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March 20 Virtual Town Hall with Sean O'Brien & Fred Zuckerman

Join General President Candidate Sean O'Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Candidate Fred Zuckerman and Members for Members 542 candidates for delegate for a virtual town hall on March 20, 2021. RSVP at bit.ly/OZ-542RSVP

We're Running for Delegates to the Teamster Convention

Members for Members 542 are running to represent rank-and-file members of our local union at the upcoming Teamster Convention.

Members for Members 542 Announce Top Two Candidates, Step Up Campaign Activity

Members for Members announced they will have a slate in the upcoming local union election of officers and announced their top two candidates.

Costco Contract Update

It has been 5 months since the new contract was ratified, and no new contract books are available. The Teamsters Costco negotiating committee and local union leadership have not even made the new contract available online.

Concerns, Contract Violations, and Labor Charges

In general a grievance is defined as a complaint or concern. In a union workplace a grievance is a complaint or concern that is submitted to management and the union for resolution. With this in mind, a grievance is any unjust act, practice or condition which management has the power to correct. Contract violations are the most common grievances.

General Membership Update—August 15, 2019

The Teamsters General Membership Meeting was held on Thursday 8/15 at the Local 542 union hall. There were about 50 members in attendance. The Local is currently in contract negotiations with: US Foods San Diego, San Diego Tradeshow, Reddaway, Iron Mountain, Republic  Services (Otay Landfill), First Transit El Centro, and El Centro Regional Medical.

General Membership Update—August 6, 2019

A General Membership meeting was held on Thursday, July 18 at the Local 542 Union Hall at 4666 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA. There were roughly 60 members in attendance. Contract negotiations, local finances and the Strike Fund Resolution were on the agenda.

UPS Update: Understanding the New Wage Increases

Want to know how much you're pay is increasing under the new contract? Here are the wage increases for part-timers and full-timers.

Costco: Enforcing Your Meal & Break Rights

By taking your contractual meal periods and breaks, you are enforcing your rights under the union contract and also getting the chance to step away from your work and have free time to yourself.

Freight Update: Improving Safety

Fleets have a variety of advanced technical equipment available that offer advantages to trucking operations. One very important technology are forward-facing cameras.