2686 Portland Rd. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: (503) 378-1421 Toll Free: 800-822-7953 Fax: (503) 378-7590
Collective Bargaining Is A Right!!!
Local 324's Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
A vote was held at the General Membership Meeting on May 25th, 2017 to suspend the June, July and August meetings.
The next meeting(s) won't be until September 14, 2017.
at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Local 324 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Chris R. Muhs ~ Secretary-Treasurer / Principal Officer
Tony Scales (WinCo Foods) ~ President
Rodney Trussell (UPS) ~ Vice President
Randy Meadors (FSA) ~ Recording Secretary
Alfredo Garcia (Ventura Foods) ~ Trustee
James Lawrence (US Bakery / Franz) ~ Trustee
Ray Manibusan (Allied Waste) ~ Trustee
On September 3, 2015, 24 drivers at Recology in McMinnville, Oregon voted 18-5 to join Teamsters Local 324!!! Now they have their first ever Teamster Labor Agreement!
CLICK HERE for a link to the story!!!
EVERY TEAMSTER SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO
Teamster History Video - CLICK HERE
The 7th Annual
Teamsters Local 324 BULKHEAD DOOR OPEN Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday - JULY 29th, 2017
The event will be held at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis starting at 8:30AM shotgun start. Raynel Whitney (retired UPS driver out of Corvallis) is coordinating the whole event once again and can be contacted at Rwhit713@yahoo.com. This will be a 2-person Scramble format costing $75/person. Lunch will be provided, Mulligans for sale and lots of prizes, raffles and giveaways. The event is open to all Teamsters and retirees. All proceeds will go to Vets Helping Vets HQ.
CLICK HERE for a link to the registration form.
Raynel Whitney presenting the Vets Helping Vets with a $700.00 donation on the left and a picture from the 5th annual event in 2015 on the right.
TEAMSTER PRIVILEGE EVERYDAY SAVINGS:
Teamster Privilege Everyday Savings offers members-only savings on everything from renting a car to sending a bouquet of flowers. Teamster members can save money by taking advantage of all of the Everyday Savings benefits! From LEGAL benefits, to CREDIT COUNSELING,
CLICK HERE for a link to the valuable resources and benefits!!!
On November 13, 2014, the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust held a Live Webcast to discuss the health of the pension and funding updates. This Webcast was incredibly educational and I encourage all of Local 324's Members to CLICK HERE and watch the Webcast yourselves!!!
New supplemental insurance from COMBINED INSURANCE has been endorsed by Teamsters Local 324. You will be receiving information about this supplemental coverage in the mail and are encouraged to call Combined to set up a meeting to see what they have to offer members of Local 324. This supplemental coverage is very affordable and would provide peace of mind when you're injured or miss work. Please contact Alex Johnson II at 541-981-9744 or email@example.com for a hassle free needs assessment. Below are links to several of Combined Insurance's policies; click on each to read more.
CLICK HERE for Alex Johnson II's business card.
2017 SHOP STEWARD SEMINAR
We have another Shop Steward Seminar scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 - more information to come!!!!!
Our Shop Steward Seminar on Saturday, March 5, 2016 was a huge success. Iliana Flores from the IBT put on the class and we had 17 stewards attending!!! We also had Bob Trappe from the IBT's D.R.I.V.E. (Democrat, Republican, Independent, Voter Education)
The Oregon Student Access Commission Scholarship Guide Booklets for the: Clyde C. Crosby / Joseph M. Edgar / Thomas J. Malloy Scholarship information is at the Local. All applicants must apply online at www.OregonStudentAid.gov . To be eligible, applicants must be children or dependent stepchildren of active, retired, disabled, or deceased members of Local Unions affiliated with the Joint Council of Teamsters No. 37.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund applications are also in; the deadline for submittal is March 31, 2017!!!
Local 324's 13th Annual Labor Day Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 3, 2017 and will again be held at the Beaver Grove Shelter at Cascade Gateway Park in Salem. Invitations will be sent to all members so make sure your address is updated with the Local.
More than 365 attended last year's event!
Retirees of Local 324 in 2016-2017 Congratulations!!!!!
Robin Ackeret (January 14, 2016), Paul Dryden (January 4, 2016), Alan Persons (January 5, 2016), Franz Herrmann (December 16, 2016), Gary Wall (October 31, 2016), Jeff Ballard (November 2, 2016), Maurice Lanpheare Jr. (October 26, 2016), James Frantz (October 26, 2016), Wesley Bittner (October 13, 2016), Steven Crabtree (September 26, 2016), Joe Linnell (September 16, 2016), Anthony Briggs (September 19, 2016), James Priore (September 2, 2016), Douglas Wright (August 24, 2016), Gary Klassen (August 11, 2016), Kyle Pommerenck (July 21, 2016), Ervin Reeves (July 6, 2016), Scott Armintrout (July 21, 2016), Stanley Porterfield (June 29, 2016), Robert Surrett (August 1, 2017), Merlin Schoene (September 6, 2016), Donald Glander (January 21, 2016), Lavern Fast (January 21, 2016), Don Parker (January 15, 2016), Ronald Lockhart (February 15, 2017), Robert Turner (February 15, 2017), Ronald Hixson (January 12, 2017), Michael Walton (January 13, 2017), Richard Ness (January 19, 2017), Robert Thomas (January 4, 2017), Daniel Poppino (January 11, 2017), Richard Steiner (February 27, 2017), Vernon Wiles (February 6, 2017), Gary Cops (January 30, 2017), William Lalack Jr. (March 6, 2017), Jeffrey Strong (March 20, 2017), Scott Robertson (March 24, 2017), Patrick Smith (March 17, 2017), Ronnie Nickel (April 6, 2017)
For those within a year or 2 of retiring and wanting to come speak to a Pension Representative, they are at the Local every other month. Call the Local at 503-378-1421 to schedule an appointment.
SOME KEY POINTS OF THE LEGISLATION:
Bargaining Unit News
Americold Logistics - Salem & Woodburn
Bimbo / Oroweat
Cash & Carry
Farmers Cooperative Creamery - McMinnville
Food Services of America (FSA)
Food Services of America
NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - June 20, 2017
FSA Brothers and Sisters:
We will be voting on the Company’s most recent offer from June 14th and will also be taking a STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE. The main voting will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 27th and 28th, 2017) from 9:00AM to 5:00PM as indicated below. We plan to travel to the resident yards and will communicate those trips. Anyone that can’t attend the June 27th or 28th meeting needs to contact Local 324 to make alternate arrangements to vote; no ballots will be accepted after 10:00AM on July 3rd.
· LOCATION: Eagles Lodge
Across from the Woodburn FSA facility at 371 S. Pacific Highway, enter the door on the south side of the building.
· DATE: Tuesday & Wednesday
June 27 & 28, 2017
· TIME: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Company’s entire offer will be reviewed with each of you and is NOT recommended by your Bargaining Committee; a rejection vote (NO vote) will be a STRIKE authorization. We will be counting the ballots on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:00AM in Salem at Local 324. The Company has requested more bargaining dates with a Federal Mediator. To uphold our legal duty to bargain in good faith, we have agreed to mediation on July 17th and 18th. Remember, we are still working without a contract extension, so make sure you work as directed while this process works out. Keep the SOLIDARITY STRONG!
Interstate Brands Corp. (Hostess)
NW Cascade / Honeybucket
City of Turner
United Parcel Service
Bigfoot Beverage (Pepsi) Newport, OR
WinCo Foods, LLC
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Last Updated 6-22-2017