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Teamster News Headlines
Today's Teamster News For July 24, 2014
Training Program for Pipeline Teamsters Set For August 10
Listen To Teamster Nation News For July 23-29
Today's Teamster News For July 23, 2014
Bloomberg: Fight Against McKesson CEO’s $292M Golden Parachute
Elected Officials Pledge To Join Teamsters In Taking A Stand
Faucet Workers Plan March, Class-Action Complaint Over Bathroom Monitoring
Opposition Grows Against Proposal To Disguise Offshoring
BLET/Teamsters: Protecting Two-Person Rail Crew Is Our Goal
Today's Teamster News For July 22, 2014
Eight Teamsters "Ate" at Table 8

Hernando County Teamsters attended the Democratic Executive Committee "JFK Dinner" in Spring Hill, Florida Saturday evening, 2/8/14.  Teamster Union Steward Dan Oliver gave a great speech to the audience regarding his 2014 candidacy for County Commissioner.  Clockwise from bottom left corner are:  James "Sarge" Beck, Michael Hall, Richard Longboat, Louie Marino, Steve Mosley, John Sholtes, Paul Wieczorek and Dan Oliver.

UPS Contract

2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda in effect starting April 25, 2014

The Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee, pursuant to Article XII of the IBT Constitution announced the 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, All Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be in effect starting April 25, 2014.

The wages contained in the Agreement are retroactive to August 1, 2013 and UPS has committed to expediting the checks for your retroactive wage increases. The retro check will be a separate check to avoid being taxed at a higher rate. In addition, UPS will begin making retroactive contributions to the health and welfare and pension funds immediately. UPS currently owes over $300 million to Teamster members and funds. Now Teamsters will be made whole.

The Agreement contains unparalleled wage and benefit increases. New language offers strong protection from harassment and retaliation. In addition, the new 9.5 language, protections regarding SurePost and all of the other improvements and protections contained in the new Agreement will be in effect. If you have any questions, please contact your Local Union.

UPS  National Master Agreements

The National Master UPS Agreement is now available on the Teamster website in the format in which it will be printed.  Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be added as they are completed. You can access the final UPS Agreements by clicking here.

UPS Freight Agreement

The UPS Freight Agreement is now available on the Teamster website in the format in which it will be printed. You can access the final agreement by using the link below:   You can access the final UPS Freight Agreement by clicking here.

Welcome to
Teamster Local 79's Website

Letter from the President

Who Are The Teamsters?

Teamsters Local 79 History

Welcome to the Teamsters

Teamsters History (IBT)

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Teamster Caucuses

Important Information
For Our Members

House GOP's Political Games Endanger Economy, Jobs

ABF Members Approve National Contract

Hours of Service Final Rule: Compliance Dates Reminder

UPS Contract Extension

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2014
The Teamsters 7th Annual
Poker Run will be held on
Sunday September 28, 2014. 

Click here to see the event flyer.
More information will follow.

October 11, 2014
Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Florida
Chapter Gala Banquet

Orlando, FL (hotel to be announced)


General Membership
Meeting Dates

September 20, 2014
October 15, 2014
December 13, 2014

2014 Platinum Partners


UPS Members
Tampa SE Center

Dulaney & Company
Miami, FL
Florida Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council

United Parcel Service
Central Florida

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Washington, DC

Teamsters Local 385
Orlando, FL

2014 Silver Partners

Teamsters LU 804
Long Island City, NY
Teamsters LU 519
Knoxville, TN
Teamsters JC 43
Detroit, MI
Teamsters LU 745
Dallas, TX
Florida Gulf Coast Teamsters Black Caucus, Inc.

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Order Survival of the Heart. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Local 79 Scholarship Fund.

Author will make a donation to Local 79's Scholarship Fund for every book purchased.

Current Campaigns


2013 Perfect Attendance
Dean Ciampi - 1st Place
John McGill - 2nd Place
Dave Harris - 3rd Place

Chris Lucas - Attendance Winner

Chris Lucas
Attendance Winner

Bob Shaw - 50/50 Winner

Bob Shaw
50/50 Winner

Lester Gibson - Door Prize Winner
Lester Gibson
Door Prize Winner

 Bobby Davis
Raffel Ticket Winner

See the Photo Gallary
for pictures of the


Barbara Thomas - Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 8
Barbara Thomas, Candidate
for Citcuit Court Judge
Group 8


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