IMPORTANT! COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR TEAMSTERS
The Omicron variant is spreading fast. If you've been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have any symptoms and feel unwell. Its important that you get tested. The City of Philadelphia has setup numerous drive up testing sites all around the area to accommodate people. You won’t have to pay out-of-pocket to get a test. However, some sites may bill your insurance for a visit fee. At the site, you will be asked for identification and may also be asked for health insurance information. If you don’t have these, you can still get a test.
Please see the City website for more information.
Local 623 members at UPS who test positive are eligible for two weeks (10 days) of paid leave benefits. Full-time employees will receive eight hours per day. Part-time employees will receive 3.5 hours per day. To initiate your leave you must:
Teamsters Local 623 participates in the Teamsters Health and Welfare and Pension Trust Funds of Philadelphia and Vicinity for full-time employees and the UPS Pension Plan for part-time employees. Please find benefit request forms below. If you have question don't hesitate to call the numbers below.
UPS Pension Plan 1-404-828-6044
Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund 1-800-523-2846
Be sure to fill out this form when being laid-off, going on leave of absence, lengthy medical leave, worker's compensation or terminating your employment.
Teamsters Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education (DRIVE) is the Teamsters' political action committee. Big Business spends big money in Washington to influence members of Congress and push their anti-worker plans. They outspend working people in politics by more than 15-1. Your contribution supports working-class political action by Teamster members to stand up to Big Business interests. And your membership to DRIVE will help elect candidates that fight for working people and Teamsters themselves.
Use these forms to notify TeamCare of a short-term disability, a continuation of disability and/or an extension of health coverage due to a non-work-related injury or illness or inability to work due to pregnancy. If you need help filing for disability please see this step-by-step guide to filing. If you still need help please call the Union hall for assistance.
If you want to get on the 9.5 list now, fill out the 9.5 Add/Cut Form and have your shop steward turn it into management. You will be added to the 9.5 list for the following week.
Once you are on the list, If you work more than 9.5 hours on three days in a week, talk with your shop steward to file a grievance for triple time pay for all hours worked over 9.5 in a day and to have your dispatch adjusted if necessary.
If there are any 22.4 drivers working in the center, then every Regular Package Car Driver is eligible to be on the 9.5 list.
If there are no 22.4 drivers working in the center, then Regular Package Car Drivers are eligible to get on the 9.5 list as long as: (1) the driver covers a route for a full week; (2) the driver bids or is assigned to cover a route for a full week but is prevented from completing that bid or assignment due to reassignment by management; or (3) the driver has four years of seniority as a full-time package driver.
22.4 Drivers are not eligible for the 9.5 list.
Union members have the right to union representation during any conversation with a supervisor or manager that could lead to discipline.
These rights have been upheld by the Supreme Court and they are known as Weingarten Rights. This means that you have the right to Union Representation when management is conducting any kind of investigation, be it into your numbers or an accident.
If management calls you into the office or talks to you about your job performance, an accident, or anything that could lead to discipline, ask for your shop steward.
Your steward has the right to know what the meeting is about and to meet with you to talk before the meeting starts.
You also have a right to take a break during the meeting and talk to your steward privately. Just say you want to go in the hallway and “caucus” with your steward.
Use a caucus to ask questions, to fill your shop steward in on important facts and to get on the same page.
The Constitution and Bylaws contain the rules that govern this Union at the International, State, Joint-Council and Local levels.
Teamsters Local 623 retains a legal services plan with Willig, Williams and Davidson for our members' benefit. To access the plan and find out your options please call the Union Hall and request an authorization code.
Use these forms to notify TeamCare of a short-term disability, a continuation of disability and/or an extension of health coverage due to a non-work-related injury or illness or inability to work due to pregnancy.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives us rights to to take time off to care of our medical needs and our family members.
In October of 2004, the Executive Board approved the establishment of the William J Cooke Memorial Scholarship Fund in recognition of Bill Cooke’s tireless efforts to improve the working conditions of his fellow brothers and sisters. Bill “Cooke” was a Teamster member for 31 years. For more than half of his career, Cooke served as an elected Union officer.
Applicants for the Scholarship must be:
• The child or grandchild of an active Local 623 member who had at least 12 months of consecutive membership in good standing.
• The child or grandchild of a member in good standing during the 12 months preceding the application deadline or, if retired or deceased, the member must have been in good standing for the 12 months preceding his/her retirement or death. The parent/grandparent can not be a current officer/employee of the Local Union.
• Currently in their last year of high school and planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational school.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement and personal qualifications as determined by the Selection Committee. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status. All awards will be sent directly to the college or school of which award winners are enrolled and credited to their account for payment of authorized expenses (tuition, room & board, books).
Teamsters Local 623 Retirees regularly meet on the first Friday of each month. If you would like to get on the Retirees mailing list please call the Union Hall at (215) 289-0580 and ask Trish to add you.
Make sure you contact your Business Agent or the Union Hall to ensure all your paperwork is in order.
UPS Pension Plan 1-404-828-6044
Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund 1-800-523-2846
If you would like a retiree jacket please fill out the form below. NOTE: If you have less than 25 years of service your application for a jacket must be reviewed by the Executive Board.
ATTENTION TEAMSTER SISTERS: The Local 623 Women's Caucus is growing and looking for more members! If you're a Teamster sister find out how you can get involved.
The Local 623 Women's Caucus advocates for Teamster sisters because we know that a woman's place is in her UNION. As pandemic restrictions loosen the Women's Caucus will soon be meeting in person and planning more events for the future. To learn more or join, please contact the Chair of the 623 Women's Caucus Joan-Elaine Miller at (610) 342-5246.
Seniority protection is a Teamster core value. The seniority system ensures fairness and equal treatment to all members. The principal of seniority is simple, the length of time that any member has contributed to the Company gives them certain privileges when it comes to new job bids, vacations, and other benefits. Members attain seniority through continuous employment and maintaining their membership in good standing. After working thirty (30) days within a ninety (90) consecutive day period, a new worker shall be placed on the seniority list.
Click the links below for seniority lists for each center. Contact your Business Agent or Shop Steward if you have any questions or concerns.
UPS OREGON AVENUE
UPS PHL AIR HUB
Teamsters Local 623 is proud to rent our union hall to members and the general public. To rent the hall please come to the Union hall to fill out an application and rental agreement.
Call (215) 289 0580 to inquire about dates and rental fees.