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  • Teamsters Local 500 Shop Steward Training Class 2023
    IBT President Sean O'Brien
    After an inspection of Septa's Decatur Street facility by President Doug Edwards and Septa Shop Stewards Tommika Hunter and Floyd Mason, Septa has agreed to begin fixing the structural issues that exist there.
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    General Membership Meeting
    Mar 10, 2024
    Teamsters Local 830 12298 Townsend Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154 Also available via ZOOM
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    General Membership Meeting
    Apr 14, 2024
    Teamsters Local 830 12298 Townsend Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154 Also available via ZOOM
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    General Membership Meeting
    May 19, 2024
    Teamsters Local 830 12298 Townsend Rd Philadelphia, PA 19154 Also available via ZOOM
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    General Membership Meeting
    Sep 15, 2024
    Teamsters Local 830 12298 Townsend Rd Philadelphia, PA 19154 Also available via ZOOM
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    General Membership Meeting
    Oct 13, 2024
    Teamsters Local 830 12298 Townsend Rd Philadelphia, PA 19154 Also available via ZOOM
     
    What We Do
    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..
     
    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.

     
    Who We Represent
    Our 1.2 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 somewher

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    Nicole Jackson (L) helping organize DHL Hub at CVG
    Steve and Eddie at Ellis Coffee
    Dylan at Gunton Corporation
    SEPTA Legal Department
    Hilton at Wells Meats
    Dave, Terrell, Mike, Eric at The Wells Fargo Center
    Manny at ACME Markets
    Kathy and Cass at DHL Global
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    DHL Philadelphia
    Ed at Wells Meats

    Dear Member –
     
    WELCOME BACK! THE FUND OFFICE IS NOW OPEN FOR MEMBERS After a long pause on in-person visits due to the pandemic, members are welcome to stop by the Fund office. However, before you make the trip, please visit WWW.TEAMSTERFUNDS.COM to see if we can answer your question online. The Fund has added many upgrades to our secured website and there may be a possibility that the matter can be handled through the website quickly and efficiently. 

    If you need to make an in-person visit, please call the Fund office first to ensure your issue can be resolved when you arrive. Members needing assistance with Pension matters should be done by appointment. Pension appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We kindly ask that you call the Pension Department at 1-800-523-2846, option 2, to set up an appointment date and time. Walk-ins are welcome for any changes related to pension payments, such as direct deposit, W-4P and change of address.  

    Thank you
    Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund

    Teamsters Oath

     

    I  PLEDGE MY HONOR TO FAITHFULLY OBSERVE THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS AND THE BY-LAWS AND LAWS OF THIS LOCAL UNION.

     

     I PLEDGE THAT I WILL COMPLY WITH ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION AND THIS LOCAL UNION.

     

     I WILL FAITHFULLY PERFORM ALL THE DUTIES ASSIGNED TO ME TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND SKILL.

     

     I WILL CONDUCT MYSELF AT ALL TIMES IN A MANNER AS NOT TO BRING REPROACH UPON MY UNION.

     

     I SHALL TAKE AN AFFIRMATIVE PART IN THE BUSINESS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE UNION ANDACCEPT AND DISCHARGE MY RESPONSIBILITIES DURING ANY AUTHORIZED STRIKE OR LOCKOUT.

     

     I PLEDGE NOT TO DIVULGE TO NON-MEMBERS THE PRIVATE BUSINESS OF THIS LOCAL UNION, UNLESS AUTHORIZED TO REVEAL SAME.

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    Jan 24, 2024

    Following a 12-day unfair labor practice strike that saw picket lines extended nationwide, 1,100 DHL ramp and tug workers of Teamsters Local 100 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) have ratified their first contract with the logistics giant by a 98 percent margin. The new contract increases hourly wages by $2 per hour immediately, provides a total $5 per hour wage increase over the next three years, doubles the company’s 401(k) retirement contribution, establishes a worker safety committee at CVG, and requires DHL to pay for the costs of health care premiums. “Corrupt management at DHL tried every dirty trick in the book to prevent working people from organizing and negotiating a first agreement. But the executives didn’t win — workers did, and now they’ve got a powerful Teamsters contract to prove it,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Greedy corporations like DHL need to understand that any attempt to get the Teamsters to accept lackluster benefits and weak wages is a losing strategy. Throughout this fight, Teamsters at DHL-CVG stood strong and remained determined to secure an outstanding contract they can call their own.” Since DHL workers began organizing at CVG, the Teamsters have filed dozens of unfair labor practices against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. Charges included retaliation against pro-union workers, surveilling workers discussing the union off-site, and intimidating workers on the picket lines.
    Jan 24, 2024

    socialgraphic_MLKDay The Teamsters are proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of fighting for civil rights and workers’ rights on January 15, 2024. King, an honorary Teamster member, gave his life in 1968 while standing alongside striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. With the help of strong unions, much progress has been made for workers in the years following Dr. King’s work, but the fight for higher wages and better working conditions for all workers continues. The Teamsters remain committed to continuing Dr. King’s fight for social and economic justice for workers and their families across North America. Last year, the Teamsters channeled King’s dream of worker dignity at the bargaining table during national contract negotiations with UPS. In the historic 2023-2028 UPS agreement, workers secured several prominent wins, including receiving Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday for the first time. Through the work of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission, our union will continue to carry on the legacy of Dr. King.
    Jan 24, 2024

    Valets at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 331. “I want to welcome our newest members to Local 331 and applaud their decision to organize with the Teamsters and fight for what they deserve,” said Marcus King, President of Local 331. “This is a fantastic organizing victory, and we look forward to helping this group secure an excellent first contract that reflects their hard work.” The group of 52 valets organized with the Teamsters to have a voice at work and to secure higher wages, better benefits, improved job security, and fair working conditions. “We decided to organize because we deserve more respect on the job,” said Regina Ceballos, a valet cashier at Ocean Casino Resort and a member of Local 331. “Management felt they could do things without any input from us. We wanted to get some power back and have a voice. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are excited and ready to fight for a strong first contract.” The workers join over 5,000 casino workers nationwide represented by the Teamsters. “Valets at Ocean Casino were fed up with the status quo and are ready to fight for the benefits and protections afforded by a Teamsters contract,” said Tommy Blitsch, Director of the Teamsters Convention, Trade Show, and Casino Division. “We look forward to winning a first contract. This is a big victory and will be a stepping stone for other nonunion workers at casinos in Atlantic City.”

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    Jan 24, 2024 | What's New

    Following a 12-day unfair labor practice strike that saw picket lines extended nationwide, 1,100 DHL ramp and tug workers of Teamsters Local 100 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) have ratified their first contract with the logistics giant by a 98 percent margin. The new contract increases hourly wages by $2 per hour immediately, provides a total $5 per hour wage increase over the next three years, doubles the company’s 401(k) retirement contribution, establishes a worker safety committee at CVG, and requires DHL to pay for the costs of health care premiums. “Corrupt management at DHL tried every dirty trick in the book to prevent working people from organizing and negotiating a first agreement. But the executives didn’t win — workers did, and now they’ve got a powerful Teamsters contract to prove it,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Greedy corporations like DHL need to understand that any attempt to get the Teamsters to accept lackluster benefits and weak wages is a losing strategy. Throughout this fight, Teamsters at DHL-CVG stood strong and remained determined to secure an outstanding contract they can call their own.” Since DHL workers began organizing at CVG, the Teamsters have filed dozens of unfair labor practices against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. Charges included retaliation against pro-union workers, surveilling workers discussing the union off-site, and intimidating workers on the picket lines.
    Jan 24, 2024 | What's New

    socialgraphic_MLKDay The Teamsters are proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of fighting for civil rights and workers’ rights on January 15, 2024. King, an honorary Teamster member, gave his life in 1968 while standing alongside striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. With the help of strong unions, much progress has been made for workers in the years following Dr. King’s work, but the fight for higher wages and better working conditions for all workers continues. The Teamsters remain committed to continuing Dr. King’s fight for social and economic justice for workers and their families across North America. Last year, the Teamsters channeled King’s dream of worker dignity at the bargaining table during national contract negotiations with UPS. In the historic 2023-2028 UPS agreement, workers secured several prominent wins, including receiving Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday for the first time. Through the work of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission, our union will continue to carry on the legacy of Dr. King.
    Jan 24, 2024 | What's New

    Valets at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 331. “I want to welcome our newest members to Local 331 and applaud their decision to organize with the Teamsters and fight for what they deserve,” said Marcus King, President of Local 331. “This is a fantastic organizing victory, and we look forward to helping this group secure an excellent first contract that reflects their hard work.” The group of 52 valets organized with the Teamsters to have a voice at work and to secure higher wages, better benefits, improved job security, and fair working conditions. “We decided to organize because we deserve more respect on the job,” said Regina Ceballos, a valet cashier at Ocean Casino Resort and a member of Local 331. “Management felt they could do things without any input from us. We wanted to get some power back and have a voice. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are excited and ready to fight for a strong first contract.” The workers join over 5,000 casino workers nationwide represented by the Teamsters. “Valets at Ocean Casino were fed up with the status quo and are ready to fight for the benefits and protections afforded by a Teamsters contract,” said Tommy Blitsch, Director of the Teamsters Convention, Trade Show, and Casino Division. “We look forward to winning a first contract. This is a big victory and will be a stepping stone for other nonunion workers at casinos in Atlantic City.”

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    On November 3, 2023 Teamstrers Local 500 held its first Shop Steward Seminar in quite a few years.  The International  Brotherhood of Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C. sent its premier Instructor/trainer, Ms. Rina Hatch, to put on the program for our current Shop Stewards.
    When Marion Bennett first came to work for Airborne in September of 1972, she wondered "What the heck have I gotten myself into?" Coming from her previous job in the banking industry, she wasn't quite prepared for the Wild West atmosphere that prevailed there. She stepped out from a slow paced banking environment into a fast paced job, constantly under the gun to get packages to their destination on time. But her friend from High School, Stephanie Brown, had gone to a lot of trouble arranging the interview so she stepped up and hit the ground running. At that time, Local 161 represented the Members at Airborne but that Local would eventually be absorbed into Local 500 just as Airborne would soon transition to become DHL. And Marion would transition also from a self described "Wall flower" to someone who can hold a conversation with someone and ship multiple packages around the world all at the same time. As you can imagine, in a fast paced environment such as that, Management would try to cut corners and in doing so would try to circumvent the Contract. When that would happen, Marion and her Shop Steward would jump into action to stop them in their tracks. Marion's lifelong friend Karen, also worked for Airborne but in Pittsburgh. The two talked daily but they had never met until Karen invited Marion to Pittsburgh to spend the weekend with her and her husband and one year old daughter. Although Marion has recently retired after spending 50 years as a Teamster, she is still determined to remain active in our Local, attending General Membership meetings and joining the Retirees Chapter of our Local.
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