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    Hoffa Scholarship 2019

    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,

    As Secretary Treasurer, I am constantly gauging our financial health.  Everything we do is directly related to you, the membership, and that is why it is important to manage our finances with a strong sense of accountability.  Effectively and efficiently managing the Local’s finances so we can continue to provide the best opportunities for all members is my highest priority.

    As we hurtle towards the end of 2018 it is comforting to know that our income and expenses are well-balanced and because of that we certainly have plenty of financial options moving forward.  Despite this, we must always be cautious and not take our healthy financial position for granted by delving into frivolous ventures or making unnecessary expenditures. Sometimes as an organization we feel somewhat pulled in many different directions and that is to be expected because we are a diverse organization.  But it is those diversities that make us who we are and what we are financially committed to.

    So, while we will soon be closing our books for the year and working with auditors to ensure that our financial statements fairly and correctly represent our financial position, we will also be working on new programs that support our diverse membership and making sure they are being accomplished within an approved budget.

    I am proud of the work that is being done by our Local Union.  Please keep yourself informed so you can be proud too.  As always, I look forward to hearing from any member who has any questions, suggestions or comments about our financial health.

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  • BENEFIT ELIGIBILTY

    UPS Teamsters

    Local 294

    Eligibility for Medical and Dental Benefits

     FULL-TIMERS: In order to maintain your benefits you must work at least Thirty-six (36) DAYS during a scheduled Three (3) month period to be entitled to benefits for the following three months. If you don’t work 36 days in the previous benefit period you will not be eligible for benefits in the current period. Benefits will only resume in the following period if 36+ days are worked in the current period. Excess days worked in one 3 month period do not carry over to the next three (3) month period.

     PART-TIMERS: In order to maintain your benefits you must work at least 210 HOURS during a scheduled Three (3) month period to be entitled to benefits for the following three months. (PT Air & Gateway = 180 hrs./qtr., PT Cover Drivers = 192 hrs./qtr.) That means you must average at least 17.5 hours per week (assuming a 12 week period to be on the safe side) to be eligible for benefits.  If you don’t work 210 hours in the previous benefit period you will not be eligible for benefits in the current period. Benefits will only resume in the following period if 210+ hours are worked in the current period. Excess hours worked in one 3 month period do not carry over to the next 3 month period.

    Utilize the chart below to ensure you will maintain your benefits.  You must work your hour or days requirement during the qualifying period to be eligible for benefits in the eligibility period.

    Qualifying Period

    Benefit eligibility Period

    December, January & February

    April, May & June

    March, April & May

    July, August & September

    June, July & August

    October, November & December

    September, October & November

    January, February & March



    BENEFIT ELIGIBILTY
    May 24, 2016
    UPS Teamsters Local 294 Eligibility for Medical and Dental Benefits  FULL-TIMERS: In order to maintain your benefits you must work at least Thirty-six (36) DAYS during a scheduled Three (3) month period to be entitled to benefits for the following three months.
    Drivers Log
    May 24, 2016
    DRIVERS LOG IF YOU GET CALLED INTO THE OFFICE, BE PREPARED.  USE OUR DAILY DRIVER LOG TO HAVE INFORMATION ON YOUR SIDE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO UNION REPRESENTATION WITH YOUR SHOP STEWARD.
    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
    May 17, 2016
    UPS Teamsters have fought and bargained for rights under the collective bargaining process, it is our job to protect those rights.  As a UPS Teamster seek out your Shop Steward, the tasks of a 294 Steward are often burdensome but they will always make time for new members.  Upon obtaining seniority; grab a contract, ask questions and get involved.
    Protect your Hourly Guarantee
    May 24, 2016
    All UPS members have a contractual guarantee when told to report to work as scheduled.  in most locations an Inside Part time employee is guaranteed a minimum of 3 1/2 hours of work while Ground delivery drivers are guaranteed  a minimum of 8 hours of work.  Not maintaining your guarantee can lead to loss of wages and benefits.


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