Posted March 6, 2014 By Local 769
Teamsters Local 769 would like to encourage our members to consider supporting a wonderful charity scholarship event. We would like to thank everyone for your past and continued support of the Teamsters Local 769 Scholarship Fund but we would like to take a moment and let you know about another event that retired Local 769 Business Agent Tyronne Brewster has gotten involved in.
The name of the charity is The 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale and they are holding their 4th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday June 21st, 2014. The Annual Golf Tournament raises scholarship funds for young men graduating from the 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale Leadership Academy for continuing their education. Already in it’s eighth year, the Leadership Academy continues to see exponential growth as young men voluntarily seek mentorship and guidance from community mentors who serve as role models. We would like to ask you consider supporting this charity scholarship event as this demonstrates how even after retirement, Brothers and Sisters of Teamsters Local 769 strive to make their communities better for everyone.
Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Brother Tyronne Brewster at (305) 336-5512.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Posted February 26, 2014 By Local 769
Teamsters Local 769 will be offering a 2-day Construction OSHA 10 Course for members only. The course will be held on a Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th, 2014 and will run from 8-4:30 on Saturday and 9 to noon on Sunday. Interested members need to contact DeShaun Humes at the Miami office to reserve their spot. Call (305) 642-6255 to be notified of dates and location of class.
Posted February 24, 2014 By Local 769
An offshoot of the national Helmets to Hardhats program, the Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP), provides disability assistance for all military veterans and job placement opportunities for veterans in the construction industry. The program’s disability initiative alone can help workers track down services, benefits and funds owed to them as veterans – in some cases, for as much as tens of thousands of dollars in back benefits.
Regardless of Teamster membership, military veterans in all 50 states are encouraged to complete a TMAP Veteran Registration Form to begin the process to locate, determine and/or recoup any lost benefits or resources from military service. Once completed, the form will assist TMAP personnel with filing individual claims with the military from the Teamsters’ Building and Construction Trades Division in Washington D.C.
“We’ve already helped military veterans receive payments for chronic illnesses that they otherwise would not have gotten through their insurance companies, even while paying a high premium,” said Michael L. Yauger, President of Local 786 in Chicago.
All completed registration forms should be mailed to:
Teamsters Building and Contruction Trades Division
c/o Teamsters Military Assistance Program
25 Louisiana Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Forms may also be faxed to (202) 624-8107
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Posted February 22, 2014 By Local 769
On February 14, 2014, an information picketing was assembled in front of the UPS Supply Chain Solution facility. The purpose of the information picketing was to let the company know that Teamsters Local Union 769 will stand for your rights.
UPS Supply Chain Solution made unilateral changes to the employee’s health insurance benefits without bargaining with the union.
- UPS Supply Chain Solution has taken the position to remove the spouse of employees from the health insurance if they have insurance at their place of employment without bargaining with the Union.
- UPS Supply Chain Solutions is demanding employees that smoke pay $150 dollars towards the health insurance without bargaining with the union.
Teamsters Local Union 769 is here to continue providing you the best representation possible to improve UPS Supply Chain Solution employee working conditions. To provide you job security.
Teamsters Local Union 769 will continue representing you and protecting your rights, it’s unfortunate that your employer (UPS Supply Chain Solution) does not do the same.
Together We Are United, Together We Can Build, And Together we are Strong
Posted February 14, 2014 By Local 769
Teamsters Local 769 Human Rights Commission
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Wayne Fox, co-chair from iPods for Wounded Veterans organization, was a guest speaker at the I.B.T. Brewery and Soft Drink Workers Conference 2014 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Wayne Fox thanked Teamsters Local 769 for the continued support for our veterans and to the iPods for Wounded Veterans program. During this conference Wayne and Joe Zuffante, President of local 122, spoke to Business Agents and Officers from the United States and Canada on the importance of getting involved and shared personal stories from the wounded soldiers that received letters from the Dear Solider letters campaign.
For more information on the iPods for Wounded Veterans or Dear Soldier Campaign, follow the link below.
We thank the I.B.T. Brewery and soft drink conference and we especially thank all the men and women who have served and are currently serving.
Posted February 7, 2014 By Local 769
Each March, film industry members descend on Tallahassee for an annual Capitol Blitz. Though some of our members are regulars in Tallahassee throughout the year, the March meeting gives all members an opportunity to walk the halls and meet with lawmakers in an effort to increase awareness about legislature that affects the film industry, and to communicate the impact the film industry has in our state.
The successful “Rally in Tally” has played an instrumental role in helping increase our states financial incentives and tax credits.
This is a critical year to show the Florida legislation that the Film, Entertainment, and Digital Media Industry is in need of their support.
Join us in this effort to walk the halls of the Florida legislature and speak directly with the legislators who can support the pending legislation to replenish the Florida Film & Entertainment Incentive Program.
- WHAT: Rally in Tally for Entertainment Production Tax Incentive Program
- WHO: We need cast and crew from film, TV, digital and ancillary businesses to participate!
- WHERE: Capitol Building, Tallahassee, FL
- WHEN: Travel March 25th and return March 26th
- HOW: Bus and hotel (double occupancy) will cost approximately $100
DEADLINE: We need attendee counts to reserve buses and hotel rooms. Please RSVP by February 15th if you interested in joining our efforts!
RSVP is required to coordinate bus travel and hotel rooms.
Posted January 29, 2014 By Local 769
February 1st, Noon – 2PM
Corner of Swinton and Atlantic Avenues, Delray Beach FL
The day after an International Day of Action against the TPP, we will rally and march from a busy street corner through the local green market 2 blocks away. We will try to raise awareness about the risk of international corporate rule that we face with the TPP and the dangers of Fast Track authority.
If your not familiar with the TPP and Fast Track, here are some details on the dangers we face.
Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa sent a letter to members of Congress telling them what unions and fair trade advocates have known all along – fast track is the wrong track for America. He took aim at legislation introduced in both the House and Senate that calls for a quick up-or-down vote on trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with little debate and no amendments.
“No member should underestimate our opposition to this very bad bill,” Hoffa told Congress. Teamsters stand ready to back up that claim with action. Let your elected officials know by contacting them and telling them workers won’t stand for bad trade deals that take away U.S. jobs and leave us with unsafe foods, higher medicine prices and less freedom than before.
And We Will Stand Up This Saturday
We will pass out flyers encouraging others to call their rep and use the TPP Occucards and our many signs/banners to inform.
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Posted January 17, 2014 By Local 769
At the General Membership Meeting on January 16, 2014, President and Principal Officer Mike Scott introduced the members in attendance to Teamsters Local 769′s two newest business agents, Mike Cortez and Randy Pines.
Mike Cortez is a 38 UPS veteran with more than 28 years as steward. Mike has also worked as an organizer on numerous organizing and political campaigns.
Randy Pines has been a Teamster for nearly 30 years, coming to us from Joint Council 75. Over his years as a Teamster he has served as an Organizer, Political Liaison & Business Agent.
These additions strengthen what is already one of the finest lineups in the war on workers. “We ask that the stewards work closely with their business agents to help make this a seamless transition.”, says President Mike Scott. Those workplaces that have a new business agent will meet their new agent very soon, if you already haven’t. Many members will not see any change but you will have your chance to meet our new agents at one of our many events in 2014 or you can join us at next months General Membership Meeting.
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Posted January 15, 2014 By Local 769
The following press release is from the Teamsters UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee and is the latest information as of January 15, 2014. Subscribe for updates on the left side of our home page and we will keep you informed on all news as it related to UPS Freight members of Teamsters Local 769.
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