Teamsters 690 Golf Tournament Sept. 6th
The 2014 Teamsters Local 690 Golf Tournament to benefit Make A Wish of Alaska and Washington will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Downriver Golf Course in Spokane. Registration starts at 12:30 PM followed by a Shot Gun Start at 1:30 PM.
Fees are set up so everyone can play!
- PLATINUM: $500 (2 players + Sign)
- GOLD: $250 (1 player + Sign)
- SILVER: $100
- INDIVIDUAL: $65
Included in the fee: Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Lunch & a chance at great prizes.
CDL Skills Test Revisions Effective 9/1/14
This is to inform you of upcoming changes to the Commercial Driver License (CDL) Skills Test. Effective September 1, 2014 changes to Washington's CDL Pre-Trip Inspection, Basic Controls and Road Tests will be implemented.
Any driver testing on, or after this date, will be required to adhere to the revised CDL test criteria. A driver who takes a skills test on August 31 and disqualifies will be required to retest under the new requirements.
To see a summary of the primary changes to each of the Skills Test Sections and download the appropriate pdf documents, please click here.
Info for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program designed to provide motor carriers and drivers with attention from FMCSA and State Partners about their potential safety problems with an ultimate goal of achieving a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
You can learn how CSA affects drivers and what you can do to comply with CSA here.
UPS National Master Agreement Available
The National Master UPS Agreement is now available on the Teamster website in the format in which it will be printed. Supplements, Riders and Addenda will be added as they are completed.
You may view all regional supplements and Riders by visiting the Teamster UPS Agreements page.
JRH Memorial Scholarship Fund Essay Contest for 2014
"The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage. Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?"
Who's Safe if Sysco Acquires US Foods?
Work for Sysco, Sygma, or Fresh Point? Your managers are probably saying you'll be fine. Work for US Foods or Stock Yards? Guess what: Your managers are saying the same.
If the federal government allows Sysco to acquire US Foods, the combined company would have 249 facilities and more than 63,000 workers. But 91 broadline facilities will overlap in 40 markets across the country. The company says it plans to save $600 million from "synergies" – which is a fancy word for eliminating costs. How many jobs could be cut?
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Construction Out-of-Work Slips and Payments
Construction Out-of-Work slips and payments are due by the last business day of the month.