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    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 294 - GOLF OUTING

    Proceeds to Benefit:

    TEAMSTERS CARE PROGRAM

    $110.00 PER GOLFER-SCRAMBLE

    INCLUDES GOLF, CART, LUNCH, DINNER, DRINKS

     PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED

    YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE LOCAL UNION OFFICE OR FORWARD THE APPLICATION BELOW 

    CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO

    “LOCAL 294 TEAMSTERS CARE”

    DEADLINE IS JUNE 1ST, 2017 - ALL APPLICATIONS AND MONEY MUST BE PAID BY THAT DATE - ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS OF FOURSOMES ONLY EACH FOURSOME MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE LOCAL 294 MEMBER

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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!

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      LOCAL 294 TEAMSTERS CARE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

      We will now be accepting applications for the 2017 Local 294 Teamster Scholarship.  This annual scholarship is available to all active members, in good standing for the last 12 months, who have children/dependents that are presently high school seniors.  The following criteria must be supplied by each applicant to facilitate the award review:

      1. A current copy of the applicant’s high school transcript with GPA.

      2. Results of either the ACT or SAT, preferably both.

      3. Proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.

      4. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s guidance counselor that details the applicant’s academic achievements, extra-curricular activities involvement with community affairs, outside and summer employment, any exceptional handicaps that the applicant may possess.

      5. Additional information may be provided by a parent/guardian in the form of a letter.

      The deadline for all applications has been extended to May, 22 2017

      Use the downloadable PDF application or call the Local Union Office at (518)489-5436 for additional applications.

      All applications must be sent to the following address:

      Local 294 Teamsters Care Scholarship Fund

      c/o Teamsters Local 294

      890 Third Street

      Albany, NY 12206

      Fill out the application here: 2017 Local 294 Application

      Free Speech? Not all Freedoms are Free, some come with a cost.  Read this article in the Times Union and find out how one Union has accepted the Challenge from an Employer in Waterford NY  to fight for the American worker.
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      Local 294 conducted a Local wide Letter writing Campaign to our Senators and Congressman seeking Pension Reform.  A big thank you goes out to all of our members that participated! Together we can make a difference as almost 5,000 letters will be hitting the desks of our Local Political Leaders.
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      Teamsters Local 294 CDL Driving School All active members in good standing are eligible for the outstanding benefit of Local 294's commercial driving program.  Contact the Hall to get more details and get your name on the list today.
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      Become Informed, get the facts! A National Right to Work bill has been introduced in the House. This legislation, H.R. 785, will have real consequences for working men and women across the country. Right to Work laws drive down wages and decrease workplace safety.
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      Teamsters International Officer Election Certified The results of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters election of officers have been certified by election supervisor Richard Mark. The certification can be viewed here.
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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.
      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...

      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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