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2686 Portland Rd. NE 

Salem, Oregon 97301

            Phone: (503) 378-1421       Toll Free: 800-822-7953       Fax: (503) 378-7590

Collective Bargaining Is A Right!!!

  Local 324's Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

The next General Membership Meeting(s) are on February 21, 2019

 at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM

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 Local 324 EXECUTIVE BOARD:

 Chris R. Muhs ~ Secretary-Treasurer / Principal Officer

(Recording Secretary / Executive Board / Teamsters Joint Council#37)

(Alternate Trustee / Oregon Teamsters Employers Trust)

  Tony Scales  (WinCo Foods)  ~ President / Political Coordinator

 Rodney Trussell  (UPS)   ~ Vice President

 Randy Meadors (FSA)    ~ Recording Secretary

 Alfredo Garcia  (Ventura Foods) ~ Trustee  

  James Lawrence  (US Bakery / Franz) ~ Trustee

 Ray Manibusan (Allied Waste) ~ Trustee

 

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SIGN THE PETITION

Joint Council #37 members and retirees participating in the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust are encouraged to sign a petition in opposition to the GROW (Give Retirement Options to Workers) ACT (H.R. 4997). This legislation weakens the entire multiemployer pension system, putting our retirement security, and that of millions of other Americans, at risk. Please click on the following link, print and sign it and get to the Local, we'll forward it.

GROW ACT PETITION.pdf

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On September 3, 2015, 24 drivers at Recology in McMinnville, Oregon voted 18-5 to join Teamsters Local 324!!! Now they have their first ever Teamster Labor Agreement!

CLICK HERE for a link to the story!!!

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EVERY TEAMSTER SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO

Teamster History Video - CLICK HERE

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The 8th Annual

Teamsters Local 324 BULKHEAD DOOR OPEN Golf Tournament was held on August 4, 2018 at Trysting Tree in Corvallis. 80 golfers attended....largest ever turnout.

The event was once again coordinated by Raynel Whitney (retired UPS driver out of Corvallis).

Raynel Whitney presenting the Vets Helping Vets with a $700.00 donation on the left and a picture from the 5th annual event in 2015 on the right.

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 TEAMSTER PRIVILEGE EVERYDAY SAVINGS:

 Teamster Privilege Everyday Savings offers members-only savings on everything from renting a car to sending a bouquet of flowers. Teamster members can save money by taking advantage of all of the Everyday Savings benefits! From LEGAL benefits, to CREDIT COUNSELING,

 CLICK HERE      for a link to the valuable resources and benefits!!!

 

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 On November 13, 2014, the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust held a Live Webcast to discuss the health of the pension and funding updates. This Webcast was incredibly educational and I encourage all of Local 324's Members to CLICK HERE and watch the Webcast yourselves!!!

 

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   ENDORSED BY  

 New supplemental insurance from COMBINED INSURANCE has been endorsed by Teamsters Local 324. You will be receiving information about this supplemental coverage in the mail and are encouraged to call Combined to set up a meeting to see what they have to offer members of Local 324. This supplemental coverage is very affordable and would provide peace of mind when you're injured or miss work. Please contact Alex Johnson II at 541-981-9744 or davelle65@gmail.com for a hassle free needs assessment. Below are links to several of Combined Insurance's policies; click on each to read more.

 SICK PAY PLUS          INCOME PROTECTOR  

 GOLDEN ADVANTAGE PROTECTOR             FAMILY LIFE PROTECTOR  

 CRITICAL CARE PROTECTOR           CANCER PROTECTOR  

 CANCER CARE PROTECTOR  

 ACCIDENT SICKNESS PROTECTOR           ACCIDENT PROTECTOR 

CLICK HERE for Alex Johnson II's business card.

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2019SHOP STEWARD SEMINAR

May 4, 2019 is the next SEMINAR

We had another Shop Steward Seminar on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Our Shop Steward Seminar on Saturday, March 5, 2016 was a huge success. Iliana Flores from the IBT put on the class and we had 17 stewards attending!!! We also had Bob Trappe from the IBT's D.R.I.V.E. (Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education)

    

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    The Oregon Student Access Commission Scholarship Guide Booklets for the: Clyde C. Crosby / Joseph M. Edgar / Thomas J. Malloy Scholarship information is at the Local. All applicants must apply online at www.OregonStudentAid.gov . To be eligible, applicants must be children or dependent stepchildren of active, retired, disabled, or deceased members of Local Unions affiliated with the Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37.

The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund applications are also in; the deadline for submittal is March 31, 2018!!!

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Local 324's 14th Annual Labor Day Picnic was held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Beaver Grove Shelter at Cascade Gateway Park in Salem. Another great year and another great turnout!

 

Photos from previous events!

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  Upcoming Retirees of Local 324 

For those within a year or 2 of retiring and wanting to come speak to a Pension Representative, they are at the Local every other month. Call the Local at 503-378-1421 to schedule an appointment.

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 Bargaining Unit News

Americold Logistics - Salem & Woodburn

  • On April 11, 2015, our members at Americold Logistics, LLC in Woodburn and Salem voted to ratify a new 5 year Labor Agreement with wage and pension increases. Our thanks to stewards Mike Lopez and Steve Knight for all their hard work in achieving this ratification.

Aramark

  • Members ratified a Successor Labor Agreement on April 11, 2016, negotiations will begin soon on another.

Bimbo / Oroweat

  • The members ratified a new 4 year Agreement.

Cash & Carry

  • The new Labor Agreements have now been distributed to the membership.

Farmers Cooperative Creamery - McMinnville

  • Farmers Cooperative Creamery was purchased in whole by Organic Valley and ceased operation on September 2, 2016. Severance packages were bargained on behalf of our members.

Food Services of America (FSA)

 

***RATIFICATION NOTICE***

Food Services of America

Ratification Date - August 2, 2017

FSA Brothers and Sisters: 

The results are in and the ballots have been counted - BOTH Agreements (Operations and Office) have been ratified by the membership on Wednesday, August 2, 2017!!!

  

Interstate Brands Corp. (Hostess)

NW Cascade / Honeybucket

  • Our members recently ratified a new 3 year Agreement effective June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2021. Once the Agreements are signed, they will be distributed.

Oak Harbor

City of Turner

  • Our members at the City of Turner have ratified a new Labor Agreement.

United Parcel Service

Contract Update

The National Master UPS Agreement, the Western Supplement and the JC37 Riders have all been essentially ratified on October 5, 2018. The IBT Constitution with language decades old, dictated the ratification since less than 50% of eligible voters actually voted and a 2/3's majority wasn't reached to reject the Agreement. With that being said, nothing will be implemented untill all Supplements and Riders still pending are also ratified. Once that ocurrs, everyone will be notified and the new language and retro pay back to August 1, 2018 will ocurr.

***Local 324

FULLY RECOMMENDED

the National, Western Region, JC37 Package and Sort Riders for ratification.   

Local 324 held 5 separate CONTRACT EXPLANATION MEETINGS prior to the ballots being mailed out to the membership for ratification in September. The EXPLANATION MEETINGS are as follows:

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Local Hall

2686 Portland Rd. NE - Salem, OR 97301

Meeting #1 (9AM to 11:30AM)        Meeting #2 (Noon to 2:30PM)

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Comfort Suites / Linn County Fairground & Expo

“meeting in the” LINN ROOM 100 Opal St. NE - Albany, OR 97322

Meeting #3 (9AM to 11:30AM)        Meeting #4 (Noon to 2:30PM)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Hallmark Resort Hotel

744 SW Elizabeth St. - Newport, OR 97365

Meeting #5 (9AM to 11:30AM)

ALSO....Here are links to review the now ratified and pending AGREEMENTS:

Final JC37 Riders and Summary and Highlights.pdf

Western Region UPS 2018-2023 Tentative Agreement.pdf 

UPS National Master Tentative Agreement 2018-2023.pdf

Questions and Answers on UPS Retirees Subsidy Fund 8-7-18.pdf

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SAFETY COMMITTEE CANCELLATION NOTICE

On December 22, 2017, UPS unilaterally implemented an eight (8) day / seventy (70) hour workweek for package drivers in Teamsters Local Union No. 324’s jurisdiction. A letter was sent to management at 11:15 AM on December 23, 2017 as official notice that effective immediately, all applicable safety committees in Local 324’s jurisdiction (Salem, Corvallis, Newport) were eliminated with respect to bargaining unit members’ participation. Under NO circumstances will any Local 324 member participate going forward in any manner whatsoever. This Notice was given with the approval of the Union Co-Chair of the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee in accordance with Article 18 of the National Master UPS Agreement and is final and binding.

The Company was given advance notice that this action would result if the new workweek was implemented and was also given ample opportunity to bargain in good faith over the matter as it is clearly a mandatory subject of bargaining. It is clear that the Company is no longer committed to the safety and well-being of our members. It's important that if anyone sees a safety related issue such as equipment problems, poor job setup, understaffing, egress, etc., immediately notify your management team! Document what the safety issue is, who you spoke to including date and time. If it's not an emergency, give them no longer than five days to respond to your concern(s). If you are not satisfied with management's response or they fail to respond, you can file a general health and safety grievance under Article 18 of the National Master UPS Agreement.

  • PART-TIME UPSers that were on the Company health and welfare plan will be moved to the Teamsters Western Region and Local 177 Health Care Plan beginning June 1, 2014. CLICK HERE for information about the new PLAN.

USF Reddaway

  • Back on March 19th, 2010, the Salem Terminal was closed. The Newport Terminal had already been closed and all employees under Local 324's jurisdiction had been transferred to other Terminals under different Local jurisdictions. Local 324 is still signatory to the collective bargaining agreement in the event members return to this jurisdiction. ***UPDATE- As of May 1, 2014, 5 Reddaway drivers from Local 162 will be transferred back to Local 324 now that these drivers are being dispatched from Salem.

Ventura Foods

  • Our members at Ventura Foods will be voting on a fully reccommended succesor Labor Agreement for a four (4) year term on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Bigfoot Beverage (Pepsi) Newport, OR

  • Bigfoot Beverage members have ratified a new 3 year Agreement.

WinCo Foods, LLC

  •  Negotiations ended on March 29, 2016 with a "Fully Recommended Offer" that was voted on April 6th and April 8th and the Labor Agreement was ratified by the Bargaining Unit!

    The Agreement is for 4 years.

     

YRCW, Inc.

  • CLICK HERE for updates from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • YRCW "Job Security Plan" ratified. Read more here

  • As of March 5, 2010, all Local 324 Members employed by YRC will have been transferred to other Locals because of a "change of operations".

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Miscellaneous Items

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Secretary-Treasurer News

A message from your Secretary-Treasurer - Updated bi-monthly, go here to find a personal message from Chris Muhs regarding any current events or concerns that affect the membership of Local 324.

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Current News, Meetings and Office Business

  • Know your contract

  • A reminder: If you are ill or injured either on or off the job, please call, e-mail or come by the local for information on your short term disability benefits, as well as the waiver of premium benefits.

  • Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Membership Meetings are always held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, September thru May at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Please come by the office, call or e-mail the Office Manager with any address changes.

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Employment Issues

  • The Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) is responsible for supervising the program which requires fingerprints and a background check of all commercial drivers with hazardous materials endorsements. Individuals are randomly receiving notice via mail, usually 60-90 days prior to license renewal, with instructions on fulfilling the requirements. You may also research information on the program or initiate the process yourself at the TSA's website by clicking here. The fee for this 'service' is $94.00*, and fingerprinting must be performed at one of their locations in one of the participating states. (*Fee amount subject to change.)

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Registered to Vote?

  • If you are not registered to vote, or if you have recently moved and need to re-register, information on registering can be found on the Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division web site.

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Federal Credit Union

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  • Be sure to join our credit union, and take advantage of some excellent rates! Their web site can be found by clicking here.  Additional locations include Portland, Tualatin, Central Point, Hood River, Springfield, & Ontario, Oregon.

 

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Last Updated  1-18-2019