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Teamster News Headlines
 
Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference Newsletter, November, 2017
Teamsters at the Spokesman Review Unaniously Ratify Contract, Show the Power of Unity in an Open Shop
Leaders of 39 Unions Demand Fairness for Broadway Casting Directors
New Contract for Teamsters Local 117 Members at ABM Parking
Discussions with French Unions Strengthen ITF XPO Network
Teamsters Joint Council 7 Endorses Gavin Newsom for Governor of California
McKesson Investor Claims Board Failed Oversight Duty on Opioids
OES Periodic Report
UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays
Wall Street Journal: Anheuser-Busch Orders 40 Tesla Semi Trucks
 
     
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!

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: Sep 11, 2014 (09:11:03)


Lewis Simmons
2016 Perfect Attendance
1st Place Winner ($300)

Robert Ellis
2016 Perfect Attendance 
2nd Place Winner ($200)

Jeffrey Testa
2016 Perfect Attendance 
3rd Place Winner ($100)

Joe Morgan
February GMM 50/50 Winner
(donated to LU 79 Scholarship Fund)

John Smith
February GMM Door Prize Winner


Frank Watson
January Trivia 1st Place Winner ($50)

Tom Hudgins
January Trivia 2nd Place Winner ($25)

  Barbara Thompson
Winner of February GMM
Service 1st CU gift basket


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  • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

    The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

    Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

    Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

    The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

  • 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!

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  • 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.

  • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

    There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

    The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

    But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

     

     
 
 
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