Teamsters Increase Strike Benefits!!
By unanimous vote from the Delegates to the 29th International Convention
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall today announced that strike benefit increases approved by delegates to the 29th International Convention became effective on July 1, 2016. Under the new constitutional provisions, which were unanimously approved by delegates on June 30, 2016, the changes raise strike benefits, increase minimum benefits and allow for benefits to begin earlier than in the past.
“Our strike fund has more than doubled in the last five years,” Hoffa said. “We want to ensure that our members are getting the benefits that they deserve when forced out on strike.”
Teamster members will receive benefits that are based on five times their hourly dues rate, a 25 percent increase from four times the dues rate. The minimum out of work benefits will rise to $150 per week, an increase from $100. And, benefits will be paid at the end of the 8th day, previously paid at the end of the 11th day.
“We have built our strike fund to more than $153 million,” Hall said. “We have the resources to take on any employer, anywhere, at any time.”
The improvements, with the exception of the hourly increase, also apply to newly organized members who have voted for the Teamsters and designated the Union as their bargaining agent, but do not yet have a contract.
Local 673 Membership
Overwhelmingly Elects Delegates to the
29th International Convention!!
With a powerful voice the Local 673 Membership has elected:
Timothy Custer Delegate
Brett Bartosik Delegate
Dan Wilken Alternate Delegate
The 29th International convention will be held June 27, 2016 - July 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Delegates from all across the country will gather to vote on important issues that affect our Membership. Local 673 delegates will closely monitor all votes and use our voice to protect and improve conditions for the Local 673 Membership. We look forward to serving the Membership in this capacity. We will continue to keep you updated on Convention news. Click HERE for Convention Schedule.
New Heating and Air Conditioning Units
After 25 years of service the heating and air conditioning units of the Locals building needed replacement. The E-Board reached out to approximately 8 different Union Contractors for estimates and brought these to the Membership for discussion. At the December 17th 2015 Membership meeting the Membership voted to award the contract to Artlip&Sons. The high efficiency units have been installed and the building is once again safe.
Secretary-Treasurer Local 673