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Local 79's Major Birthday Celebration

On 2/20/16 ladies from the Local 79's office celebrated a major milestone of Local's receptionist Betty Devitt - she just turned "30" again!

Clockwise from bottom left corner are:  Olesia Trobaugh, Idie Rodriguez, Olga Gonzalez, Sabrina Gilley, Judy Wood and the birthday girl, Betty Devitt.

Local 79 Forms

Below you will find various forms which you may need from time to time.  Please fill out the form that fits your situation, print, sign and mail the form in to Local 79 at 5818 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619-1033.

Grievance Form

It is important for Local 79 members to file a grievance if they feel they have been treated unfairly on the job. Here is the form needed to file a grievance. 

Membership Application

The only way to receive Teamster Power is to become a member of Local 79. Joining Local 79 will give you the strong voice you need on the job. Fill out the membership application.

Organizing Fee

Stewards and members are on the front lines every day working hard to represent Local 79. You also work to grow our Local by signing up new members. Here is the Organizing Fee form for stewards and members to fill out when they sign up a new member so that they are rewarded for helping to build power at Local 79.

Referral Hall Application and Rules

If you are interested in applying for casual work, fill out the Application for Referral Hall Casual Work Form. For the Rules and more information, click here.

Service Pin

After you reach a milestone as a Teamster member (such as 10, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years), fill out a form to Request a Teamster Service Pin—Years of Service.

Withdrawal Request

All Withdrawals are subject to approval of the Executive Board. Further, it is the members obligation to notify the local union upon returning to work. Download the withdrawal request form, here.  Withdrawals can only be made by submitting a written letter to the Local Union.  Email submission cannot be accepted.

Member Update Form

Stewards and Alternate Stewards, please download and use the attached Member Update Form to record changes in member information.  Please forward the information to the Local Union as soon as possible.  Thanks for your help in keeping our information up-to-date!

UPS Retirement Benefit Request Form

UPS employees only - this form is to request an estimate of your retirement benefits and/or request an application for your retirement benefits.

Southern States Savings and Retirement Plan Trust Fund Form

Southern States Savings has updated their forms. Please click here to download a current copy.




Page Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018 (06:35:04)


John Smith
February Perfect Attendance

Dean Ciampi
March Attendance 

Barry Cotton
2017 Perfect Attendance 
3rd Place Winner ($100)

Russell Dean
April GMM 50/50 Winner
(donated to LU 79 Scholarship Fund)

Leroy Olson
April GMM Door Prize Winner

Dean Ciampi
March Trivia 1st Place Winner ($50)

Bruce Nelson
March Trivia 2nd Place Winner ($25)

  Donna Hadsell
Winner of April GMM
Coast to Coast CU gift basket

 


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  Current Campaigns  
  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

     
 
 
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