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April 16, 1947
Five hundred workers in Texas City, Texas die in a series of huge oil refinery and chemical plant explosions and fires.  ~Labor Tribune

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News Items - October 2022
Updated On: Nov 30, 2022

Take the UPS Teamster Bargaining Survey
Oct. 3, 2022 | As the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee prepares to negotiate the new national master agreement, it is important that all UPS Teamsters weigh in on the key issues that need to be addressed at the bargaining table. You will soon receive a letter in the mail, if you haven’t already, which contains your survey access code. Click this link to go to the survey and enter your access code to begin the survey. The survey must be completed by Oct. 24. Bargaining survey results will be available on the Teamsters app. Get the app here. Note: If you misplaced your access code or have not received it in the mail by October 12, please request a replacement access code by contacting the Local office.

Return deadline for UPS contract proposal forms is today
Local 992 mailed contract proposal forms earlier this month to all UPS and TForce members. The completed forms must be submitted to your shop steward or by fax or email no later than Monday, October 17 at 5 pm.

UPS Teamster Bargaining Survey is due today at 5 pm!
Oct. 24, 2022 | Click this link to go to the survey and enter your access code to begin the survey. Survey results will be available on the Teamsters app. Get the app here.

Costco Teamsters ratify historic national contract
Oct. 24, 2022 | Teamster warehouse workers employed at Costco Wholesale secured its first-ever national master agreement protecting more than 18,000 workers nationwide - including 990 Local 570 members employed at four locations in Maryland. The agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by a vote of 72 percent, with record-high turnout from the membership. It provides higher wages, better pensions, and a flexible attendance policy. “Don’t let anyone tell you the days of achieving national master agreements are over. Unions can protect American workers on a national scale - the Teamsters just proved it at Costco,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. OBrien. Details here.

Package drivers in California take back $1.6 million in stolen wages
Oct. 26, 2022 | In a major arbitration victory for Teamsters Local 2785 UPS package drivers, members are getting justice this week after a long battle against the company for skimping on drivers’ overtime pay. The fight began with a grievance filed by the local in response to the delaying drivers’ start times to avoid paying overtime. Persistence by the union led to a favorable arbitration ruling and a remedy of $1.6 million for drivers at three UPS centers in San Francisco, Menlo Park and San Bruno. The settlement covers approximately 1,100 members. Learn more here.

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