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    Looking for a New Career?

    Coca-Cola is looking for at least 10 drivers and 10 warehouse – possible merchandisers as well.  They will be conducting on the spot interviews. 

    Friday November 10, 2017

    12:00pm-7:30pm

    Hilton Garden Inn

    1389 Washington Ave

    Albany

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    The Teamsters have 1.2 Million active members nationwide, what the Teamsters need is 1.2 Million Active members that are registered voters and that get to the polls.  Are you registered to vote? 

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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!

    Labor Headlines

    US labour news headlines from LabourStart

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    • "New York voters gave a resounding thumbs down to a constitutional convention on Tuesday, once again rejecting an opportunity to open the state’s founding document to a full-scale overhaul after opponents stoked fears that such a convention could result in lost rights and benefits." - Read the full New York Times Article here
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      "New York voters gave a resounding thumbs down to a constitutional convention on Tuesday, once again rejecting an opportunity to open the state’s founding document to a full-scale overhaul after opponents stoked fears that such a convention could result in lost rights and benefits." - Read the full New York Times Article here
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       Local 294 Teamsters Care 2017 Scholarship Winners 

      On Sunday, June 4th, 2017 Teamsters Local 294 awarded $30,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors through its very own Local 294 Teamsters Care program.  Congratulations to all of our 2017 Winners and families, best of luck in your collegiate endeavors.


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      Ethan and his father Jeff Stickles from the Town of Ballston
      Ethan will be attending Alfred University
      Congratulations to all our Scholarship Winners!
      $30,000 in Scholarship money was awarded to High School Seniors!
      Rachael and Father Justin Barnett of UPS Albany
      Rachael will be attending the College of St. Rose
      Analeah Herbst, her father David Helmes works for Empire Merchants
      Analeah will be attending Hudson Valley in the fall
      Benjamin with his Father, Donald Frye from Adirondack Beverages
      Ben will be attending SUNY Brockport
      Mackenzie Evans pictured her parents, William Holtslag works at the Utica DPW
      Mackenzie will be attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute
      Griffin with his Father Angelo Ferrari who works for Kellog's
      Griffin will be attending Onodaga
      Charlene pictured with parents, her father Warren Walters works for New Penn Motor Freight
      Charlene will be attending Fulton Montgomery
      Mark Hinchliffe, his Step-Father Joe Gaitan works at Quality Carriers
      Mark will be attending SUNY Oswego
      Chad pictured with his Father, Jeff Temple works for Upstate Niagra
      Chad will be attending Morrisville State
      Christopher Jr. pictured with his Father Christopher Meano Sr. who works for Coca-Cola
      Christopher will be attending Alfred University
      Alicia pictured with her Father, Toby Hartzell who works for Callanan
      Alicia will be attending Morrisville State
      Sarah Ingalsbe, her Father, Mark works for Sysco Foods
      Sarah will be attending Marist College
      Dean pictured with his Mother, his father Robert Conklin worked at the Village of Whitesboro
      Dean will be attending Suny Cortland
      James with his Mother, Susan Mead who works at South Colonie CSD
      James will be attending SUNY Fredonia
      Marissa with Parents, Ken O'Dell works for the Town of Chatham
      Marissa will be attending Siena College
      Jacob with Father Thomas Rebisz from UPS Amsterdam
      Jacob will be attending Fulton Montgomery
      Emily and her father Gary Brizzee from UPS Gateway
      Emily will be attending University at Albany
      Aaron Jr., his father Aaron Fuller Sr. works for Coca-Cola
      Aaron will be attending University of Buffalo
      Carmine and Christina with parents, Ralph Galtieri is employed at Sysco Foods
      Christina will be attending Alfred State and Carmine will be attending Columbia-Greene
      Gabriella pictured with her father, Leonard DiToma who works at First Student
      Gabriella will be attending Marywood University
      Trevor Folts, his father Donald works for the Town of Minden
      Trevor will be attending Alfred University
      Lindsey with her father, Stephen Schultz from Mohawk Valley Water Authority
      Lindsey will be attending Niagra University
      James Rubino, his father James is a UPS Feeder Driver in Albany
      James will be attending Seton Hall University
      December Breakfast Meeting Our December 2, 2017 membership meeting will be our annual breakfast meeting to be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.  Please call our office (518)489-5436 to let us know if you plan to attend no later than Monday 11/27/17.
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      2017 Flu Shot Update New York State Teamsters Council Health and Hospital Fund participants only.  Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently updated their pharmacy vendor for Flu Vaccine Claims to be processed at Pharmacy Point-of-Sale.  This may have recently subjected you to a  previous denial.
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      Working class Teamsters around the Country are facing challenges regarding retirement security.  Western PA as well as many other multi-employer pensions are in a real struggle with current Legislation.  There are some draft proposals for Pension reform stuck in committee at government levels but no real solution on the horizon.
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      ATTENTION ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE NYS TEAMSTERS PENSION FUND. THERE WILL BE A MEETING HELD AT 890 3rd STREET ALBANY NY 12206 PROMPTLY AT NOON ON SATURDAY NOVENBER 4, 2017. REPRESENTATIVES FROM UPS WILL PRESENT TO THE MEMBERS & RETIREES THEIR PROPOSED LEGISLATION PERTAINING TO MULTIEMPLOYER PENSIONS.
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      Local 812, is in a struggle with Clare Rose, a privately owned Long Island beer distributor of Budweiser, Bud Light and related brands, to preserve good jobs and benefits in the beverage industry.  To date, the company has said that they believe we are at impasse and they imposed their draconian final offer which left our members no alternative but to strike.
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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.
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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.
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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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      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!

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