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James R. Hoffa Scholarship Fund: Applications Now Open

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.

ENFORCE Your Daily Guarantee

Teamster UPSers! Make sure to enforce your Daily Guarantee, if you show up to work as scheduled you are GUARANTEED hours. If management dismisses you without meeting your daily guarantee FILE THE GRIEVANCE.

Shop Steward Meeting: Saturday, Nov. 21st at 11:00 AM

Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 AM.

ALL STEWARDS SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND.

9.5 Grievances PAY

Members are continuing to win 9.5 grievances, and getting paid, when the Company violates our 9.5 rights. To date over $106,000.00 in penalty pay has been awarded for these grievances.

Jurisdictional Dispute Update

A hearing of the Executive Board of Joint Council 53 was held on November 12, 2020. Local 623 presented their case for jurisdiction.

Christmas Party Canceled

Unfortunately, due to pandemic restrictions and concern about the health and well being of our membership and their families, we will be canceling our annual Christmas Party this year. Click through for more information.

General Membership Virtual Meeting

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.

 

Shoptalk: October 27, 2020

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness: "That mammogram saved my life."

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. 

UPS Teamsters Know Split Wages, Split Unions!

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.