College and Vocational/Training Program Scholarships Available to the Sons and Daughters of Teamsters
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has begun accepting applications for the 2021 award year. The Fund awards financial scholarships to the sons, daughters and financial dependents of Teamster members.
Academic awards in the amount of $1,000 or $10,000 are awarded to eligible high school seniors. Vocational/Training program awards are available ranging from $500 to $2,000.
Our next virtual General Membership Meeting is THIS Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 AM. Hear updates from your leadership and Business Agents on the upcoming jurisdictional panel hearing and the announcement of the first meeting of the Teamsters Local 623 Women's Caucus.
The Political Heart of the Working Class
By Ryan Boyd, Day Ramp Steward
With the US presidential election around the corner it’s probably worth saying a few words about where workers' rights fit into the political equation. First, it’s undeniable that unions are political. The beginnings of the modern union movement can be traced back to a time when people had virtually no rights in the workplace, and the gradual attainment of rights was only possible through struggle.
My name is Wendy Kudless. My husband Stephen is a proud 17 year Local 623 member out of Oregon Ave. Here is my story: As soon as I turned 40, I went to get my first mammogram. No issues, good to go. 2nd mammogram, not so much.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 – At 6:30 AM near Front and Oregon Avenue Teamsters Local 623 members gathered around a 15 foot tall inflatable that the Union calls "Concessions the Cat." The Union is protesting a new policy at UPS that will raise the wages of newly hired temporary workers at one facility without providing raises to any other workers. "Split wages, split unions!" shouted Business Agent Tom "Tiny" Callan alongside UPS tractor-trailer drivers, package car drivers, and warehouse workers.
UPS has posted soaring stock prices and billion dollar profits, but the Company has refused to provide hazard pay or raise wages for Union members who have worked through the pandemic.