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Welcome YEAH Philly

Teamsters Local 623 welcomes YEAH Philly (Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout) to our Union Hall on Friday July 2nd.

TOMORROW: Local 623 Day

Tomorrow we celebrate our annual Teamsters Local 623 Day and we will be out in force with Business Agents, union representatives, and your rank-and-file committee to survey the membership. Come by to pick up a contract book, water ice, or member handbook!

Teamsters "will do whatever it takes" to Win A Strong UPS Contract

At the 30th Convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, delegates passed a resolution to commit to mobilizing and organizing to "do whatever it takes" to win a strong contract with UPS.

The "Hooker Amendment"

Local 623 Secretary-Treasurer & Principal Officer Richard Hooker Jr. introduced an amendment to the Teamsters Constitution that intended to clean up the Teamster Union at the highest levels. Unfortunately, the amendment failed.

Teamsters Eliminate 2/3rd Rule, Empower Rank-and-File Bargaining

Teamster delegates voted to eliminate the “2/3 rule” that was used to impose the 2018 UPS contract on Teamsters against their majority vote. This is a big win for union democracy and for rebuilding the Teamsters union.

Teamsters Set Sights on Amazon

At the 30th International Convention, Teamsters from all levels of the union—the International Union, Joint Councils and local unions—voted to pass an historic resolution on Amazon. 

The resolution sets forth a unified approach to mobilizing the union and engaging Teamster members. It resolves to maintain standards in Teamster core industries against the threat posed by Amazon and support Amazon workers as they build power across the country. 

Promises Made, Promises Kept, GRIEVANCES WON.

Teamsters Local 623 continues to take the fight to the Company and has won over $69k in grievances this year that's $8k more than what we won last year at this time. We will keep fighting to protect our rights and defending the Contract.

General Membership Meeting

Our next General Membership is Saturday, June 19th at 10:00 AM.

COLA Raises

In accordance with Article 33 of the UPS National Contract there will be Cost of Living Adustment (COLA) raise this year of 33 cents per hour (.8250 cents per mile for mileage pay). The raise will take effect August 1 for all members who have achieved seniority and have completed their progression. 

CONTRACT SURVEY: 2023

Victory Loves Preparation. That's why we are getting started EARLY surveying our membership about what issues matter most for the UPS Contract.