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

 The next General Membership Meeting will be on September 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

June, July and August Meetings were suspended by a vote on May 26, 2016 at the last General Membership Meeting.

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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!!!

CLICK HERE for a link to the story!!!

Negotiations have been productive and the next day of bargaining is scheduled for June 15th.

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EVERY TEAMSTER SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO

Teamster History Video - CLICK HERE

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The 6th Annual

Teamsters Local 324 BULKHEAD DOOR OPEN Golf Tournament is coming soon JULY 23rd, 2016

The event will be held at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis on Saturday, July 23, 2016 starting at 8:00AM 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. Flyers and sign up sheets are also abvailable at the Local. This will be a 2-person Scramble format costing $65/person. There will be a BBQ lunch 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.

A picture from the 5th annual event in 2015

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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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2016 SHOP STEWARD SEMINAR

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 Thursday, March 31, 2016!!!

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UPDATE!!!!

 

Local 324's 12th Annual Labor Day Picnic is scheduled for 

September 4, 2016 and invitations have been mailed out!!!

 

More than 365 attended last year's event!

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  Retirees of Local 324 in 2015 -2016 Congratulations!!!!! 

 Gerald Humfeld (January 12, 2015), Jimmy Duncan (January 5, 2015), Rick Rullman (March 16, 2015), Ronald Jarrett (March 19, 2015), Craig Olsen (March 30, 2015), Clyde Rieger (January 7, 2015), James Flynn (July 6, 2015), Dale Wentz (July 13, 2015), Paul Armstrong (July 21, 2015), Nicholas Starbuck (July 21, 2015), James Mills (July 20, 2015), Joe Franco (June 29, 2015), David Litherland (May 28, 2015), Kathy Plinski (June 4, 2015), Raynel Whitney (May 21, 2015), John Earl (May 4, 2015), Michael Kintz (April 27, 2015), Paul French (April 8, 2015), Lawrence Reed (January 30, 2015), Dave Best (January 22, 2015), William Ennis (August 5, 2015) Robin Ackeret (January 14, 2016), Paul Dryden (January 4, 2016), Michael Vonflue (December 30, 2015), Alan Persons (January 5, 2016), Stephen Crombie (December 21, 2015), Dennis Mumford (December 21, 2015), Scott Baird (December 7, 2015), Stephen Murray (December 2, 2015), Bonnie Graham (December 2, 2015), Steven Laferriere (November 24, 2015), Henry Hiebert (November 23, 2015), John Riddell (November 16, 2015), Dana Hill (November 9, 2015), Patrick Toews (November 5, 2015), Jose Balcazarpaucar (November 2, 2015), Sarah Rodgers (November 2, 2015), Steven Kunz (October 19, 2015), Frederick Whittlinger (October 26, 2015), Luke McCaslin (October 26, 2015), Richard Stainbrook (September 30, 2015), Glen Milam (September 17, 2015), Philip Schiedler (September 21, 2015), Paul Smith (September 21, 2015), Benjamin Harman (September 21, 2015), Pat Scafidi (September 21, 2015), Nellie Imhof (September 21, 2015), Mike Zuniga (September 11, 2015), Julie Hadley (September 11, 2015), James Rouse (September 14, 2015), Wesley Saunders (August 26, 2015), David Simpson (August 31, 2015), Michael Stone (August 21, 2015), Galen Olson (October 9, 2015), Kim Hofmann (October 12, 2015) 

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 Cash & Carry Store on Barnes Ave. in South Salem is scheduled to open on December 9, 2015. Local 324 recently reached an agreement with the Company to honor the existing Labor Agreement and offer limited transfers. Information will be shared with the membership. Negotiations are underway with more dates in June and July.

Farmers Cooperative Creamery - McMinnville

  • Our members at Farmers Cooperative Creamery ratified a new 3 year Labor Agreement with wage and pension increases each year. Thanks to steward John Carter for all his help!

Food Services of America (FSA)

 The Local held a meeting in Woodburn at the Eagles Lodge on July 8, 2016 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and met with our members at Food Services of America in preparation for next year’s expiration of the current Labor Agreement. We had a great turnout and plan on having more meetings in the coming weeks.

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 reluctantly voted to accept a final contract proposal on Saturday, March 15, 2014.  Although the contract proposal passed and is now ratified, huge issues remain and the membership remains irritated and baffled by the Company's position. During the term of the agreement, the healthcare coverage changes to a lower plan. This plan has already been accepted at other facilities with younger employees. With the demographics of our members; the potential out of pocket expenses incurred by the increased deductibles and costs associated with the lower plan are huge compared to their current plan. The absolute nonsensical position of the employer is that if our members chose to divert part of their wage increases to a healthcare savings account at NO additional cost to the company (and even likely savings to the company), they would refuse it. These are employees that are the backbone of the company and provide the labor that makes the company profitable. This is not only perplexing, it goes against common sense and decency. Managers are allowed a flexible spending account that they can divert their own money to, but our members are not given the opportunity to divert their own money to a savings account that is administered through their current healthcare plan and has NO cost. We will continue to press the company on this issue and encourage anyone reading this post to send letters to the Local in support of this position.

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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  • 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  7-29-2016