Letter from Local 805 President Sandy Pope on Proposed Merger


CORRECTION (11/14): There will NOT be a vote on the merger at the November 23rd Membership Meeting.

The vote on the merger will take place by mail ballot in December.

Click here to download a letter (in English and Spanish) to members on the proposed merger with Local 810 from Local 805 President Sandy Pope.

General Membership Meeting

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9:30 am.
 
There will not be a merger vote.  The Principal Officer of Local Union 810 will be present. The merger vote will be conducted by mail ballot in December. 
 
Location
Teamsters Local 805
21-42 44th Drive, 2nd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
 
Trains E/M to 23rd Court Sq.
#7 to 45th Road & Court Sq.
 
Click here to download a filer.

Jobs Saved, Contract Bargained at C&S Wholesale

We are very happy to report that Local 805, along with 5 other Teamster Locals and the International Union were able to save our members jobs and successfully bargain a contract with C&S Wholesale. We were able to retain everyone's seniority, wages, health coverage, vacations as well as maintain language to follow the work if it is moved and preserved the right to honor picket lines. C&S demanded drastic concessions, including paying in to the health plan and bringing in part -timers. We coordinated with each other and demonstrated solidarity down to the wire and beat back most of the concessions. This report is on the International website here.

Thanks to our rank and file bargaining committee for their hard work: Scott See, Bill O'Bayley and Larry Feinstein.

AWI / White Rose Bankruptcy Update

In a series of meetings facilitated by AWI/White Rose management and the Teamsters Warehouse Division, representatives from all six Teamster Local Unions that represent AWI/White Rose workers met with three prospective buyers of the business on Wednesday, October 1. The three interested parties are C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., Bozzuto’s, Inc., and Supervalu.

Click here to download an update bulletin.

To All Local 805 Members

We are very sorry to inform you that Office Manager Linda Alvarez’s mother passed away on Sunday, August 17th.

Viewing hours will be Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

La Fe Funeral Home
182 Wycoff Avenue (corner of Greene Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Housing Counseling Services Available

Homeowners are often overwhelmed by state and federal mortgage programs that can be difficult to understand. Most programs are designed to help people modify or refinance their mortgage. Other programs encourage non-retention options such as a short sale or deed-in-lieu. Eligibility requirements can be confusing, and program options vary based on mortgage type and state of residence.

GreenPath’s housing advisors help you find the best solution for your unique situation.  Foreclosure prevention services are free of charge.  If appropriate, they will also contact your servicer to explore options and even help you apply for specific programs.

Click here to find out more.

Summer Programs for Middle School Students

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development is adding 17,000 seats to its summer enrichment programs – doubling the number from previous years.

Programs include everything from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), service learning, and literacy, to dance, the arts, and sports.

Parents who want to take advantage of this opportunity should visit the DYCD website to apply: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/afterschool/OST_MS_PreEnrollment.shtml. The deadline to pre-enroll is June 30.

Sign the Petition, Save Our Horses

Mayor de Blasio wants to ban horse carriages in Central Park. These carriages have been a part of New York City history for 150 years. The horses are beloved by residents and tourists alike and are well cared for by their hard-working drivers. De Blasio wants to replace the horse carriages with electric cars.

Mayor de Blasio, WE DO NOT want you to ban horses in Central Park.

Click here to sign the petition.

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