General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 @ 5:00 pm

LOCATION
LOCAL UNION 805
21-42 44th Drive, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

Local 805 members attending the meeting are invited to attend the Local Union 810 Christmas party at 24-09 38th Avenue, Long Island City, NY  11101. Rides will be provided.

Trains: E/M to 23rd Ely & Court Sq, #7 to 45th Rd. & Court Sq., G to Court Sq.

Vote to Merge Local 805 into Teamsters Local 810

Ballots for a secret ballot vote have been sent to your home by the independent agency Election Services Solutions.

The Executive Board is urging all members to vote YES in favor of the merger to strengthen our Union and Health Plan.

Your vote counts! Please call the number below if you do not receive a ballot by December 19.

IF ANY FELLOW MEMBER DOES NOT RECEIVE A BALLOT BY DECEMBER 19, 2014, HAVE THEM CALL Election Services Solutions  1-800-864-1263 IMMEDIATELY (MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM) SO THAT IF QUALIFIED, A DUPLICATE BALLOT MAY BE SENT TO THE MEMBER. THE MEMBER MUST CALL PERSONALLY AND WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER FOR THEIR REQUEST.

SI ALGÚN MIEMBRO COMPAÑERO NO RECIBE UNA BOLETA EL 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2014, PÍDALE QUE LLAME ELECTORALES SERVICIOS SOLUCIONES 1-800-864-1263 INMEDIATAMENTE (LUNES A VIERNES DE  9am a 5pm ) PARA QUE SI CALIFICADO, UNA BOLETA DUPLICADO PUEDEN SER ENVIADO AL MIEMBRO. EL MIEMBRO DEBE LLAMAR PERSONALMENTE Y RECIBIRÁ UN NÚMERO DE CONFIRMACIÓN DE SU SOLICITUD.

If you have any questions about the merger, please call Sandy Pope at Local 805: 718-806-1601, or Mike Smith, President of Local 810 at 917-335-2493.

Call Congress NOW to Protect Our Pensions

An Urgent Message from the AARP

Congress is considering adding a harmful new pension proposal to a last minute budget deal. No details have been released, as elected officials are working behind closed doors. The provision would change pension law and allow some underfunded pension plans to cut the earned pension benefits of retirees, including retirees already receiving benefits, something not currently permitted under the law.

Please call your member of Congress at 1-844-259-9351 and tell them: Protect retirees pensions. Don't change the law to allow cuts to retirees earned pension benefits.

Here are reasons why the pension proposal is not a fair solution for retirees and their families:

  • The pension proposal permits multiemployer pension plans to cut retiree pensions if the plan is financially troubled.
  • Retirees worked a lifetime to earn their pension benefits and will be financially devastated by pension cuts.
  • Federal pension law has protected earned pension benefits since 1974, without change.
  • The proposal has been drafted in secret and no-one has seen the final language.
  • There has been no public vetting of the language or opportunity for public comment.
  • The language is being added in the last week of the Congress on an unamendable must-pass Government funding bill.
  • Plans would have to a vote in advance of any pension cuts, but plans that are a “threat” to PBGC may cut retiree pensions, even if the workers and retirees vote against the pension cuts.
  • Long-term solution is needed, but any solution should be fair to all parties and NOT put all the pain on retirees who did not create the problem and cannot undo the damage.

With your help, we can protect retirees pensions. Take just one minute right now to call your member of congress at 1-844-259-9351.

Sincerely,
Fred Griesbach
AARP Campaigns

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

IB ImageSunday, November 23, 2014
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