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(s) are on February 15, 2018.
at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
Local 324 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Chris R. Muhs ~ Secretary-Treasurer / Principal Officer / Local 324
Recording Secretary / Teamsters Joint Council#37 Executive Board
Alternate Trustee / Oregon Teamsters Employers Trust
Tony Scales (WinCo Foods) ~ President / Political Coordinator / Local 324
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 was a huge success - Photos and updates coming
The event was held at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis. Raynel Whitney (retired UPS driver out of Corvallis) coordinated the whole event once again and can be contacted at Rwhit713@yahoo.com. All proceeds went to Vets Helping Vets HQ.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - invitations have been mailed out!!!!!
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, 2018!!!
Local 324's 13th Annual Labor Day Picnic was held Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Beaver Grove Shelter at Cascade Gateway Park in Salem. Another great success!!!
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
Ratification Date - August 2, 2017
FSA Brothers and Sisters:
The results are in and the ballots have been counted - BOTH Agreements (Operations and Office) have been ratified by the membership on Wednesday, August 2, 2017!!!
Interstate Brands Corp. (Hostess)
NW Cascade / Honeybucket
City of Turner
United Parcel Service
Western Region Negotiations continue on January 8th and 9th, February 12th and 13th and March 26th and 27th. Local Rider and Package Bargaining continues on December 28th and 29th.
SAFETY COMMITTEE CANCELLATION NOTICE
On December 22, 2017, UPS unilaterally implemented an eight (8) day / seventy (70) hour workweek for package drivers in Teamsters Local Union No. 324’s jurisdiction. A letter was sent to management at 11:15 AM on December 23, 2017 as official notice that effective immediately, all applicable safety committees in Local 324’s jurisdiction (Salem, Corvallis, Newport) were eliminated with respect to bargaining unit members’ participation. Under NO circumstances will any Local 324 member participate going forward in any manner whatsoever. This Notice was given with the approval of the Union Co-Chair of the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee in accordance with Article 18 of the National Master UPS Agreement and is final and binding.
The Company was given advance notice that this action would result if the new workweek was implemented and was also given ample opportunity to bargain in good faith over the matter as it is clearly a mandatory subject of bargaining. It is clear that the Company is no longer committed to the safety and well-being of our members. It's important that if anyone sees a safety related issue such as equipment problems, poor job setup, understaffing, egress, etc., immediately notify your management team! Document what the safety issue is, who you spoke to including date and time. If it's not an emergency, give them no longer than five days to respond to your concern(s). If you are not satisfied with management's response or they fail to respond, you can file a general health and safety grievance under Article 18 of the National Master UPS Agreement.
Bigfoot Beverage (Pepsi) Newport, OR
WinCo Foods, LLC
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