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    Hoffa Scholarship 2018

    The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $1.4 million in scholarship
    awards to students in the U.S. and Canada this year. For the first time this included scholarships
    to assist with students attending training and vocational programs. Assisting the sons, daughters
    and financial dependents of Teamster members with their educational goals is a tradition
    that we are proud to continue.

    This year the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund decided to have International
    Scholarship and Tuition Service (ISTS) administer the academic and vocational program
    awards for the Fund. ISTS is an experienced administrator for college scholarship funds across
    the country.

    The Fund’s website, www.jrhmsf.org , will continue to have the most up-to-date information
    about the online application for the Academic and Training and Vocational Programs
    scholarships. The application process for the programs is now open and we encourage the sons,
    daughters and financial dependents of members to apply.

    Sincerely,

    The Board of the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

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    From the Desk of Secretary Treasurer Tom Quackenbush

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

     It gives me great pleasure to let you know our Local is as financially sound as it has ever been.  Although the Mergers of Local 669 and 182 into our Local initially caused a bit of a strain, our local has seen its assets grow!

    Good fiscal practices, prudent managerial decisions that have been implemented and teamwork throughout the office have attributed to our Local having current assets at almost $1.9 Million dollars.

    All of these things have allowed us to leverage our financial strength to benefit our members with strong contracts, arbitration procedures, and growing through organizing. We continue to have some of the strongest contracts in our industries with the best wages and language.

    With President Bulgaro’s leadership, a strong financial discipline, proper budgeting, and the team effort we have…. I see great things happening for the future of our local!

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    Action Center
    • 2018 Local 294 Teamsterscare Scholarship Winners On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Teamsters Local 294 awarded $32,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors through its very own Local 294 Teamsters Care program.  Congratulations to all of our 2018 Winners and families, best of luck in your collegiate endeavors.
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      2018 Local 294 Teamsterscare Scholarship Winners On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 Teamsters Local 294 awarded $32,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors through its very own Local 294 Teamsters Care program.  Congratulations to all of our 2018 Winners and families, best of luck in your collegiate endeavors.
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      Addison Green and her father Stephen Green from Mohawk Valley Water Authority
      Scholarship Winners!
      Patrick McLaughlin, his father Patrick works for Callanan
      Scholarship Winners!
      Bridget Tompkins and her father Thomas Brand from Southland Contracting
      Scholarship Winners!
      Emin Vokovic, his father Nermin works at Utica City Schools
      Scholarship Winners!
      Alexa Wells, her father Ed works for UPS Albany
      Scholarship Winners!
      Nicole Weidel, her father Karl works at Greene County
      Scholarship Winners!
      Mckensey Periard, her father Ken works for the Town of Charlston
      Scholarship Winners!
      Danielle Ferris and her father Frank Ferris from UPS Albany
      Scholarship Winners!
      Collin Hession, his father Marty works for UPS Albany
      Scholarship Winners!
      Paige Harris, her mother Lisa works for Utica City Schools
      Scholarship Winners!
      Renee Dearstyne, her father Michael works for Clemente Latham
      Scholarship Winners!
      Danielle Cieslak, her mother Marlene works at Municipal Housing Authority
      Scholarship Winners!
      Jason Briscoe, his father Greg works for UPS Albany
      Scholarship Winners!
      Emily Mierek, her father Steven works at Mohawk Valley Water Authority
      Scholarship Winners!
      Kayla Denue pictured with Secretary Treasurer Tom Quackenbush, her father Don works for Nassau
      Scholarship Winners!
      Maria Berghela, her father Paul works for Showtime pictures development
      Scholarship Winners!
      Samantha Pasinella, her father Dominic works for UPS Albany
      Scholarship Winners!
      Kyle Persch, his father Lewis works at UPS
      Scholarship Winners!
      David Malagisi, his father David works for Gloversville
      Scholarship Winners!
      Breeann Davis, her father Tom works at the Town of New Hartford
      Scholarship Winners!
      Jaise Gilbert, his father Michael works for Sysco foods
      Scholarship Winners!
      Tyler Briggs, his father William works at YRC
      Scholarship Winners!
      Brian Bovee, his father Brian works for UPS Kingston
      Scholarship Winners!
      Tyler Barnes his father Terry Barnes works for Town of Malta
      Scholarship Winners!
      Steven Benedetto, his father works for Albany County Sheriff
      Scholarship Winners!

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      The UPS Upstate/West New York Supplemental Agreement has been released.  This is a tentative agreement subject to ratification by the membership.
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      National Master United Parcel Service Agreement In Principal Click on the link below to view the full agreement https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/ups-tentative2018-071018web.
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      UPS Conference Call Click on the link below for the call in number https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/ups_update_contract_call_june_10.
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      Teamsters Active in the Community What do hard-working Teamsters do on their days off?  Ask Local 294 members Marty Hession, Bernie Hyatt and Charles Marchese.  These three teamsters have been consistently volunteering at the Albany Ronald McDonald House several times a year.
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      Teamster Spotlight

      Dave Garhartt

      Dave is a long-time Local 294 Teamster member who has worked as a truck driver in many industries over the last 50 years... but most important is how involved Dave has been with the Local over the last 50 years!

      Dave has served on our Local Union Executive Board as a trustee and currently serves as Vice-President. He is also a long-time instructor for our Driver Training School.

       

      Over the years, Dave has received countless letters of recognition from union members who all say the same thing after they pass their CDL exam… “he is a great instructor who gave me the confidence to accomplish this!” If you have taken the course with Dave as your instructor, you know he has a way of getting in your  head and staying there!
       

      Also, Dave has unselfishly donated countless hours of his time to the Local 294 Teamsters Care program over the last 30 years! He has been an unwavering participant in many events such as the Labor Parade, Farm-Aid, Hurricanes Katrina & Sandy Disaster Relief, Regional Food Bank Collections and many, many more! He has also provided morale-building solidarity to many unions on the picket line to lift the spirit and energy of the strikers… usually with coffee, food, water, a wisecrack and a smile!
       

      Dave has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. We really wanted to take a moment to let Dave know
      that we wish him well as he undergoes treatment and hope to see him back to the truck soon!

      Did you know that America needs truck drivers?  The American Trucking Association has estimated that for-hire trucking companies have nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they need…and it is expected to worsen in the years to come.  ATA largely blames the grueling demands of a job that puts workers on the road for long periods, for little pay, quickly leading to driver burn out.
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      Our Local Union's General Membership Meetings are held the first Sunday of every month, however, they are suspended for the summer months. Meetings are held at the Labor Temple, 890 Third Street, Albany NY and begin promptly at 10:00am. All members are urged to show their support for their Union by attending these monthly meetings. The following is the General Membership Meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2016 and 2017 May 1, 2016 October 2,2016 June 5, 2016 November 6, 2016 December 4, 2016 - Desmond Hotel
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      Get a Withdrawal Card when you leave your job!  Whether you are leaving your job, being laid off, taking a leave of absence, a lengthy medical leave or terminating your employment, it is your responsibility to obtain a withdrawal card.  The charge for a withdrawal card is still only 50 cents and your monthly dues must be paid through the date of your request.
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      Download: WITHDRAWAL CARD REQUEST form REVISED.docx
      Organizing is the life blood of a strong Local Union.  Building the strength of the Labor movement by organizing new members into our Union equates to better contracts and worker protections for our members' and their families.
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      Did you know that America needs truck drivers?  The American Trucking Association has estimated that for-hire trucking companies have nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they need…and it is expected to worsen in the years to come.  ATA largely blames the grueling demands of a job that puts workers on the road for long periods, for little pay, quickly leading to driver burn out.
      Read More...
      Our Local Union's General Membership Meetings are held the first Sunday of every month, however, they are suspended for the summer months. Meetings are held at the Labor Temple, 890 Third Street, Albany NY and begin promptly at 10:00am. All members are urged to show their support for their Union by attending these monthly meetings. The following is the General Membership Meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2016 and 2017 May 1, 2016 October 2,2016 June 5, 2016 November 6, 2016 December 4, 2016 - Desmond Hotel
      Read More...
      Get a Withdrawal Card when you leave your job!  Whether you are leaving your job, being laid off, taking a leave of absence, a lengthy medical leave or terminating your employment, it is your responsibility to obtain a withdrawal card.  The charge for a withdrawal card is still only 50 cents and your monthly dues must be paid through the date of your request.
      Read More...
      Download: WITHDRAWAL CARD REQUEST form REVISED.docx
      Organizing is the life blood of a strong Local Union.  Building the strength of the Labor movement by organizing new members into our Union equates to better contracts and worker protections for our members' and their families.
      Read More...

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