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

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 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

 

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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!!!

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EVERY TEAMSTER SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO

Teamster History Video - CLICK HERE

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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.

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 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!!!

 

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 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!!!

 

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   ENDORSED BY  

 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 davelle65@gmail.com for a hassle free needs assessment. Below are links to several of Combined Insurance's policies; click on each to read more.

 SICK PAY PLUS          INCOME PROTECTOR  

 GOLDEN ADVANTAGE PROTECTOR             FAMILY LIFE PROTECTOR  

 CRITICAL CARE PROTECTOR           CANCER PROTECTOR  

 CANCER CARE PROTECTOR  

 ACCIDENT SICKNESS PROTECTOR           ACCIDENT PROTECTOR 

CLICK HERE for Alex Johnson II's business card.

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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)

    

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    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!!!

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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!

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  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.

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 CICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

SOME KEY POINTS OF THE LEGISLATION:

  • Would impose an excise tax on insurers of employer-sponsored health plans that cost more than $10,200 annually for individual coverage, or $27,500 annually for family coverage. The tax would be 40% of the cost of the plan that exceeds these dollar thresholds and would not be implemented until 2018.

  • Requires health plans that offer dependent coverage for children to make it available up to age 26...

  • Creates a temporary reinsurance program to help companies that provide early retiree health benefits for people ages 55-64...

  • Forbids insurance companies from excluding coverage for children because of pre-existing conditions...

  • Prohibits insurance companies from cancelling policies when a person gets sick...

  • Provides a $250 rebate for all Part D enrollees who enter the donut hole (between $2,700 and $6,154 in total costs)...

  • Gives immediate access to coverage for people with pre-existing conditions...

  • Eliminates lifetime and annual coverage limits...

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 Bargaining Unit News

To request a copy of your contract, click here

Americold Logistics - Salem & Woodburn

  • On April 11, 2015, our members at Americold Logistics, LLC in Woodburn and Salem voted to ratify a new 5 year Labor Agreement with wage and pension increases. Our thanks to stewards Mike Lopez and Steve Knight for all their hard work in achieving this ratification.

Aramark

  • Members ratified a Successor Labor Agreement on April 11, 2016.

Bimbo / Oroweat

  • Our members recently ratified a new Labor Agreement.

Cash & Carry

  • The new Labor Agreements are still being finalized and printed but all signatory Local Unions have signed them; once they are printed, they will be distributed to the membership.

Farmers Cooperative Creamery - McMinnville

  • Farmers Cooperative Creamery was purchased in whole by Organic Valley and ceased operation on September 2, 2016. Severance packages were bargained on behalf of our members.

Food Services of America (FSA)

 

***VOTING NOTICE***

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

  • Our members ratified a new 3 year Agreement effective August 20, 2015. Once the Agreements are signed, they will be distributed.

Oak Harbor

City of Turner

  • Our members at the City of Turner have ratified a new Labor Agreement.

United Parcel Service

Negotiations Update

  • PART-TIME UPSers that were on the Company health and welfare plan will be moved to the Teamsters Western Region and Local 177 Health Care Plan beginning June 1, 2014. CLICK HERE for information about the new PLAN.

  • As of April 25, 2014, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement including all Supplements Addendums and Riders have been fully ratified and implemented; the new language and wages NOW APPLY. Retro checks were issued on or around May 27, 2014 and will cover all applicable hours worked since August 1, 2013. Highlights of the agreement, including the new 9.5 language can be seen by CLICKING HERE. Click here for the newest 9.5 grievance form. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required.) New contracts are being printed and will be distributed once completed. Here are some PDF versions:

NATIONAL MASTER UPS AGREEMENT 2013-2018

WESTERN REGION SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT UPS 2013-2018

JC37 UPS PACKAGE AND SORT RIDERS 2013-2018

USF Reddaway

  • Back on March 19th, 2010, the Salem Terminal was closed. The Newport Terminal had already been closed and all employees under Local 324's jurisdiction had been transferred to other Terminals under different Local jurisdictions. Local 324 is still signatory to the collective bargaining agreement in the event members return to this jurisdiction. ***UPDATE- As of May 1, 2014, 5 Reddaway drivers from Local 162 will be transferred back to Local 324 now that these drivers are being dispatched from Salem.

Ventura Foods

  • Our members at Ventura Foods will be voting on a fully reccommended succesor Labor Agreement for a four (4) year term on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Bigfoot Beverage (Pepsi) Newport, OR

  • Bigfoot Beverage members have a new ratified Labor Agreement.

WinCo Foods, LLC

  •  Negotiations ended on March 29, 2016 with a "Fully Recommended Offer" that was voted on April 6th and April 8th and the Labor Agreement was ratified by the Bargaining Unit!

    The Agreement is for 4 years.

     

YRCW, Inc.

  • CLICK HERE for updates from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • YRCW "Job Security Plan" ratified. Read more here

  • As of March 5, 2010, all Local 324 Members employed by YRC will have been transferred to other Locals because of a "change of operations".

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Miscellaneous Items

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Secretary-Treasurer News

A message from your Secretary-Treasurer - Updated bi-monthly, go here to find a personal message from Chris Muhs regarding any current events or concerns that affect the membership of Local 324.

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Current News, Meetings and Office Business

  • Know your contract

  • A reminder: If you are ill or injured either on or off the job, please call, e-mail or come by the local for information on your short term disability benefits, as well as the waiver of premium benefits.

  • Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Membership Meetings are always held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, September thru May at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

  • Please come by the office, call or e-mail the Office Manager with any address changes.

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Employment Issues

  • The Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) is responsible for supervising the program which requires fingerprints and a background check of all commercial drivers with hazardous materials endorsements. Individuals are randomly receiving notice via mail, usually 60-90 days prior to license renewal, with instructions on fulfilling the requirements. You may also research information on the program or initiate the process yourself at the TSA's website by clicking here. The fee for this 'service' is $94.00*, and fingerprinting must be performed at one of their locations in one of the participating states. (*Fee amount subject to change.)

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Registered to Vote?

  • If you are not registered to vote, or if you have recently moved and need to re-register, information on registering can be found on the Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division web site.

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Federal Credit Union

750 Browning SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

  • Be sure to join our credit union, and take advantage of some excellent rates! Their web site can be found by clicking here.  Additional locations include Portland, Tualatin, Central Point, Hood River, Springfield, & Ontario, Oregon.

 

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Last Updated  6-22-2017