendance, no quality violations, no safety violations, and achieving a minimum average of 100% performance during weeks 12-14 of employment.

 2.8 Wave 3 Incentive amount – 24 weeks: Is a one-time payment of $1,000, less any applicable taxes, an Associate may earn for successfully completing twenty-four (24) weeks of employment with good attendance, no quality violations, no safety violations, and achieving a minimum average of 100% performance during weeks 15-24 of employment


TO APPLY VISIT: WWW.AMERICOLD.COM you will be prompted for location: Gouldsboro facility


CONTACT US


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.