We will soon be holding informational/ contract proposal meetings at Teamsters Local 952's Union hall. We will also be distributing contract bargaining surveys. Please keep an eye on our website (teamsters952.org) and your bulletin boards for informational contract proposal meeting dates and times. We are working with the County in transitioning trustees on to your enhanced benefits trust fund. We look forward to working with you and your fellow employees in order to get a good contract that is more in line with the value of service that you provide to the County. The service that you provide is a critical function for the community and your Employer.
Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Business Representative Norma Lopez at 714-740-6246 and/or Organizer Bobby Block at 951-310-9540.
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer
Congratulations to Orange County Workers who voted
for representation by Teamsters Local 952!
Teamsters Local 952- 209
Alliance of Orange County Workers - 83
No Union - 3
We would like to thank everyone that volunteered their work in this campaign as well as the Orange County employees that supported this election. For more information contact Business Representative Norma Lopez at (714) 740-6246 and/or Bobby Block at (951) 310-9540.
Judge: Con-way Violated Rights of Workers in Los Angeles
November 19, 2015
Con-way Freight, Inc. violated the rights of workers who were trying to form their union with the Teamsters and must re-hire two workers it unlawfully fired during the organizing campaign, among other remedies, an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled.
“By instructing employees not to wear union insignia, threatening employees for supporting the Union, filing criminal charges against an employee, suspending employees, and terminating employees because they supported the Union, the Respondent has engaged in unfair labor practices…,” Administrative Judge Eleanor Laws wrote in her decision.
The workers at Con-way’s Los Angeles terminal were trying to join Local 63. The company must cease its illegal activities, reinstate the two fired workers and pay them back wages and benefits, and take other steps. To Read the Decision, Click Here.
Donald J. Trump claimed victories on Super Tuesday in seven states, from Vermont to Arkansas, and his strongest support came from places like Fall River, Mass., and Buchanan County, Va.
They have little in common but economic hardship, a sense of longing for the better times they once had and an unshakable belief that a President Trump might be the answer to their troubles. Here is a closer look at a few of the places where Mr. Trump won big.
Follow results as the Hawkeye State casts the first ballots of the 2016 presidential campaign to select a Democratic and Republican nominee. Find out who wins on our interactive map, which updates live as voting takes place
February 1, 2016
Today (January 11, 2016), the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that has the potential to destroy public sector unions.
Hundreds of public employees and union supporters gathered in front of the Supreme Court today, united with one voice, to speak out against this attack.
Now is the time to mobilize all public sectors business agents, elected officers, stewards and interested members to approach all non-members, so we can strengthen the union, expand our membership base, and maintain sufficient resources to organize, negotiate for, and effectively represent all Teamsters. Attached is the Teamsters Power Building Program if you have not already received it in the mail. The materials included in this packet should assist local unions in conducting training sessions to educate and train business agents, shop stewards and interested members.
Highway bill grants California $26 billion;
Transportation bill allocates $26 billion to California
By Carolyn Lochhead The San Francisco Chronicle (California) December 3, 2015 Thursday
WASHINGTON - Congress has agreed for the first time since 2005 on a long-term transportation bill that will raise federal spending on highways by 5 percent and transit by 8 percent in its first year. Over the bill's five-year life, California will get $26 billion in federal funds for a variety of transportation projects, a 14.5 percent increase.
Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who joined hands with conservative Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, in a months-long drive to break through conservative antipathy in the House to increasing government spending on domestic programs, counted the legislation as a major achievement when it was announced late Tuesday. The bill is expected to win approval in both chambers this week, just in time to avoid Friday's expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the main source of federal transportation funding.
"It was a mammoth task to complete work on this bill," Boxer, the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, said, noting that bike and pedestrian paths, typically a big source of friction with Republicans, will share the bounty.
The bill lacks a sustainable funding source, all but ensuring that when it expires in five years, the funding deficit that has allowed roads, bridges and transit systems to deteriorate for years will be even worse. Instead of securing a stable source of dedicated revenue, congressional negotiators scoured the budget for obscure alternatives, from raiding the Federal Reserve's cushion against bank losses to revoking the passports of citizens behind on their taxes by $50,000 or more in an effort to get them to pay up.
Both parties have shunned an obvious source of ongoing funding by refusing to raise the 18.4 cents a gallon federal gasoline tax - reflecting intense voter hostility to any increase - meaning that money to repair the nation's deteriorating transportation systems will lag even further behind needs when the bill expires in five years, said Richard Auxier, a research associate at the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank.
The tax hasn't been raised since the Clinton administration, while the cost of fixing roads and bridges and building transit systems continues to increase. Revenues have also declined as the fuel efficiency of cars has risen. Auxier said that adjusted for inflation and rising transportation costs, the value of the gas tax today is only 8.4 cents compared with 1994.
Rep. Jeff Denham, a Turlock Stanislaus County Republican, who helped negotiate the bill, also included language encouraging the planting of pollinator habitat on highway medians and a requirement that Amtrak come up with a policy to allow pets on trains.
Boxer won a provision she has long sought that would ban rental car agencies from renting vehicles subject to recall until the safety problems are fixed. The provision is named for Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters from Santa Cruz who were killed in 2004 when their Enterprise rental car, under recall for a faulty power-steering hose, veered in front of an 18-wheeler on Highway 101 between Bradley and King City in Monterey County.
For the past decade, as both parties refused to raise the gas tax, Congress passed stopgap bills of no longer than two years, making it difficult for state transportation officials to plan large projects. Boxer said half the nation's roads are now in "less than good condition," and 61,000 bridges are structurally impaired.
Caltrans issued a statement saying it was "encouraged" by the legislation, adding, "the current method of stop-gap funding drives up costs for state highway programs and makes rational planning impossible."
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To schedule an appointment with the Pension (ONLY) field representative from the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust please call Local 952 at (714) 740-6200. A pension representative comes to Local 952 every Thursday of the month from 9:00am to 4:00pm. If you wish to contact the pension department directly, please call one of the above numbers or visit www.nwadmin.com.