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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 May 16, 2019

We will be voting on May 16, 2019 to suspend the June, July and August 2019 meetings!!!!

 at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM

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 Local 324 EXECUTIVE BOARD:

 

  Chris R. Muhs

Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 324

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

(Alternate Trustee of Oregon Teamsters Employers Trust)

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  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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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 9th Annual

Teamsters Local 324 BULKHEAD DOOR OPEN Golf Tournament is scheduled on July 27, 2019 at Trysting Tree in Corvallis.

The event will again be 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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2019 SHOP STEWARD SEMINAR

Our Shop Steward Seminar on Saturday, May 4, 2019 was a huge success. Iliana Flores from the IBT put on the class and we had 17 stewards and members interested in becoming stewards attending!!! We also had Dennis Caza 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.

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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

  • We have an arbitration scheduled for May 29, 2019 over the Company's refusal to calculate sick leave and paid time off towards overtime; this is against our long standing practice.

Aramark

  • Members ratified a Successor Labor Agreement on November 13, 2018.

Bimbo / Oroweat

  • The members ratified a new 4 year Agreement.

Cash & Carry

  • Contract negotiations will start in early March, 2019.

Food Services of America (FSA)

***The purchase of FSA by US Foods will not be complete until at least the second quarter of 2019 - remember that US Foods has agreed to honor the current Labor Agreement***

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  ratified effective midnight April 29, 2019 with the Metro Detroit Rider being ratified on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Soon everyone will receive their retro pay back to August 1, 2018.

ALSO....Here are links to review the now ratified 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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  • 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.

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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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Teamsters Joint Council 37

Federal Credit Union

750 Browning SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

  • 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 5-10-2019